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    Remove dots from halftone circle

    Howdy,

    I've use a brush to create a circle that has a number of dots around the stroke. I want to delete 2 of the dots half way around, so as to create the illusion that there is a break in the circle. I'm then going to add some text in this gap.

    I just cant for the life of me figure out how to remove 2 of these dots.

    Any ideas?

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    Photoshop, right ?

    Can you post a picture of what the brush looks like?

    I'm guessing you could mask out what you don't need but I'd like to see it.




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    Sorry Shaun,

    It was late when I entered the question, and when I went to bed I thought, did I specify the application I was using ? ... hhhm, then I knew I hadn't - disaster.

    I'm using illustrator. I followed the tutorial here and I'm looking to create semi circles (approx 180 degrees) as shown in figure 12 at the bottom, only I'm wanting to make them more rounded, taking up about 275 degrees of a full circle.

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    That's real interesting. Thanks for that link.

    With the circles selected, go to Object > Expand Appearance to convert all the brush strokes into actual objects.

    Now you can use your Direct Selection tool (or un-group and use the regular Selection tool) to pick out which dots to delete.




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    Howdy Shaun,

    cheers for the tip. When using the brush and the technique in that link to blend multiple circles together, when I apply your tip it modifies the path (image attached). It does make each circle independent, which is great, only problem now is I dont know what point to delete as its all in a swirl.

    Any tips on how to maintain the shape and make each point individual?

    Ronan
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    Weird.

    That didn't happen to me.

    As an experiment, try running Expand Appearance on the main circles before blending.

    Then after, return to the Object menu and Expand.




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    Cheers S.O.T.D

    Afraid that didnt work either. It produces the same result. Its very strange if you can get it to work. Did you follow the tutorial to make the brush or did you use an alternative method?

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    Followed the tutorial.

    The first time I made the dots too big so they looked sort of egg-shaped when I applied the brush to the circle.

    Second time I did the same as before with smaller dots and got the same results as the tutorial had shown.


    Maybe it's something in your brush settings? I'm guessing.




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    we are Remove dots from halftone circle because the dots are making unpleasant things in circles. Halftone Screens are used in printing to reproduce the images you create in programs such as FreeHand or PhotoShop. The images are broken up into a bunch of tiny dots that vary in size and color.




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