How to create or apply the halftone effect in photography using Corel Photo Paint

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The furor over the image editing program known as Corel Photo Paint is perhaps due to the myriad of effects that can be created with it.

But there are many users who would like to know more about this fabulous application. As we understand, we offer you the following article which will teach you in simple steps how to create or apply the halftone effect in photography using Corel Photo Paint.

We could deepen the explanation of the different effects that we can bring to our photographs, texts or images. But in this little article, we wouldn't have enough room to do that. That is why we are doing our best to teach them in a very didactic and not messy way, how to produce these amazing effects.



Previously we showed you how to create the scatter effect using Corel Photo Paint, very easily. Next we will show you what you need to do for create or apply the halftone effect in your photograph using Corel Photo Paint. You will only have to follow the steps that we will offer you below.

How to create or apply the halftone effect in photography using Corel Photo Paint

What should we do for create or apply the halftone effect in photography using Corel Photo Paint. First we insert our application and then we have to insert the photograph to which we are going to apply the effect. As you already know, on the right side we will find all the layers you work with and are creating.

We are going to duplicate this first level, which will be the one in the picture, to have it as a safeguard in case we do not get the desired results. To do this, we select the layer and then press the Ctrl + D keys. We will hide the duplicate and in the original photo layer, we will rename it by smoothing.


To soften the image, let's go to the Effect tab to apply an effect to the image, this is in the top menu, so we choose the Blur option and in it the Smart Blur option. In the box that will appear, we will place a smart blur of 60 and then click OK. Let's duplicate this smoothing layer as well.


We will change the name of this layer to halftones and now we will proceed to desaturate it, to do this, we will go to the Adjust tab and then we will click on the option Desatura. Let's duplicate this layer which is now in a gray tone and is called halftone. And we will call it border, now we will go to the halftone layer.

Using the halftone effect in a photo with Corel Photo Paint

With this layer selected, let's go to the Effect tab and choose the option Color transformation and then Halftones. Make sure you have hidden the border layer so that the effect can be applied. And in the Halftone box, we will place the value of 10 in the Maximum radius of dots option and finally click OK.


And we will change the blending mode of this layer to Overlay and by doing this we will have already applied the effect Halftone to photography. As you can see, applying this effect is extremely simple, but you must always take into account some aspects for which you can have optimal results, when making your photographic creations.

Also, if you wish, you can use the Eraser tools, to make any changes to the photo and thus obtain the results you are looking for. It is very easy to use this program and it will allow you to do almost anything you can imagine.


And so we come to the end of this interesting tutorial which shows you the few steps you need to take to create or apply the halftone effect in photography using Corel Photo Paint.


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