Questions tagged [photoshop-effects]

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

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Removing grain from handwritten signature

I've got a scanned signature that I'm trying to clean up. I was able to use levels to remove some of the grain surrounding the handwriting, but I cannot figure out how to remove the grain from the ...
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How can I represent speed in a graphic?

How can I show speed in this example? I don't have any vector programs, I'm working in Photoshop. Any advice will be helpful.
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How to colorize an image as in the example?

I have seen such an effect being used in many places however I haven't figured out how to replicate it via Photoshop. I have tried desaturating the image, placing it under a layer of solid colour and ...
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Make a desaturated image transparent keeping only shadows & highlights

I've been trying to do this for a few days now and have not gotten the results I need. I'm not sure I'm using the correct terminology in the title, if not, please feel free to correct me, and I'll ...
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“Grand grimoire effect” in photoshop

I'm helping out in creating an ARG game. For this game I'll need to create pictures of ancient pentagrams and illustrations that look like they are a result of a very bad scan of medieval hand drawn ...
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How to turn a shiny metallic surface into a matte surface?

How do I turn a glossy/shiny surface into a non-shiny or matte surface in Adobe Photoshop? I have here two images. The first is the image I would like to manipulate. The second image is the look I'm ...
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How do I recreate this color overlay layer effect in Photoshop?

I would like to use the overlay effect used on the screenshot(s) below. I've tried experimenting with several Blending modes but keep missing the mark. I'm sure this has a very easy answer but I'm ...
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How to design sleek magnifying glass effects like these?

I'm wondering how I can create the magnifying glass effect I've seen a lot lately on pages that sell software (either desktop or web-applications). Here are two examples. I really like the first one ...
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How to create a “zig zagged, jagged” effect with Photoshop?

I'd like to create the effect of a zig-zagged line at the bottom (or top, or any edge) of a rectangle. I also want to use this image on a web page, thus I think I should do it such that I can repeat ...
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Create frozen screen effect

Is there a way to create this effect in Photoshop? I could duplicate the same image over and over again, but that's just wrong. There should be an easier way. Edit: Use of Illustrator and MS Paint ...
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How to make this 3D photo wall effect in Photoshop?

How can I create a photo wall effect similar to this with Photoshop CS6? I tried with Warp, but it looks so bad and it's nowhere near comparsion. I also tried with Edit->Transform->Perspective,...
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How do I recreate this overlay/design in photoshop?

How do I recreate this color overlay/design in photoshop? Colour overlay/wash and a triangle grid it's the main image on our website http://www.advantawealth.co.uk/
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How to get speckled shading in Photoshop?

I am trying to achieve, for lack of a better term, a speckled shading in Photoshop. I'm not getting the right effect using noise (even with a gaussian blur) or setting the layer to dissolve. Here ...
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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 make a lens with zoomed effect in Photoshop

How do I go about creating this effect in Photoshop cs6? Don't forget to mark this question as useful :)
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How does one turn a white background transparent in Photoshop but keep transparency?

In this image, I want to keep the drop shadow, but not the white background.
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How to remove noise/grain on a picture, based on some “noise pattern”

I have a picture containing lot of noise (see example below). Using photoshop CS5, is there any way to remove/or minimize these artefacts ? I know this is possible in sound editors (like Goldwave) : ...
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Replace individual colors in multiple layers

The goal Replace individual colors in a multi-layer Photoshop document in a way that is flexible and efficient enough to be done a multiple times in the production process—like when I need to update ...
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How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop?

I'm trying to get an image to look similar to this photo: I'd guess they took a picture of the monitor with a regular camera. But I'm more interested to know what effects / filters they used to get ...
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how to add one smart object in multiple files in photoshop?

I know I can do multiple iterations of the same Smart Object within the SAME document and have it change all instances, but what about Smart Objects placed across DIFFERENT documents? That would be ...
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How to apply, blend or overlay a texture or pattern image to a layer in Photoshop?

I've got a grunge texture JPEG that I downloaded from Premium Pixels that looks like this: and a text layer on a black background. I want to blend or overlay the image file to create a worn-out, ...
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How can I modify an image to have colors that flow into each other and what is this effect called?

I have been trying to find the name of this effect in this image Specifically, how the image has been converted to white and a spectrum of colors that flow into each other. I would like to know how ...
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How to simulate long exposure light trails?

How can I apply long exposure lighting effects to a road (ideally using Photoshop or Illustrator)? See the image below for an example. How can this be achieved?
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How do you achieve this colorful chrome effect?

I've been trying to figure out how to get this shaped chrome effect, it’s really clean and I’d love to play with it in Photoshop.
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Triangular Pixelation Technique in Photoshop

I want to be able to create the triangular pixelation effect depicted in the following image. I've been successful with the technique detailed here--and it's nice--but It is not quite the effect I am ...
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Create light with two layers of different levels Photoshop CC 2015

Consider following images: The second one is a darkened version of the first. How can I create car lights on the second image so that it takes (blends) pixel information from the first one to show ...
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Frosted glass effect/texture/filter/pattern in Adobe Fireworks?

