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You can do a lot of things with vector graphics, eventually however the vector graphics need to be rendered to pixels, rasters etc. This rendering process gets slower the more data you have. In fact 3D graphics is also a vector graphic data. 3d renders show the limitations of your rendering speed as many renders to print size take hours to do. Image 1: 3D ...


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Photoshop is for creating raster-based imagery and editing photos. For photo editing, it's typically the product you use from start to finish. For nearly everything else--including all the uses you mention in your question (posters, CVs, video editing, business cards) as well as many others (web design, book covers, album covers, ads, magazines, ...


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In Illustrator, you can use a Mesh Envelope distort to non-destructively warp text like this: Select your text object, then use Object > Envelope Distort > Make With Mesh... and add however many rows and columns you need to get the desired effect. I used 16 rows and 1 column in my example.


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Here is an overview on how I would do it with Inkscape, which should be easily translatable to Illustrator (if not, Inkscape is free). I won’t go into the details, as it is not your desired program. Create something like this: The rectangles on the left are squares with a border length corresponding to the border length of your cube. Group the top ...


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The PPI doesn't really matter if you use pixels as units; 1000x1000 pixels at 300 or 72ppi will still be 1000x1000 pixels. But when you change the units to inches, then you'll notice one is smaller than the other; there will be be more pixels per inch as the name says. As you mentioned, PPI is more for printing, but it can also now be used as a reference for ...


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Another option is to drop the saturation to 0 using Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.... Next fiddle with the levels until you're satisfied ( Image > Adjustments > Levels... ). Some elaboration from Joonas' comment: First move the gray arrow as far to the left as you can without washing out all the blacks (It will do most of the work). Then move the ...


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While vector images have many advantages, they also have shortcomings. Vector data is, in general, better suited for items which have hard edges. Vector graphics do not excel at creating soft edges areas or shapes which blend into other soft-edged shapes. Yes, you can use raster effects in many graphics applications to blur or "undefine" the edges of ...


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Applying a gradient map as a clipping mask should achieve something like the effect you're after. This quick gradient map: Produced this:


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Copy layer Set blend mode of copy to Multiply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set this to 1 pixel. Duplicate blur/multiply layer 3 or 4 more times. Choose Merge Visible from the Layer Panels menu Filter > Other > Maximum - set this to 1 pixel. Image > Adjustments > Levels to tweak things a bit more.... You will probably need to ...


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It is fairly simple. Here are some key points: STEP 1 - I first drew a random 1px line with the pentool. STEP 2 - I used mask and brush tool + soft round brush to fade parts of it slightly. STEP 3 - Then I drew bunch of dots in every corner. They vary in size. STEP 4 - Then I made a brush out of it. STEP 5 - Adjusted the brush settings ...


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After some fiddling around here's way that might be quicker than copying/pasting/moving. Create your popup. On a separate layer or file, create a black square that is the same size as the popup. Select it and define a new brush (Edit > Define Brush Preset). You can then discard the black square. Make your canvas fit the final size of the artwork you wish ...


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Why use an inferior product when you already have MS Paint installed? In Paint, use the Select tool and select the area you wish to "drag" around. Hold Shift and hold down the left mouse button as you drag the selection around, producing the desired effect.


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I would not continue trying to learn how to slice up a PSD for HTML. This practice is outdated and you're only going to be hurting yourself down the road. In regards to "current standards" people usually code in an IDE. One thing you have to understand with slicing is if you have a responsive website you're going to spend a ton of time trying to cut a ...


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Choose magic wand tool set options to: 1, levels Tolerance Anti-alias on Click on background white Holding shift down click inside handle, to add to the existing selection. Invert selection shift+ctrl+I Make a new adjustment layer Solid color, white Apply a layer style of stroke Done. Your values may be different as scale might change things. ...


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This is a very, very broad question and should probably be closed as too broad (I voted so). There are a ton of things Illustrator does which Photoshop does not. Just as there are a ton of things Photoshop does which Illustrator does not. In addition, there may be common areas where Illustrator is much better than Photoshop even though features are ...


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Photoshop is a tool just like any. It's not necessarily right or wrong - it just is. There might be better tools or worse tools. You need to ask: Can I achieve the necessary result using Photoshop? Will the file be in the correct format and below size restrictions for any other parties involved? If No to either one, then it's an inappropriate tool. ...


