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Create a teardrop shape with the pen tool: Fill it with white (Command+Delete). Duplicate, stretch and rotate your copies to match up with some of the lines in the object: Merge the shapes together by selecting all of them and 1.hit Command+E or 2. right click and choose Merge to Smart Object. Then add a layer mask and put a slight gradient from the ...


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An alternate approach is to provide an external point of reference. In this case, the viewer is traveling at the speed of your subject. Stationary objects appear to move in the opposite direction as indicated by the clouds below. You'll see this approach in Anime, where the example provided by @Dalvenjia is possibly more commonly seen in cartoons from ...


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It's pretty much simply a Bevel & Emboss layer style set to Emboss. An inner shadow helps a little bit. But depending upon your needs, the inner shadow may not be required.


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I created a similar effect with the Gaussian Blur tool in Photoshop set to a 60 px radius. Of course, you can do this with any photo where you like the color shifts, your sample reminded me of a beach, so I found a beach photo on Wikimedia. Another way you can do it is by creating the shapes you want and then applying a Gaussian blur to them:


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As Scott commented, motion is usually illustrated using lines, blur and/or translucent partial images of the object trailing behind the "direction of motion." To end up with a clean leading edge with a motion-blur or similar effect on the trailing edge, you need two layers. The first is the object itself, the second is laid on top and partially masked out. ...


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Apply some Wind and Motion Blur and you can give the speed feel: Rotate your Image 90CW because Wind only works sideways. Select the layer with the paper plane (no background or anything else). Duplicate the layer so you have a clean copy and you can try various settings and compare. Apply Filters>Stylize>Wind and repeat as needed, I only did it twice. ...


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Make a new layer on top of the background, then make a circular selection (hold down shift to make sure it is a perfect circle) and fill it with any color that you want. Set the fill % in the layers palette to 0%. Go into the layer FX and add a stroke (black) and inner glow (white). Keeping the circle selected, move to the background layer and hit ctrl+c ...


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I would most likely do it like this: 1. Making a square. Take a Rectangle tool with Shape layers enabled. Make a square while holding Shift button to make sure that its a perfect square. ( In this case size doesnt matter ( hah.. ). I'm gonna make a little bigger than the sawtooth size I want but, you could make exact size right away. Helps with the ...


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This background looks like it was created with the Lens Blur filter in Photoshop, with a high radius and with specular highlights set to 0. Shape Blur could also get this effect, using an elliptical solid shape. It doesn't look like in-camera blur, and it certainly isn't gaussian blur. The hand with phone and the face of the phone are separate images ...


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Make sure your line is on it's own layer. "Add Layer Mask" to the layer Select the gradient tool, make sure it fades from black to white Click and drag the gradient on the layer mask This will fade the line to whatever is behind it, as it makes it transparent.


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Here are some results I got: The steps for black ink are as follows: In Photoshop, put the bottle image onto a layer, and duplicate this layer. To do this, you can select the layer in the Layers panel and press Ctrl+J on Windows or Cmd+J on Mac. We will work with this duplicate layer only, which must be above the original. Use your favorite method to ...


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I think you're trying to apply a mezzotint effect. Filter > Pixelate > Mezzotint From this: To this:


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Easiest way to blur stuff in photoshop is Blur Tool (R) Just take Blur Tool and select Soft Round Brush (The brush that is round and has 0 hardness) Then use various size(s), ones that are fitting to the area(s) that you want to blur of course. Then blur away. (You might want to make a copy of the image layer (Ctrl+J) before blurring. ) Original image (I ...


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The name of the patterning you're looking for is Guilloche. Originally created by engravers of banknotes and stock certificates and such. If you search online for Photoshop Guilloche filter or plugin you'll find a number of them. Some good, some bad, some free, some not. You might also look for Mezzotint filters or plugins. (The mezzotint filter in PS is ...


