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Questions about preset effect in image manipulation such as photo filters in Photoshop or similar visual tools.

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Turn image into geometric array of colours

Is there a tool like Poly (iPad app) available for Android or Windows systems? I'd like to turn images into polygones/triangles like shown on the app site.
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What does Photoshop's “High Pass” filter actually do under the hood?

I'm trying to wrap my head around this filter. Like some other filters, I find that I don't understand how it works, both visually and in terms of the algorithm. I'm hoping that by learning the latter,...
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Preventing reverse search engines from finding the origin of your image?

I am planning to make a game, where I give the user an anime related image and they have to guess where its from. However, most of the images, specially from popular anime are easy to use on Google ...
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How is this red/blue effect created?

How do I achieve this effect in colours. I've seen similar effect on Halsey cover art as well. Proficient in CC so hopefully it shouldn't be too hard, just thought I'd ask here first.
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Resetting skew/perspective/warp etc. on Smart Object

Is there a way to reset the skew or perspective effect applied to a smart object? Setting the warp setting in free transform from custom to none shows no effect. Otherwise I have to export 50 smart ...
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How to create the right side of the Photoshop CC 2015 Splash graphic?

I know it can be done using Wind filter. I have tried. But it's not giving the fusion of multiple colors like this. I am unable the get feel of multiple layers of multiple colors.
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Why are some SVG Filters automatically converted to PNG when creating an SVG in Adobe Illustrator?

I was wondering why some of the SVG Filters found in Illustrator are automatically converted to PNG when I export the entire file to SVG. I don't want any hidden PNG files because of scalability. To ...
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How is this coffee stained design done?

I'm a programmer doing a client project, and I'm trying to write an app that will do this (the photograph of the woman) to user-uploaded images. I think it's some combination of Sepia and some other ...
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Generating a circular image from planar source

I have been working in Photoshop CS5 with this particular image: What I am trying to do is generate a circle from this, such that the top edge collapses down to a central point and the bottom edge ...
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Removing a grid from an image

I'm doing some image processing to detect bubbles in oil. One of the filters I use creates a grid in my image. If you look closely at the image you can see horizontal and vertical lines through the ...
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Outer bevel in inkscape

I'm new to filter editor, and it's pretty complicated. How would you approach creating outer bevel effect on shape in Inkscape?
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What is the best way to acheive this “geometric triangles” effect?

I'm currently playing around in Illustrator and I would like to know the best way to recreate this pattern from a Samsung wallpaper (or similar) so that I can colour it how I like. The main problem I'...
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gimp - animation formats besides gif

Using Gimp 2.8.4 I am developing an animation for a game in gimp. The game does not require a gif animation - I load individual images as frames, usually pngs, and animate them in the game engine. ...
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Using imaging software to turn images into colouring-in activities

I am trying to prepare colouring-in pictures as children's activities. I have seen this question and attempted using this kind of technique. It works well for touching up existing line art, but isn't ...
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How to overlay a fabric pattern on a Seat Image to make it look authentic?

I need your expert advice. My goal is to use pattern overlay correctly on a seat image. I googled for several options and I tried a couple tutorials. So far, the Filter | Distort | Displace seems ...
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Transform or filter which selects similarly colored regions?

Is there any transform, which "looks" at any region of a picture and then compares it with neighbor region, and if two regions are similarly colored, then unifies two regions in one and colors it with ...
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Alternative to Photoshop's Stamp filter in GIMP

In Photoshop using Filter > Sketch > Stamp you can create an effect similar to the image below: Is there any plugin or any way to do this in GIMP? P.S: in GIMP Color > Desaturate is not helping.
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How can I achieve this stamp / photocopy effect?

this is my first question, cause usually I find the answer I'm looking for on the forums. That image was made with Sketcher effect with Pics Art app for Android. How could I mimic it using Photoshop? ...
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Is there a filter to 'reverse Emboss'?

I'm starting from a photograph of a relief, lit from above, something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UnfinishedStele-NefertitiPouringWineIntoAkhenatensCup.png I want to extract the ...
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How can I create woodcut illustration in Illustrator and/or Photoshop?

Are these illustrations done manually by hand or in Illustrator? Is there a easier way to reproduce these kind of illustrations? More examples here.
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How can I reduce/smooth the colors of an image?

I have an drawing that was created with colored markers. I've scanned it and would like to use it as clip-art/icon style image. I'm wondering how I can smooth out the colors of the image such that ...
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Filter to preview result of laser-engraving of photo

I often engrave different photos as souvenirs on the laser cutter. I use LaserCut Pro 5.3 with the Tools > Half Bmitmap (sic) to convert a JPEG to a black-and-white bitmap. Photos close to black-...
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Image Manipulation Software That Is Extendable With Custom Filters

Is there any raster graphics editor which can do the standard things, like rasterizing fonts, drawing shapes, working with layers, etc. but is also easy to extend with custom 'filters' (i.e. ...
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editing several hundred images - GIMP

I'm working on a project that requires me to change several hundred images(somewhere around 550). They're all the same size and type. Each image needs several color corrections. Initially I use color ...
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What is the correct name of this filter?

Normally, this is what would you would see if you magnified older newspaper images printed in color. (check the background of the attached image) What is this filter called? How can I recreate this ...
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What make the colors in this picture look soft?

