Questions tagged [blending]

Questions about blending, the process of smoothly transitioning from one visual to another, or abrupt blends between image layers of a single visual

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How do I add boat wakes and blend these images into the background?

I'm trying to add realism to this image of ships at sea. How do I make boat wakes that look like they are on the waters surface and generated by the ship? I've tried clipping parts of bow waves from ...
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How to use blend tool in Illustrator to blend continuosly?

Here's what I did. Draw several circles with gradients. Use blend tool and click each circle in place. Replace spine. I've tried several times but failed to achieve the dynamic colors. Also, how do ...
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How can I make an infinite blend in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a perfect infinite blend in Illustrator, but I get this. I started by creating two simple shapes and a closed path, and then blended all of them by the specified distance. Later I ...
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creating recursive, self-similar patterns with Adobe Illustrator

Sorry if the title isn't quite accurate, i was having trouble describing this idea with words. Here's an example: It's fairly easy to approximate with the Transform effects, but it's not quite the ...
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Blending images in Photoshop

How I can achieve this effect in Photoshop? With what keywords I can search on Google?
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How to simulate realistic pencil blending in Photoshop, with texture?

I'm trying to find the easiest way to emulate pencil blending in Photoshop. While there are a lot of tutorials and methods for smooth digital blending, I would like to maintain the grainy textured ...
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How can I create this pixel effect in Illustrator?

I need to create this pixel square effect in Illustrator: I tried to make perspective grid, put squares and blend them. My problem includes two main points: I can't make distance from smallest to ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Irregularly spaced Blend-Effect

I would like to recreate the effect you see in the attached screenshot in Illustrator. I know about the Blend Tool, but so far I have only been able to create a smooth, regular line consisting of ...
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Gimp smooth edges coloring

I have a PNG image with transparency. It is an icon of single color and I want to change its color. What I have done so far is, Select the area I want, either by Fuzzy select or the color select ...
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Create a geometric mobius strip in illustrator

I'm trying to create the following image of a Mobius Strip in illustrator: Now I can create the following image in illustrator, by intersecting two circular shapes and using the same tool. This ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Creating a three-dimensional cone-like shape/mushroom cap

I am trying to create a geometric shape resembling something close to a mushroom cap. Take these images as a reference: (Images Sources: (1) Canstockphoto (2) Distractednaturalist (3) Pinterest) I ...
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Is there any tools like “Blend” in Inkscape?

I have created a shape with "Blend" option in Illustrator (below).Now I am trying hard to replicate that in Inkscape. Is there any way/option to do that in Inkscape? I have searched a lot with "Blend ...
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Export photoshop layer with blending option: screen applied on it [duplicate]

I was trying to export the photoshop layer as save for web that has a blending option screen set to it which makes it lighter. But when I hide other layers and try to export that pink overlay that ...
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Limit to the number of images one can stack with alpha blending?

I would like to show high level structural similarities between a huge number of images with the same dimensions. Ideally I'd like to stack them all on top of eachother and set the alpha of each to 1/...
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Blending colors in photoshop and illustrator

I am working on a print for my wall and I am trying to create something like this: Source I have already created the letters in Illustrator and now I am adding the colors in Illustrator and then ...
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Illustrator blend tool creating unwanted lines

I am attempting to create a long shadow on my icon by using this effect in Illustrator. When I use Object > Blend > Make it leaves white spaces between each shape it creates and looks extremely ugly. ...
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Is it possible to revert preapplied alpha blend and find original color?

I have a color 0xADADAD, it was originally white, now it's grey, because it's been alpha blended with 30%(0.3 alpha) black + the unknown original value. In this case I know from lots of trial and ...
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How can I blend this white dot into the fabric background layer?

I'm working on an asset for a game mod, and I'm trying to put a custom logo on a banner texture. The banner behind the white dot/logo is a dark-red burlap texture, but I'm having issues with blending ...
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Name of the technique used to simulate eye focusing?

Our teacher told us that the Mona Lisa painting uses the effect sfumato which stands for the fact that the borders of the face are blended more than the nose and the eyes. However, from the Wikipedia ...
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Strange behaviour when using blending modes with some options

Approximately the same question was raised in some forums in particular and on this. But I extended the question to the point that it was necessary to give him a concrete answer. Look at the picture, ...
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Moving a shape with a gradient overlay means the color of the shape changes (moving across the overlay)

I have quite a simple problem but after much searching I can find how to do it. Basically, I have a folder of shapes and a Gradient Overlay applied to the folder to apply to all shapes. This looks ...
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Fish scale type pattern using blend and custom brush tool

I'm trying follow this tutorial to create the leaf pattern.(Scroll down to see step 7. SO won't allow me to post more than 2 links). I created the lines using blend tool, and created the brush and ...
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Illustrator: gradual blends

In Illustrator, is there a way to use the blend tool but in more of a 'gradual' fashion? On the left of this image, you can see a graphic I created with the blend tool, which means all of the lines ...
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Preserve blend mode effect when underneath layers are disabled? (Photoshop)

So I'm working with this image: And I'm hoping to achieve an effect with it similar to what was done on this website http://www.digitalhands.net/, where independent image layers respond to mouse ...
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How do I trace an image and place it over a different background?

