Thank you to member Chris Hart for sharing his process on creating halftones.
You’re probably wondering why someone would be crazy enough to add halftones to their comics. Modern printers can easily handle flat tones of gray.
For me, I use halftones for aesthetic reasons; I think they add to my simple style, and I want to evoke the look of classic comics.
The size of my comic strip is 13” by 4”, and the quality is 1200 DPI. 600 DPI is fine for black and white, but I sleep better when it’s 1200. Besides, the difference in file size is negligible. I save it as a TIFF in Bitmap mode. It’s nice to have these plain line art files handy in case I ever decide to color them…