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The bottom part is gaussian blurred and has a semitransparent white overlay. Step1: Select the overlay area on the background (the original image) and apply a gaussian blur of radius 12px. Step2: Create a new layer, select the same part for the overlay, fill it with white, and give this layer an opacity of 66% Reproduced with the upper part of your ...


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If you are familiar with Inkscape, I would recommend using the Create Tiled Clones feature to create your vertical lines. You can then add the output to gimp. First, create a single vertical line, then select it: Select Edit > Create Tiled Clones... Set the number of rows and columns as desired: Set the Shift X per Column to be at least 100% and ...


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These images are called illusory motion, and curiously enough, there's still no solid explanation for them (there are strong theories, though). Some visual scientists think it has to do with fixation jitter: involuntary eye movements that give the illusion that objects near what you're fixated on are moving. Others think that when you glance ...


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Theoretically you should be able to use the 3D Extrude and Bevel Effect in Illustrator for this. However, that effect - even after being more than 5 years old - still has some major issues with missing planes. As you can see there are missing sides in the art. Sometimes you can alter one field slightly to make these sides appear. Occasionally, just adding ...


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Sounds to me like you want a Motion Blur: You can find this filter in the image menu under Filters → Blur → Motion Blur Playing card image courtesy of Byron Knoll


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As Scott mentions indirectly, this is what is usually called an HDR photo. The idea is you take a series of photos by bracketing: you take a single good photo and then 2 or more by altering the exposure (time or aperture) in both "directions" (lighter and darker). HDR requires a minimum of three I think. The overexposed ones give you more detail in the ...


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THanks To Bala's clue in the comment.... I found the original source photo.... It's merely Adobe Photoshop's Oil Paint Filter Here's one with these settings: This is a completely new image generated by running the oil paint filter on the same source photo. This is not merely a reposting of your sample image.


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Sounds like you want a displacement map. Photoshop can do this, but it is set up a little bit differently than what you describe. To demonstrate, I am going to use this source image paired along with this displacement map. Steps: Save the displacement map as a separate .psd file In a new document, set the source image as a Smart Object so that the ...


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The goal should be to have as few non-reversible edits as possible. By not using enough layers, you're keeping your work from being flexible down the line. If you need to add a new element to a composition, use a new layer. If you need to modify part of an element, try to use a new layer with a blend-mode and/or layer mask. If you must change the ...


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The drop shadow appears on both objects because the anchored object is part of the main text frame object. Instead of applying the effect to the text frame object, apply it to the fill. Since the fill is contained in the text frame object, and not the anchored object, the shadow will appear only behind the text frame. (Note that this only works if the text ...


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You can use imagemagick's distort filter. In particular, the Barrel distort or Cylinder2Plane should accomplish what you want. After you've composited your images: convert input.png -matte -virtual-pixel transparent -distort Barrel "0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 -0.4 1.6" output.png or convert input.png -virtual-pixel transparent +distort Cylinder2Plane ...


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You can do this in Illustrator by simply stacking fills and adjusting them via the Appearance Panel. The Transform effect for each fill, simply moves the fill vertically so they are off-center.


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Here is an idea, select one pixel height of your canvas and use a noise filter Filter > Noise > Hurl. Then if you don't want colors and just want like a mask, Colors > Desaturate. Now go to the levels Color > Levels and adjust the arrows until you have the amount of lines and shades/colors you want. If you want the lines to be thicker you ...


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I use scriptographer and (more recently) paper.js for creating these sorts of generative graphics. You can create vector graphics in the browser, then export to SVG for more manipulation in Illustrator, Inkscape, or your program of choice. Here's a script modified from an old version of scriptographer for paper.js: http://goo.gl/FfZDYS To use, click and ...


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To be honest, the easiest way to pull this off is via the Phantasm Plug-in from AstuteGraphics.com for use with Adobe Illustrator. There is a free 30-day trial which would allow you to use it a while without having to pay anything. It's a simple effect you can apply to a gradient filled shape, any shape, and then adjust the halftone effect. For halftone ...


