One of the possible solutions for this is maybe using a free background remover tool. It can automatically remove background image quite well, it can produce slight transparency blur around the edge exactly as you mentioned.
To move or change a selection, choose: Select->Transform Selection.
To move or transform the selected pixels:
Make sure you have a raster layer selected in the layer panel
With the move tool, click on the selection and you'll be given the standard transform handles
Make whatever transformations you'd like
The two examples you've posted show two very different things. The first one is clearly an effect applied to an image. The second one is a manually constructed vector drawing. There is no real trick to that, it's just to draw the shapes (if you can imagine them).
Here is some inspiration for making something similar to the first example.
Distorted halftone ...
As already mentioned in another answer, the method you are describing in words is just the Nearest Neighbor scaling method.
But the link you post shows another method where squares of the original image are cut out and moved together. This is a much more interesting effect.
I'll show you an example of how this can be achieved using Displace filter. In the ...
Most decent commercial print production vendors can hold a line as small as 0.25pts. The artwork should be perfectly fine if it's using 1-2pt lines.
Generally no. But without seeing the art, it's fairly impossible to be definitive. If the images are greyscale and the art is black, then it should reproduce as black from InDesign. If the images are CMYK but ...
If you have only a 2D photo, a painting or a a drawing of a face changing the view can be only a guess. An experienced painter (see NOTE1) can be quite good in making such guesses and it's well possible that his new drawing really resembles the object. But it's a guess, it's not a mechanical transform which can be automated. That's because nobody nor nothing ...
This is "nearest neighbor". Just reduce the size to 10% of original with "nearest neighbor" resampling.
Note that the example shown is not the equivalent of every 10th pixel, but more like a block of 10x10 pixels every 50th.
Here I'll try to recreate the appearance of the second image.
I find an image of some water, scale it to the wanted height, crop it to half the width and mirror that half to create the full image.
Then I upscale the image 400%. This is required because we are going to use Dissolve blend mode which creates sharp aliased pixels. In the end we'll scale it ...
Yeah that looks like Filter > Distort > Displace
Displace is a little tricky to control to get a mix of a portrait and type to look that nice, the creator did a solid job. Here is a quick, crude attempt to mimic something like that.
You'll want a black and white PSD to use as the displacement map/source. In this case, a portrait.
What I did:
In a ...
It's difficult to tell exactly what was done to these, but something similar could be done by using the Displace filter. Here's a very quick run through.
Find an image like an ink blot, or some random pattern. Then apply a Gaussian blur, and then apply the Ocean Ripple filter, and save the PSD somewhere you can easily find it again, such as on your ...
Make a new Layer, make a selection of the lenses and fill with black. Set the Layer -> Fill to 0%
Make sure the sunglasses layer masked out the lenses.
Double-click on the Layer with the blacked filled lenses shape to open up the Layer Style.
Go to the Gradient section, and double-click on the gradient preview.
The new window will let you customize ...
Illustrator is the easier option for this job.
Apply your threshold and reduce your resolution to the desired values in Photoshop. Take note of the size of your image in pixels (25 x 17 in your example).
Copy a flattened raster version of this image and paste it in Illustrator. Yes, it's tiny.
Select the object and choose Object > Create Object Mosaic.......
There's no way to do that using the threshold filter alone. There's no single effect that will do this, but it's possible using a combination of techniques.
Anyway, here's one possible method using Photoshop.
Start with the original image of the mountain, and add a background layer under it filled white.
Make sure the mountain layer is selected in the ...
The short answer to your question would be to include a step between making your selection and inverting it: choose Select > Modify > Feather, and choose a 1~2px value.
Do yourself a huge favour, however, and rather than inverting your selection and hitting Delete, click on the 'Add Layer Mask' icon in the Layers palette. It looks like a rectangle with ...
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Apple Instructions - Apple has step-by step instructions on how the document icon works here.
I wasn't completely wrong. You're not supposed to export the whole thing, Apple does apply the page overlay in the newest OS, you just supply the asset pieces.
I don't do app development, so I could be wrong, but in ...
To update this answer for the current functions available in Photoshop, you can easily flip type on a path in Photoshop. Simply create the type on a path in the usual way, then select the path selection tool (black arrow), hover it over the text on a path, then click and slide across it.
