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Somewhere I have an unfinished essay challenging the assertion that a vector drawing "does not lose detail when it is scaled". It really depends on what you call a "detail". Because any non-linear property of a graphic relationship is lost in vector scaling. It ties into why you can't double the temperature of the oven for a recipe and cook it for half ...


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Alright there's a bunch of ways to do this but here's how I might approach it in Photoshop (very rough / quick job) Start with whatever font you want to use and give it some background color to help while working on it: Now you're going to use an outer glow for the background. The key for that is to change the blend to either Darken or Multiply otherwise ...


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Drop Shadows are generally used to describe something directional with a light source. This effect you are looking at falls more under what would be called "outer glow". Exaggerated examples of it I tend to not like (as with most in-your-face hey-it's-a-lens-flare kind of stuff). But when used subtly at a short spread it can be combined with (or take ...


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Can you do it? Probably! It would not be all that difficult to create this logo within Illustrator. However, that's not the important aspect to take away for logo design. What you really should aim for is the logo to be 100% vector. That would be a little bit trickier due to some of the effects you've used. Here are the areas that jump out at me as ...


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Yes you can. This logo is easy to make in a vector format and actually it is already a vector if you understand what you are doing.


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The effect you see on that promotional piece is actually being created by a Brush, not actual vector lines. There's a number of similar packs out there, but take a shot at searching for 'Grid Brush Pack', I believe we have something very similar on our machines here.


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This can be done in Illustrator with the blend tool. You just need a starting curve and an end curve and create all the lines in between with the blend tool. This can be done with lines or shapes. Create a blend with the Blend tool Select the Blend tool . Do one of the following: To blend in sequential order with no rotation, click anywhere on each ...


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The answer is NO. Photoshop is raster based so we deal with pixels or more accurately said, we deal with color channels. Layers are really masks that affect color channels. However you can make your dream come true by designing whatever you design in a clever way. For example text can be turned into shapes and then use them as masks of a solid color layer ...


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This one may appeal more to you, but it'll takes some effort using the path tool, stroke, and some careful masking:


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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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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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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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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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Like many terrific repetition effects, this one is much simpler than it looks. The layout technique is called "Step and Repeat." As the name says, it's done by stepping a fixed distance, repeating the element, stepping again and repeating, as needed. This is the basic way that any pattern is created, but it's not restricted to making patterns. In Photoshop, ...


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I agree I would do this in Illustrator, but since you ask for Photoshop, here it goes. There are probably endless other ways of doing it, but this is what I did, using colour layers to be able to easily change the colours. Start with a white canvas. Add a solid fill colour layer of the colour of your choice (Layer->New Fill Layer->Solid Colour) Click on ...


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This is most easily created in illustrator. I could do this in half as many steps, and generate a better palette. But if I were doing this in photoshop this is how I would break it down. Background: Stock image. I would use hue/saturation to get the color I wanted. I'd either find or create a pattern of white 2x2 box of white lines, but would leave 2 side ...


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Use shortcuts! I can recommend you to use align tools shortcuts. enter preformatted text hereIf you get used to using it, it's pretty fast! Just go Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts then open the Layer bookmark and then find Align (it's somewhere down) and after this just set Vertical Centers and Horizontal Centers on some keys (i recommend Command+W and ...


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Horizontal and Vertical Alignment Regarding your first question, you can't actually vertically align text inside a layer. What you do instead is explained in the first answer to this question, that I think is very valid for any type of element: For positioning text you don't need a bounding box. I never use bounding boxes for text in PS. I click the ...


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The only work around is creating the effects yourself. It may seem daunting at first. But in reality most effects are just.. Duplicating the current layer. Setting a clipping mask of the original to the duplicate. Setting a blur, color, stroke effect on the duplicate. Different combinations of the last step will achieve different layer effects.


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Duplicate the layer and create a new empty layer. Hold both layers and merge them (duplicated one and empty one) then hit ctrl+t. You will see the dimensions in the info panel (window -> info)


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You will have to make the effects their own layer, or convert the object to a smart object. Smart Object(recommended non-destructive) Right click on the layer and convert it to a smart object. It should account for the effects in your bounding box and dimensions. OR Effect Layers Select the object and Go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Create Layer This ...


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New layer (Command/Ctrl+Option/Alt+Shift+N) Merge Visible (Command/Ctrl+Option/Alt+Shift+E) Command/Ctrl click the tumbnail Delete the new layer if necessary You could also use the Create Layer option by Control/Right-clicking the fx icon next to the layer name in the Layer Panel.


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In this spesific case there is a easy way to make a perfect selection. Go to channels copy the channel, and load selection. Now even with this perfect selection there will be a fringe. The trick is to copy what you want to stay and then defringe this, or in this case the remove black matte option. Thats how you get rid of the residue. In general workflow ...


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There's no way you're going to get it perfect without some manual tweaking, but you can still improve your image: Select the transparent area with the Magic Wand, then from the menus select Selection > Modify > Expand and enter in a small number, like 1 or 2 pixels Then go to Selection > Modify > Feather and enter in another small number, like ...


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You can select the pixels you want more precisely with the pen tool. Each time you click you create an anchor point that you can later move with the white selection arrow.


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Image > Adjustments > Invert You'll have to address the black shadow independently however. You could remove the shadow, invert then create a new shadow. Or you could select just the circle, and then invert. The keyboard shortcut is Ctl/Cmd-I.


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http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/reduce-noise/ This is a helpful link that I found this morning.


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MainMa is correct that usually the best way to get good texture is to go out and photograph the texture yourself. But the tricky thing about webdesign is that you'll want your background to be seamless across all displays. Most photos, while they can add a lovely depth and character to your site, are only so big. That means, you'll have a definitive edge to ...


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It's a very simple shape - just recreate it in Illustrator color it the green color you need and export in any format/size needed.


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GRAIN is used by photo manipulation softwares such as Photoshop Lightroom to mimic film grain. And it's a very good way to bring back a sense of texture and sharpness to an image suffering from NOISE. Especially if the de-noising tools are used. When well used, grain can greatly repair a noisy picture and make it a very nice one. Used on a too-much-scaled ...



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