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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 effect of dynamic image by using a red acetate in Photoshop?

✨ I'm a design student and I'm currently working on my thesis project. For the the cover I want to create an effect similar to the cover of "made you look" by Sagmeister. The cover uses an ...
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How to recreate this blurry shadow and light effect in illustrator, bonus points if I can make the light and shadow react to the shape

I can't seem to be able to recreate this effect within Illustrator (effect in image), my shadows tend to be too harsh and doesn't rotate with shape.
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How do I lock a warp into place in illustrator once applied?

So I created an arch but every time I rotate it it will become distorted. I tried using shift+cntrl+E but that just said I was applying another effect to it. Can anyone help?
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How to create this kind of seamless random dot pattern?

I recently found this dot pattern. It seems like the dots' sizes are at random but it still claims to be seamless. I believe it was done by some sort of halftone effect on a gradient or something? I ...
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How can i Link the Y Value of a textbox to a Barslider/Trim Path

Im currently animating a Bar Graph in After Effects. I linked my Trim Paths on my bars to respective Bar Sliders. Then I created a Textbox also Referencing the Number on the Bar slider. This all works....
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No idea how to reproduce this gradient, any advice?

Any idea how one would reproduce a similar effect? gradient but how, i have no idea
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Apply comica stamp effect on video using after effect

In comica - video filters android app there are some effects like STAMP effect. Now I want to apply this effect on my videos using after effect in pc. How can I do this? Are there any effect like ...
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Can design like this be created in Affinity Designer or Photo?

How can such design as below be created with Affinity Designer/Photo or it's a 3D design? I also can't understand how the layering works in here. Are those rectangles of different colour and ...
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How to create a wavy currency print halftone texture in Affinity Photo / Affinity Designer and (optionally) Photoshop?

I am trying to find out how to create a wavy currency print like halftone effect in Affinity suite mainly. Example below: Since, there are far more tutorials available for Photoshop, I tried to look ...
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Complex Gradient Pattern

I'm in love with this pattern. Multiple gradients with a sort of CRT monitor-come-print control strip pattern, that also works in gradient. https://www.hingston.net/work/soph-x-hingston-studio/ Can ...
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How to make watercolor illustration effect with white dots in this example?

https://vistria.com/ this site has the effect I am talking about It's a watercolor illustration image and has a white dotted pattern on its ending and fewer dots on the center I want to know how to ...
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How to make this exact textured glass effect in Photoshop and Affinity?

I'm looking forward to make this exact textured glass effect over any image, in Photoshop and Affinity both. My search returned different type of textured glass effects made by distortion filter. But ...
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Type of layer mask to make underneath layers transparent?

I have a design where I'd like to make: the white rectangle layer makes all layers beneath it transparent (you can see the pink) the stroke around the letters makes all layers beneath it transparent (...
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What is this effect called and how can i create it on photos with FOSS?

Searching for name of effect I want to design posters and I have stumbled upon this effect often, but I don't know what it is called. Thus I haven't been able to look for tutorials. I am not talking ...
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How to add mesh (wireframe) effect to a figure in a photo?

In the 2 images below, mesh topography or wireframe drapes a woman (and two hands) in a photograph, creating a mixed media portrait composed of digital effects and photography. To a statistician, it ...
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Illustrator: Rotate transformed group of objects

I want to rotate an object with a live transform/array effect applied to it. The object is grouped to a path, which I need as a guide for the rotation. When I rotate this, instead of rotating the ...
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How can I create rounded square corners in Pixelate Mosaic effect?

How can I create this Rounded pixelate effect from Paramount Plus's Instagram post? Any Graphics design or Motion Design tool that you know of that can achieve this?
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How can I recreate this bubble wrap effect on my photos?

How can I recreate this bubbly effect on photos?
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Reeded Glass Effect in GIMP?

