Questions tagged [effects]

Questions regarding illusions or visual tricks in the design process, whether it be from software (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP) or through technique.

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How to create the texture of a rope and a knot on inkscape?

I'm having a confusion on how to represent properly the strands of a rope when trying to make a knot tied to one corner of a square. I was able to reproduce a shape similar to a knot tied to a small ...
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How to make a bended grooves effect or carved lines of continuity seen in doors and joints from cars?

this is a separate question from a project which I'm working on. I'm struggling with how to make the grooves and hollow incisions which seem carved in a flat surface?. This happens when there is a ...
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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?

I'm working on this illustration project. It is a VW samba bus from the 50'slike the image below. The part I'm struggling the most with are the air ventilation grills seen in the backside of the bus. ...
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How to make a gold plate in Inkscape?

I'm intending to recreate a square shiny gold plate. I've found in this video but I couldn't reproduce it as I don't know how to work with multiple gradients. Does it exist a better guide on how to do ...
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How to create a shadow looking sphere and a glass looking spheres?

I'm having a difficulty trying to recreate the glassy sphere from the bottom using Inkscape. Can someone help me with a step by step guide or something similar?. I've tried to reproduce this object. ...
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What software would produce this picture

I currently use some Adobe software like Illustrator. I've just come across some pictures and picked this to ask, what software would they use to create pictures like these?
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How could I recreate this psychedelic HDMI effect?

My new company laptop and my new gaming monitor do not go well together. On the other hand, this is some flashy psychedelic art ... Is it possible to recreate such an effect, given a source image? If ...
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Using effects to make different size sticks around circle

I am beginner in Adobe illustrator. Which effects and shapes can I use to make these sticks around circle (Shown in red line in pic).
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Alien Like Parallax Background [closed]

I have recently watched an episode of Rick an Morty. And one scene in particular really caught my attention: It made me feel really special in a certain way. That there is so much more complexity and ...
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Creating an Animated GIF with Text Fading at Different Times

I'm attempting to create an animated GIF in Adobe Fireworks CS4 that includes multiple text blocks. I would like to have each of these text blocks fade in at different times then remain visible while ...
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How do I get this vector field effect on an image?

I recently came across an image in which there was a photo of horses running and (what appears to be) a vector field: it looks like they may have taken a screenshot of an edit mode in whatever ...
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Recreate digitally an ink smudge/bleeding/watercolor-y thrashed out image?

I've seen these recently on Instagram and was wondering if it would be possible to recreate such digitally? (because I suspect they did it digitally, even though that could also have be done ...
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How to rotate part of image diagonally and stick edges together? [closed]

I want to figure out how could be done this kind of effect. Imaging you have an image with road and you want to bend it diagonally to give an impression of vertical road. I already tried rotating ...
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Adding a “bursting neurons” effect to text in Inkscape

I am creating a logo with Inkscape, and would like to process the text in the logo so that it looks a bit like the "vertical lines" in this image: So far, after browsing all the nice effects that ...
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How to fix a low quality glitter texture in Illustrator?

I'm using Illustrator to make a mockup for flyer. I want to add a glitter effect on heading, but when I apply the grain effect, it becomes very pixelated, doesn't look good. Here is example: what I ...
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Is there a more or less automatic way to create this kind of 3D metallic text effect, or does it have to be digitally painted by hand?

I'm looking for a way to turn an ordinary flat font into a 3D metallic text, kind of like the Game of Thrones logo here, or the Skyrim text here? Or this logo here. And maybe even any hand drawn shape,...
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What kind of effects-brushes where used in this picture?

Hello I would really like to know how someone can achieve this type of illustration. What kind of effects or brushes were used. Thank you :)
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How to recreate this perspective text effect?

I'd like to recreate this "increasing size text" in Illustrator or Photoshop. Which software should is better to use? What tool is the best?
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GIMP - How to use oilify and Emboss effect to make rubber material?

I am trying to make a plain looking rubber material, slightly polished as shown in the left image. What I tried is in the right image, using these steps: Used Oil brush to make basic shape. Applied ...
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What is this 3D text effect called?

I need some help defining the technique used in this image. I call it a 3d drop shadow but that isn't the best or correct term to use for this graphic.
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How I can create this effect on a photo?

I would have liked to know how to edit the photo to get this effect? Does anyone have a hint for me how to do this? If someone knows an action script that does this and you have to pay for it, I don't ...
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Can you create a plastic/rubber tube like structure in Photoshop with a specific path?

I need to learn a skill to design a circular tube like this in a circular path (I might need to distort the path a bit, so not perfect circle). By specific path, I mean I should be able to make it of ...
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What is this stepped gradient effect called?

I saw this effect of concentric circles discretely fading out (background of the image one). I thought this was a circular gradient (radial-gradient). But other images didn't seem to have a similar ...
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Creating a transparent polygon window effect in Illustrator

I created a jewel shaped object out of polygon shapes which is slightly transparent. I'm trying to achieve some sort of glass effect that will distort images which are positioned behind the jewel. ...
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how to get a gradient (not color!) effect in paint.net or gimp

Is it possible to obtain a gradient (aka gradual) distort (or other) effect in paint.net or gimp? How? I mean, for example: 1) pixelate: start on the left with pixels 2x2, and end on the right with ...
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Replicate underwater / wave effect in Photoshop

A musician in my country has these covers for his newest songs which all use some sort of wavy underwater effect. Any ideas or pointers to how to achieve a similiar effect in Photoshop? They look ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I change the profile of a dashed stroke?

