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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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How to remove scratches from shiny object

I have a simple cropped picture of a cornet (my gravatar, actually). However, it is many tiny scratches that it has accumulated over the years (it's 50+ years old). Anyway, because the photo was taken ...
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Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?

I saw a video of a Morgan Freeman Finger Painting on YouTube. Could this be a real video showing how someone actually created that painting? I think it's fake. I think he started with a photo, ...
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Photoshop transform selection on a single layer

I am not a photoshop expert, but have used it quite a bit over the years. I thought what I am about to describe below was a doable task using select and transform selection So here is the ...
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Photoshop flyers or “peeling” effect

I want to try and make a photomanipulation of a woman to look like a character from an anime (Konan from Naruto shippuden). For refference, see the photo. I am quite capable of handling photoshop (on ...
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How to find/create background images?

I'm a programmer, trying to create a good looking portfolio for myself. I have very little knowledge about graphic design, so please forgive me if I'm asking too broad questions. I want to learn ways ...
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How to simulate long exposure light trails?

How can I apply long exposure lighting effects to a road (ideally using Photoshop or Illustrator)? See the image below for an example. How can this be achieved?
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What do you call this image effect and how is it achieved?

I've been trying to describe this effect on google and got no useful results. Seems like its a mix between a tint via the overlay and the offset? Here is another example, but the effect seems less ...
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Any other selection method other than freehand with Photoshop's patch tool? (CS6)

I have found that the Patch Tool is really useful for certain healing situations, but I can't stand that it is only freehand drawn. Is there a way to use a click-move-click-move-click selection method ...
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An opensource equivalent to Photoshop that has Lasso and Warp tools?

Using Photoshop, I can edit the image by using the lasso tool and warp tool, but Photoshop is not open source, I need an open source software to edit the image by using the same tools. I tried GIMP ...
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Is there a way for Lightroom to export without changing the ppi?

Currently I am creating .psd images "to scale" by changing the ppi so that 1mm = 1mm. This way I can drop the image in InDesign and it will print at the actual size. I cannot however find a way for ...
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Merging two images and highlighting different regions

I have 2 images, one taken with flash on(A) and other with no flash(B). Both images highlight different parts of the view. How can I add details from both images to create a new rich in detail image? ...
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Why does my line drawing look so sad

I'm trying to create a line drawing of my friend Steve, I was Steve's best man at the wedding where the photo was taken. I like the shot because the smile it subtle but definitely there. I've been ...
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How can I determine which drawing tablet is right for me?

I do some caricature, cartoons and illustrations, as hobby. I believe that I am okay'ish with pen and paper, but recently decided to go digital. Given my budget, and a quick assessment of needs and ...
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Recreating bloated/blurred text in Tate Modern logo in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate the effect demonstrated on the logo for the Tate galleries in the UK with Photoshop. Here are some of the logo variants: Using quick masking I can emulate the gradient ...
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What is the easiest way to remove background from an image using Photoshop? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to remove background from below image? If you can show it with screenshots it would be great.
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How can I remove background from an image of a transparent object?

I am having hard time removing background from this image. I tried using Magic Eraser and also Background eraser tool. Both of these do not work perfectly. The reason could be the fact that lower ...
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Technique to Extend the Pattern in an Image

I have read about techniques such as "Spot Healing", "Content Aware Fill-In" and "Reconstruct" that are able to regenerate parts of an image based on the patterns in the rest of the image. How could ...
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Highlighting Section of an Image for Presentation

I'm trying to create a presentation that requires me highlighting sections in each photo. I mean having the rest of the image in a kind of transparent form but the section of interest should be very ...
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How to turn a photograph into a line drawing or sketch

How can I edit a photo so it ends up looking likje a sketch? Example:
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How to fill color in this bottle using Photoshop?

I want to fill "ink" (color) into this empty ink bottle using Photoshop? Please let me know the steps. Thanks!
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Photoshop: Batch Fit Image x Bicublic Sharper?

1) By File -> Automate -> Fit Image..., we can fit images of any size or orientation into a particular frame size. But we cannot specify the resample method, like Bicublic Sharper. In fact we ...
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Photoshop blurring peaks (it's hard to describe in text)

I want to know how to blur something in peaks, here's a picture to help describe it: Segment C is blurred the most then B then A to create an effect like the one on the right but with blur. I was ...
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What should I do when scanning hand drawn images?

My friend is an illustrator and has lot of sketches that she wants to digitize to put online. She is also working on a children's book. How should she scan the images and what are some beginner steps ...
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GIMP: How to crop a layer?

I have a screenshot where I want only a part of the pasted image, and I want to turn the white that's in it transparent. First I need to crop the pasted image. I have selected the layer and a ...
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How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop?

