Gritty Newsprint Effect in Photoshop
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Introduction & Overview0:51
What You Can Use These Effects With1:20
Building the Graphic Effect for Images4:46
Texturing Images Using This Effect1:24
Colouring Techniques: Gradient Maps2:12
Colouring Techniques: Fill Layers & Blending Modes1:06
Colouring Techniques: Fill Layers & Blend If Settings4:11
Adding a Subtle Texture to the Type3:05
Adding Imperfections to the Type1:46
Adding Halftone Pattern Texture to the Type1:37
Randomising the Type Texture1:46
Applying The Effects to Other Images2:57
Applying The Effects to Other Graphics3:37
Saving Your Work0:47
About This Class
I really love the aesthetics of old newspapers and posters and the gritty look created by halftone patterns and printing processes. And by replicating this look it in the digital environment we can add an old school character to photographs, graphics and type, which then can be used in a variety of applications, including editorial and poster design.
I am Dominic Righini-Brand, and in this class I will share a technique for creating graphic effects which imitate gritty halftone texture using smart filters in Adobe Photoshop. This class is not about the usual halftone effect in Photoshop, but a creative approach to experimental styling of photographs, designs and illustrations and giving them a gritty print-based feel!
Everything in this class deals with non-destructive smart filters and adjustments in Photoshop, so once you have built these effects, you can easily apply them to any other images or graphics with just a little bit of tweaking!
With these effects you can stylise:
- photographs (this effect is especially great for portrait, documentary and sports photography);
- other types of images with a tonal range (such as pencil drawings or found images and prints);
- typographic, calligraphic & lettering compositions;
- solid colour graphics, including vector illustrations.
In this class you will lean how to:
- build a newsprint effect for images;
- build a newsprint effect for type and vector graphics;
- colourise images and graphics which have these effects applied to them;
- quickly apply these effects to other images and graphics.
I cannot wait to see what you create with these techniques, join in now and let’s make something awesome!
* This technique can be used in Adobe Photoshop CC and should also work fine in CS5 & CS6 versions, though it has not been tested.
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Great class. Good explanation of each technique, also brings good understanding of how you can combine them.
We are Dominic & Evgeniya Righini-Brand, a creative couple specialising in graphic design and photography. Our small studio Attitude Creative is run from a cute garden house hidden away in the middle of England.
We have 5 years of university teaching experience each, and we would love to share with you what we are passionate about and what we have learnt from teaching communication design and photography students over the years.
For more information about our graphic design side please visit attitudecreative.co.uk and to see what we are up to day to day check us out on Facebook and Instagram. You can also have a look at our photographic portolio at 1705photography.com.