See this image: http://soranootoshimono.wikia.com/wiki/File:46456845235358656364.png To me it look soft like some sort of low-pass filter but I also can see sharp edge of the image. I'm curious ...
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How to create a stained glass effect in Photoshop

There are few ok tuts online, but I haven't found a way to give an image the marblelized clear shiny opacity like real stain glass. Any tips? Stain glass filter applied Lower opacity Play with waves ...
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Is it possible to generate 'random' pixels in Photoshop?

I want to generate an area of random pixels in Photoshop. By random, I mean the 24-bit RGB values of the pixels vary uniformly over the range 0x000000 - 0xffffff. The opacity should not vary. I've ...
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Filtering out color

I have a WWII letter my father wrote that was censured with what looks like a green pen making circular squiggles. Will Photoshop be able to filter out the green and leave the blue writing underneath ...
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How to enhance text and line drawing scan in photoshop?

I have photographed text and writing with usual camera. Picture contains black printing lines and blue pen writing. Picture contains the following artifacts: 1) paper is not white 2) non-uniform ...
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Liquify Filter on Smart Object - Mesh not loading after a while

I'm working in Photoshop CC 2017 and I use the liquify filter on smart objects frequently. Between saves the liquify filter mesh stops working for some reason. I have tried to replace the smart object ...
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Can I improve this logo design with any effects or filters?

I've been asked to design a logo for a heritage trust. The logo must have a medieval cross as its centrepiece. However, whilst I'm a photographer with negligible graphic design experience I gave it a ...
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How would one create a high contrast, grainy look in Photoshop?

I was wondering if any kind souls out there might help me with recreating something similar to the effects on the images below: I've already noted the interlace-like overlay. But I wonder how one ...
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How to create an effect like in the below picture?

I would like to know what kind of effect/filter applied in the below image (from an online shopping website) to look in this way. I'm a newbie to photo editing. Your help is greatly appreciated. ...
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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 can I “apply” a filter permanently without rasterizing?

I used a filter (color > grayscale) to modify the color scheme of my vector graphic. Now when I export to pdf, Inkscape either (a) rasterizes the filter, so that I no longer have a vector graphic, or (...
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How to create lookup color table image from .atn

How can I create an image lookup table (LUT) using an .atn file? I wish to create a custom Lookup filter using GPUImage similar to the AmatorkaFilter A photo filter based on a Photoshop action by ...
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How to customize / edit the filter presets in Inkscape?

Are the filters presets unchangeable or are there ways to customize their values? For example, maybe change their strength or the direction of the bevel. How can I alter the filter presets in ...
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How do I apply a Photoshop filter to fixed parts of an image?

I have screenshots in multiple languages. Some (50) parts of the screenshot are private. I would like to use crystalize filter to pixelate those parts out. All screenshots have these private parts :) ...
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Apply filter only on clipped bitmap in Inkscape

I would like to apply a filter in Inkscape only on the clipped part of an object. I want to apply a filter only on part of a bitmap (shown here as a white square). Typically, I use Set Clip to select ...
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Finding out object filter specification for Inkscape objects

As in my other questions I am running Inkscape 0.91. I have become quite fond of using Inkscape to build my wireframes, so I have a question. Let's say I applied a drop shadow filter to an object in ...
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How do I make a good quality drawing look like a low quality screenshot from 90's TV in PS? [duplicate]

Yeah hi, I was wondering how I could get my images to look like they were shown on 90's TV or were recorded to a VHS and ripped into a digital file. Examples shown below. I'd like to utalize this ...
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How was the filter done to photographs

I was asked to mimic the following using RMagick (which uses ImagMagick within the Ruby programming languages) applied to photos. Anyone know a) were these likely originally photos, or were they hand ...
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How can I multiply pixel values by a constant in Gimp?

In Gimp, how can I multiply the value of every pixel in a grayscale image by a constant value? For example, multiply each pixel by 2.
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How to blur everything except fuzzy region of an image in Photoshop?

Suppose I have an image and a fuzzy region on it Now I wish to "accent" view only in this region. For this purpose I wish to blur everything that is black and to retain sharp everything which is ...
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Recreate water texture in Gimp

I found this simple tutorial on how to make a water texture. I quite like the look of the texture for the theme of the game I'm working on, but I can't figure out how to recreate it. I don't have the ...
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How can I mimic a used magazine cover (crease, earmark, cracks) with Gimp? [closed]

I have made a fan magazine cover with Gimp (Sunken novels): I would like to imitate creases, cracks, earmarks, tears (maybe even coffee mug marks) to give it a used, worn-out look. Something like: I ...
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Filter, Script or Effect for smudge design

Is there a filter, script or effect to create a smudge design like this: Would this be possible to create this effect programmatically or is this not in the scope of Illustrator/Photoshop? How would ...
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How to achieve this texture of jagged edges

I am doing a project for my tech design class and we have to make spoof ads of already existing ads. What I'm trying to do is create the opposite effect of the refine edge command. I have tried some ...
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Yosemite translucent menu-bar replica?

I've tried to make a filter in Illustrator so that it looks like the filter used in the Yosemite menu-bar. I can't seem to get it quite right. Here's an image of the menu-bar, for those of you not ...