How to give dotted effect to sides of a photograph?

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Can this be done using photoshop, indesign or illustrator?

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Answer

In Photoshop you can achieve this effect in a number of ways. One such way would be to create a layer filled with white with a black rectangle in the middle. Make this a smart object so you can change the properties to your desired effect. Add a Gaussian Blur and then Color Halftone (Filter > Pixellate > Color Halftone …). Now make the layer’s blending mode Screen:

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This will give you an effect like this over whatever your background or layer below is:

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