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creating recursive, self-similar patterns with Adobe Illustrator

This can be done with a simple Blend in Illustrator. You can use the Replace Spine command and get the blend to follow a circle. You merely have to cut the circle at one anchor point for the blend to ...
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Is there any tools like "Blend" in Inkscape?

The equivalent in Inkscape is an extension called Interpolate. From the main menu it's located at Extensions > Generate from Path > Interpolate. You need to have two paths selected to use it. Shapes ...
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Is it possible to revert preapplied alpha blend and find original color?

Yeah its possible i made a quick change to the code in this post and came up with following very sloppy python 2.X code: from Tkinter import * import struct def ablend(a, fg, bg): return ((1-a)*...
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Illustrator: gradual blends

Contrary to popular belief, blends can contain more 'key' objects than just a start and an end. Adding new objects to an existing blend might allow you to achieve the effect you are looking for: Make ...
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How can I make an infinite blend in Illustrator?

In this case you might not need to make a blend. Just use a Gradient on a stroked circle. Select the circle and set the stroke width as desired. In the Gradient panel set Type to Linear Gradient and ...
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How to use blend tool in Illustrator to blend continuosly?

I find it is helpful to blend the palette you want arbitrarily first until you are happy with the colour transitions. You can then apply this palette blend to your desired path. The blend tool will ...
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How to simulate realistic pencil blending in Photoshop, with texture?

Mixer Brush tool is the best option you're going to have. Be sure to use a Pencil Brush though since it doesn't look like you currently are. Since we're going to be rubbing our lead I'll use a 9B, ...
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How do I create this lighting overlay in Photoshop?

I think I'd use Layer > New adjustment layer > Curves or Layer > New adjustment layer > Levels with a Layer mask. Start with black and white image with the trees or what ever. Black ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Irregularly spaced Blend-Effect

What isn't instantly obvious is that the distribution of objects is controlled by the bezier curve. Basically, longer handles = larger spacing. Interestingly, here is the exact opposite of your ...
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Blending images in Photoshop

There are probably a few ways to achieve this, but here's a quick and easy one that works... Place your city scape / scenery on the base layer. Place your image of the dude in the suit on the layer ...
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Create a geometric mobius strip in illustrator

It's really difficult to achieve this effect. I used two different shapes to test using them as Art Brushes. I applied the first one and I use the Widht tool to make the endpoints smaller. The ...
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Export photoshop layer with blending option: screen applied on it

Screen blending mode is only a Photoshop mode, so when you export it to (JPG, PNG, etc) it flattens the layers and saves how it thinks it should. Blending modes do not exist for these files. Try ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Creating a three-dimensional cone-like shape/mushroom cap

Another approach could be to use Effect → 3D → Revolve. Here’s an example: Here are the revolve settings for the top-most shroom from above: If it is of any help, I uploaded the source AI file, for ...
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Shadow Effect On Photoshop

That's not a shadow effect as such. It's a Motion Blur. Filter > Blur > Motion Blur... Motion blur applies a blur effect to an object in a specified direction. In this case that direction is ...
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How do I add boat wakes and blend these images into the background?

You can add the missing waves by inserting displacement maps and painting some foam onto the generatd waves. Here is a displacement map. It's made a little transparent only to show its placement. It'...
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Replace a texture by another

I'd say it's probably a waste of time and not worth the effort. The top image is such poor quality that it's unusable anyway. Instead, just find a white painted wood panel (or take a photo of one), ...
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How to represent blurry artwork with vectors (Illustrator or SVG)?

Let me explore the topic a bit. The shape If we are attempting to do this with vector shapes, the shape itself must be right. It is easy to have deformed or disproportional shapes. One way to prepare ...
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Gimp smooth edges coloring

I found a solution to my problem that is the following, Select what you want NOT faded. Use any selection tool you want. Next go to Select > Invert Now go to Select > Feather - feather by 3 Select ...
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Trying to make a picture's background fit with a background that the picture is on

Result: Notice how the sharp division between the background and the floor has remained without a repetitive look. Steps: Make a rectangle selection between the downbell and the beginning of the ...
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Trying to make a picture's background fit with a background that the picture is on

In Photoshop: Setup your document and place your image: Click the Rectangle Marquee Tool and select the background from the image: Go to Edit -> Copy Merged then go to File -> New and click ...
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How do I create this lighting overlay in Photoshop?

Ok....but what did you try? what are your starting files? There are many ways of doing this but since you are eager to use Blending modes, here you go: have a tree or whatever without a background ...
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Name of the technique used to simulate eye focusing?

The photograph you chose demonstrates the optical effect known as depth of focus. Focused or in focus is the term for sharply defined areas of the image. It shows the inability of spherical lenses to ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Creating a three-dimensional cone-like shape/mushroom cap

If I were creating this, I'd merely use 2 mesh objects stacked on top of each other. Start with 2 ellipses.... .....alter one to be the cap shape .....and one to be the inner convex shape ..... grab ...
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Can you convert blend to simple vector shape?

You could expand the blend (Object > Expand Apperance...), ungroup it and then unite all shapes in it into a single shape using the Pathfinder palette. If you then give that shape a gradient fill, you ...
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Why does blend smooth not work perfectly for two black objects?

By default, Illustrator's Blend is set to Smooth Color. This creates a blend between the color of the first object and the color of the last object. If there is no color variation, Illustrator's ...
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How to easily merge/blend multiple images together in photoshop?

The reality is these are done by those very proficient in digital painting. There's no "easy" technique here. You use the photos as a basis for actually painting.Then you spend a great deal of ...
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Create a geometric mobius strip in illustrator

A tricky case as the already existing answer says! This answer unfortunately must be considered as an oversized comment because it is based on extra tools and the question was about how to make it ...
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How can I make an infinite blend in Illustrator?

Blends can have more than two shapes. So, with that in mind, it's possible to create a blend using 3 or more filled shapes, but make sure the two end ones are the same colour and shape. For example, ...
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How to represent blurry artwork with vectors (Illustrator or SVG)?

There is no good solution. I mean you can force a solutuon but it will never be a good solution since the standard does not give you any tools for this. The filters were supposed to be enough for you. ...
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