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Pointillize Filter In Photoshop Tutorial How To Create Amazing Spot Effects Beginner's Guide

By Andrew Buckle, Video Tutorial Creator / Designer

Updated : 2021


How to use the pointillize filter in Photoshop ? The pointillize filter can be found in the filter menu and pixelate category. There is only one setting and that is cell size. Keep it low for a grain like effect or set it to the max for chunky color dots based on the color in the image.


The pointillize filter also uses the background color as the background color behind the dots. You can change the background color to black or white or green etc and then the pointillize image will end up lighter or darker or greener.


You can apply the filter multiple times. You can also fade the Photoshop pointillize filter effect via the edit menu and fade command and opacity / blending modes can be added


You can also use the pointillize filter with layers as well as with smart objects and you can blend the layers with blending modes etc. You can also combine the pointillize effect with other filters.


You can also use the effect with selections, you can use the rectangular marquee etc as well as selection tools via the select menu such as color range. You can then use the selections as a great source of transparency which can be used with layer styles etc to add bevels as well as drop shadows and more


The poitillize filter in Photoshop can also be used with view menu and pattern preview even though the pattern preview will show an error.