I came across the reeded glass displacement system on YouWorkForThem. However, the displacement system is made for Photoshop (which I don't have), and I wanna create a similar effect using GIMP. Can ...
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How to make designs to have realistic woven/knitted texture

I would like to turn any design in a way that it looks woven/knitted such as this image below: Then I attempted to recreate this effect for any design that I want but the result wasn't satisfying. So ...
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How can I give Drop Shadow effect to a masked image in xd

I have a masked image, and I want to give a little drop shadow on it in Abobe XD. But I am not able to do so. Can someone please tell suggest any idea... reference image This is what I have tried so ...
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Export from InDesign - Preserve effects (do not flatten transparency)

Alex here with a question, hoping the creative minds here can help with. Thank you in advance! I design a few icons in Adobe InDesign in the interest of time for a publication, but now I was asked to ...
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I'm trying to find what effect was used in this image. Looks like CRT overlay but I'd like to see if anyone has a more specific response

Does anyone have any idea what visual effect this is?
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What is this photo FX and what app can do this?

Saw this on a twitter's celebrity. How do you achieve this? What phone app could do this? Many thanks
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Gold shimmering texture effect for photographs

How to achieve the following gold texture effect for photographs? Does it start with adjusting the Hue to a gold color, but how to get the radial-like shimmering shiny look?
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How to add text with a revealing effect

I want the text to be revealed as the scroll opens. How can I achieve this? I want my effect to come off exactly like this sample GIF just that I want to add my own text.
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Processing "clean" text to simulate "old-fashioned" printing

I am hoping to start a project to train Tesseract for a certain kind of image that is a very common problem for open-source OCR-assisted transcription of old texts: ~1700s printing presses and paper ...
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Adobe Animate How do I slow an Animation Down if its too fast?

I have an animation I created in Adobe Animate I was wondering is there a fast way to slow the animation down if it plays too fast. I have my animation going about every 15 frames unless I wanna speed ...
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How to create "sequin" texture on a shape in Affinity?

I would like to mock up a texture so it looks like the design is made out of shiny sequins. It is trivial to get a photo of sequins and use a font or shape to clip them; but then you are left with the ...
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How to warp text with font effects

I am working on a logo and want to use a text effect like this one. I add the appearance effects to get the offset outlines but when I warp the text, all of the outlines still go the same way. While ...
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In GIMP, how can I identify and match the saturation of an image

I have various album covers which are low resolution, but the colours come out really pretty. I have higher resolution images of the same covers, but the colours are very different, much duller and ...
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How to create repeating circular dotted effect in Photoshop

How can the circular dotted effect be easily applied to the edge of a rectangle in Photoshop? I tried using the lasso tool on a rectangle I create but couldn't get even spacing.
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How to remove part of an image in the shape of a font without affecting the background?

I am entirely new to graphic design. I have a background image and a "foreground" image. I want to modify the foreground image by omitting parts of it (so that the background takes its place)...
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Is there any way to project rays from a point using existing raster opaque areas as the basis?

Is there any combination of tools in Adobe Photoshop or in any other graphic design software (GIMP, ImageMagick) that would allow me to achieve this kind of image transformation? The raster layer has ...
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Is it possible (and usually done) to create such grainy effect in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Sharing some illustrations from Handsomefrank agency. If you see them, all have dotted / grainy colors. I've highlighted the thing I want to ask about by yellow color. It's not limited to one artist. ...
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How to create retro text effect using Inkscape

I would like to achieve a text effect in Inkscape exactly like this: Image is from a fast tutorial on how to do it in Illustraotr https://www.instagram.com/p/CIlcivbJFkM/ but I want to create it ...
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Adobe Illustrator layer target button

In the following simple artwork, the top most stroke and fill are selected. in the layers panel, the target button is filled for the selected artwork due to additional stroke and fill. Now if I drag ...
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Why can I not see both effects in action?

I'm New to After Effects. Here's my composition: Add Solid Add "Fractal Noise" to Solid. Name is "Fractal Noise 1" Add second "Fractal Noise" to solid. Name is "...
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Is there an option to apply "shear" as an effect on a layer?

I would like to implement the rules to make an isometric drawing on a layer instead of an object. The rules are the following: Scale the width times 0.866 Shear by +/- 30° around the vertical axis ...
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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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