Questions about Photoshop effects such as artistic filters, color manipulation and distortions.

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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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Is it possible to have a grungy outer glow layer style?

Sometimes I want to put a grungy highlight around some text, to make better contrast with the background, or just for effect: This is done by hand with a rough brush, but I'd rather accomplish it ...
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Why does Color Dodge produce different results when applied to a group of layers, compared to when applied directly to the layers themselves?

In Photoshop, I can't figure out as to why this happens. I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with the color set to white and grey on a new layer. I duplicated the layer and then I put ...
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Photoshop: How would you illustrate a video signal?

I'm working on an infographic that depicts a satellite "beaming" down a video signal to a receiver on planet Earth. How exactly would one design this video signal? I don't want the viewer to think ...
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Rounded rectangle with 3D effect

I'm trying to make a sort of rounded rectangle card with a slight 3D effect. Below is a basically what I have now. I make 3 rounded rectangles, and skew the "shadow" layers towards the bottom right. ...
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replace artwork while retaining(extract) the reflection, specular highlights and texture of a metal surface

[Through comments, it has been discovered that a blue button/pin is desired which retains highlights. The shadow across the center of the orange button in the photograph is the reflection of a person -...
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How can I replace a color in an image?

I want to replace the blue part of the image with red. I've tried this using a combination of the Magic Wand tool and the Paint Bucket but that doesn't work well. Can somebody please help me out?
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How can I make this bevel and emboss effect look deeper

I am trying to design an image which looks like this: But I ended up with the following image: (edited image) I tried adding layer styles as in the below image (Edited image). How can I make ...
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How to create an editable pixellated stroke

How can I make a stroke look pixellated like this in Photoshop CS6? I'm talking about the sign's border specifically (not the text). Ideally I don't want to have to manually draw the pixels, so it'...
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Passport effect on Photoshop

The French passport background (and maybe other country one's) is a map with a very subtle red-grey centered linear color gradient. It's also crossed by many wave-formed lines. I'm looking for tips ...
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Placing a PSD file in AI CS3 renders unsatisfactory effect results

I'm laying out a composition in AI CS3, using a placed PSD file, and I'm getting not satisfactory results per the effects overlay quality. I hope you'll be able to help me out. Image 1: This is the ...
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Photoshop CC 2015 - Make anything behind a shape blurred [duplicate]

I have a rectangle shape, nothing added or changed. It needs to be a bit transparent but what I want is that anything that is behind the shape becomes blurred. This means that wehereever I move the ...
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What do you call this distorted text effect and how can I reproduce it?

I came acorss this picture online, but i'm not sure how to achieve it, its not overlay right? I think.
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Change black clothes into white

I have a photo of a man wearing a black shirt. I'd like to change the shirt to become white. I have tried using a Color Overlay but it looks "Photoshopped". Any alternative methods will be ...
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How to feather vector mask?

The headline is actual question:) I want to add vector mask to the layer, but I want to soften it's edges because it looks a bit unnatural compared to the rest of the photo, thanks
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How is this visual effect called, how to do it in photoshop?

How is it called when the carvings on a wooden or metallic surface are filled with ink while the relief is left uncover or painted resembling a shiny material. Beside, is there a common technique to ...
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How to form semi-circular text in gimp or photoshop?

I am not trying to wrap text around a semi-circle but form a semi-circle with text. Basically the font will gradually increase from left to middle and then decrease from middle to right. Can ...
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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 isolate layer effects into their own layer

I've put some nice effects on a layer in Photoshop, and the effect is repeated across several layers. Now, I have to cut it up for the web, and I want to be efficient with how I display the effect. ...
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How to re-create letters using pieces of photographies

I wanted to make something like the AwolNation Megalithic Symphony's album cover with the cliffs made into letters. So far I've gotten no where mainly because when I try and use the pen tool and ...
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How can I improve a poor quality scan/photo of an ink signature on paper?

I am trying to "transfer" my signature from paper to the computer. Here is the procedure I followed, yes you may laugh, I know it. My question is, is it possible instead of the hard lines I got to ...
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How do I produce the ideal drop shadow in Photoshop (like this one)?

We all know the default Photoshop drop shadow: I know that ideal is subjective, but I have a hard time producing anything that doesn't seem nearly as crude as this does. A drop shadow that is more ...
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How to export an image from Photoshop with the multiply effect?

I have a design in Photoshop with two images with the multiply effect. This effect is not possible in all browsers with Javascript/CSS3, so I decided to export the images with the effect from ...
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How to make an eye glare effect in Photoshop

How would I go about recreating this effect in Photoshop? The picture itself reminds me of actual pictures I have seen from photobooths, and the glare of his eyes seems realistic: it's brightest when ...
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Small JPEG image (just 21.8 KB) without lack of quality — why is that?

