Create a halftone effect in 6 quick and easy steps using Photoshop’s built-in halftone filter. Of course, there are a variety of ways to make this effect using many different graphic design applications. But, for the sake of expediency and illustration savvy, Photoshop is sweet and to the point. This effect can add a groovy retro vibe to any of your design layouts.
#1 Create a new document.
For this example, we made the document 800PX x 800PX.
#2 Apply a black to white gradient.
Using a simple black to white gradient, apply it to the document from the bottom up evenly spaced between the image edges.
#3 Apply the color halftone filter.
Select the drop down menu for filter, select pixelate, and then color halftone. Adjust the settings as indicated.
#4 Rotate the halftone layer.
For great effect, rotate the halftone layer counter-clockwise by 45 degrees.
#5 Crop the image.
Tidy up the the image by cropping it tight. For this example, we trimmed it down to 325PX x 625PX.
#6 Add a gradient layer.
And to really make it pop, add a color gradient either above or below the halftone layer. Adjust the opacity for the gradient layer if you opt above or adjust the opacity of the halftone layer if you opt below. The color gradient layer was added above the halftone for this example and adjusted to 85%.