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I know someone who wants to make a B/W photo look like a newspaper photo .. and put it on a coffee cup ?
He says the newspaper produces the grayscale by changing the size of the Black dots and it looks like he’s right.

Anyway .. He wants to know how to do this .. possibly in Photoshop.
Anyone know what he’s talking about .. or how to do it ????
 

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Thanks .. But that may not be applicable to PS CS2

Been Googling .. and if I understand what I've been reading, This is called a halftone effect.
http://www.lunareclipse.net/halftone.htm

Looks like it's built into CS2 ... But I'll be darned if I can get it to work - so far.

Also .. looks like Harry's Filters plugins has a filter to do this ..
but again .. I'll be darned if I can figure out which one.

Maybe another Cup of Coffee is required.
Does PSPX accept Photoshop Plugins
 

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Noyb said:
Does PSPX accept 8BF filters ?
I have no idea. I don't usually fool around with that stuff. I just remembered it was there.
 

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I liked your Photo .. Just had to tinker with it a bit.
Doesn't the Barkerville Hotel serve anything stronger than Root Beer ??
 

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The Sepia filter adds the required yellowing effect cuz thats what happens to an old newspaper.

As far as something stronger than a Root Beer... nope. The bar is in a historic town called Barkerville in B.C. T'was the the gateway to the goldrush.
http://www.barkerville.ca/newindex/index03.html

That was an old pic I took about 25 years ago and scanned.
 
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These use three halftone filters from Photoshop. The filters are grayscale to bitmap halftone, Sketch > halftone and Pixelate > halftone. You can have the halftone effect as strong or weak as you prefer and of course the halftone with any colors – I just grabbed a tan at random.
 

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Slipe .. Thanks ... But I don't think that's what he's looking for.
Something like this is what he described ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halftone
Where the gray scale is determined by the "duty cycle" of the black dots.

I think he wants to have these cups professionally printed ...
I'm wondering if the Print shop could do it.

He's making a new Color photo look B/W old (newspaperish) ... But he only has Elements 3.0

I've collected Harry's filters and a few others ... but haven't had time to play with them.
Google said Harry could do it ... But I don't see it.

It's yet to be determined if he knows what he's talking about .. :D
 

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Hi slipe

I tried that first... Looks like a bunch of dots/checkerboard on my monitor

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Hi NOYB

How about posting a sample of what you/he are looking for instead of making everyone guess...

I did look at the link you posted... looks like poke a dots to me... nothing like a newspaper effect...

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OK ..
A good sample is a little hard to show ..
but see how the size of the black dots changes size (small to large)
to determine the amount of black seen ?

The ink used is only black opaque ...
It's the size of the dot that controls the amount of (Apparent) gray.
 

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Noyb said:
Thanks .. But that may not be applicable to PS CS2

Been Googling .. and if I understand what I've been reading, This is called a halftone effect.
http://www.lunareclipse.net/halftone.htm

Looks like it's built into CS2 ... But I'll be darned if I can get it to work - so far.

Also .. looks like Harry's Filters plugins has a filter to do this ..
but again .. I'll be darned if I can figure out which one.

Maybe another Cup of Coffee is required.
Does PSPX accept Photoshop Plugins
I am using a real old version of PS (5.0 LE) and here is how I did the attached conversion ...

Switch to Grayscale Image mode
AutoAdjust (get full grayscale range)
Switch to Bit mapped mode
Select Halftone Screen ...
Accept default output resolution for now
Accept default Frequency for now
Change Shape to Round

Experiment with output resolution and frequency for best picture quality that the mug company can print.
 

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Noyb said:
OK ..
A good sample is a little hard to show ..
but see how the size of the black dots changes size (small to large)
to determine the amount of black seen ?

The ink used is only black opaque ...
It's the size of the dot that controls the amount of (Apparent) gray.
Looks like you figured it out while I was trying to write up a quick how-to. :D :D
 
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