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I saw this PDF recently of a logo that is brought into Corel Draw and it turned it into a screen. Not only that but it made it vector (earth isn't vector) when the original wasn't. Anyhow, I was wondering how you could make something like this effect in Designer. Any ideas?

Thanks!Corel Draw 2018 Pointillizer Tool.pdf

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Looks like a halftone to me.

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Essecntially that's what it is but how do you do that in Affinity Designer and keep it vector? What you are showing is quite a bit different than what I included. You have black dots inside subway mask. The one I posted was the color was all the dots.

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You could make a grid of dots using power duplicate (Cmd + J) and make that grid a child of each letter or word.


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Hello Bryce,

I made a square full of blackheads that I recorded in the Assets.
simply change the color for each use with a different color. The whole thing remains vectorial and can be resized without any problem.
Then just proceed as @firstdefence said.

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Just make a pattern of circles the style you want, single fill color, gradient, glow etc. Arrange them in the way you want and use that pattern for filling later.


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Close but still not 100% of what the pointilizer does - not sure if it´s vector based or an image filter though:

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I use a similar method for vector pattern generation, its called Patternodes awesome app.

The pointiliser tool/extension is a vector based pattern generator as far as I am aware.


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My try. More than a few short comings w. the image approximation.

 

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Way back in the 90's, I wrote lots of routines using Corel's scripting language, but that was switched to VBA around 2000, and I really didn't want to re-code a few thousand lines, so I stopped. My recollection is that it would have been rather trivial to draw a series of rectangles as selections. At the time, I don't recall an average pixel filter. Also, I don't think the vectorizer could change the selected area to a color, only a grey scale. Assuming those are now available to call, no big deal.

I don't use A-Photo enough to know if there is a way to automate an area selection to make a series of averaged dots. Those would still not be vectorized, but a bitmap derived from such an image image would be a start.

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4 hours ago, Wosven said:

AP doesn't create dots (it's difficult to have round ones, and the result won't be regular after creating halftones in AP and vectorising in Inkscape).

But it offers shapes (convert to curves) too, which can be arranged to vector patterns.

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3 hours ago, v_kyr said:

But it offers shapes (convert to curves) too

Yes, but the interesting point, that make it a special effect instead of a dots mask is the smaller dots we can see with the logo (strangely not with the earth).

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@Wosven The smaller dots will be because a small amount of blurring was added.

Screenshot fro Vectoraster (Mac)
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Vectoraster.pdf


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Vectoraster seems to be doing just what I was thinking. Can you change the LPI and the angle? Also, I don't see a website for it other than download sites (which some are less than reputable). Do you know what the website is?

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6 minutes ago, Bryce said:

Vectoraster seems to be doing just what I was thinking. Can you change the LPI and the angle? Also, I don't see a website for it other than download sites (which some are less than reputable). Do you know what the website is?

It´s from here afaik: https://www.lostminds.com/products/

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1 hour ago, PixelPest said:

It´s from here afaik: https://www.lostminds.com/products/

@Bryce Yes that's the creators website: https://www.lostminds.com they also do Patternodes another app I have that is pretty cool.

There is no specific LPI input but you can adjust the spacing which will increase the density of the pattern. I've done a quick screen grab composite to show you the menu's
Vectoraster.png

 


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Under Point Fill check "Use Source"


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