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Halftone by truemarmalade Halftone by truemarmalade
So the wait is over. I've finally finished this stencil that's been owning my life for the past few weeks. I think it was worth it though.

4275 squares. I cut it out twice since my method of making stencils forces me to do twice the work, but it lets me make sure everything is perfect by the end. So that's actually 8550 squares that are all about half a centimeter wide.

I took this picture (which was taken by ~Frozen-in-time1) and used photoshop to make the halftone filter. I think it was 700 dpi, 20 frequency, and squares. It's A3 sized, printed off on 4 A4 sheets and taped together.

Here's some detail shots, since it may be hard to believe this is actually a stencil.


and a far away shot so you can see the halftone effect as it's intended to be seen. It helps to close your eyes til your lashes blur your vision, or step back from your monitor a few feet.

My next stencil is also going to be a halftone, and I think this is the start of a new addiction for me. I hope I won't bore you with these thousands of little squares. I'm sure I'll take breaks for normal stencils somewhere in between.

Please let me know what you think of this stencil. In my opinion, it's my all time best; but I could be biased on how much work I've put into it.
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morphine-confessions Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
it sounds stupid but you can get a thing called a rastorbater and it cuts out all the work out and it just prints off :)
you can get decent programmes to do it and it cuts out a hell of a lot of hassle :)
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Many people have suggested this to me and it's actually a completely different process and gives a different result.

And anyway, anyone can just print something off and tape it together real big on a wall. It's a bit more important when I spend the time to stencil it myself.
morphine-confessions Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
yeah i see where your coming from, mcuh more proffessional aswell your way :)
D2D Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Interface Designer
hey do u have a tutorial on how u did this?
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
RiotE Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
maan, i love pop art and halftone pictures. this is so awesome, you're so creative and full of skills. keep it up =D
ufopron Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
amazing - really, great work!
can't believe it :/.
I might try doing something like that too.

one question, when you taped those 4 sheets together - did you put them on a thicker paper or something like that?
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Nope just normal paper
skatercasper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
thats awesome man. you did that in photoshop? if you dont mind me asking exactly what filter did you use i run CS3 but all i can find is color halftone and it sucks. i wanted to do a halftone like this but i dont know how. if you could hit me with a message r something i would greatly appreciate it. thanks!
truemarmalade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
It's not a filter, you need to make the image format a bmp and then choose halftone mode when you do that
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