Photoshop Tutorial: Super-Quick Way to Create a Stipple Portrait!

Photoshop Tutorial: Super-Quick Way to Create a Stipple Portrait!

August 18, 2019 17 By Peter Engel


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily create the look of an ink stipple effect from photos. Open a photo you’d like to use for this project. It can be color or black and white. You’ll have the best results if there’s a
good amount of contrast on your subject. First, go to Image, Mode and click “Grayscale”,
even if your photo is black and white. If you see this message, click “Discard” to
remove the color. We’ll adjust it tonal range by pressing Ctrl
or Cmd + Shift + L to invoke “Auto Tone”. Next, adjust its size by going to Image and Image Size. Make its Height anywhere from 300 to 400 pixels. Its Width and Resolution can be any amount. To fit it onto your canvas, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0. Go back to Image, Mode and “Bitmap”. Choose “Diffusion Dither” as the “Method”. You don’t have to change the “Output”, since it’ll be the same resolution as your image, whatever it is. Our image size is actually quite small, so
if you want to enlarge it while retaining its sharpness, go to Image and Image Size. Go to either the Width or the Height and type
in a much larger pixel amount. I’ll type in 1000 . Press Ctrl or Cmd + 0 to fit it onto your canvas. Go to Image, Mode and Grayscale and go back
to Image, Mode and RGB Color. Once more, go to back to Image and click Adjustments
and “Threshold”. Keep the Threshold at its default level of 128. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!