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Questions about Photoshop effects such as artistic filters, color manipulation and distortions.

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this picture has a digital look to it. How do you think it has been achieved?

I found this image on the internet and I noticed it has this render-like quality to it. How do you think it has been achieved?
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How to separate effects of merged layers after the fact if I have one of the layers?

I've been trying to figure this out for a while but can't seem to, so I'm asking here. Imagine I have an original image, like for instance this one: Then I mess with it a bit, add some tinting, add ...
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photoshop: how can i focus one person with gradient

I want to make a photo that has a transparent blue background(under that transparent blue is another photo ) and one person is focused.
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How can I achieve a mix between a gradient and a picture?

How can I achieve a mix like the following image from these 2 images so I can export it and use it as a background image for a text: I've tried to use the gradient image as a background and as a ...
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Type of skin retouching and Dramatic effects added?

Im a graphic designer and youtuber who wants to improve the overall quality of my thumbnails. What skin retouching/effects could i learn to achieve this effect on the subject. Any learning resources ...
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Creating a Linen Postcard from Photographs with Photoshop

I am very interested in linen postcards and would love to be able to create images in the same style with photos I take. I have been trying to figure out how but with no luck. I've tried working with ...
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How to get this pixelated edge type effect in Photoshop?

How do I go about getting this slightly pixelated look in the image below (the circles being little squares rather than smooth curves).
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Any guidance to create this sharp bevel effect?

I am experienced with the Creative suite but I think there's several ways to achieve this. A part of me thinks that this is a 3D model with added render effects/extra processing to make it look ever ...
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Really into this guys art but unsure whether it’s image manipulation of various pics or hand drawn, can someone help?

Needs help on whether this design is completely hand-drawn or multiple images ran through filter gallery and tweaked with brush tool
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How can I apply Photoshop's pixel aspect correction to make it "real"?

Photoshop has "pixel aspect correction", for which Google lists what appears to be thousands of answers on how to turn it off. I don't want to turn it off, but I want to apply it so that it'...
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How can i remove transparent pixels between two layers

I merged two layers to create an image but when I merged two layers there are transparent pixels between the layers. How can I remove those transparent pixels?
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What is this style or technique called I can't find any info about it?

I tried to imitate this style, I used filters like Posterize, Threshold, Cut Out, a combination of filters, played with levels, curves, gradients... Nothing. I tried brushes to just be close to that ...
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How to achieve woven displacement effect in photoshop

I want to replicate a woven effect of socks in photoshop. But not only with importing a texture and putting my design on top, I want the actual design to be displaced (see my refernce image) like it ...
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What is this quasi-realistic, cartoon-style artwork used in this Jungle Cruise poster called?

The people and items in the image have a distinct outline traced on their edges just like the average cartoon, yet their facial details aren't flattened out like those either. Their colors also ...
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Creating the outer glow in AI and creating the outer glow in Adobe Photoshop have the same end result?

Hi everyone I have a weak PC, so when I transforming my AI design which has outer glow, my PC just do the rendering forever, so I decide to make the outer glow in Photoshop. I export my design as PSD ...
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How to get this rough grain effect on photoshop?

How to create this kind of grain effect on photoshop? Tried gradient map, exposure and can't figure out what to do next. Here's the original one and result.
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How to achieve this filter/action shown that will give the my pictures a cinematic/lively feel in Adobe Photoshop?

The attached pictures below show two sample of the filter/effect that I want to achieve in Adobe Photoshop. Is this done through a Photoshop action or there is a particular set of steps that will lead ...
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Photoshop - Create some grain lines

I am trying to recreate the following effect on a layer using filters but I wasn't able to achieve the expected result. Photo Could you please suggest a way of achieving this kind of effect? Thanks
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Metallic effect on picture

I have the clock hands below (cf. photo). they look very flat. i would now like to process them so that they get a slight metallic-black effect and become slightly three-dimensional if possible. The ...
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PS Liquify show backdrop not working

Having this issue where I can't view all layers as the backdrop in Photoshop 2021. I can only see the layer I'm manipulating. "Show backdrop" is checked "All layers" selected Mode: ...
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Does anyone know how to create this kind of pattern design in Illustrator or Photoshop?

I tried colour blend mode to create a gradient like in the picture, in Illustrator and Photoshop too, but the output was not like that. If anyone knows how to create this kind of design in Photoshop ...
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engraving lines effect

I want to turn a face image into lines for CNC carving. Sample image: I tried the same effect with Photoshop's Halftone Screen in Bitmap image mode: The result has far too much hard angles. For CNC ...
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How can I get this sort of effect on my photo?

I'm looking to get this sort of effect on my photo with the vintage type look with a red coloured highlight, I'm using photoshop & have tried using threshold color but the look doesn't come out ...
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How to apply this film grain effect?

How do I achieve the film grain effect used in this image in Photoshop? I can never get it quite right.
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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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What is this adjustment/effect called?

