How to create this round dots effect?

Explorer ,
Aug 20, 2020

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Looking to see if anyone have experience creating an effect from a shape to this? Goal is that dots have to be round (can't achieve this through built-in filters). Appreciate any input. Thanks!

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Sample shape to create from:

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 21, 2020
Ton Frederiks Adobe Community Professional , Aug 21, 2020
Fill an object with a pattern, here: Stipple fine from Patterns > Basic Graphics > Basic Graphics_Textures Object > Expand > Fill Object > Ungroup as may times as possible Pathfinder Panel > Crop Object > Ungroup Effect > Convert to Shape > Ellipse (try 3 px) Object > Expand Appearance Shift Select a range of color swatches File > Scripts > Other Script > Random Swatches Fill See here for the script: https://github.com/robotwood/Random-Swatch-Fill

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 20, 2020

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Hi you can use it by scatter brush to achieve it and by playing it option like color variation...regards

Ali Sajjad

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Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2020

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thanks!

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 20, 2020

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In my own way,
1. Color Halftone

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2. Image Trace

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3. Expand
4. Ungroup
5. Transform Each

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6. Duplicate and overlay on top (Multiply)

7. Transform Each

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Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2020

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this sounds promising! still trying and will let you know. thanks so much.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 21, 2020

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You could also check out the plugin Stipplism

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Explorer ,
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thanks!

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Fill an object with a pattern, here: Stipple fine from Patterns > Basic Graphics > Basic Graphics_Textures

Object > Expand > Fill

Object > Ungroup as may times as possible

Pathfinder Panel > Crop

Object > Ungroup

Effect > Convert to Shape > Ellipse (try 3 px)

Object > Expand Appearance

Shift Select a range of color swatches

File > Scripts > Other Script > Random Swatches Fill

See here for the script:

https://github.com/robotwood/Random-Swatch-Fill

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Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2020

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wow. thanks so much for the illustration. am experimenting it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 23, 2020

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I think with Ton's answer.... everything works perfectly.  You just may need to manually place some of the greenish colored dots.  But his advice is spot on!

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Explorer ,
Sep 20, 2020

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Sorry for the late response but wanted to thank you for the comprehensive answer. We had much success in this approach. Thank you so much!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Good to hear that helped!

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