This image size is just 21.8 KB without lack of quality. Why is that? How is it done?
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Reversing the colors in an image

Being quite honest, I couldn't think of a better way to phrase a title for this, so I apologize for that.. Anyway, this is what I need. I have this image Basically, I need to make the black = ...
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What is this font effect called?

The title says it all. What is the effect used in this image and how are there any good tutorials to do it in Photoshop?
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Photoshop effect of an element that's jumping out leaving streak behind

I'm fairly new to Ps and I'd like to create an effect whereby a window looks as though it's jumping out of something, leaving behind a trail or streak with blur, so that it looks in motion. I've been ...
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What filter settings to play with to achieve for tinted vintage matte feel photos

My desired effect is I have some normal plain photos that I want to convert to achieve a similar tone / feel. I am fairly new to Photoshop and I know I have to play with the saturation(?) to get ...
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Create a gradient overlay on a photo [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a similar effect to this photo. With a blue and red overlay, but i cant seem to get more or less the same effect. i've tried to make a photo black and white and then apply the ...
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Simulate painting black furniture - photoshop

I have a black turtle tank (black wood) and I want to simulate what it would look like if we painted the wood a different color. Original photo below My attempt at doing it below Any tips on how ...
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What is the method to “clear effects” in Photoshop?

Once I have made a shape and added particular layer effects, these effects automatically apply to any shapes (or even shapes from paths) that I draw immediately afterwards. Is there a setting where I ...
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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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Photoshop effect shape tweening

Which is the faster way to replicate this effect in Photoshop with those light green squares having a shape tween to little dot?
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Photoshop CC Generate Ignores “Layer Mask Hide Effects” option

I have made a simple tab UI with 3 possible buttons, left, center and right. The first thing I wanted to do was to simply make one big tab (which includes the left and right and center parts in itself)...
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Remove an effect from all objects in Illustrator

I work with very large documents with over 50 art boards. Towards the end of my illustration process I typically add a raster effect to everything in my Illustrator document. Sometimes I run into a ...
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How to create a bubble wrapper effect for text

Please take a look at this image. It's the logo of the charity Childline. Source How can I achieve this bubble wrapper effect around text in photoshop?
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What photoshop filter is this?

I applied a simple photoshop filter to a drawing I made a while ago. Now I need to apply the same filter to a different drawing, but I can't remember which filter it was. I've tried every filter, and ...
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How to achieve this torn paper effect?

Want this for an invoice. Is it a brush or custom shape?
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Why does adding bevel to a graph object in Illustrator take longer to render than a shape in Photoshop?

It's very quick (a few seconds) to add bevel to a shape in Photoshop but when I do the same for a graph object in Illustrator the Mac I'm working on takes an age to render the artwork. Why does this ...
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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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Resize image over “orbit” with Photoshop

I'm using photoshop CC 2015 and I'd like to "resize" a music score line around an object in an orbit fashion (perhaps not completely horizontal, diagonal would be better), I'll give you an idea of ...
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How can I fix jagged curved with Photoshop's Gradient Overlay?

I am trying to create an image and added a Gradient Overlay style as seen below. I ended up with the following image (A part of image). Looking at the area circled in black, you can see a jagged ...
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How can I make a double stroke in Photoshop?

I have a group of merged shapes. How can I make a double stroke in Photoshop? I'm using Photoshop CC
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How to create this grunge texture effect

I am making a logo in photoshop and want to add this old spotted vintage type of filter. Can anyone let me know how? Specifically the light dots on the black: I'm using photoshop CS4
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Change color of image to specific color

I have a background that looks like this: I want to change the color of the image to be as close to #66a6ff as possible. I've tried setting image's blend mode to Overlay and setting the opacity ...
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How can I create a coffee cream effect with Photoshop?

Today I would like to create a coffee cup with the cream floral on it as a text by using Photoshop. It looks like you order a cup of hot cappuccino and the bartender will draw a flower with cream on ...
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How to apply border on the right and bottom only?

I use 'Round Rectangle Tool' to create a rounded rectangle shape. I want to apply dark gray border on the right and bottom of a rectangle shape (layer). What is the solution to do this? I have tried ...
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Alignment and Gradients

I am pretty new to Photoshop and am trying to do 2 things. I'm pretty sure this is the right site for this question. How do I horizontally and vertically center a Layer, or Text or an Image on the ...
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How to smoothly cut a non-vector image out from its background

The picture below shows the initial image, and the desired effect (sorta), First I used the magic wand to remove the background around the bell. Then I did CTRL+I and inverted the colors. This was ...