Stochastic Halftone using the Photoshop Dissolve Blend Mode

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Stochastic-Halftone.jpg

The Photoshop 'Dissolve' blend mode reduces a layer to random dots in a density based on that layer's opacity. If the layer opacity is controlled by a grayscale image layer mask, then a simple stochastic halftone can be produced.

More on halftones in Photoshop (using the 'Hard Mix' blend mode)

More on using the 'Dissolve' blend mode (for additive color mixing)

UPDATE 6/29/2009

Stochastic-FM-Screen.jpg

For comparison here is a real stochastic error diffusion FM frequency modulated halftone screen made by putting together three Photoshop bitmaps.

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Not a comment, but just a thank for all of this!

amicalement,

SG

Terrific!

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