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in Photoshop you can do it with reversal methods copy the desire part of the image and click [CTLR + C] and in the any other file click [CTRL + SHIFT + V] or select the part of your image and drag it to the new file while holding [CTRL + SHIFT + ALT] it will past the selected area in the same place or after copy your part of the image .. past it by Edit > ...


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Because some things almost cannot be vectorised. So, in the world of sound almost the same question can be asked: "Why we are still using wave files when MIDI has so many advantages". Yes, MIDI files can be stretched or transposed in any ratio, and file size is hundreds of times smaller. And also, they can be exported in any quality using different samples. ...


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Diamonds are fragmented as prisms. If you want it to appear more 3D you need to find a way to make it appear fragmented. This could be with lines such as: Or through gradients and shading like this: Yours looks flat because it is. The entire front is just one piece. You need to add lines and/or shading to create depth to it showing where different ...


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This is called chromatic aberration. Here's an example from Wikimedia: The Oculus Developer Guide (PDF) provides a nice explanation: Chromatic aberration is a visual artifact seen when viewing images through lenses. The phenomenon causes colored fringes to be visible around objects, and is increasingly more apparent as our view shifts away from the ...


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Photographs and pixel-based art can have a real-world fidelity that vector artwork can not easily achieve. In real life, things are not really mathematically precise and clean. One can get greater photo-realism per file-size bit with pixels than with a vector shape. That's not to say you can't achieve near photo-realism with vectors - rather that you'll ...


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The only times I feel Photoshop is the "wrong" or "inappropriate" tool are when: Text sizes are 8pts or smaller (hinting can get lost with smaller type sizes) Multiple pages are needed (booklets, manuals, etc.) Multiple iterations of the layout are needed (business cards, advertising, etc.) Spot colors (yes it can be done in Photoshop but it takes a great ...


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You have the Blue (B) modifier activated. Switch it back to Hue (H) for the familiar default. The purpose of these is to allow you to modify the individual components and (H, S, B, R, G, B, L a, or b) and provide visualization for the range. With the blue modifier active, you can quickly adjust the amount of blue in the color (0-255) by dragging along the ...


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RGB and CMYK are two different colour spaces. RGB is meant to represent the colours that can be produced with light using Red, Green and Blue dots. CMYK is way more limited. It is meant to represent colours that can be created with ink, but not with any ink but specifically mixing Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. The RGB space and the CMYK space have ...


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This was confusing at first but the striving for information has led me to a clearer understanding. RGB vs CMYK There is clear discrepency between gradients in RGB and CMYK this becomes clearer when you realise the palettes used by each colour mode are drasitcally different. Colour consists of HUE, SATURATION and BRIGHNESS RGB RGB uses a single HUE ...


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As Ryan mentioned in his comment, this would take a step by step tutorial and it will be very specific for the image you are using but here are some things to consider. Take a look at these swatches for 3D materials. original source You will notice that the more defined the highlights are the more metallic the sphere looks. The third one on the top would ...


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Although the question was asked about Adobe Photoshop, the behavior is due to the lossy JPEG format and would be similar with any image editor. Cropping a JPEG can make it less compressible, especially when the x and y offsets of the cropped area are odd numbers. This causes a re-subsampling of the color channels that can make the cropped image more complex ...


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Here's what I managed using GIMP; I believe all the steps should be possible in Photoshop too: (optional) Convert image to pure black and white, using Color > Threshold with the threshold at 128. Apply a very small amount of Gaussian blur; I got best results with a radius of 0.6 px, but you may wish to play with different radii. Apply Color > Threshold ...


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To me Photoshop + Illustrator combination works best: Photoshop: Go to: Image > Image Size...> and resize it to 200%. The resize scale depends on the image and is to make sure that the shape blur used in the next step is not too big. Go to: Filter > Blur > Shape Blur... >. Use minimum blur radius (5px), select Shapes object group from a ...


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Insure that your shape layer is selected in the layers panel Choose the Direct Selection tool from the tool bar () or press A Now you'll be able to access all of the properties for your shape in the command bar at the top of the screen—including the shape's fill color.



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