Designing With Halftones: Create a Dot Pattern Portrait!

Jon Brommet, Graphic Designer

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8 Videos (1h 8m)
    • Introduction

    • What is a Halftone?

    • The Color Halftone Method

    • Turning a Halftone to Vector in Illustrator

    • The Photoshop Bitmap Method

    • Using Brushes or Textures

    • Using Phantasm Halftone Plug-In

    • Outro


About This Class

Halftones are an important part of daily printing techniques, most notably used in screen printing. But halftones have also found their way into iconic design and illustration because of their unique look, regardless of the application.

In this class, Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Jon Brommet, will teach you the various methods for creating halftones in both Photoshop and Illustrator. Whether you are comfortable with one program or the other, you will find the best methods to create stunning halftone designs.

Although it is expected that you have a basic understanding of one of the programs (or both), you may be able to follow this class without any prior knowledge.

In this class you will create a bad-ass halftone portrait of your favorite pet, character, or yourself! You will have learned some cool new halftone techniques, so use one or more of them in your illustration.

See you in class!



56 of 59 students recommendSee All

Very much helpful technique..... All the lectures are easily understandable.. Thanks!
Nazmul Nahid

Freelancer | Graphics Designer

A great survey of available techniques
Joseph Francis

Check out my classes!

I've taken a few of Jon's classes now and I really like that he always offers up a handful of different methods to approach a technique. I also enjoyed that the outro video in this class includes encouragement for students to share their whole process. Awesome intro to halftones!
Tabitha Kerbabian

Letterer & Graphic Designer





Jon Brommet

Graphic Designer

Oh boy, these things are always awkward. Should I talk about myself in the third person like an accomplished wordsmith who compliments my every trait? Or should I just keep it real? Do people still say keep it real? Oh uh, I think I already fucked this thing all up. Great, now I even swore. Good thing no one reads these things. Wait, what?

I think you already know this by now, but I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I graduated from a 3-year design college with honours in 2008. So I've been a full time designer since then. See what I did there? I didn't say I've been designing for 'X' amount of years, that way I never have to update this thing. Genius! 

I've been working full time since the day I graduated in a print, design, and sign shop in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario. It's tagline is "In the Heart of Muskoka". Muskoka was actually rated the number 1 place in the world for a summer vacation by National Geographic. Or something like that. No one said I'd need to fact check in my own bio!

I actually live in Barrie which is about an hour North of Toronto. Bracebridge is about an hour North of Barrie. What is this, a geography lesson? Moving on...

The beauty of being the only designer in a small print shop is it doesn't satisfy my need for creativity. That may sound like a negative, but it forces me to go home with a hunger to create. For this reason I freelance, illustrate, and teach on the side! So you could say I'm fairly busy. At least when I'm not napping. I should probably delete that last sentence. But I've got to wrap this thing up and get back to the grind. So there's no time to delete!

So that's basically that. If you want to get a-hold of me I'm on basically every social media thingamajig @JonBrommet. You can also check out my website at the link below.

Congrats if you made it to the end of this train wreck! Also, see a doctor. You probably have one of those obsessive compulsive disorders where you need to finish things. Like reading a terrible bio.

Seriously though, check out my classes. You'll love them like your mother. Also, I promise not to try and be funny, I just keep it real! Seriously though, do people still say that?

- Jon Brommet