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Here is my shot I have used Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, Gradient Overlay and Satin Screenshots of used effects
Well, you're on the right track. Here's my shot: Settings: The difference is in the details though and getting that perfect emboss/glow is the tricky part. You might try dragging it through After Effects and using glow or perhaps simply pushing the contrast with curves in Photoshop. Oh, and don't forget the noise (Filter > Noise).
I found a quickish method! You had almost all of the workflow, and the 'cutout' part that you had, is what I was missing when trying at first. Starting with this image, because I couldn't find the one you're using: The longest part for me was masking out the background. You may also need to add a Black & White adjustment layer after step 2 if you're ...
It's called posterization (as it was a technique to allow for making posters easier via screen printing, block printing, or lithography). The most common ways to achieve it: use the 'posterize' filter in your raster image editor of choice (photoshop, pixelmator, GIMP, etc.) use a vector tracing tool (as previously mentioned)
The first image looks like a direct Live Trace in Illustrator. In order to get better results you can boost the contrast of the image before live tracing it and after that as well. This is how the results look like: It's a good idea to clean some important curves and lines, so that they don't look so random.
You might be able to achieve this using filters, but I would actually consider redrawing the photo entirely using Illustrator a similar vector tool. You can do this using the Pen Tool. To make things easier, start by pasting the photo you want to convert, and maybe turning it into B&W and increasing the contrast. That will give you a nice base to work ...
I'm not entirely sure, but it looks like the effect was based on the ellipses mapped onto the surface of an Illustrator 3D Revolve effect. The result was probably expanded, edited and given a clipping mask.
Easiest way to do this is by using overlay layer with texture. Heres some textures you could use http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/free-pack-of-12-distressed-halftone-pattern-textures Just put it on the top of your current picture layer and find suitable blending mode and opacity and you'l be all good
"You're thinking about this," as they say, "the wrong way." This isn't created by applying a texture to the photograph of the people, but by overlaying the photograph on an already-existing texture (the cappuccino). The entry-level method is to place the photo on a layer above the coffee, change its Blend Mode to Luminosity and lower the opacity a bit, ...
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