Okay there are a couple of experts on photo engraving on the forum…I am not one of them. This is my first real crack at it, and I’m having to test it to get a decent output.
I’ve got a nephew getting married next month, and I thought it would be cool to make them a little set of his and hers keychains, (or coasters, or a cheese board or something) with their photo engraved on it. (The only one I have is one I pulled from their Facebook page though, so it’s not the highest quality to start with.)
I tried the Floyd-Steinberg first and the results seemed to be trying to do a bit of a depth engrave on the photo, and the results were too uniform to even make out features…so not so good for this.
Next shot was using the Ordered Dither, and I like the results a lot better, but it’s still a little hard to make out Chanel’s features:
So i took the photo back into Photoshop and really blew it out. (Probably a little bit too much, but i can knock that back a little later. Still using the Ordered Dither:
So what do you think? About halfway between 2 and 3? i did run a second pass on the engraving to darken it a little, which I probably won’t do when running the final version, but I wanted to see what the effect was.
Any tips at all would be incredibly welcome.