So, for most of us, we only have photoshop to use for screentoning. And searching for them is pretty hard if you don’t know where to go. So this tip is a searching tip and an implementing tip.
- First thing you can do is find a nice A4 sized screentone image, select all go to edit and selected “Define Pattern” and use the “Pattern Stamp tool”
- Use gradient on one layer, tone on a new layer above the gradient and play with the layer blend mode to get gradient screentones.
- Search deviant art for free use pre-made pattern tools. Download the PAT. file and install it yourself and enjoy flawless tones if the author gives the permission you need/are happy with, if not respect the creator and try find someone that offeres it for both free and commercial use.
- To install PAT. file, go to, your C: drive, find adobe photoshop (whatever version you have, I am using PS7) pressets/Patterns/ then copy paste the PAT. file there, open photoshop, use and enjoy
- Mix up the use of diffuse and the grain filter to make you own textures or tones.
In any case, searching deviant art first for free use tones that work in both PS and GIMP will give you more results than google. Also searching DA for screentoning tutorials will give you better results and turn out a lot more good useful tutorials because not many of these show up in the google search engine which has to do with google page rank which I really don’t want to get into right now, but honestly search DA FIRST for most art tutorials and it will turn out a heap of results. I actually go there for web coding tutorials before I google it. They just have bigger and better resources.
- How to Watermark Images Using Photoshop (makeuseof.com)