Tag: halftone

  • Kylian Mbappé halftone plus midtone genius

    Three-color Traditional Stencil plus Halftone for Portraits that Pop: Kylian Mbappé

    Stencil portraits are great. From portrait stencil cards to the classic three-tone portrait to making a wall of faces, there’s no more compelling image than the face of somebody you love. That’s why we keep finding more ways to make those portraits POP. Here’s the latest. Halftone Portraits From our earlier post, you probably know…

  • alternate halftone separations of original superhero image

    Halftone Color Stencils that are Not CMYK

    I’ve chosen the name for this post so that hopefully, if you’re here, you know about halftones and are looking for something beyond the standard CMYK halftone separation. Four-color separations We’ll start with the four-color separations which include CMYK, and work our way down the list to separation models with fewer and fewer colors. CMYK:Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black…

  • Face stencil painted on car with spray chalk

    Stencil Your Car with Spray Chalk

    Spray paint a car? That sounds like it could get you into a lot of trouble. But use a stencil with spray chalk, and you’ll find you can create neat, bright markings that last for a couple of months and that gradually weather away. Spray chalk is used on non-porous surfaces for temporary marking. As…

  • beatles cmyk halftone print

    CMYK Halftone Stencil Tutorial

    To follow this tutorial, you’ll need What is a CMYK halftone? CMYK halftone is a printing technique used to reproduce continuous tone images using four colors: Cyan (blue-green), Magenta (hot pink), Yellow, and Black. Photographs or complex color graphics are broken down into halftone dots of varying sizes and densities, which are then printed using…

  • when to use traditional versus halftone cmyk stencil

    When To Use a Halftone CMYK Stencil versus a Traditional Stencil

    Halftone stencils are fun to make and paint, and they are surprisingly versatile for reproducing images that traditional stencils often can’t reproduce. Elsewhere we show how to make and use a CMYK halftone stencil. This article is all about knowing when to use a halftone stencil versus a traditional stencil. As you’ll see, sometimes you…