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How to achieve this scatter effect using Illustrator or photoshop?

I have tried using scatter brushes in Illustrator but it is not exactly the same thing. Please help!
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How to distort an object into a circular shape

So I have a bone cartoon image. I am trying to make it into a dog collar. For my purposes, I don't need to know how to fit it around a dog, but just how to curve it so it looks like a dog collar. If ...
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How to make circular frame with this pattern? [closed]

I want to make beautiful resume for my girlfriend and need help. I need to make circular frame like the following one: I'm not professional designer. Know Photoshop and InDesig a bit. But don't ...
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Transparent stroke overlap in Illustrator

I'm trying to do a semi-transparent stroke on a path. When 2 different paths overlap (right) the area where they cross is darker, as expected. But if it a single path there is no such area (left). Any ...
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How to get this bevel effect in Illustrator? [closed]

I want to create a fire icon in Illustrator. I don't want it to look flat. So, I tried to find design inspiration on google. Then, this image came up. I'm looking for a tutorial to get the same effect,...
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How do I manipulate a field grid in Illustrator to resemble spacetime so that the center of the grid dips below a sphere?

Think of a bowling ball that has rolled to the center of a trampoline. I would like to depict that in Illustrator, except the trampoline would be a grid that conforms to the weight of the bowling ball ...
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How to recreate this cut out effect? [closed]

In searching for themes for my personal blog, I stumbled upon the following design and I'm really curious about how the effect was created as I want to do something similar. It appears to be some ...
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AE - 3D Text Distortion Effect Issues

I'm putting together a short kinetic typography clip in After Effects CS5, but I've run into a few issues when I try to zoom the camera in to the 3D text layers. Essentially, I created the text ...
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How to color pictures to pastel?

I wanted to ask you how I can (re-)color pictures. I use Gimp, but I guess the functions of Photoshop/Paint Tool Sai/etc. aren't that different, just easier to find. First, as an example, this is the ...
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How to create a magnifying glass effect in Sketch [closed]

I would like to create a few annotations on a screenshot and I'm looking for an effect like this : This example comes directly from the Sketch Press kit.
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How to replicate this text scattering effect in Adobe Photoshop?

In the following picture (by /u/Your_Post_As_A_Movie on Reddit), how would one create the effect of the symbol scattering? Does Photoshop allow one to scatter text with similar parameters as brushes? ...
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Vortex-like effect in gimp

I would love to create an effect where lots of vertical short lines are then distorted in a vortex-like effect, like so: How can I make this with Gimp? The image is taken from https://www.google....
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How Would I achive this line effect in Photoshop

I'm trying to recreate the circled line effect in the image below. I have tried bevel and emboss and also had a go with an ellipse and drop shadow but just can't recreating it convincingly.
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How do I correlate different effects' values to another dynamically?

So, expressions in After Effects allow you to tie the values of one object's animation to another, such as a percent meter bar correlating to a hidden number value from 1 to 100 (see image attached, ...
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Soft color edge text effect

Follow-up to this font identification question. How do you create the look of the type found in the sample image?: So far I have approximately matched the typeface with Times New Roman Condensed ...
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How can i do this shadow and texture in photoshop?

I want do the shadow and texture in Adobe Photoshop. How can I do? Maybe use any brush to try?
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How was this image designed?

I've just came across a image with a peculiar effect. I'm not sure how they have hidden the original image in the lines(or layer perhaps?) There has been no visible changes in color nor in the ...
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How to recreate this cut out words effect [closed]

How can I "physically" cut out a word like this with a picture for the background on say a C.D cover? Does it require a special tool? I mean words that are cut out into foreground of a photo:
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How to achieve this effect where text lightens an image?

What kind of effect is this? I know it's some kind of blending but I can't figure out what kind.
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Set a stroke to knockout a fill behind it with live text in Illustrator

I'd like to be able to set the stroke of some live text to knockout a fill that is offset so it appears as a shadow with negative space between the top fill and the "shadow" fill. I can't seem to find ...
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How to create Radial flower effect like this?

It is also seen that the flowers leave a nice trail. Is there any tutorial to do this or similar? I took this image Radial streaks and added as a layer on top of my image with add blend mode and ...
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What is this type of design called when vectors are superimposed with bitmaps?

The old Microsoft Campaign ads of Your Potential Our Passion showed white lines running through bitmapped video. Most probably this is made in After Effects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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How can I add a melting effect towards a specific part of my picture in GIMP?

