Questions regarding illusions or visual tricks in the design process, whether it be from software (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP) or through technique.

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How do I create this type of shadow effect on the letters in Illustrator?

Can someone help provide a tutorial or instructions on how to get this effect? Thanks!!
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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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Recolor an element after applying an effect in Illustrator

I want to change the colors (kind of recolor) of an element A on which I apply an effect E(x), such that the new colors will be based on the colors of the element after the effect B=E(A). Does anyone ...
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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 [on hold]

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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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 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 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 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 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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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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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm bit of a newbie in Adobe Illustrator and have been learning the application by trying to follow some tutorials and recreating some cool stuff I come across on the web. That being said, I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turn image into geometric array of colours

Is there a tool like Poly (iPad app) available for Android or Windows systems? I'd like to turn images into polygones/triangles like shown on the app site.
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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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How to create a realistic sun lens flare using photoshop?

Using Photoshop, i'd like to create a realistic sun lens flare, like the one shown on this picture : What I have already tried : draw a white circle, then apply radial blur effect multiple times, ...
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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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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 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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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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How to re-create this iOS7 blur effect

Tried a lot but I just can't quite get it, how do I achieve a translucent tab bar like this:
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Why empty adjustment layer with blend mode multiply darken images?

I know blend mode "Multiply" means multiplying the colour (0 to 255) of its layer, with the visible underneath (0 to 255), then divided by 255, forms the resulting colour (0 to 255). As a visual ...
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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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How to create a grain / noise effect in Adobe Illustrator

I want to create a noise effect using Adobe Illustrator. Inside the hexagonal shape there is some kind of texture effect, I don't know what the name of this effect is: How can I create such an ...
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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 ...