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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Behind uneven (embossed/patterned) glass look - effect

Does anyone have idea how to approach creating same/similar effect like this one: Lamp behind the glass: Ideally in PS
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What is the effect used in the attached image? [closed]

Is this a shadow effect or a gradient effect or something else? I need to programatically reproduce this using Canvas, Paint in Android.
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How to achieve this pattern/spread out effect in Photoshop/Illustrator?

I tried to imitate this effect in Illustrator using scatter brush but didn't achieve it. Does anyone know how to do this? Thank you!
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How to create this typography style?

I saw this book cover and I loved the font of the title, I tried using photoshop with different styles like bevel and emboss but nothing looked like the photo, I was wondering if anyone could show me ...
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Replicating red/blue image separation effect

I was wondering if anybody would be able to explain how to create the type of image that is done here. Does it require RGB lighting whilst taking the photograph or can it be done in Photoshop?
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How can I create this abstract, folded, smooth black & white lines effect?

I'm trying to recreate this type of effect: My first guess was the Warp tool in Illustrator (I want this in vector) but I get gaps between the black and white lines so I don't think this is the ...
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How do I make this ripped paper/vintage effect?

I am using photoshop. I have tried by following this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxbC5HKnT3o But it doesn't seem to have the vintage/realistic touch to it. Any help is much appreciated....
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How to create text stroke outline with offset for an enclosed bubble effect?

i'm trying to achieve the text effect in the image attached ("It's My Baby Shower"). I've tried to use Object > Path > Offset Stroke as you can see in the ("I am a baby") text but the overlapping ...
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Background particles and galaxy effect

someone know any tutorial for does similar background effect of this image?
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How can I add a second color effect to an object in Adobe Animate CC

I have a problem with Adobe Animate CC and I'm an absolute newbie. I use symbols and I want them to undergo different changes, one after the other. These are: fade in (used the color effect style "...
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Why does photoshop take so long to render an image with a filter applied?

I don't really have an issue with this but am genuinely interested in what the answer might be... Say I go into photoshop and have an image, go to Filter then Filter Gallery. Clicking through the ...
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How to apply grain texture effect in GIMP

I am trying to follow https://medium.com/google-design/salt-pepper-the-art-of-illustrating-texture-c962dc67cc35 to add material design effect to my project in GIMP. But the tutorial is specifically ...
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Blurred light effect in Photoshop

So I was looking through the App Store and found an app called Hyper, I liked the style of the app so I clicked on it and saw the banner had this really beautiful blurred colors effect, I wasn't sure ...
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How can I make white diagonal lines across my image?

Could you please tell me how could I make such effect with photoshop, please? This is without effect: and this is with the effect: I want to know how can I make this effect of lines. Thank you!
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How do I use the Pen tool to subtract from shape in Photoshop?

I'm following this tutorial and I got stuck in this step Using the same Pen Tool (P) in a new layer we must represent the frontal part for letter “O”. Firstly we need to draw the outer shape of ...
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Photoshop - Blur Effect?

How did he do that? I can not find the path to that artwork.
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Make transparent text with drop shadow with Affinity Designer

I'm trying to make transparent text with a drop shadow in Affinity Designer. So far I have had no luck. I want the end result to be similar to this. (It's hard to tell, but the text is transparent)...
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How to resample an image with lanczos-3 filter using imagemagick?

I'm not a pro in imagemagick. I have read documentation, but it has no use if you could not understand clearly how it works. I read in the wikipedia about lanczos filter and would like to try it for ...
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How does “Reflect X” work in Transform effects?

I am unable to understand the Step 3 in this tutorial: https://vectorcove.com/illustration/brick-seamless-background-in-adobe-illustrator/ Why does 'Reflect X' bring back every alternate row in line ...
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How to put a face on a coin?

I'm new to Corel PaintShop, and I recently purchased a copy of PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate. I've been following the tutorials and learning the basics, but I can't find an example of what I'm attempting ...
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How to make a distorted scanned color effect?

I already know how to make a shape distortion. But, I can't really figure out how to make 'color' distortion like the 'spectrum' in the example below.
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How to recreate this Arctic Monkeys wallpaper?

This wallpaper: Looks like it is based of this image: Original http://www.emimusic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Arctic-Monkeys.jpg How could this be recreated in a method that would work with ...
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How to create a logo made of fire?

I need to make a version of a logo "made of fire" for an ad. Take a look at the images below. The last one is a test I made using Apple's logo using this set of transparent flames. As you can see, IT'...
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How do I create this type of shadow effect on the letters in Illustrator?

How do I create this type of text effect in Illustrator? I initially was doing it a little backwards where I created a copy behind my main text, nudged it down and to the right. Then created another ...
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Recolor an element after applying an effect in Illustrator

I want to change the colors (kind of recolor) of an element A on which I apply an effect E(x), such that the new colors will be based on the colors of the element after the effect B=E(A). Does anyone ...
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How to achieve this scatter effect using Illustrator or photoshop?