I'm trying to get an image to look similar to this photo: I'd guess they took a picture of the monitor with a regular camera. But I'm more interested to know what effects / filters they used to get ...
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How do I save this as single image in Photoshop? [duplicate]

When I do "Save to web and devices..." it shows me below screen. When I try to save this, it saves it as seperate part images. I want to this as single image. How do I do that? Please let me know.
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Photoshop: Switch visibility between two layers

For example, i got two adjustment layers (A and B). At last, i will only use one of them. While considering which one is better, i can compare them by turning A visible and B invisible, then A ...
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When shrinking images, does it matter what percentage I use?

I frequently shrink down large images for online photo galleries. What I want to know is, when I tell photoshop, et al, to shrink my image to a certain size/percentage, will it retain better quality ...
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How to convert the ordinary image into effective image in photoshop

I want to convert the images by the following Images Conversion Method. How do i convert in photoshop cs6 Response Me.. From To
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Can adjusting color (or grayscale) properties of an image affect its visibility in daylight?

I'm trying to find ways to make images more visible under daylight (i.e., when daylight reflects off the image screen/print). For my project, I want to display digital images on an electronic display ...
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How to create a vertically asymmetrical grid in Photoshop

I'm working on a site. The width will be fixed, but the length will vary. What would be the best way to create a grid like the following in Photoshop?:
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What is this effect called and How Do I create this?

The part where the human is shown. I have the original image in color and want to convert it into the red effect. What is the effect called and what technique is used.
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How to fix extra exposure in a part of a photo?

How can we fix this extra exposure at the bottom of the vase in the attached picture
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How to make a picture look like it's torn off?

How do I cut off the boundary of a picture all zig zag like it is in this picture Or in this one I have Paint.NET, a free image editing software. How can I do this in Paint.NET?
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Better ways of vectorizing photos than Illustrator's Trace?

Are there any better ways of vectorizing photos than Illustrator's Trace? I don't have one of them Wacom boards so I can't really do this by hand.
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When saving an image as a PNG or JPEG, does photoshop/GIMP only save the top layers or all the data?

I need to send a file to someone but it has sensitive information on it that I would not like to share. I was going to just scan the document and edit out the sensitive information with a layer ...
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Low res vertical photos using Photoshop CS5

I´m using .raw files in CS5 and saving them to .jpg and they are all unedited... The portrait photos are all being compressed and have low res while the landscape ones are fine, why is that? I have ...
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Add borders to side of image

I have a square image that I am looking to turn into a landscape sized image by adding solid black borders to the left and right of the image (optionally with a fade to white type gradient). I know ...
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Frosted glass effect/texture/filter/pattern in Adobe Fireworks?

Is there a way to do this with Adobe Fireworks? I know its possible using Photoshop with this tutorial.
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How to a make a cloud from an outline and blend it into a photo of a skyline

I'm trying to take an outline and blend it in as a cloud in a photo I took. I've tried rendering clouds within the black outline and then mushing it around with the Liquify filter (not pictured), but ...
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Tools to convert from 16-bit RGB to 24-bit RGB and vice versa

Are there any image editing or research tools, commercial or otherwise which will allow me to: map colors (images) from 16-bit RGB (565) space to 24-bit RGB (888) space or vice versa save files in ...
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Face illusion in ads

http://doityourself.edublogs.org/files/2008/10/club-med-illusion-ad.jpg I'm trying to achieve the same effect, but I can't even get close to what I need. What I basically need is to merge face/body ...
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How can I get “Drawing Like” effect?

What effect is used in this image? Bigger photo.
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bmp alpha channel issues

SlavaSoft Paint Express is an image editor that I try to use for re-shaping one of my Android app's assets. It takes in a .png file, auto-convertit to .bmp (it can't work with PNG format), I do the ...
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Scratched/Etched onto wood look

What would be the best way to create an effect of "keying" someones name into a piece of wood in photoshop? I've used a hard 2px brush with a tan color and it looks good. Just not believeable. What do ...
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2D to 3D image effect

Does anyone know of a way to give images a 3D effect, using any Adobe software or other software. I saw this but it doesn't show how it's done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuoljANz4EA
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How can I fix the edges of foreground objects pasted onto a new background?

How can I cut out a foreground object, e.g. a person, from one picture and superimpose it onto a new background without making the edges look bad? The problem I've come across is that if I have for ...
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Should I remove or add pixels and then scale up?

I would like to make this image to have 4:3 ratio, so it then later can be scaled up so it completely fits a 400mm x 300mm paper when printed. It can not be cropped any more, so the size is ...
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Photoshop: how to achieve this effect (photo looks like illustration)

How to achieve in Photoshop 5.5 an effect like this (without buying any expensive addons): I think that some filters were applied here on original photos. By the way, very long time ago I saw a ...