I am new to graphic design and photoshop. I would like to know how the image of Thanos (the character in purple) was flattened against the front of the car like that. What is that effect? How can that ...
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Simulate bitmap mode in photoshop for e-ink photo preparation

I need to prepare some photos for an e-ink display. The display is 1-bit. Each pixel is either 100% black or 100% white - there is no gray. I know that I can change the mode of my photos in Photoshop ...
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How to achieve this typographic bevel and emboss with yet photocopy effect?

Hi all, found this image on Are.na - been trying to study this image with my own typographic treatment, but still having trouble with finding the right bevel and emboss settings. Also noticed there's ...
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How can I draw this effect in Illustrator?

Does anybody know how to draw this in illustrator? Thanks.
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Multiple lassos not visible in Photoshop

I'm trying to create a canvas that is split into 2 different sections with a small diagonal bar separating them. I tried using the Polygonal Lasso Tool but for some reason both lasso shapes won't ...
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How Would I remove the lights from the windows in this city picture

I have a mockup of my take on removing the lights from the city but It looks really scrapped. Thank you to anyone who might be able to help. I work on photoshop CC 2020 Picture with Lights: https://...
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Photoshop “shadow / object” that replicates “subtraction / differentiation” in all the layers except the background

I would like to know if there is some kind of "shadow / object" that replicates "subtraction / differentiation" in all the layers except the background in photoshop. Adobe ...
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Illustrator scaling vs Photoshop, images aren't the same size

TL;DR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQK1BNNABx4&ab_channel=KrisClarke I'm trying to create a flyer, I usually create them in Illustrator but all of a sudden I realize Illustrator has been ...
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Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop

What is the difference between "Photoshop" and "Adobe Photoshop"? Please I need help .
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How to convert any fabric to look like leather / latex?

I am new to photoshop and I need a little help. How can I change the material of any dress to look like leather/latex? Ref pic: I tried using Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Plastic Wrap ...
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Adobe suite: Distort PNG by adding "curve"?

I'm not sure if it's possible and I don't know the technical terms, but here goes. These are two separate PNGs that I joined: one is a PNG of a brush stroke and the other is a simple container. I ...
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How to enlarge a mask in Photoshop non-destructively ("bleeding", "outer glow")?

I would want to enlarge a mask be it either a pixel based or vector one by adding a "bleeding" effect so to increase the masks's area. Adding actual "Outer glow" FX doesn't change ...
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Hard Light Color Gradient Over Photo

Anyone know how to make a gradient like attached with the underlying photo standing out with white highlights? The soldier image is the sample I am trying to replicate with the guy in the suit with ...
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Use clipping mask to fill transparent shape in photoshop

I have a rectangle in photoshop that is transparent with a black outline, and I'd like to make a frame-by-frame animation of the rectangle filling with red. I know there are a few ways to do this but ...
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How to complete this bowl picture in Photoshop?

I need to complete the missing part of this picture the right way.
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The exported image does not match the preview I see whilst editing

I basically exported an image after editing and found that it does not match the one I see while editing. This is the image while editing: This is the preview in the export window: And the exported ...
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How to increase the maximum scale of the Photoshop filter (glass filter)

I applied Glass Filter (from PS "Filter Gallery") to a layer. But because I am working on a 4000x4000px document, I need a bigger scale than 200% which is the maximum I can set. How to ...
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How can you improve lights and combination of these 2 characters to make it more realistic?

These don't look very realistic. I can't figure out a way what can be fixed now. First I tried a simple fox and warm colors, then longer hair so it looks part of shirt and man. But still composition ...
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What are the best pen and ink or woodblock print photoshop actions / effects out there?

I have searched for a while but the results seem slim, I have only found this: https://elements.envato.com/pen-sketch-photoshop-action-UGCFS3 However, I would like to take any photograph or ...
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How to make the composition more unified and realistic?

This is what I originally made. The perspective of buildings was not okay. So I tried to improve/change buildings and lights. This is 2nd version. Client said it should have depth and buildings ...
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How to make an object black and metallic?

I was wondering if there's a way to make this psd black and metallic/ glossy I had a play with the 3D panel but not no avail.The object itself is not 3D, I was just hoping I could map a black glossy ...
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Need help Creating a texture in photoshop

hi guys im looking to make a similar texture seen in the youtube thumbnails of "Our changing Climates"'s youtube chanel. if you could help provide information on what the texture is, how to ...
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How do I remove film overlay artifact from an image?

I am trying to remove the film artifact on the left of this image. Can anyone help? I am not very good at photoshop. Thank you!
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how can i open a photoshop file in illustrator without loosing quality?

I tried to open a photoshop file with an effect (outer glow) applied in Illustrator. However when I opened the file, the effect which I applied to the image didn't come out as the same in Photoshop. ...
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How would you create this "dissolved overlay" effect so that the text is one with image and vice versa?

I tried googling this one out, but no luck. I can't wrap my head around this effect. It must be combination of liquify, noise, dissolve mixing, texture mapping maybe? Any help would be appreciated. ...
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