I have tried using scatter brushes in Illustrator but it is not exactly the same thing. Please help!
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Transparent stroke overlap in Illustrator

I'm trying to do a semi-transparent stroke on a path. When 2 different paths overlap (right) the area where they cross is darker, as expected. But if it a single path there is no such area (left). Any ...
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How to get this bevel effect in Illustrator? [closed]

I want to create a fire icon in Illustrator. I don't want it to look flat. So, I tried to find design inspiration on google. Then, this image came up. I'm looking for a tutorial to get the same effect,...
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How do I manipulate a field grid in Illustrator to resemble spacetime so that the center of the grid dips below a sphere?

Think of a bowling ball that has rolled to the center of a trampoline. I would like to depict that in Illustrator, except the trampoline would be a grid that conforms to the weight of the bowling ball ...
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How to recreate this cut out effect? [closed]

In searching for themes for my personal blog, I stumbled upon the following design and I'm really curious about how the effect was created as I want to do something similar. It appears to be some ...
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How to color pictures to pastel?

I wanted to ask you how I can (re-)color pictures. I use Gimp, but I guess the functions of Photoshop/Paint Tool Sai/etc. aren't that different, just easier to find. First, as an example, this is the ...
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How to create a magnifying glass effect in Sketch [closed]

I would like to create a few annotations on a screenshot and I'm looking for an effect like this : This example comes directly from the Sketch Press kit.
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How to replicate this text scattering effect in Adobe Photoshop?

In the following picture (by /u/Your_Post_As_A_Movie on Reddit), how would one create the effect of the symbol scattering? Does Photoshop allow one to scatter text with similar parameters as brushes? ...
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How Would I achive this line effect in Photoshop

I'm trying to recreate the circled line effect in the image below. I have tried bevel and emboss and also had a go with an ellipse and drop shadow but just can't recreating it convincingly.
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How do I correlate different effects' values to another dynamically?

So, expressions in After Effects allow you to tie the values of one object's animation to another, such as a percent meter bar correlating to a hidden number value from 1 to 100 (see image attached, ...
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How was this image designed?

I've just came across a image with a peculiar effect. I'm not sure how they have hidden the original image in the lines(or layer perhaps?) There has been no visible changes in color nor in the pattern ...
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How to recreate this cut out words effect [closed]

How can I "physically" cut out a word like this with a picture for the background on say a C.D cover? Does it require a special tool? I mean words that are cut out into foreground of a photo:
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How to achieve this effect where text lightens an image?

What kind of effect is this? I know it's some kind of blending but I can't figure out what kind.
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Set a stroke to knockout a fill behind it with live text in Illustrator

I'd like to be able to set the stroke of some live text to knockout a fill that is offset so it appears as a shadow with negative space between the top fill and the "shadow" fill. I can't seem to find ...
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How to create Radial flower effect like this?

It is also seen that the flowers leave a nice trail. Is there any tutorial to do this or similar? I took this image Radial streaks and added as a layer on top of my image with add blend mode and ...
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What is this type of design called when vectors are superimposed with bitmaps?

The old Microsoft Campaign ads of Your Potential Our Passion showed white lines running through bitmapped video. Most probably this is made in After Effects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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How to get the XY coordinates of the segments in a rule?

I have a curved line and because I wanted it to be divided in segments of equal distances, I used a Rule effect. (The image is in Spanish, but I hope you know what I mean with Rule - I don't know if ...
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How can I add a melting effect towards a specific part of my picture in GIMP?

I want to make something horror-like, but the only thing that comes to mind is "Melting of skin". So I experimented with GIMP but couldn't find anything. What specifically I want it to look like, is ...
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How to use GIMP to add a rippling effect on just a section of a picture

I want to add a rippling effect for a selection. But every time I select an area and add this animation, the entire picture is affected. How do I apply this effect just to the selection?
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after effects greyscale bmp as mask

I created a grey scale bmp image (depthmap) which corresponds with the first frame in a short video clip. my intention is to use the bmp image as a mask and then track the mask for the remainder of ...
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Creating 3D halftone wavy effect using any tool

I am looking to reproduce this effect. I've scoured the internet, but couldn't find any plugin/tutorial that replicates this exact effect.
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Colour High Contrast effect [duplicate]

I've spent ages so far fiddling with adjustments and filters in the hope that I can recreate the effect shown in this picture. I've tried posterising other similar effects, but I want to keep the ...
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Can anyone tell me how to create the outline on this text? [closed]

Anyone have any idea how to create the outline on the letters in 'Beautiful'? I've tried adding a drop shadow and stroke, I'm hoping to have the white space between the letter and the outline though.
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Name the effect where text is on a shadow box over an image

Some examples with text over a transparent background: See the transparent black background See the text on the shade of cyan What would you call this type of effect?
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filters don't work on a certain image

I found a PNG pixelated image on the net (16*16) and under the "Filters" blur effect are grayed out and unclickable. Even when I size it up it still doesn't get blurred (which happens by default). I'm ...