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The actual fanning looks like layered transparency. Meaning, you maybe start with a rectangle, cut it down to size, and make more on top until you are fully opaque. I'd look into the Draw Inside feature in Illustrator. That way, you create your fanned look and then cut and paste the shape(s) into whatever shape. I'll try and expand this answer later, but I ...


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You can create this in Illustrator, but this is Photoshop's wheelhouse. Raster effects is where Photoshop excels. I honestly would look for a texture via sites like Texture King and then apply those effects in masked layers (maybe even using some blending modes), but you can create simpler texture effects with the use of Photoshop effects.


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The overall principles are the same for any shape. You want a hot spot near the top, a darker outer edge, and a slight glow near the bottom. How you achieve those is entirely up to you. With hard corner shapes the effect of the "bubble" can be more difficult because the eye naturally wants to see hard highlight edges as well. As humans, we're just trained ...


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You did not define what program or technology you are using. So, while Peter described a nice way to do it with Photoshop, I would like to add that this effect can also be created using CSS3. Here's a peak into the CSS needed: #iOSblur { -webkit-filter: blur(12px); -moz-filter: blur(12px); -o-filter: blur(12x); -ms-filter: blur(12px); ...


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The 'effect' is simply called a 'bevel'. You can emulate it to an extent using any number of bevel filters in a variety of illustration and design software products, but in this particular example, it was drawn this way. Either in a program such as Adobe Illustrator, or by using an existing typeface already drawn this way. An example of such a face is ...


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I made a rectengular selection covering the top half of the text. Then from the menu I chose: Select > Transform Selection and rotated the selection about 5°. Then I cut & paste this selection and moved the layer down left. Finally I added a 2px drop shadow. I used Arial Black as font but that's not the one from your graphic.


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That's an example of the subtractive color synthesis. In illustrator you can do that by using a subtractive blend mode like multiply in the transparency panel: To prove the concept I'm using 3 text elements filled with cyan, magenta and yellow. When all the layers overlap, they subtract from each other resulting in black


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To create a similar effect as can be seen from HDR photos we can increase overall image details by a fake contrast enhancement by a dynamic range increase. There is quite a cool effect "Freaky Details" from the G'MIC plugin to Gimp which tremendously helps us to do so. Source image: "Freaky Details" with ridicoulous high settings: Heavy Gaussian ...


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GPP, The main reason for multiple layers is efficiency. For example, with the sample that you have given. From bottom to top I would have a layer for; -the background -the text -copyright symbol -the bottom line/headband of the helmet. -the body of the helmet in the lighter tone (the full width in the lighter tone, not just the lighter half. This ...


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Add layers to logically separate chunks of your project. Like others have said, it will keep flexibility for the future if you ever need to modify or reformat your work. However, as a person that works with other designers Photoshop files on a regular basis, please, please, PLEASE organize and label your layers! Use Layer Groups wherever appropriate. too. ...


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select the wood image crop it save as a pattern image: edit > define pattern and save button open a new file type a text right click the text layer select blending options in that select pattern overlay in that list select newly saved pattern apply apply some shadows if u need.....


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Your sample is hand drawn. It's not a filter or effect. The inconsistency and variation in strokes and curves clearly indicates it's not directly computer generated. if you want to use the Scribble Effect in Illustrator you need to have text large enough to pull it off. It won't work with small text. After that it's merely a matter of playing with the ...


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In Illustrator, you can use Object > Flatten Transparency however that simply will yield more raster objects in many cases. A great deal depends upon what the basis of the Opacity Mask is. If the Opacity Mask is created using vector content then the Flatten Transparency command will work. If the Opacity Mask is created using a raster image you've got a ...


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Might be I just found an answer to my own question. It's not pretty though so actually good solutions are still welcome. You can multiply the alpha channel with some insanely high value, again using the colour matrix effect: 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1000 0 Zero alpha will of course remain so while ...


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The Blend tool essentially looks at the area between the objects to be blended and fills that area with the blend. What you are asking is if the blend tool could create elements outside the area encompassed by the blended objects. That is not possible. Basically if you were to draw a shape which touches the corners of every area to be blended, that's the ...



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