Halftone Dots is my latest After Effects tool. It works like a preset to give you a totally authentic newspaper or magazine look for your footage, or just a cool graphical look. What’s more, it’s totally adjustable and works with moving images or stills.

Halftone Dots is a fully procedural effect. That means it uses no prerenders and no third party plug-ins – it’s pure After Effects. Just drop in your still or moving imagery, adjust the sliders to control the look and render. It couldn’t be easier!

The effect is based exactly on the authentic 4-color separation process that newspapers and magazines use to print pictures, so it looks and feels totally realistic.

Features:

  • Color or Black and White version
  • 1920×1080 and 1280×720 version
  • Use video or stills
  • Duration of 2000 frames (67 seconds) – longer clips can be dealt with in two passes
  • Base frame rate of 29.97 fps ( but easily use material / export at other framerates )
  • Text user guide and video user guide (click links to preview)
  • Works with After Effects CS4 and above
  • Universal: works in all language versions

High resolution preview on Vimeo here.

Note: Project requires a full install of After Effects. It won’t work with the free 30 day trial version.

Enjoy!

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