Cr1venS wrote:Thanks for the guides. I've been using Illustrators basic graphical dots patterns. But clearly that isn't working.
As for the thumbnail... Oh to be able to edit my post. Colour me resigned.
You can do a lot with Illustrator and halftones. Start with a black/white gradient that works for your image, then use the Effect > Pixelate > Color Halftone command. I generally use a an 8-16 pixel size and set all angles to 45. That keeps it from getting too repetitive/square. After that you use the object > expand command, allowing you to trace the pattern, making it a vector object for recolor, resize or other styling effect.
There's lot of tutorials online on this, so have a look. Good luck!