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  • Stippilism effect

     Kevin Camp updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
  • Yves Hellemans

    October 26, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Hello everyone, I am looking for a way to recreate this type of “stipple” effect in After Effects. This specific image was created using an Illustrator/Astute plug-in. ( This kind of looks like a halftone effect, but I don’t think it can be recreated with halftone effects/plugins.

  • Graham Quince

    October 26, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    I’d probably start with Scatterize or CC Ball Action

  • Kevin Camp

    November 4, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    It’s really similar to the bitmap mode in Photoshop… not sure if Photoshop is an option, but if so try this:

    Open image in Photoshop, choose Image>Mode>Grayscale, and add a black layer above it and set the opacity to around 75%.

    Then choose Image>Mode>Bitmap, set the resolution to 72 and the method to Diffusion Dither, and you will get close…

    You’ll probably need to adjust the opacity of the black layer to adjust the spacing of the dither pattern to get closer.

  • Kevin Camp

    November 4, 2021 at 10:07 pm
  • Kevin Camp

    November 4, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    A better option in Photoshop is to use ‘save for web’ then choose GIF, Black – White, and Diffusion.

    You still need to darken the image a bit with an adjustment layer, but you don’t need to convert to black and white.

    Also, you can probably apply that to footage and export as an animated gif that can then be imported into AE… probably not as good as that plugin, but would save $50.

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