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In GIMP, how can I identify and match the saturation of an image

I think there is some major color profile confusion going on here. When I download the low res version with the vibrant colors you like, I notice that its color profile is Adobe RGB. The hi res ...
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How can I get this gradient effect?

There are a few ways to create the gradient effect, but this is how I would do it... Create the hexagon shape out of 6 triangles: Then apply different gradients to each triangle: Finally mask parts ...
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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?

I think it depends on the art style you want to go for. If you're doing a flat design style like in your first image, then you can replicate the vents by using 2 rounded-rectangles that overlap. If ...
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How do I manipulate a field grid in Illustrator to resemble spacetime so that the center of the grid dips below a sphere?

Found an interesting option in this video. Start by creating a grid with the Rectangular Grid or Polar Grid tool. Click Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh Add some perspective with the ...
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In GIMP, how can I identify and match the saturation of an image

Looking at the pictures you posted, it seems to me that the ones you consider "duller and less vibrant" are actually higher quality images, not just in resolution, but in color information. ...
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How do you achieve this colorful chrome effect?

I'd use a Bevel and Emboss effect, combined with a Satin effect, and a curves Adjustment layer to modify the colours. It's difficult to get the colours exactly the same, since I have no idea what ...
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How can I get this gradient effect?

This will give you a flat color version: Create one hexagon Ctrl+C copies it to clipboard Ctrl+F duplicates the shape (aka. Paste in Place) scale up either one of these 2 hexagons until it looks ...
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How to create text stroke outline with offset for an enclosed bubble effect?

You can get the same effect with a single live text object (meaning you can have this effect and still be able to edit the text) using the Appearance panel. With your text selected, open the ...
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How to remove part of an image in the shape of a font without affecting the background?

You can do this with other raster image editing software, such as GIMP which is free. It can be done by using layers and layer masks. In fact almost any raster image editor which has layer support ...
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How can I recreate this bubble wrap effect on my photos?

Find or take a photograph of some bubble wrap. Open an image you want to use Copy and paste, or place the bubble wrap image as a new layer Set the layer blending mode to Overlay You can also ...
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In GIMP, how can I identify and match the saturation of an image

You can apply the colors of the low-res image to the hi-res image quite easily, because our perception of the details is mostly based on luminosity and not on color or saturation(*). Open the high-...
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How to achieve this scatter effect using Illustrator or photoshop?

You can do this in Photoshop with custom brush you need to define (rectangle shape) and then play with the settings (remember that "roundness" in this case will be thickness of the shape. This is what ...
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How can I create this abstract, folded, smooth black & white lines effect?

I'm sure there are other ways to go about this, but this is how I successfully created this effect in just a few minutes. Begin with a solid white or black shape. (I used a square.) Then, I would ...
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How to make pattern-dithered bitmap (halftone) style pictures?

That is not ascii art. It is called a pattern-dithered bitmap (halftone). I did a quick image search a found the source for your cropped art that has more pixel detail (see below). I made a very ...
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How to recreate this Arctic Monkeys wallpaper?

Get and open up Inkscape (completely free, open source vector editor). Import your reference image into Inkscape (File > Import) Start blocking in the polygons and triangles around the faces of the ...
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Make transparent text with drop shadow with Affinity Designer

OK, so I finally figured out how to do this. Write the text Apply an Outer Shadow FX Still in the Layer Effects dialog, set the Fill Opacity (on bottom right) to 0%
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How to apply grain texture effect in GIMP

Put your shape layer inside a layer group (Layer>New Layer Group; drag the layer onto the group in the layers list). This group will hold your shape and any textures we add. Make a new transparent ...
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Replicating red/blue image separation effect

The effect is basically a faux 3D anaglyph. To create a 3D anaglyph effect you can duplicate the image to another layer and from the Layer Style dialog blend different channels per layer (only R for ...
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How to create this circular effect in Photoshop?

Photo Layer - > Convert to Smart Object (Makes Layer 0) Duplicate Smart Object (Makes Layer 0 copy) Edit > Transform > Scale and enter 110% in the W and H fields at the top of the screen : Hit OK. (...
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Illustrator: how to achieve a conical gradient effect

Create a circle. Stroke it and make sure the stroke weight is the same as the circle diameter. A fill on the circle is not necessary for this purpose. Apply a linear gradient to the stroke and hit ...
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How to create this coloured pencil effect?

You could certainly draw the graphics in Inkscape, but the rest are almost certainly raster effects, which Inkscape isn't really designed for. Although it does have some limited effects, there's ...
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How to achieve this border button effect? (Photoshop)

Bottom layer has a linear gradient fill, from lighter blue to darker blue. Top layer is an ellipse shape layer filled orange, with a Stroke Layer Style added. See Layer Style settings blow. Click on ...
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How to remove part of an image in the shape of a font without affecting the background?

Billy beat me to a good answer, but I thought I'd post examples I'd already finished - once you have your mask you can quickly flip it to show either style… colour clash below bothered me, so I spent ...
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How can I give Drop Shadow effect to a masked image in xd

Duplicate the normal shape (the one with the shadow). Now apply the duplicate as the mask on an image. Move the masked image on top of the shape with the drop shadow. Select both pieces and group them....
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How to color pictures to pastel?

Generally speaking, you only want to paint on a photo as a last resort. Ideally, you would work on other layers, and use masks and blends and opacity to combine those layers with the photo layer into ...
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Transparent stroke overlap in Illustrator

Just cut the shape into 2, or expand it and merge the pieces. It a bit similar to the question about art brush overlap. cut the line expand use shape builder to isolate the overlap. Or you can use ...
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How to resample an image with lanczos-3 filter using imagemagick?

This question is somehow wrong in many ways but warrants an answer nonetheless to get you onto the right track. There is no image when you have no post processing of the Lanczos filter. See the filter ...
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How to create this typography style?

The effects are much more likely fined tuned than what I am about to show you but this should give you a starting point. This can be done in most photo editing programs but the following steps are for ...
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