Vector Halftone Effect
In its original form, Halftone was a printing technique that used small dots of CMYK colors to simulate a solid ink, varying the size and the spacing of those dots to generate a gradient effect or a smooth color. Today, rather than showing you how to make a color halftone effect, we're bringing you an easy technique to make a halftone effect in Illustrator using any geometric shape you want (not just a boring circle) like a hexagon, to tie the design in with other elements of your design.
Open Illustrator an make a new file at any size you want. In this case i will make mine at 1800 x 1200 px.
Select the Polygon Tool. Be sure to set the fill to Black and the stroke to none.
Click once over the Artboard and in the Polygon window, set the Radius to 30 px, the Sides to 6 and click OK.
Again, click once over the Artboard and in the Polygon window, set the Radius to 10 px, the Sides to 6 and click OK.
Reposition and align the hexagons on their vertical center as shown.
Select both hexagons and go to Object > Blend > Make.
Go to Object > Blend > Blend Options. Apply the following settings and click OK.
Reposition the objects on the Artboard as shown.
Go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Apply the following settings and click OK.
Got to Object > Expand Appearance.
With all selected, go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Apply the following settings and click OK.
Lastly, go to Object > Expand Appearance.
Now that you know how to easily make a Geometric Halftone Effect in Illustrator, try using different geometric (or organic, why not?) shapes like squares, pentagons, etc for a totally different visual impact.