Vector Halftones Effect (within AI and without third-party plugins)
I would like AI to integrate a feature that can convert raster images and/or vector elements (gradients, sketches, shapes, anything..) into a perfectly shaped round dots Halftones Effect.
As a matter of fact, it is already possibile to get something similar by applying the raster halftones Effect to the element and then Live Tracing it. But the result is something uneven made of irregular circles or shape. So it is not a precise function to take into consideration.
The effect should be achieved without any third-party plugins or anything which is not already included in the full AI software release (like many already are).
Although it isn't the most important one, it would make life easier to many of us. Besides, the same function has been already integrated in Corel Draw (Pointillizer extension) and there are many plugins or web sites that can do the job pretty well. So why such a company like Adobe can get the job done..
I reckon many designer still use this kind of effect and rely on the smoothness of the vector result.
So, I just thought it was about time such a simple feature could be definitely added to this powerful tool we all designers use and love to work with. (i. e. Adobe Illustrator).
Hope you will find the feature useful and reasonable enough to start working on it (I also know there may be other suggesting the same; but since I haven't found it developed in the CC 2019 release, I thought I might as well give it a refresh....)
Thank you all for you attention,
and thanks for your work and support.
YASSS. why when have raster effects anyway. this is illustrator!
Aman Nischal commented
This and more was possible using scriptographer ( https://scriptographer.org/ ) in Illustrator 9 up untill Illustrator CS5 but then they stoped support for newer versions of Illustrator.
Please make this happen
Please make this happen!
Yes, some people are limited by their employers purchasing policies that for various reasons will not permit the purchase of third-party plug-ins.
Lisa Bambach commented
Parametric feature where you can specify geometric shape sizes with no irregularities from smallest to largest— Right now, we use Rhino to abstract a photograph into this style, layer the results into Illustrator, and then prepare the artwork for routing, laser cutting, or print.