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Blend modes over transparency will not maintain appearance. Basically the Multiply blend mode means nothing when you import it into Illustrator. Therefore you get a grey shadow which does not interact with anything behind it in Illustrator. When you set a layer to a blend mode other than Normal in Photoshop, that layer calculates how the pixels should ...


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When assigning white as alpha channel for transparency we will not be able to have opaque highlights, as these per definition will be white, hence fully transparent. To have an alpha channel sparing both highlighted white areas, and black shadows we better choose a grey color for assigning alpha. To show the effect more clearly I first made your original ...


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For this, you best create separate channels for the shadows and highlights. The shadows can be directly taken from the white T-Shirt, and be used as a multiplicator (0-100%) for the shirt's color (layer mode: multiply) As for the highlights, this really depends on the material. Cloth doesn't reflect much light on the surface, so most of its color comes ...


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I would think he probably starts with a basic portrait (drawn or live-traced), and then applies the color layers manually. It's hard to tell, and there's no reason why you can't ask the author himself, but I'm guessing it's manual work because of these two pictures in his website's profile page: And you can also see the same amount of hand-crafted ...


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Open the image in Photoshop Double-click the layer Background to make a regular Layer out of it. Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Replace Color... Shift-click on the image to get the color range you want selected. You can adjust the Fuzziness parameter to your liking. Now choose the replacement color in the lower panel.


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Tracing software may help getting started, but then there's still a lot of illustrating craft there. Photoshop and Gimp does not sound like the right tools for the trade, Illustrator and Inkscape are more like it. IIRC both should have embedded tracers.


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Would this be better? What I did, was actually adding a Curves adjustment layer and then edited curve for each individual colour channel. This could also be a starting point to add other obivous elements to the image itself, to correct it as much as possible (like those different tint bars at top)... Outcome So if you're after one step process, then ...


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The image you have attached was not created using an effect - this is actually a well-executed vector illustration. You may achieve similar look in Photoshop but the outcome will be nowhere near the provided illustration in terms of quality. Create a new layer above your original photo, fill it with the color you wish (red in your case), and set the ...


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add a type layer; layer effects: emboss with conservative "low value" settings and 'chisel hard'; gradient overlay effect using colors from the gold. Mimic the foil overstamping by duplicating text layer; set layer fill to 0%; add a 1px outer stroke effect using color sampled from gold at a low opacity.


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Create a traingle using the custom shape available in photoshop Duplicate it And Transform it Vertical Create a Square Layer on the place of duplicated layer Ctrl Select the duplicate layer and delete the square layer Merge the custom layer and the newly formed layer and duplicate as much u needed to form like this Bring the picture you needed to ...


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After a fair amount of fussing around with slight tweaks here and there, I was able to achieve something similar, using 36 Pixels/Inch for the image resolution. I think there is a sweet spot between 29 - 40 PPI that will provide the best results, but I don't have all day to experiment. The slightly tricky bit is if you want to start it as a larger image. ...


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Here's how I do it (steps correspond to pictures). Starting shape to shade. Create copy of shape with color of the shade (or highlight) you want to "speckle" and make sure the layer is above the original shape Create a mask on this layer (3rd button from the left in layers palette) Ensure that the mask is still selected and fill this mask with 50% gray ...


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There's numerous ways you could go about doing it; the clone tool is certainly a valid method. It also depends on what version of Photoshop you have as the later versions may be better at filling it than the earlier versions (such as having content-aware filling) I user Photoshop CS5, and here's how I'd do it: I just used the magic wand and a quick ...


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Looks like a standard design created by layering elements and setting blending or transparency on the layers. There are hundreds if not thousands of tutorials on these sort of text effects and drop shadows. If you've done nothing alone these lines, start with something like the tutorial below and go from there. You can learn some of the basics though a ...


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You can use them at the same time by using different Blend modes and opacity levels. Good thing to remember is that they stack up in order kinda like if you had layers: Color Overlay - ( Above Gradient Overlay. ) Gradient Overlay ( Above Pattern Overlay. ) Pattern Overlay ( Below both. ) ..and no, you cant change the order. What you can do is use ...



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