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

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Photoshop: how to create buttons that look “subtly pushed”?

Any ideas how can I create "subtly pushed" buttons like the "Active filter" buttons in the following screenshot? The mockup is from here. UPDATE: Here's what I have got so far:
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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How to get GTA type Cartoon Effect In Photoshop CS5?

I'm new to Photoshop and was wondering how to achieve this sort of cartoon effect. I looked everywhere, youtube, blogs and stuff but still non were close to what I'm looking for. Look at the picture ...
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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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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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Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes?

I have to make a button with some shadows using HTML/CSS and I've been provided with a PSD file, which has a shape of the button and some effects applied to it. One of the effects is an inner shadow. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to remove/replace color on human skin and hair in Adobe Photoshop?

In Adobe Photoshop is it possible to completely remove color from a subjects skin and hair while maintaining the shadows and highlights, similar to the outcome of the image below - which I imagine was ...
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Select layer in Photoshop with layer effects

I need a way to get at the dimensions of a Photoshop layer with their layer effects. All methods I can find (such as command/control-clicking the layer thumbnail) only select the base layer and never ...
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hazy lighting effect / filter in photoshop

I would like to change the overly clean look of some rendered images i have made as they are a bit to crisp to be "real". In the couple of images bellow there is this kind of hazy light.. is there a ...
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How do I erase “writing” from an object

I have a picture that has writing over an umbrella: I would like to accurately remove the writing from the umbrella so it appears air asia was never there. What is the most accurate way of ...
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Should I read the tutorials or actually do it?

I am an intermediate graphic designer that uses Photoshop, I've created many pieces that I am very proud of and can stare at it all day long. Alright, let's get to the points. Many people that use ...
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How do I create a partially transparent overlapping “Stain Glass” effect with shapes in Photoshop?

I like the repeated shape, with color "overlap" but I do not know what to call this, or how to create something similar in Photoshop. How do I create this effect in Photoshop?
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Editing photo background

I have been given the photo below and I would like to know if there is a quick and dirty way to make the background more white. Because everything has a slightly yellow cast, using curves doesn't ...
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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 create a distiniguish line in Photoshop?

Can any body teach how to create a distinguish line running through in the middle of box? I want it to look like the line in this image: EDIT NOTE: I lightened the image levels, and cropped to one ...
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How to create a pixelate background in Photoshop CS6 to blend an image with the background

I need to blend this photo into a square shaped flyer and don't know what effect should i use on th background to make it look like the photo. This is the photo This is what i've done so far I ...
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Shadow below images [duplicate]

I have this image that I got from slidesjs.com It looks awesome when used as a frame, but I want to "elongate" it. Steps on how to accomplish this? I know it looks like a simple shadow, but the ...
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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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Remove background from a shadow effect

I have the following image: It is a shadow effect created in Photoshop. I need to have that black shadow with transparent background in order to be used with different background colors. The ...
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How would I go about creating the below white-on-white effect in Photoshop?

I can't tell if I would need to start by creating a physical paper cutout or if I could do it completely in Photoshop. I am not sure how to approach this, so any suggestions of tutorials or Youtube ...
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Text revolving around planet effect photoshop

I want an effect where in I have a globe and I want to put a text ring around the globe. Similar to the rings in a planet but in place of the ring, there would be text that gives effect of a ring. ...
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Create a gradient overlay on a photo

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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problem afetr selecting image using pen tool

Am using photoshop to make this following effect and i have tutorial in PDF of above effect And followed as given in step 2 After selecting after selecting specific part in image i need to go to ...
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'Inverting' an intensity variation

This is somewhat hard for me to explain, but what I'm looking for is a technique to correct a fixed-pattern intensity variation in an image. The pattern comes from (say) a projection system and is not ...
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Curved dashed line in Photoshop

I have made a shape and did 'Stroke Path' to paint it with the brush. I want to make the shape a dashed line so I set the Shape Dynamics and the Angle Jitter to 'Direction'. When I paint the shape, ...