The techno effect

17 February 2011



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After making a new document (in this example 350x350 pixels) you find "Channels" view by clicking the tab "channels" at the top of your layers-view (press F7 if you don't see the layers overview). Add a new channel to the channel overview by clicking the "create new channel" button at the bottom of the overview.



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Select a big brush and make a nice smooth shape in this channel. I made a simple stroke, but this could be any shape you want.



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This is my shape:



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Make sure you have selected the channel with your shape and select the "Color Halftone" effect in the effectoverview.



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The default settings are ok. Make sure they match these settings:



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If everything is ok you'll get something like this:



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Get back to the layeroverview and create a new layer.



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Load your selection in the new layer like this:



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Select the channel in wich you drew your shape and click OK.



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You'll get the following selection:



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Choose a color and fill the selection with this color (i choose light blue). This is easilly done by pressing CTRL-BACKSPACE on your keyboard.



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To make thing even cooler, you can add an "inner shadow" layer effect. Add a layer effect by right-clicking on the layer and choosing "Blending Options...". Use these settings:



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This will be your result:

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    Nash

    29 December 2016

    Easy way to do it, nice effect. Thanks

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    Chloé

    25 March 2016

    Super easy and super cool. Love it!

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    laura

    22 March 2016

    I searched for something like this for a while now. Easy and very cool. Thank you!

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    Carrot

    31 January 2016

    Wow. That Was Easy!

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    Lalit Vora

    10 October 2015

    Simple and best. Learned new idea for the halftone filter.

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    mohabbatgfx

    11 February 2015

    very goood....thank you sir....

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    Jaikaran Pal (JK)

    12 December 2014

    Very Useful Effects. Thanks Sir

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    Guido

    15 June 2014

    Very nice effect! Became a logo for me. Thanks!

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    harry

    19 May 2014

    awsome

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    Reza

    13 May 2014

    Super effect in an easy tutorial. Thanks!

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