If you want full defaults, set it to 'Enhance Brightness & Contrast'.
If you want to reset your colours whilst remaining in 'Enhance Monochrome Contrast' mode, then the defaults are [top to bottom]
ie, Black, mid-grey, white. Clips are OK at 0.10.
Check the "Save as defaults" box and click ok.
To truly make this effect you need a physical mirror. In the examples you show the faces are seen from multiple angles in the same image. That is not achievable in Photoshop, but we can have some fun with Displacement Maps.
I'm using a portrait by John Torcasio (CC0 Public Domain).
Create a grayscale image with the same dimensions as the original. Paint ...
I think Rafael is right. The effect was made using one of those "crazy mirrors" you can find at a funfair. In the last image you can actually see the side of the head of the subject looking into the mirror.
Anyway, it is possible to create something similar using the Liquify filter in Photoshop. This was made using a variety of tools in the filter,...
Well, that is a mirror image.
But you can just take the Liquify tool and play.
One problem is the maximum size of the brush, but you could play with the effect incrementally.
Not every part of those images can be done with liquify only. At some point, you need to copy a selection and mirror it for example. But that would be a starting point.
This was actually not asked, but I inserted it for GIMP users. I have also in the end something to Photoshop Users.
In GIMP filter "Bump Map" does the job.
In the bottom layer I have a random texture. On the top I have the wanted bump map image. It's a little blurred to create well visible slopes(See NOTE1)
I made to the texture layer a selection ...
I just figured out what my problem was. I was in grayscale mode. In order for OpenEXR export options to appear, you need to be in RGB Color mode (and 32 bit). Maybe this will help someone down the line.
Pretty similar methods for illustrator and photoshop:
Select the pen tool (P) and make your shapes. If you are unfamiliar with how this tool works, check youtube to see it in action, that's the best way.
Give them a gradient fill. You can change the gradient colors and rotation to what you'd like. Here's a screenshot from photoshop. Notice I have the pen ...
Check out my quick demo using Bevel & Emboss in the layer styles. Assuming you have larger assets, you can break up your shapes into multiple layers and apply the layer style to each of them for more depth/detail.
A thing to note: in the layers palette I have my fill set to 0. This keeps my layer styles visible, but hides the actual asset, since all we ...
One thing to try is Google's guetzli. Basically it tries the various JPEG encoding parameters for you and checks the resulting images.
The other side of the coin is that it is a memory and CPU hog. But if you have many similar images, you can try a few and if the parameters are similar you can reuse them directly on the whole set using a simpler encoder.
You have a few contradictory requirements.
If you need to preserve the information, make a backup, and use a lossless compression method. PNG, TIF, PSD, or XCF.
But if you need to compress it to be published use a 4:4:4 subsampling.
On Gimp it is under the "Advanced" options when exporting to JPG.
Do not smooth it and click the "Optimize" ...
It greatly depends on the end use of the banner, the printer it is being printed on, the substrate, and the company you are working with.
The newer printers (in the last 10ish years) can print 1200 x 1200 DPI, some of them even higher at good quality and color. If it's a sports field sponsor banner, doesn't really matter. If it's a trade show banner that ...
I think it's less complicated than you think.
Just make some gradient. Here I've made a quick copy of the gradient used in your example.
Then use that same gradient for a bunch of fills and/or brush strokes. Maybe use Blend Tool to make some of those repeated patterns. Maybe rotate the gradient in some of the shapes like in the example.
This was made ...
It is called the "Perspective Crop Tool" and I find it nested with/ under the crop tool in the tool sidebar.
Just click on the corners you want aligned horizontal and vertical and it creates a grid over the selected area (there is a checkbox to "show grid" in the control bar). You can then re-size the entire area or adjust individual ...
You have several things happening here.
Yes, the file size could be an issue on the time it takes to open or save a file. But this is also the case when compressing it, so, a fast way to open a file is not compressing it.
So, let's assume you need to actually compress the file without losing information. Choose a lossless compression algorithm like ZIP.
Here's a script that will resize selected layers to specific values (set in the beginning). I'm not sure why but transforming smart object once was giving a slightly wrong result (layers were 2-4 pixels off) — normal layers didn't have this problem. So the script runs transform twice of each layer.
var width = 200;
var height = 200;
Select one of the Smart Objects and record the following action:
Use Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object to create a new Smart Object with the currently selected Smart object inside.
