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That is indeed what the halftone process is.

In printing,  images are produced with 'dots', strips, concentric circles, or some other screening/filtering effect and not in pixels!
As far as I am aware of, Paint.NET does not have a one click solution for producing this effect, so as in the printing

industry, CMYK halftone layer color separations are overlaid to produce the effect.

It is a multi-step process in most software. Here are video links as to how it's done in apps like Photoshop and CorelDraw.
CMYK color halftone effect

 

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2 hours ago, HyReZ said:

That is indeed what the halftone process is.

In printing,  images are produced with 'dots', strips, concentric circles, or some other screening/filtering effect and not in pixels!
As far as I am aware of, Paint.NET does not have a one click solution for producing this effect, so as in the printing

industry, CMYK halftone layer color separations are overlaid to produce the effect.

It is a multi-step process in most software. Here are video links as to how it's done in apps like Photoshop and CorelDraw.
CMYK color halftone effect

 

Here's my next gmic project. Thanks for the idea.

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Roy Lichtenstein used the representation of the halftone effect in his serigraph, painting and sculpture works of the 1960's  thru the 1990's.

https://youtu.be/6jowA-pH-Y8

 

I was in college studying art in the 1970's. The use of Ben Day patterns and products like Zip-A-Tone, Letraset, and Chart-Pak  screens were very often used in graphic designs of that era before desktop publishing and computer graphics. I used them in my drawings and prints at that time and have gone back to using digitally produced screens in my works today.

My favorite comic book illustrator of that period was Jim Steranko and 
Jean Giraud

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I do not think a plugin like this is available. If it was there would have been a great help to me in the past. I was searching for some animated plugin to work in some magazine I was making but could not find any. If you found something about comic boo plugin please share with us. I once decided to make my own plugin, but that is a pretty tough job.

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What I normally do is run a given image through Ed Harvey's Halftone plugin, sometimes if I'd like to add another effect like the ink may not have had the best printjob I would also use MadJik's Color Aberration plugin. I apologize for not being more specific, but I can provide more details about either effect if interested.

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I had suggested earlier in this thread that using the dotted halftone screen effect was the way to go and provided a link to another thread that commented about creating halftones screens for a graphic design. With the use of these two plugins you can produce something very close to the 'comic book' look:

Effects > Color Space > RBG to CMYK (RGB2CMYK.dll) by BoltBait
Effects > Stylize > Halftone (EdHarvey.Effects.dll) by Ed Harvey

You would have to create 4 duplicate layers of your color image and then run the RBG2CMYK plugin on each layer but changing to a different color of the CMYK group each time with the CMY Intensity set to 255. (Remember to give each layer of the RBG2CMYK the correct name; K(black), M(magenta), C(cyan), and Y(yellow))

Next you would run the ED Harvey Halftone plugin on each layer with the dot angle set to 22.5 degrees. Before running the plugin on each layer you  will have to set the primary color of the dots for the layer's halftone:

( I used a dot size of 4, which is the smallest.  For my project I should of used a dot size of ~6)

 

[Layer Order From The Top]
Black is R=0, B=0, G=0
Cyan is R=0, B=255, G=255
Magenta is R=255, B=255, G=0
Yellow is R=255, B=0, G=255

Last add a bottom layer that is all white.

RBG2CMYK.jpg

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