Is there a way to do this with Adobe Fireworks? I know its possible using Photoshop with this tutorial.
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Printing Visualization - Spot UV

I recently got a lot of offset printing jobs and with them the ability to choose options that were not available to me before. So the Problem is that I generally have to make a presentation of the ...
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How to produce a blurred abstract (frosted glass) background like this?

I have been seeing these blurred backgrounds all over the place, so I would like to know the exact steps how to reproduce something like this . What I can imagine, is that they first blurred an image/...
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Name and possibly a tutorial for this inset rounded rectangle technique

I am speaking about the drop-in effect around the round edges. I like the fact that the actual theme seems to be a bit further back and the border is closer to the viewer. I can gather that a portion ...
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Improve quality of image bars

Do you know how to make the vertical bars in this image more visible? Especially on the right side. I'd like to have the vertical bars more sharp and outstanding from the background)? I tried using ...
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How to make a Effect act as transparency in Photoshop?

I know I can create a layer mask, but this method only accepts a bitmapped mask as far as i know, than the result is not perfect. I tried using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGBNHY5rAxg ...
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How to create a 3D layer explosion/expansion in Photoshop?

I need to depict a bunch of layers of an image similar to this: What is this style called? Is there any photoshop plugins that can automatically create this kind of view?
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Photoshop action to combine multiple photos

I'm trying to recreate this: I know it could be easily done manually, but I'm wondering if anyone has come across a tutorial or knows how to create this automatically with actions in Photoshop? I ...
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Interesting effect. From where to start? [duplicate]

Greetings, I've recently came across this poster and would like to learn how the background effect was achieved, can you please suggest tips in order to start moving on.
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How do I make this image in image effect?

I am trying to get the following done in photoshop. I have 2 images both on 2 different layers. I have one on top of it and I am using the brush tool to sort of merge it with the bottom layer like ...
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How to fill color in this bottle using Photoshop?

I want to fill "ink" (color) into this empty ink bottle using Photoshop? Please let me know the steps. Thanks!
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Photoshop: how to create buttons that look “subtly pushed”?

Any ideas how can I create "subtly pushed" buttons like the "Active filter" buttons in the following screenshot? The mockup is from here. UPDATE: Here's what I have got so far:
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How can this bitmap-style text effect be achieved?

I'd like to replicate it but I'm not sure what kind of bitmap would be necessary. An alternating, vertical line maybe? But then I still don't know how to get the areas of solid.
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How to apply a gradient to an Outer glow (example attached)

I want to achieve this sort of an effect on my own. As you can see, there's sort of a non uniform glow (in terms of color) to the text. Simply using the gradient option in the Outer Glow blending ...
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Photoshop: how to recreate this uneven noise effect?

How can I achieve this kind of background effect in Photoshop? I tried some tips using textures or noise filter, but I can’t get close. I like that the noise on the picture has gradients and ...
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How can I create fruit's texture?

I'm looking to create fruit's texture, specifically a lemon's, in the form of a textured image that is otherwise transparent. This is because I want to be able to use it as an overlay layer on ...
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Efficient way to replicate “confetti” effect for repeated use

I have several "confetti" images that I want to take the design and create a method so I can replicate it as a fill I can apply to shapes/outlines. Here's an example of the source image. I'm not set ...
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how is this picture made?

Good day guys, i have to something like this, any idea how is this picture made ? so it looks like negative i did invert it in photoshop but the bright side of his face was blue, so there been ...
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Using Photoshop Effects in Illustrator CS6

I am well versed with Photoshop and how it works. But recently, I decided to make a poster for my home and for that I'll have to use Illustrator so I need some help from you guys along the way. ...
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How to create a decreasing stippling or halftone effect? [duplicate]

For lack of a better name, I'm trying to create a decreasing stippling effect like this: My first inclination was that this could be created in Photoshop with some sort of filter effect. I was ...
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Are there any Photoshop filters that will dither to a limited color palette?

I have an RGB color image that I'd like to print with a black-and-white laser printer. I'd like to have some control over how the image is dithered rather than letting the printer do it. I'm aware ...
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How can I create this sudden image stretch effect in Photoshop?

I would like to know how this "melting" or stretched poster effect is created.
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Photoshop: how to replicate this text effect?

I need to put these words into another image for a wallpaper with the exact same effect/look. I tried selecting it but the quality is low and the texts look bad.
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How to fade a line out in photoshop

I have 1 RGB layer; the background. Its background is white. There is a solid line on this image. I wish to fade its left end out to white. How can I do this please?

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