Are you looking to add a unique touch to your design projects? DTF halftones are a great option! However, installing and using them is fairly easy even for beginners. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of installing and using Direct to Film halftones in Photoshop.
Step 1: Download and Install 7-Zip
To get started, download and install 7-Zip, a file archiver that can extract compressed files. Head over to the official website at 7-zip.org and download the appropriate version for your Windows system (32-bit or 64-bit).
Step 2: Extract the Files
Once you have downloaded the DTF halftone kit, extract it using 7-Zip. Simply right-click on the file and select “7-Zip” from the context menu, then choose “Extract here” to extract the contents to a new folder.
Step 3: Install the Actions
Open Photoshop and make sure the Actions panel is visible by going to the “Window” menu and selecting “Actions.” Next, navigate to the “Actions” folder in the DTF halftone kit (Rasterization Kit) and drag and drop the two actions into the Actions panel to install them. If drag and drop doesn’t work, you can load them from the panels drop-down menu in the top right corner.
I suggest loading the Adjustments part of the kit first and then the Rasterization part of the kit, second. This is really the workflow you should be using so loading it in that order helps reinforce the idea while working with the kit.
Step 4: Use the Kit
You can use the DTF halftone kit in two ways: list view and button mode. In list view, organize the folders and click on the action you want to use, then click the play button to run the action. In button mode, stretch out the panel and use it as per your requirements. The DTF halftone kit contains two folders: the raster adjustment folder that has pre-adjustments before doing the halftoning, and the rasterization folder that contains all the halftoning actions.
By following these simple steps, you can install and use DTF halftones in Photoshop to add a unique touch to your designs. We hope you found this tutorial helpful!