BENDAY003 is a vector fill shape benday dot pattern generator which simulates a printing technique from the 19th century.  Popularized by Roy Lichtenstein, benday patterns were most commonly used in comic books dating from the 1950s and 1960s in a four color process known as CYMK (cyan, yellow, magenta and black aka keyline) to create the illusion of gradient shading and simulate secondary colors not available at the time such as flesh tones.  Comic books generally used 45 degree benday patterns whereas this Stipplr Action renders zero degrees results — for a 45 degree dot pattern please see BENDAY007 through BENDAY012. Once the pattern is applied the Stipplr Action begins the auto trace process which results in the creation of vector fill shapes that are immediately stored within a newly made Smart Object. The Smart Object allows for easy manipulation of the traced source image while at the same time protecting the vector path within it from destructive transformations such as distortions and warp effects.  The vector paths can be modified within Photoshop or exported as paths to Illustrator for modifications outside Photoshop or to hand off to other designers. Further resources and information regarding Stipplr Actions can be found in the tutorial section of this site.

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Format: Adobe Shape CC and CS Smart Objects
Type: PSD, Stipplr, Actions
Description: Vector & Raster Trace Action pre-sets
Attribution: Photos
Output: Vector or Raster Adobe Smart Object
Filesize: 3.41 kB


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