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This effect is referred to as "low-poly." The name comes from 3D models with a low number of polygons. Search for low poly and you will find a lot of examples, tutorials, etc. as this style has been somewhat in vogue lately.


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You can achieve this using a combination of smart filters & clipping masks. First create all the shapes you want to use as blurred areas and add them to a new group With the background image you want blurred selected go to Filters -> Convert for Smart Filter. This will convert the image to a smart object and allow you to apply filters ...


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You may need to settle for increased or decreased luminance of the area covered by the rectangle. Blur requires pixel-pushing. If luminance variation is acceptable, do the following: Put a new layer above the background Fill it with either white or black Change its opacity to suit the need and taste In the sample below, the white rectangle has 50% ...


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Use a line instead of a shape, lines can have round ends. Relevant Adobe Help Document


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I am guessing you are trying to achieve the result below??! To achieve this, you only need the blend tool. First start with the two objects (your starting point and your end point). Position them so they are overlapping. Select both objects and select Object > Blend > Make. Now create an empty circle from the rotation point, with a black stroke. make ...


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Create object and shrinked object of the same object. Blend specified steps. That will create a blend. Draw a Circle. Select blend object and circle. Go to object, blend and replace spine.


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This is the current iOS effect, it's like frosted glass. It looks great. But Photoshop cannot accomplish this effect on-the-fly. It can only be applied on a per-object basis as discussed above. Unfortunately you can't have a "blur layer" only a blurred object.


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Not knowing how you are drawing the rectangles here is what I will suggest: Where you want the first rectangle, create a selection with rectangular marquee tool While the selection is still active, drag guides from the left and from the top to snap to the edges of the selection, you should have four guides intersecting at four corners of the selection Now, ...


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A good practise while creating vector logos or icons is to keep them with the lowest amount of points. In order to avoid the creation of so many points while merging shapes I would suggest to try different methods of combining shapes. Try using the Shape Merger tool (Shift + M on AI's latest release) or by using the pathfinder tool (Window > Pathfinder). ...



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