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 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 can I use multiple overlay effects simultaneously in Photoshop?

There are 3 overlay effects available in Photoshop as layer styles: Color, Gradient and Pattern. The problem: these effects come in a strictly fixed order! Is it possible to make a translucent ...
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How to create a decreasing stippling or halftone effect? [duplicate]

For lack of a better name, I'm trying to create a decreasing stippling effect like this: My first inclination was that this could be created in Photoshop with some sort of filter effect. I was ...
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Triangular Pixelation Technique in Photoshop

I want to be able to create the triangular pixelation effect depicted in the following image. I've been successful with the technique detailed here--and it's nice--but It is not quite the effect I ...
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Invert Colors of an and get a specific color scheme

If you invert the colors of a photo you make them the colours of their exact opposite and it usually creates this really nice effect. For example, in this tutorial, an image with browns and greens ...
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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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“Transparency Shapes Layer” checkbox in Blending Options

I am creating a photo filter program and trying to do some actions in Photoshop CS5 in order to repeat them in code. One action I stuck with is Vignette effect. This is typically gradient fill layer ...
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Creating a drop shadow on one side of a shape

I am trying to recreate this effect (see photo) from the HipMunk Android app and I am having some issues as the shadow is coming out other sides on the shape. I just want the shadow out of the right ...
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How to create a concrete surface texture to use as background

I am trying to achieve this noisy background behind the cards. How can I recreate this effect?
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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 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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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 to Create a Torn Page Effect in Photoshop?

I saw an image as the 404 error in CSS Tricks, and I wondered how to create such an effect in Photoshop.
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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 effect to creat a distiniguish line?

Can any body teach how to create a distinguish line running through in the middle of box. Looking exactly like in the given image.it would be more helpful if would show me step by step images ...
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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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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 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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How can I create a 'double shadow' effect?

I'm a newbie. I want to ask how to create a double shadow like this: I don't know how it's called!
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Lock layer effects

How do I 'lock' layer effects? In that, when I rotate the layer, the fx rotates with it. Currently, when I rotate a layer, the fx I have applied (a gradient) doesn't rotate with the layer, resulting ...
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color change in photoshop after transfer to new document

I have 3 images which are of the same size and color (gray) and PPI and I want to put them in a new image together vertically. so I simply cut and drag each image to the new Photoshop document. it ...
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How to reproduce a “stamped type” effect in Photoshop?

I'm working on an illustration and want to have an effect such that the type looks imprinted into a textured leather background, as if it had been stamped in place. Examples: In the real world, ...
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How to imitate watercolor-esc imperfections and tranparencies in Photoshop

How can you create watercolor-esc transparencies, varying levels of depth of color and also creating imperfections, like these two images bellow? (both by Elisa Webler) I've tried taking a vector ...
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Common darkened inner glow effect on solid colour in Photoshop and Illustrator

This SHOULD be really simple, but I can't seem to achieve it effectively with Inner Glow. The effect is so commonly used; nearly every logo here features the effect of a subtle gradient effecting a ...
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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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photoshop paper roll/curl/folded effect

I want create an animation, and for this I need to create some pictures. My example consist in a envelope opened. But I need to execute this steps: Original picture. Paper tearing(rip) effect - ...
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Inline Text in Photoshop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a solid line of uniform thickness inside of a letterform in Illustrator? I have been messing around in Photoshop trying to re-create this effect! I ...
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Copy the result of an effect on one layer to a new layer

I have a rectangular shape that has a colour overlay and drop shadow in a layer. Now, I want to create a new layer containing only a rasterized version of the effect from the current layer. To put ...
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Photoshop inside empty effect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Name and possibly a tutorial for this inset rounded rectangle technique I'm looking for some special effect to accomplish in Photoshop for both text and a rectangle. ...
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Photoshop: Writing on glass effect

I'm not a photoshop expert, but want to create a design to show text and drawing written on glass effect. End result should look like it is written/drawn manually (which I can manually) with black ...
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In Photoshop how do I create a heat wave/shimmer/etc effect?

As the title says, what is the best way in Photoshop to create a heat wave/shimmer/etc effect? Ideally I would like it be sequenced somehow, so I can output this to a series of frames - but if not, so ...
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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 create a “zig zagged, jagged” effect with Photoshop?

I'd like to create the effect of a zig-zagged line at the bottom (or top, or any edge) of a rectangle. I also want to use this image on a web page, thus I think I should do it such that I can repeat ...
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How to Apply lighting effect for the shape in photoshop

i want to apply lighting effects for that shape.but before applying it. It is asking to rasterize the layer....can't we apply the effects directly to shape?
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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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How to achieve this torn paper effect?

Want this for an invoice. Is it a brush or custom shape?
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How to fade a line out in photoshop

I have 1 RGB layer; the background. Its background is white. There is a solid line on this image. I wish to fade its left end out to white. How can I do this please?
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Name and possibly a tutorial for this inset rounded rectangle technique

I am speaking about the drop-in effect around the round edges. I like the fact that the actual theme seems to be a bit further back and the border is closer to the viewer. I can gather that a ...
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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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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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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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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 this sponging / splatter effect similar to this image in photoshop?

I'm trying to duplicate the sponging type effect of the background gold part of the following image: Does anyone know of a tool I can use within Photoshop, or how else I could do this?
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Where is layer mode like “Color Dodge.” in Photoshop CS 2?

I am new to Photoshop. I have searched a lot but didn't find any option like Color Dodge. So will you please help me for that? I want to make the Photo as Pencil Sketch: And for that I want that ...
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Text transparent with shadow in Photoshop

Example: In the example image is House Gothic Font 3D Shadow and House Gothic font 3d Normal. How can I make it in Photoshop? the same effect like in the example with the font on the top ...
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Layer mask not taking in gradient outlay

I have created a layer where I have drawn a straight line of thickness 2px, I need to apply a gradient overlay of a certain pattern but when i do it, the layer mask is not taking it and I see no ...
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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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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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How to apply a gradient to an Outer glow (example attached)

I want to achieve this sort of an effect on my own. As you can see, there's sort of a non uniform glow (in terms of color) to the text. Simply using the gradient option in the Outer Glow blending ...