Today, not one, but two different ways of using the halftone effect in the debut illustrator, so tune in and learn some awesome Techniques for the halftone design as designers is important to have a website to show off a portfolio of work bookmark offers the most straightforward and quickest way to generate an awesome website without even having to write down a single line of code and all completed in a matter of minutes. Check out the link in the description below to learn more about bookmark and design Your website today, so like. I said I actually have two different ways for you to experiment with a halftone effect. So follow along and let me know which of the ones you prefer. In today’s video. Firstly, we’re going to need to make the actual circles for the first halftone design, but before we do that, let’s take some text and turn the text into a compound shape. We can do that in the Pathfinder window and we turn it into a compound shape so we can apply certain effects later in the video. For now, we can actually move it off to one side because we will need to use it later. Press L for the ellipse tool and then generates a circle by holding down shift and clicking and dragging hold down the alt or the option key and then click and drag the circle downward to make a duplication. Remember to hold down shift to keep the circle totally in line and then release the alt or the option key before you release shift. We need to make sure the new circle is slightly smaller so to scale it down fix in a current position. Hold down the alt or the option key and shift at the same time and then resize the circle. Next we’re going to grab the blend tool here or you can just simply press. W on your keyboard when you have the blend tool, you can hover it with a circle until you see the Asterix icon up here and then click once hold down shift and then click again on the upper circle. This is going to generate your blend and with the blend tool still in use, hold down the alt or the option key and then click on the vector path somewhere so here we can change the settings of the blend and we’re going to want to use specified steps. The amount of steps that you use is completely up to you and you have to in effect and it’s probably going to require some trial. An area on your quads, So when ready, move the blend to the edge of the canvas and then open up objects, distort and transform and then transform, we’re going to use this function to create multiple copies of our blend so type in something like 40 or 50 copies, and then in the horizontal values, this will also depend on your design and your are boards, but click the preview option and then experiment with numbers. You want the copies to barely be touching along the artboard, essentially, so now go ahead and rotate the selection by minus 30 degrees, which will hopefully give you the ingredients where you have to in design, but we’re not finished yet there are some important steps to take, and also there’s a second half to an effect later so for now expand the appearance of the Halftone section and then go ahead and turn it into a compound path, which would allow us to use it on text and basically anywhere else we want to. It will become invisible, but you can still see the vector outlines, so now bring your text back on to the eye board and just double check it behind the layers, then select both the half time section and also the text rights or control-click, and then create a clipping mask. So how easy was that and like? I said you can apply this to anything in Illustrator, as well as images and shapes. If you’ve not fully understood the steps, then go back and watch it again. But we’re now going to head into the second of the two options for making Halftone designs the second way to create a half-turn is to first start with the text and make sure you’ve outlined the text here, then go ahead and copy the text with command or control C and then paste a duplication with command or control F in the layer’s window. You should see two versions of your texts, but go ahead and hide at the top one by unchecking the I icon and then add a gradient fill to your text in the color palettes and make sure it goes from jet black to whites to add the halftone effects Come up to effects pixel eights and then halftone the first value is going to determine the size of the largest circle that you use and then just keep the other values the same. I should point out that your tags should be large for the next step to work, but go ahead and expand the appearance under this stage. The black box are still laid over white text and it’s not actually even a vector image, so we need to image trace the texts. If your text is too small, the quality of this is going to be pretty bad, so make sure you did have some large text of begin with now the black and white leg, a setting in the image trace function should work. Just fine and remember to check ignore whites, so we don’t get any white text below the black dots. You now have the half-time vector, which you can apply over the original text, but I’ve got one last interesting effect to show you, which is basically the thumbnail of the video, so finally what you can do is coming to the layer’s window, lock the halftone layer, then duplicate the layer texts select the furthest behind text layer by pressing the blue icon to the right of the layer and then click and drag it to move it out a little bit, take the blend tool once more and use them to text layers and as before, hold down the alt or the option key to change the blend mode, But this time you specify distance, you should end up with a nice design like this, so yeah, there was a video on the different halftone techniques and how you can use them in Adobe Illustrator. Which one did you prefer? And do you think you’re going to be inspired to make some halftone designs? 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