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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 ...
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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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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?
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Animation that uses white noise

I have requirement for an intro to youtube channel (comedy), and idea is to make fun of HBO intro in a way that out of white noise instead of 'HBO' youtube comedy channel name would appear. How do you ...
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Default “Preview On” - Illustrator plugins and effects

Every time I use an effect or a modifying function ("Extrude and Bevel" or "Split into grid" for example) I have to check "Preview". I always want preview to be enabled. Is there a way to get ...
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Achieve this effect: Glowing outline of a photograph

There's an image effect I want to recreate. Heres the image (SLIGHTLY NSFW): Image I can roughly recreate the effect, but I don't like it as much. My steps are: The Original Step 1: Duplicate, ...
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How can I create jagged text in Illustrator?

I am trying to make the letters of my text look like they are "electrified" with jagged edges. How would I do that?? I've tried making my text an object and then doing the "envelope" thing but that ...
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How to match saturation and lighting in two photographs of the same scene

I can't figure out how to equalize the first image so it plays perfectly with the second. I've tried everything. It doesnt seem to involve saturation but rather something with exposure/gamma. I can't ...
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What is this style, a grid of varying dots, called?

What is this style called? I want to recreate this effect on a photo myself. Also, does anyone have tips on how to accomplish this?
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Preventing reverse search engines from finding the origin of your image?

I am planning to make a game, where I give the user an anime related image and they have to guess where its from. However, most of the images, specially from popular anime are easy to use on Google ...
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Hearthstone trailer animations

i am trying to find out a way to make 2d animations like in this hearthstone trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SDJgW3A_sw maybe someone knows what tools shoud i use?
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How to create a realistic bevel effect on text in Photoshop?

I found this image on google and was fascinated by the realism of the bevel effect and wanted to learn how to do it myself. I tried some stuffs but they were not close enough. I want to replicate ...
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How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?

Can anyone please tell me what this greyscale vector style is called and how can I achieve it? Source I was informed I should put my image in Photoshop and adjust the levels and run the cutout ...
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Easy way to create depth

I am creating a logo for which I need circles to create the illusion of depth. The attached image shows the sort of effect I am trying to replicate. What would be the best way to do this in Photoshop ...
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Text Distortion Effect (like it is written on a page)

I want to display a text like it is written on some surface like notebook page or wall via Photoshop CS6. I added two example. This image seems like image distortion: And this image looks like ...
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Photoshop filter duplication

Im new to the Graphic Design Stack Exchange but I am trying to duplicate the filter used in this picture in photoshop. I was close using Pixelate < Pointalize but it still doesnt work.
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How to achieve this coffee powder photo effect?

I am interested in how to achieve this coffee cream/powder effect using Photoshop. I have spent quite some time trying to figure this out, but wasn't successful. Using a clipping mask to apply ...
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How would Forbes' design team create these photos? [duplicate]

There's a gallery of The Best Advestment Advice of All Time where all of the portraits have the same effect applied. What would that be called, and how can I do something similar using Adobe ...
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Critique: WordPress Plugin Banner

I'd love some feedback on the banner I created for my WordPress plugin. This is the banner that displays when someone is on the plugin's page in the WordPress repository. You can see it here, if you ...
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GIMP: the closest thing to Photoshop's smart object?

I've been learning GIMP as an alternative to Photoshop, which I haven't been using for design purposes for more than 5 years now. I discovered that there is a new interesting thing called the smart ...
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How do I in some way save a texture (with borders, effects and all) in Illustrator?

I have multiple objects that will have the same color, border color, brush and texture (with texturizer). How can I either save this as some default style, or copy everything from one object to ...
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How to make logos like attached examples?

i really love this kind of style for logos. These are simple yet catchy. I would really like to design these logos but whenever Ii try, I fail to give effect and outlining like the attached ...
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Noisy Gradient Effect [duplicate]

What techniques are out there that allow you to create a gradient like the ones pictured above? Is this a product of a specific brush set? Or is there some type of Noise Manipulation / Gradient ...
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What is the best way to acheive this “geometric triangles” effect?

