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

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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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Achieve this effect: Glowing outline of a photograph

There's an image effect I want to recreate. Heres the image (SLIGHTLY NSFW): Image I can roughly recreate the effect, but I don't like it as much. My steps are: The Original Step 1: Duplicate, ...
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Illustrator pen auto-correction on Photoshop

Illustator has a nice effect on it pencil tool : curve auto-correction. When you draw line, it automatically correct your hand, making it more neat and round. Sadly, I don't see this option on the ...
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How should I get brushes for photoshop that replicate smears of beauty cream? (ageing creme, etc for product shots) [closed]

Can anyone help me with this? How should I get brushes for photoshop that replicate smears of beauty cream? (ageing creme, etc for product shots)
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Hiding Pixelation using Photo effects: “LOMO”

I have an Image in size 20"*30". I wanted to get it printed on canvas but it is pixelated, I got some ideas that applying "LOMO" effects or Grains on the image can help avoid pixelation and image can ...
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Gradient tool on smart object

I am trying to create a star, with a gradient color effect. When I try to use the gradient color tool I get the message Could not use the gradient tool because the content of the layer is not ...
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How would I perform SnapSeed's “ambience” filter using Photoshop?

SnapSeed is a great little iOS photo editing app. Along with brightness and contrast, it has the ability to alter "ambiance" which does a great job of lightening up shadows while still keeping a nice ...
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Creating a blow out effect to embed an image into another

I am trying to create a logo that incorporates the work of two other projects we have images from. Basically, we take the image from the oldest project and want to create a blow out effect in the ...
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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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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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How to get this text effect? What are the blending settings? Any tutorial?

Any idea how to achieve this exact text effect? Does this kind of text effect have a name? I know the moonlight text effect and since I'm new to Photoshop, I do not understand what blending effect ...
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Showing a collage of movie posters [closed]

I need to show a group of a dozen or so movie posters in an interesting way in one graphic using Photoshop CS5. I've rotated them and added drop shadows/borders to all. How do I add a cloud ...
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How can I create a large-size water cuastics texture for animation?

I'm really having a hard time trying to find SOMETHING on how to create a fairly decent water caustics effect for an animation. The only thing I've found is a program that generates textures for me ...
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How to create embossed text in Photoshop?

I am wanting to create text that looks like the following image:
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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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Photoshop Smart Filters

I was looking at some freebies from Orman Clark and i've figured out that he uses Smart Filters to Add Noise to Layers, instead of rasterizing them. Example of what Orman uses: Now I have two ...
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On Photoshop, how do I export without the effects?

I have a low poly portrait that I want to export to a JPEG or PNG. The polygons have strokes around them as an effect. In Photoshop I can hide the effects, however when I export it as a JPEG the ...
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Marquee tool in Photoshop

I am using Photoshop CC and trying to use the oval marquee tool to feather the outside edges of the photo. But every time I make an oval selection over the subject, it blacks out the selection and ...
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How do I turn gray and white pixels on black lineart into a transparent gradiant?

I'm hoping my question is a simple one, as I'm strapped for time. To put it simply, the lineart looks great from afar, and I plan on adding color to it in a layer under. But unfortunately, due to a ...
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Clipped layer area dont get uniform shadow in Photoshop

See the problem below, Blue layer is clipped with the grey background but as soon the blue shape layer starts "Shadow Intensity is low" Here is a closeup of the problem Okay here is the Layer ...
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Photoshop Shine Effect

I work with Photoshop and there's one effect I've seen that I can't manage to copy. The effect I'm looking for is the shiny effect in the next image: I looked online for shine effects but they ...
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Create A Depression in an object

I want to create this effect (the second one) using the first one as a source, ultimately to create the last one. I'm trying to learn some stuff, following a tutorial but the guy is using a tool ...
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Photoshop filter duplication

Im new to the Graphic Design Stack Exchange but I am trying to duplicate the filter used in this picture in photoshop. I was close using Pixelate < Pointalize but it still doesnt work.
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How to achieve this kind of look?