Double-click the currently selected Smart Object to edit its contents.
Use Image > Image Size to scale to the wanted size. Remember to set everything ...
I also clicked on take a snapshot in history option before closing the
file, can it help in any way?
A snapshot is most likely the version of the document once it was opened. You can create a snapshot but it will not be an older version than when you opened the document.
Secondly: Is actually there any way we can save all steps of history,
so when we re-...
For Smart Objects (using PS 21.1.1):
I'm posting this respone here as, like me, I'm sure others have landed here looking to crop smart objects or vector/shapes, such as rectangles.
Rasterizing a smart object can be very destructive, this solution is for simple smart object such as rectangles.
Smart objects can't be cropped as explained by @Scott, however, ...
You could use the favourite fonts feature. Favourite the fonts you want to display by clicking on the star icon next to them, then hit the favourite font button at the top to filter the results.
Since this question was asked over 9 years ago, I thought I would update with more current information.
The current version of CC programs 2020 (vers 21.2.2) now has a built in sort in the font menu. They also have the ability to search for "similar" looking fonts by clicking on this symbol: ≈
I have not used it much yet, but it seems to work ...
To my knowledge, there is no way to make the font menu shorter unless you uninstall some (I wouldn't recommend that). And I can not find anything about what that second grouping of fonts is.
However, if you would like to view a smaller list, or view one that isn't over your working art, Go to Window -> Character and open the Character Palette, you can ...
The fonts you see in the font menu are the fonts installed on your computer. If you want to see less fonts you'll have to uninstall some of them.
I can see that you are on a Windows computer. Here is some info on how to manage fonts on Windows 10.
If you want easier management of your fonts you might try a font manager like the free NexusFont or some paid ...
Let us answer the question more objectively. So your asking why do software have overlapping feature sets? The answer is simply that they are trying to solve a problem that is relatively close to the other problem and need to be compatible with other software to some extent.
Ok, so you so specifically asked why Adobe does this? Well this implies that a ...
You can copy guides in Photoshop. Now I will tell you how.
Download the following two files:
Open Adobe Photoshop installation folder and go to the "Presets" folder and then to the "Scripts" folder. (For me it's C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Presets\Scripts.)
Copy the two ...
open the first image
record a new action
add a new layer
reorder the new layer to be the first layer from bottom
change Foreground Color to white
select the Palnt Bucket Tool
and click on the image to make the new added layer white
save the file
stop the action recording
click file > Automate > Batch
in play section select you action
With the G'mic tone enhance tool we can adjust highlight shadow or midpoint to overcome exposure or bleeding issues to some extent. These tools come as plugin for a variety of OS or applications or are available as an online version to not exclude Photoshop users.
Below result is from using the Details > Tone Enhance tool with following settings:
I would use Adobe Camera RAW for this. Even though you only have a JPEG which is less than ideal, you can convert the layer to a Smart Object, and use Adobe Camera RAW as a filter. The beauty of using ACR as a filter is that it's non-destructive and you can go back and tweak it as much as you like.
Example showing tweaks made in ACR
Then back in Photoshop ...
I use Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Lightroom. I consider these to be the core programs- but really they are only my core programs. The other programs I do not use- but may become interested in at some point as I do have the subscription.
For me, Lightroom is very necessary in addition to Photoshop. Lightroom has a great cataloging/ ...
First, I'm going to point out that, unlike 15 years ago when you had to spend $500+ on DVDs (or the ridiculous 20+ 3.5" floppy discs 15 years before that), all these are subscriptions. You can cancel or change a subscription in a month if you feel something isn't working well for you.
If you intend to buy once and not be hindered by lack of features, ...
I guess this is a JPG file, you do not have any RAW file.
Your camera has already done its best to make it not look right, but fit into the limited brightness range which can be shown in normal computer screens. Unfortunately the standard JPG generating process in the camera hasn't understood that not so perfect lens and image sensor spread diffuse light ...
The Frame tool is a new tool introduced in CC 2019. I haven't updated my copy yet so I haven't really had the chance to test it yet.
Anyway, from a tutorial visible on youtube here, it looks like you can adjust the dimensions by typing values in the Properties Panel.