I'm currently playing around in Illustrator and I would like to know the best way to recreate this pattern from a Samsung wallpaper (or similar) so that I can colour it how I like. The main problem ...
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How can I recreate this washed out / tie dyed effect?

How could I recreate this gradient washed out effect in PS?
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How can I make complex gradient images like these in Illustrator?

How can I create these types of gradient images in Illustrator?
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Creating a curved image/photo wall/montage using the Linux commandline

This question is a crosspost from Stack Overflow because of its predominantly graphical nature and the fact that I think that a primarily graphically oriented community may [be able to] provide advice ...
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Smooth faceting of beveled/embossed text in Adobe InDesign?

I have been trying to achieve a text effect similar to this "Hobbit-Inspired" text but I keep getting this strange faceting that I can't seem to get rid of. I'm fairly new to InDesign (CS5) and am ...
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Why are some svg filters automatically converted to .png?

I was wondering why some of the SVG Filters found in Illustrator are automatically converted to .png when I export the entire file to .svg. I don't want any hidden .png files because of scalability. ...
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Is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines in Adobe Illustrator?

In Adobe Illustrator CS5, is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines? This is the effect I'm aiming to create: I have created my grid and now I want my brush to align or snap to the ...
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How to turn off effects on anchored object that are nested from textbox?

Adobe Indesign CS6. Take a look on this image: How to remove shadow under blue shape? I can't clear effects on this object:
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What is the name for the “broken line” effect seen here?

And how does one do this? An example where the lines are intersecting the letterforms:
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how do you do text effect like this CMYK offset-effect?

How do you do this in Photoshop? I am using Photoshop cc and Illustrator and I am in the process of learning. Can anyone teach me how to do that text effect shown in the picture? thanks!
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How can I reduce compression artifacts in dark areas with Photoshop?

Using Photoshop I have converted a photograph into a sketch/line drawing, I achieved this in photoshop by: Making image greyscale Duplicating image then inverting it Applying a color(colour) dodge ...
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How are patterns that look like they're moving created?

Every time I see a pattern that looks like it's moving, but really isn't, I wonder what the principles are for creating such images. I suppose this is the best place on the web to get a good answer ...
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How can I get this HDR or painted blur effect from a photo?

How can I get this HDR or painted blur effect from a photo in Photoshop, Gimp, Inkscape or some other software?
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How can I apply an oil painting effect to a photo?

I really want to do this kind of effect where it looks like a person is disintegrating away, but I have no idea what it is called:
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Photoshop water ripple refraction (from intensity map)?

I want to create a ripple effect. I have an existing smart object with a black/transparent "ripple" effect. I want to turn this into a refraction effect so that you don't see the black/transparent ...
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Novice on adding Layers: when is a project “done”?

I have been studying graphic design, illustration, color theory, etc, for the better part of 2 years now, including going on PDSTutsPlus, and it strikes me that higher level designers use multiple ...
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Drawing random lines

I would like to draw a sequence of about 100 vertical lines, with random intervals. Is this possible with gimp?
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Splitting an image into many randoms pieces

I have an image of a map of a certain region, and I want to show the map divided to about 1000 small pieces. This should be a metaphor of dividing the region to many small land-plots. I need two ...
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How do you split the text

You see I want to know how this split inbetween the text is achieved like how it slants. Also does anyone know what the font to this is? It's really cool, or does anyone have any fonts that are ...
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How can I create wood text effect in Photoshop?

How can I create a wood text effect such as this logo using Photoshop CS6?
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How to make a clear scribble effect with white color

I'm trying to create a typographic logo using Adobe Illustrator, I'm trying to make a scribble effect and I know how to do it, no problem of doing that, it's very easy. My problem is that the ...
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How can I make raster effects permanent?

I'm creating a logo where I have applied a stamp effect to the text and boundary. How can I make the stamp effect become permanent without needing to have the 'art' underneath masked by the opacity ...