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I've been trying to discover a way to apply the following halftone effect to text in Illustrator 2019:
I've got Photoshop, and I can accomplish this in Photoshop, then expand or live trace the resultant image in Illustrator for a scalable vector, but I'm certain that this functionality has got to baked into Illustrator somewhere, and I'm just missing it.
Embarrassingly for Adobe, the above image is from a simple tutorial for a free Windows vector editor called Inkscape. It's strange to think that I could download a free app in Windows via Parallels and pretty easily accomplish this, but I can't seem to get it done in the $250/yr Adobe software? Someone, please tell me I'm wrong.
Thanks for any help/guidance!
Illustrator doesn't have a similar feature. However, We can use some solution.
Here is a sample of halftone work you can reference.
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You can do that with Effects and keep the text editable:
That's it! Thank you, Ton!
I had experimented with this same combination of effects, but I think my order was different, and I certainly wasn't sure which variables to set and to what. I could never produce the effect. Not even close.
This was the solution, and concisely presented. Thank you!
Grace and peace,
Good to hear that helped!
Hi, I'm also looking for this solution. I've tried the effects but I'm not sure why my dots do not get seperate like your example @Ton Frederiks. Could you step out what you extaclty do? Size type etc.
Because I want to try to get this effect;
Try removing the fill from the original text (Character line in Appearance panel shown above).
Try to fill the text with a percentage of grey instead of black.
Thank you both for the fast reply!
I've tried a couple of options. But I think the Grey Value works the best.
And maybe even the weight of the font fill help for the readability of the text.
Good to hear that helped.
Astute Graphics Phantasm plug-in for Illustrator can generate a variety of halftone effects that are vector-based. It can also produce some interesting color effects too. The plug-in costs a little over $40 with the current dollars to pounds exchange rate.