I want to make something horror-like, but the only thing that comes to mind is "Melting of skin". So I experimented with GIMP but couldn't find anything. What specifically I want it to look like, is ...
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How to use GIMP to add a rippling effect on just a section of a picture

I want to add a rippling effect for a selection. But every time I select an area and add this animation, the entire picture is affected. How do I apply this effect just to the selection?
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after effects greyscale bmp as mask

I created a grey scale bmp image (depthmap) which corresponds with the first frame in a short video clip. my intention is to use the bmp image as a mask and then track the mask for the remainder of ...
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Creating 3D halftone wavy effect using any tool

I am looking to reproduce this effect. I've scoured the internet, but couldn't find any plugin/tutorial that replicates this exact effect.
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Saving animation preset with mask

I got a adjustment layer with multiple effects and it has a mask on, but when I save it as an user preset, it losses the properties of the layer including the mask. Is there anyway that I could save a ...
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Colour High Contrast effect [duplicate]

I've spent ages so far fiddling with adjustments and filters in the hope that I can recreate the effect shown in this picture. I've tried posterising other similar effects, but I want to keep the ...
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Can anyone tell me how to create the outline on this text? [closed]

Anyone have any idea how to create the outline on the letters in 'Beautiful'? I've tried adding a drop shadow and stroke, I'm hoping to have the white space between the letter and the outline though.
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Name the effect where text is on a shadow box over an image

Some examples with text over a transparent background: See the transparent black background See the text on the shade of cyan What would you call this type of effect?
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filters don't work on a certain image

I found a PNG pixelated image on the net (16*16) and under the "Filters" blur effect are grayed out and unclickable. Even when I size it up it still doesn't get blurred (which happens by default). I'm ...
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What is this effect called? It has soft rectangular boxes

I recently saw this pattern on a website that I really like. I am hoping to learn how to replicate this on my free time. 1) At the minimum, I need a name for patterns like this. I will google to see ...
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Re-create a molecular / bubbles effect

I'm looking to re-create a specific effect – one I made before I think using a filter, but can't remember how I did it (see attached image) – have tried them all to no avail. The speckles have a ...
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How to edit the “Edge 3d” filter output properly with InkScape?

I am currently creating a bevel effect with Inkscape. I found that the easiest and coolest way to do it was using the "Edge 3d" filter. Not willing to redo the bevel effect now. Anyway, the way I did ...
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Shifting hue/saturation/lightness of an image to meet an exact value in Photoshop?

Is there a way in Photoshop to adjust the hue/saturation/lightness for an image such that the average value for all pixels would match an RGB value specified? If not, is there a tool out there to do ...
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What causes the effect in the Sonos logo?

Below is the new Sonos logo. When you scroll up and down with the image on screen, it looks like sound waves are pulsing outward. What causes this effect to occur?
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How to achieve the effect in the background using Photoshop. Tried blur without success

I'm trying to achieve the effect seen on the "background" of this image on my own photos. So far I tried different variations of blur, in special the Shape Blur without success. At this point, I'm not ...
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How do I make objects created with transform effect into an actual object?

Say, you apply transform as an effect and make a bunch of rotated copies of an object. Now those copies are an effect and if you center the object it will only center the original object and not the ...
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Matte effect in illustrator [closed]

I'm new to graphic design. Does anyone know how to create a the matte shape like this from the picture below!
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Create hatching in Inkscape?

How can I create hatching in Inkscape? I want to create plain hatching like you would find in an engineering drawing. (I am not interested in "artistic" hatching like the "rough" hatching Inkscape has ...
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How to create text like in this image?

Can some one help me on how to do this type of text effect as seen it this image My main language is Danish, and I have no idea of what to call this type of effect, witch makes it difficult to ...
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How to make a lens with zoomed effect in Photoshop

How do I go about creating this effect in Photoshop cs6? Don't forget to mark this question as useful :)
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How do I make a drop shadow with a halftone effect?

I have already tried doing with Drop Shadow settings and i could only produce a black smudged shadow, not the spotted one. Look at this text. Can you see that spotted shadow behind the text? I want to ...
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What is this two color photo effect called and how to make it?

I like the effect on the images used on this Spotify page, and out of curiosity I'm trying to replicate it in Illustrator. It's not a simple multiply mask, and seems a more involved than the kind of ...
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How do I add a darker border color to text?

In this image, look at the text. Can you see a dark yellow border of the light yellow text? Can someone please tell me how to add that?
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How to make dust effect for game?

I wanna make an effect for my game. I am using Sprite-Kit and Cocos2d-x. I want to make dust, smoke, or some kind of effect like these such as this game. Which programs can I use?
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What's the easiest way to create to get this subtle 3D effect in an icon in Illustrator?

I managed to make the drop shadow, and I think I know how to get the ~1px bright outline/stroke, but how would you do this dark/bright effect around the edge and across the hole path?
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Geometric filter effect over an image [duplicate]

First time I've seen this effect but I've been asked to recreate it. Any ideas? I believe the original image that's been manipulated is simply business people walking through a modern building. ...
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Make droplets stand out on this photo

I'm trying to modify this image (with Gimp) to make the droplets on the surface where H905 is written stand out as much as possible, and everything else to stand out as little as possible. Would ...
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Approximate image with pixels from reference photo?

In order to color grade my image in same sense of a reference photo, I'd like to approximate my image with the pixel colors from the photo, but on different places. Is this possible?