Name: Pixeology ArtisticHalftone Plug-in for Photoshop
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.6 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Requirement: Adobe Photoshop CS5 or later
Web Site: http://www.pixeology.com/ArtisticHalftone/features.html
Pixeology Artistic Halftone is a set of Photoshop filters (plug-ins) dedicated to create special artistic halftone.
It has the following features:
Stipple Filter: Realize stippling artworks of beauty conveniently.
Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. Such a pattern may occur in nature and these effects are frequently emulated by artists.
In a drawing or painting, the dots are made of pigment of a single color, applied with a pen or brush; the denser the dots, the darker the apparent shade.
In printmaking, dots may be carved out of a surface to which ink will be applied, to produce either a greater or lesser density of ink depending on the printing technique. In engraving, the technique was invented by Giulio Campagnola in about 1510. With help of Stipple filter, you can enjoy stippling effect in a matter of seconds, controlling strokes and dot size at will.
The picture on the right is an sample artwork produced by Stipple filter.
Anyscreen Filter: Create halftone screen dots of any shape imaginatively. Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing. The regular pattern of dots is called screen.
Generally, regular round, elliptical or square dots are used to form screens.
Contrary to that, Anyscreen filter enables you to design your own screen with dots of any shape, as the left picture shows.