Warning: Total photoshop newb! I recently got a cool image of my fiancee and I holding hands and showing off her engagment ring. The backdrop is the beach: I tried to trace an image using a combo of ...
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Is it possible to subtract two layers to calculate transparency?

I have an image with two layers: Backround and its copy + some modifications. Is it somehow possible to subtract colors of the backround layer, so that all pixels that are different will be extracted ...
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Blending two lines in Illustrator gives me holes

When I try to blend two lines, I keep getting holes in parts of the blend. I have gotten the advice to increase the number of steps an make the number of points the same but with the same result (the ...
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Combining transparency

A 50% opaque white object put on top of another 50% opaque white object is not anywhere near as white as a 100% opaque white object (blending mode normal). I tried this in Illustrator and Inkscape, ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Resolving irregular/unaligned dashes

I am blending two shapes with a dashed stroke (see attached .gif). Their outlines overlap at one point and cause a very unappealing "clutter" of dashes (see attached .jpeg). Is there a way to resolve ...
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Blending modes inside and outside of smart object

I have a repeating art on a single background. To ease modification process I've converted it to smart object - that way I only need to modify it once, and it updates with all copies simultaneously. ...
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Quickly correct mismatched tone or color between stitched and merged layers in PS?

Imagine you have a panorama photo, stitched together from multiple pics, and it's already been merged into one JPEG. Each pic had a slightly different brightness/color/tone. So you can see obvious ...
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How to isolate an object from its background when you have the isolated background already?

So I have multiple objects that are all on the same background but I only have them as flat images and also the background image alone, thought with some blending magic ("Difference", "Color to alpha/...
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How to expand luminosity blending option in illustrator? [duplicate]

i have an issue with the vector shape in the background in an illustrator file, it appears differently on my client's pc. That's how it appears to me (the good one): and that's how it appears to the ...
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How to create shading effects for flat design?

I learned a way to use Blend Tool to create shading effect for flat logo design.Here I put same adjustments as the tutorial does, but my shading is not smooth for some reason. I am guessing it's a ...
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Illustrator: Expanding Blended Strokes

so I got a bit of a cartoon wing type situation going on here. I drew this with just the standard pen tool, and I don't really know anything about how wings are supposed to look like, still I ...
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Can you convert blend to simple vector shape?

I am finishing graphics for my settlement plan and I am having some issues with shadows. Basicly all I wanna do is just move objects about 4 meters in 45° angle. Is there a way to make a "step" free ...
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Illustrator blend with different blending modes issue

I have a star with 2 layers se to Normal and one set to Overlay the layer in Overlay is a white/black gradient with black set to 0 opacity Now, the issue appears when I blend two stars together, ...
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Unable to achieve long shadow effect in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have read several guides on how to achieve the Long Shadow effect using Illustrator, I tried both using the Transform Effect and Blend Modes, however I fail achieve it using both. When I try using ...
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How can I cycle through the Blending Modes in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

How do I cycle through blend/transfer modes in Illustrator? It seems I can only manually choose 1 at a time from the drop down then open the menu and choose another. It's a slow process. What ...
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Blending a drop shadow seamlessly

I need to apply shadow to an overarching border, however so far I've created the shadow with CSS, and since the overarching border is formed by two boxes, the shadow overlaps. My solution to this is ...
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How to use Illustrator's blend tool to blend colors across existing shapes?

Let's say I have six vector shapes already created, and the one on the far left is red and the one on the far right is blue, and I'd like to use the Blend Tool to create a smooth color between those ...
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Blend to transparent doesn't work!

I'm trying to blend this world map into transparent. It works just fine with a rectangle. I also tried increasing or decreaing the steps and different blend options, nothing works.. Anyone how I can ...
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SVG: Can I make an outer glow with a gradient?

I've seen a million tutorials to make outer glow effects using some combination of feGaussianBlur, feFlood and dilating either SourceGraphic or SourceAlpha. They work pretty well but aren't exactly ...
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Sketch - when alpha blending images on top of each other the layer on top is always darker

I have two images that I would like to overlay on top of each other and alpha blend them equally. I import them as two different layers, and lower their opacity. Even when they have equal opacity (e.g....
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A perfect blended circle

I am trying to use the blend tool to make a gradient that wraps around like a circle, but I can only get it to go 3/4s of the way. Is there any way to get it to go the full 360 degrees? Step 1 shows ...
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How to find out the blending mode?

I'm trying to mimic a grid background that has rows and columns of the same color. The rows are filled with R226, B242 and G249. When the rows cross the columns we get R214 B237 and G247. I'm failing ...
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Blending Edges of Two Layer Images?

I've ran into a predicament in Gimp 2.8, trying to figure out how to blend two edges of an image together. I have three different layers, two of them I'm wanting to blend together, and one I'm wanting ...
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How can I blend text with a colored background in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make text on a colored map more legible. Ideally I would add an outline around the text with the same general color as that part of the map, for a subtle blend. What's the best way to ...
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blend with morphing

I am trying to blend between two lines within adobe illustrator in order to achieve the top blend as it appears on the enclosed image. The bottom blend is what i am achieving but i want it to have ...
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Any suggestions on how I can fix this hair issue or “crop” it out and get away with it? [duplicate]

I'm having another challenging "hair day". I have an image I would like to sharpen and remove the feathering around the hair. It does not look professional at all. Any suggestions on how I can ...