CMYK001 simulates the four color process in an RGB document within Photoshop.  This Action is primarily a proof of concept and can take several minutes to complete but is still usable. The end result is a halftone pattern on each of the four separate layers, cyan, magenta, yellow and keyline (CMYK, sometimes refered to as CMYB). Results are saved as vector traced shapes all wrapped within a newly generated Smart Object placed on the layer above the selected source image in Photoshop. Editing the Smart Object allows the designer to toggle the layers for various pattern effects, however, it is not recommended that the haftone vector shapes themselves be edited with the Pen tool (there tends to be a lot of shapes which can really slow down Photoshop).  What is the purpose of this Action?  Investigation into simulating press printing styles for magazines and comic books — many comic book Actions found on the internet tend to use halftone RGB patterns, this is simply wrong. RGB halftone patterns are wildy different from CMYK patterns, unfortunately the error is rarely pointed out.  Comic books are the product of a four color process known as CMYK, therefore this Stipplr Action is merely an attempt to get closer to simulating a more authentic printing press effect for future tutorials on this site.  For additional resources and information about Stipplr Actions please browse through the tutorial section on 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: 3.33 kB


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