I want to achieve "HATTERAS VILLAGE" logo's like look in my "High Maintenance" logo. Especially the colors of fishes and those water splashes. How can i do this in Photoshop effectively? I've ...
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Is there a Photoshop (CS5) plugin that will make color swatches global? [duplicate]

I am trying to find a way to make global color changes in a single place. I found another question that describes this well... Is it possible to have global color swatches or color styles in ...
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Having trouble getting this Google Chrome Extension icon right

This is how my icon is looking now. I want to remove that "alpha" or something, that grey square. I want it full like Chrome suggested me to do this: Upload an icon image that represents ...
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Creating a website background inspired by spatula stuhhi

I'm working on a website for a friend of mine. It's a very minimalistic webdesign and right now I'm using a dark grey-ish background. However if found pictures like this: ...
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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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Clipping a photo to a rounded gradient background

I have a photo I removed the background from, leaving only the human models - 3 people sitting in front of a computer. I need the new background to be gradient filled and the left bottom corner of the ...
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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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How to change border color of this image in Photoshop?

I have a button image in a PSD file. The image is in single layer. I want to change the color of the border to a bright green color. How do I do that in Photoshop? Thanks!
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Photo Manipulation and texture… like instagram

Does anyone have any recommendations, links, or tutorials on how to create a similar effect to this using a normal photo? More: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Nike-60-Surfcali/1242523 My goal is ...
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How do I create these light, glow and “smoke” effects in Photoshop?

I was browsing Dribbble when I noticed a few shots using an effect which appears to look like a magical beam of light, or a "magical smoke" and I could not find out how to create such an effect. If ...
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How to make layer effects following transformations

I'm creating a shape with a simple radial glow effect. Now I want to add some perspective, with Cmd-T, then right clic and "perspective". When I'm done, all layer effects are recalculated and my ...
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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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How do I get this dark border effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make an inner shadow around a page in Photoshop CS2? How do I get this effect where the edge is darkened?
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How can I mimic this pixelated screen and slightly blurred effect in photoshop?

The top image looks great with header text in the center but with my two tries the text gets jumbled into the background so I tried lightening it so the text would pop more. This is being use for a ...
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How to find out true dimesion, dpi of picture inside a powerpoint slide without it original JPEG file?

I have a big problem here is how to find out the true quality of picture inside a powerpoint slide and I dont have it original image in JPEG form. Please help me to solve this problem because my ...
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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 ...
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Is there a more configurable alternative to Photoshop's Extrude filter?

I really like the Extrude filter (Filter > Stylize > Extrude), but it isn't very configurable so it tends to give similar results each time. So I'm looking for an alternative method or plugin that ...
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how to create realistic powder/flour text effect

How to create a realistic flour text effect in Photoshop? (image below). There's a nice Photoshop action by Nuwan Panditha to that but I want to learn how to build it and what's the method of ...
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How do I make this punched-out text style in Photoshop?

Can someone tell me how to do this stencil style? I've tried searching for "stencil text style" and others but it only shows stencil fonts. I think this is not a font but is made with photoshop. ...
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Can you stack clipping masks?

I'm trying to follow this tutorial: http://www.psdvault.com/photo-effect/create-dramatic-meteor-and-burning-city-effect-in-photoshop/ In the first part where it says to: "Add the following image ...
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Morph tweening in Photoshop

How can I create a static image that conveys morphing from one side to another? E.g., in the following image composited of three shots of the same woman in different positions I want something like a ...
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Help in creating woodcut-style illustrations [duplicate]

I would like to know how to make this pictures in Illustrator or Photoshop!!
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how to create folded brochure like in photoshop

am trying to create a brochure in Photoshop. But how do you get such a folded effect i.e. when I want to show the brochure to someone else as a preview, I want to make it look as if it's folded (like ...
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How to design a t shirt in photoshop [duplicate]

I am using photoshop to design a t shirt.. As for the photo to look like reality I have taken a picture of a t shirt which has wrinkles. Now when I keep my Image(design) on the tshirt, it is looking ...
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Shadows pass in photoshop

Setup: Background image 3D layer with an extruded text object and a plane - two separate 3D objects but in the same 3D layer. The extruded text object casts a shadow on the plane. I want to render ...
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Geometric filter effect over an image [duplicate]

First time I've seen this effect but I've been asked to recreate it. Any ideas? I believe the original image that's been manipulated is simply business people walking through a modern building. ...
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How to make such 3D border portfolio screen effect? [duplicate]

How to make such 3D border portfolio screen effect in Photoshop / Illustrator? It should take the color pixels of the border and stretch them to make a 3D effect.