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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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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How can I re-create this ripple effect?

I tried to recreate this texture through polar coordinates - but I haven't quite nailed it yet. What base should I work with? Stripes? Much help would be appreciated. :)
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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 make transparent a solid background in After Effects. The solid is black and toggling to transparent view does not work

I am a newbie to Adobe After Effects and I have this Atom animation. I would like to show many duplicates of these in one shot. However, the effects are playing in a way that are limited to their ...
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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 fix graphic designing illustrator 3d effects problem

illustrator is not responding when start to work with effects option 3d to change my logo into3d can you please guide me
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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 achieve this metallic/shiny effect in illustrator?

How to I get this sort of shiny metallic effect on my text? Is illustrator the best tool? Any help is useful thankyou!! [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/rlJfQ.jpg
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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?

I would really like to know how someone can achieve this type of illustration. What kind of effects or brushes were used?
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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 pattern overlay effect on a photo?

I would like to know how to edit the photo to get this effect? If someone knows an action script that does this and you have to pay for it, I don't have a problem, I pay for it. That's the edited ...
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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? For example: pixelate: start on the left with pixels 2x2, and end on the right with pixels 10x10;...
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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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