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Is there a way to have a gradient in a two-tone image?


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I'm trying to preare an image to be lasered onto a coin. This requires a two-tone/monochrome image.

 

With the contrast adjustment in paint.net I can change the image to be only one color, but this obviously reduces the amount of available detail. I was wondering if there was some way to make this gradiant, meaning something like dots or lines in a density depending on how dark that part of the image is?

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks :)

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Another option would be Rick's new built-in effect called 'Quantize'?
It's found in  Effects/Color/Quantize. Try using it on your full colour image and setting it to two colours and full dithering, then convert to Black and white.

 

You could also try Boltbait's 'Floyd Steinberg dithering'.

 

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16 hours ago, Red ochre said:

Another option would be Rick's new built-in effect called 'Quantize'?
It's found in  Effects/Color/Quantize. Try using it on your full colour image and setting it to two colours and full dithering, then convert to Black and white.

 

You could also try Boltbait's 'Floyd Steinberg dithering'.

 

These are both great, thank you!!

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