How can I change the profile of a dashed stroke? Here's a little swatch to show what I mean: On top is a copy of #2, with the Dashed Line option selected. In the middle is a simple horizontal line (...
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Warping vector graphic

What is the best alternative to Adobe Illustrator which allows for the same feature as Puppet Warp tool? Please suggest any simple tool which allow warping vector graphics. Preferably app for iPad or ...
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Chocolate Fluid animation In After Effects

Basically i'm designing one candy themed game and i chose cheese plus chocolate theme as you can see in below image and upon dragging chocolate [fluid properties] it should flow downside like ...
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“Airbrush” effect

I'm copying a drawing in Inkscape to be able to enlarge it and use it to print a t-shirt. The original is this: And the one that I made is this (far from perfect, but the best I my abilities allow ...
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How can I recreate this polygon/wire effect? [duplicate]

Sorry for not providing more info, I just don't know where to start with this, would be cool to learn how to recreate this effect.
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What happened to Adobe Illustrator's Crystallize Warp effect?

Adobe Illustrator used to have an Effect → Warp tool called Crystallize, that was good for creating starburst shapes & effects, like this: Source: http://av.riard.lt/blog/...
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Isometric Deboss Effect in Adobe Illustrator

How can i create isometric Deboss Effect in my object (right) like Sample image (left) ? I know 3 shadows used to create isometric deboss effect.
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Adobe Illustrator: Deboss or Engrave Effect

I'd like to create a realistic debossed (indented), recessed or engraved effect. Often seen on tactile commercial products, particularly for embellishing text and symbols. Here's an example of a gear ...
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How to create a noise-gradient texture in Affinity Designer?

This kind of noise texture is very much in trend from material design to modern vector illustrations. Some call it grain texture, some call noise brush and some call it "salt and pepper" technique. ...
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How to do like this? Photoshop effects

I want to know what is the name of the effect that made the man half hidden(like low opacity, shadow or some thing.) If someone know what it is , please give its name or tell how to do this, please ...
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Recreating cutup/displace/chopped up effect

This may be off-topic, I'll try to make sure it isn't though. I've found a really nice effect, and I'm trying to recreate it. I don't know much about graphic design, but I've been trying lots of ways ...
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steps or guide to create digital pixelation effect [closed]

I want to know how this effect can be created in Photoshop or illustrator
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How to Create Spray Paint Text Effect

I've been trying to replicate a spray paint text effect in photoshop with hardly any luck. I downloaded multiple spray paint brushes/assets, the problem, however, is whenever you resize the brush to ...
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How to distort text in InDesign CC 2018?

I created a file that's 205mm W x 290mm H, and one of the adverts on the page (179 mm W x 124 mm H) has a logo similar to this in terms of being bent: except in Antique Olive Nord font and slightly ...
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Is there any way to make audio spectrum hollow in After Effects?

I'm trying to make it look like this:
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How to create a static/grainy animation effect?

I don't know what to call this but this kind of grain/static (almost like an old TV) showed up when I created a low quality gif of an animation- see the sky and little particle bits emitting: https://...
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How do you achieve this colorful chrome effect?

I've been trying to figure out how to get this shaped chrome effect, it’s really clean and I’d love to play with it in Photoshop.
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Deconstructing this posterized, photocopy-style effect?

A trend I've seen in the last 6 months is a levels-crushed, posterized, aesthetic, mixed with strong colors that really pop. The original is here (I've just isolated from the background) What I know ...
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How to replicate this old Safari (Browser) icon border effect? (Photoshop) [closed]

I am trying to replicate this border button effect (the gradients, fill color and shadows; forget about the content of the icon). I've already tried to achieve it but I am struggling Can you give me ...
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How to achieve this border button effect? (Photoshop)

Im trying to replicate this border button effect (the gradients, fill color and shadows; forget about the icon) but I don't know where to start Can you give me a way to replicate it straight away or ...
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How to clear or mask certain areas of a glow (effect)?

I need to clear the outside glow (in the green area) in order to have the glow only in the inside area of the diamond I've tried the eraser tool and a layer mask but no success. The only way that I ...
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How to Achieve a Similar Printed Aesthetic in PS/Illustrator?

How to Achieve a Similar Printed Aesthetic in PS/Illustrator? I've been trying to figure this out for a while, and haven't been able to find great tutorials anywhere so thought I'd ask here. I'm ...
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How can I achieve this whitish circular pattern?

I am trying to achieve this whitish circular pattern at the back of pizza giving a glowing effect. I have tried Gradients but the Circular gradient isn't giving me this effect. Please, I need help. I ...
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Rainbow color changing GIF in photoshop?

I want to make a rainbow color changing gif, where I can adjust the speed of the color changing and what color it changes to and etc. Basically, as example, I want to turn this: Into something like ...

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