CMYK004 is an attempt to recreate the halftone pattern generated by a CMYK four color process within an RGB document within Photoshop.  The Action is a proof-of-concept and while it can be used for simulating four color separation found in older style books and magazines please note that the Action takes several minutes to complete — in contrast, Photoshop’s own raster color halftone filter is orders of magnitude faster.  The results from CMYK004 are 4 independant vector shape layers which are stored within a newly created Smart Object which can be edited, although it can prove difficult to manually edit the vector path data for the CMYK series of Actions (the shape layers are too complex for Photoshop to casually edit these shapes). The CMYK Action was created as part of ongoing research into creating a more realistic four color process printing effect when applied to photo layers in Photshop.  For additional help getting up and running with this Stipplr Action, or others on this site, 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: 3.35 kB


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