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Op art and black and white halftone dot design for Photoshop tutorial

How to create an extreme op art / black and white halftone dot design in Photoshop tutorial


dot halftone op art black and white photoshop tutorialhalftone op art and black and white dot photoshop tutorialOne type of op art design, clearly there are 1000s but this is an op art design created using the halftone filter in Photoshop.


1) New document

2) filter gallery

3) Halftone filter

4) size - set about 4 but depends on the document

5) contrast - 0 for a more blurry effect

6) pattern type - set to dots

7) OK


You now have your basic halftone artwork to work with with the twirl and selections etc (as on the left)


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3) Checkerboard fonts / eps artworks for Photoshop, psp, indesign, Affinity Photo etc


Selections for the halftone dots

1) Toolbar

2) select the elliptical marquee tool

3) select a circle (hold shift) area of the halftone dots

4) edit menu and copy

5) paste


Twirl effect for the op art dot design

op art twirl effect black and white layer in Photoshopop art black and white halftone dot twirl effect for Photoshop1) Distort menu

2) set angle to 50 / 75 etc

3) Ok


so now you have a layer with a twirl halftone dot op art effect.


You can now duplicate the op art black and white halftone dots by using the alt / option key to duplicate the layers


Add the op art layers across the image in different locations, you can also re-size the layers as well as perhaps apply additional twirls


4) Flatten


Twirl the twirled op art black and white dot design

op art twirl black and white dot design in Photoshopop art black and white twirl halftone dot photoshopOnce all the layers have been flattened, you can now just go to the twirl filter again


1) filter menu

2) distort

3) twirl

4) set the angle to the opposite direction such as 120 degrees (-120)

5) ok


Many different op art halftone dot black and white artworks can be created by using different combinations of op art twirl layers (some small, some overlapping and so on)


The op art halftone dot artwork probably works best with a large document but the examples only show a 400 x 400 sized so the op art result is not so extreme


op art plaster effect in Photoshopop art halftone dot photoshop twirls different The end result can then be manipulated with other effects to create different designs such as weird op art plaster effects (using the plaster filter in the filter gallery of Photoshop)


Youtube video tutorial

A video tutorial on the creation of halftone dot / black and white op art in Photoshop (youtube)