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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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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 are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm bit of a newbie in Adobe Illustrator and have been learning the application by trying to follow some tutorials and recreating some cool stuff I come across on the web. That being said, I'm having ...
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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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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 can I recreate the shadows and blur effect using Gimp?

So I'm fairly new when it comes to working with images and creating different effects. But can anyone explain what effect is being applied to the conference logos in the following link? The middle ...
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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 create a smooth 3D effect on text?

In Inkscape, I used to be able to apply the combined lighting filter over text for a great smooth, 3d lighting effect on text but am not able to with updated version. How do I create this effect on ...
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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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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 do I make objects created with transform effect into an actual object?

Say, you apply transform as an effect and make a bunch of rotated copies of an object. Now those copies are an effect and if you center the object it will only center the original object and not the ...
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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 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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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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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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What's the name of this 3D overprinted text effect

What is this kind of 3D text effect called? It's made with either overprinted letters, or different colored layers into a fake 3D effect.
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How can I recreate this washed out / tie dyed effect?

How could I recreate this gradient washed out effect in PS?
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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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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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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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Create hatching in Inkscape?

How can I create hatching in Inkscape? I want to create plain hatching like you would find in an engineering drawing. (I am not interested in "artistic" hatching like the "rough" hatching Inkscape has ...
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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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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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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 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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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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