Neutralizing Bold Colors with the Halftone Filter

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Neutralizing Bold Colors with the Halftone Filter
by Julie Singco

Use the Halftone Filter and two magical color chips to quickly neutralize bright, bold colors. This tutorial will expand your paper stash without spending a dime!

For this tutorial you’ll need:

  • A paper with bold color (provided in the download)
  • Photoshop Elements or Adobe Photoshop


Click Here for the All-In-One Download
(video, manual, and paper)


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19 Responses

  1. Shirl/Grambie
    | Reply

    This is truly fantastic with the variations shown so beautifully. I am going to try this hoping I can control my Ataxia. Thanks for the tutorial and accompanying goodies. 🙂

  2. zita B
    | Reply

    Thanks Julie! Great tutorial..

  3. Cathy
    | Reply

    I experimented with some photos and got some very interesting results. Thanks so much for a great tutorial.

  4. Wanda
    | Reply

    Thank you!

  5. Peggy M.
    | Reply

    Great tutorial. Thanks for all the great instruction DS gives to scrapbookers!

  6. Diana
    | Reply

    Thank you!
    I just want to say to everyone at Digital Scrapper that I love the two minute tutorials . It is a great learning style for me, and the tips and techniques tend to stick with me.

  7. Joyce K
    | Reply

    Love this tutorial Julie! Who knew toning down bright, bold papers could be so easy!

  8. Jenifer Juris
    | Reply

    I really LOVE this! I’ll be using it often to make some cool looking papers!! 🙂

  9. Julie
    | Reply

    I love this tutorial. I seldom can figure out a way to use bright/bold papers, so this is going to be really helpful!

  10. Nancy M Olson
    | Reply

    Quick question Julie: When saving the Halftone papers as a high quality JPEG, should the Format Option be Baseline Std?

    • Julie Singco
      | Reply

      Yes, Nancy, Baseline Standard format is fine.

  11. Gail
    | Reply

    Thank you for the great tutorial!

  12. Nancy M Olson
    | Reply

    Oh my goodness! This is fabulous! Can’t wait to give it a go.

  13. threadjungle
    | Reply

    Inspiring tutorial. Sends me on a mission to create.

  14. Janine
    | Reply

    Wonderful tutorial with great information. I will definitely be able to use this idea. Thank you so much.

  15. Karen Schulz
    | Reply

    Great tutorial, Julie. Thanks for demonstrating such an easy way to alter the look of bright papers!

  16. CrimsonCrow
    | Reply

    What a great idea. Sometimes I can’t see what is right in front of me. Thanks for this!

  17. Faa Ahmed
    | Reply

    Thanks for this, Julie Singco!!
    I will now start playing with digital papers I thought of discarding by simply breathing new life into it😀

  18. Barbara
    | Reply

    Great information.
    Thanks so much.

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