How to Convert to Halftone in Corel DRAW

by Michael Butler

Halftone images use a special screen to make an image consisting of various sizes of dots. This simulates shades of gray in a photograph. Newspapers and magazines use halftones to save on printing costs. You can convert an image to halftone with CorelDRAW.

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Open CorelDRAW and open the image you wish to convert.

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Click "Bitmap" followed by "Convert to Bitmap." A menu will pop up. Select "96 dpi" for the resolution and "Grayscale" for the color. Check that "Transparent Background" is on. Click "OK."

3

Click "Effects," then "Adjust." Adjust the contrast of the image to between 30 and 45. Click "Brightness/Contrast/Intensity."

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Click "Bitmap," "Color Transform," then "Halftone." You will see two versions of the image, the original and the halftone.

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Click "Preview." Use the "Max Dot Radius" slider to adjust the halftone effect as desired. Click "Preview" every time you adjust the slider.

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Click "Bitmap" and "Convert to Bitmap" again. Change the color of the image to 24 bit. You can now add color to the image.

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Click "Save" when you are done editing the image.

About the Author

A professional writer, Michael Butler has been writing Web content since 2010. Butler brings expertise in legal and computer issues to his how-to articles. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Washburn University. Butler also has a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.