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Screetones with Loom #1: What is a Screentone? by LOOMcomics Screetones with Loom #1: What is a Screentone? by LOOMcomics
I know this one is kind of boring, but it's really condensed and simplified if you'll believe me. We'll actually be pulling from this as we go, and it'll make so much more sense as we progress!

Knowing these things is important! Especially when it comes time to make our own screens in Photoshop! :B See you next time.

We'll learn what attributes describe a halftone. What do all those numbers mean? What are all those options? Yes. Be there or be square!


Planned Topics:

1. What is a Screentone?
2. Anatomy of a Halftone: Frequency, Angle, and Spot Shape
3. Before We Start: High-Res, Low-Res.
4. Moire Pattern and Overlays



:star: Image credits alongside each image.

:bulletred: Thames and Hudson Manual of Rendering with Pen and Ink by Robert W. Gill.

:bulletred: Wikipedia with listed credits to each article.

:bulletred: Real World: Scanning & Halftones by David Blatner, Conrad Chavez, Glenn Fleishman, and Steve Roth. Blatner.


:star: In-text References:
1. Manufacturer-supplied first use date for Zip-A-Tone
2. Manufacturer-supplied first use date for Chart-Pak
3. Manufacturer-supplied first use date for Letratone
4. Real World: Scanning & Halftones by David Blatner, Conrad Chavez, Glenn Fleishman, and Steve Roth. Blatner.


DISCLAIMER. Cell belongs to Akira Toriyama... :iconcellplz:

Thanks to :iconerin314:
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Creative-Jenn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative and easy to understand.
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I'm glad!
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RoboRobotnik Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I love this. Super informative.
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I'm glad!
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thredd Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
thankyou
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome! :D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you! :heart:
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
congrats to your DD! >w<
this is awesome <3
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
:iconthanksplz:

:heart: :love:
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CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Congrats on the Daily Deviation!
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
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CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
You're welcome!
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Congratzplz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
:iconcongratzplz: on your lovely deviation
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :heart:
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MyonaPierce Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Artist
LOOOMYYY! Congrats on the Daily Deviation! 
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Myooooonaaaaaaaaaaaa~ :heart:
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mixdouble Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

I confess...

I still have some sheets of LetraTone...!

They were hard to use...

and expensive...!

The size and angle of the pattern...

had to match the Perspective...

 

Used creativily...

they belong to Op-art...

Pointilism...and before that...

to Impressionism...

 

Long before that...

patterns of small dots...is in use...

in printing...silk screening...

and is part...of weawing...

to achieve tones...

 

Patterns...

have always been a Means...

of expression...

Rythm...

 

One more Screen is present:

The one we are looking at...!

Here...

Light is the pixels that are On...!

A White photograph...

is heavier in bits...

than a Black...

because more pixels are on...

 

A screensaver is something Black...

 

From Light...to light...

but the translation...

is still important ...

personal...and interresting...!

 

Greetings Taylor...

Great modern take...

on a Classic theme...

Jakob.

 

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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you for that poetic history lesson! :heart:

:iconclapsplz: :iconclapplz: :iconcoolplz:

Thanks also for reading it.
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mixdouble Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Thank You for writing the Whole series...!

Your take...

on highly specialized...

and dry subjects...

is Very invitational...

As Will-I-Am says: Fresh...!

I enjoyed reading...

And your tutorials...

inspire me/us to Draw...!

 

Suddenly...

my screen tones...

have come alive...!

shapeshifting and morphing...

In true Disney...and Manga style...

they have become: "Screen TOONS"...!

 

Greetings Taylor...

'Grats...on the well deserved DD...

Jakob.

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mizzmint Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on having your piece featured as one of today's Daily Deviations! :love:
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you! I didn't rightly know until everyone drew my attention to it! :heart: Thanks so much!
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mizzmint Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :hug:

I get that response a lot lol You must have logged on and gone 'Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!" :faint:

:giggle:
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Topsy-N Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how well you organized this information, its quick and to the point, love the jokes too! Did you study this in a school and organized your notes to form this tutorial?
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! I'm so happy it's readable. It is some boring/droll content indeed, really. XD

No, I really made this solely in order to try and fill some gaps in my knowledge. It seems like I learn best by making tutorials! I did a lot of reading, library haunting, bothering others, bothering my peers and research to try and collect information, as you might see from citations! :heart:
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Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very informative article. Congrats on the DD :D
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Th-Thanks! :'D :heart:
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Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D :hug:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove: Have a nice day! :heart:
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It's quite a nice surprise! Thanks! :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Congratulations on the fabulous Daily Deviation! :iconfabulousplz:
Have an awesome day! :iconprussiaplz:
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you! :iconsmexytongueplz:
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RaytheDarkest Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I never knew that were used in America. *feels dumb* :O
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:) Insta-Tex!
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ItsRieuna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
This is very in-depth :D!

I admire your knowledgeable background, and applaud your desire to learn! Yee
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks, Rieuna. I feel like I learned a lot!
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Ainu-kun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so so helpful! I've recently began to think of drawing a manga, and this series of tutorials is exactly what I needed! You've got no idea how thankful I am!
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
On the subject of drawing manga, all I have to say is, "DOOOO EEEEEEEEEET!"

Hope this helps you and thanks!
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FOERVRAENGD Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
OH YES MORE! dA needs more tutorials about traditional screentones and screentones in general! I made one a long time ago, but I'm happy to see more people bringing up this lovely medium!
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
^^ Thanks, glad you liked. I thought I'd painstakingly go over all the history & technical bits & learn about them in the process.
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FOERVRAENGD Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
do it! :) I look forward to read them!
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raluca-z Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Love!
I've had the chance of testing traditional screentones and I discovered I don't really like them. They're tremendous work and require a lot of skill to get them right. However it's true the originals on paper done with them have a certain pro quality to them.
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yay! I hope to make this series about both traditional and digital toning. ^^ The next tut really applies to both. Originals do have some nice capacity for effects, like scraping them with a blade, but I think digital tones have their advantage, too!
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feitian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very good. :O
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks, feitian. :)
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Esvandetta Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
..... THANK YOU :iconglompplz:
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:hug:
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Ninja-sensei Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooohhh my mind is bursting with knowledge!
Thank you, I was always a little confused with screentones, I once tried doing simple screentones by hand, but that just looked messy : P
These tutorials will help a bunch!
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yaaay, I'm working on LPI right now. I'll have the next one done soon!
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