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Create hatching in Inkscape?

The hatching can be achieved by using pattern.Once you create a pattern,you can control the direction of hatching as required. Below are the steps to apply hatching to your drawing (I will apply this ...
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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?

The hole in a real VW is a common sheet metal trick named "Rounded Louver". Realistic drawing of a louver needs complex shading. It's easiest if you can accept it as bent inwards, without ...
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What causes the effect in the Sonos logo?

It's called a Moiré pattern. It forms when two 'grid' patterns (loose term that could apply to geometric lines, dots, etc.) are overlaid with each other and moved. In this case, the two 'grid ...
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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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What causes the effect in the Sonos logo?

Moiré of the pattern overlaying itself The pattern of the logo creates a surprising visual appearence of motion when it is shown on an LCD* and the view is scrolled by small fractions of the pattern ...
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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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What is this style, a grid of varying dots, called?

That’s a halftone. Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing, thus generating a gradient ...
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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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Set a stroke to knockout a fill behind it with live text in Illustrator

This is possible to do. You just need to know a very rarely used feature*. First turn on transparency grid, so that you can observe the effect. Choose: View → Show Transparency Grid or hit Shift ...
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How do I make a drop shadow with a halftone effect?

Start with a normal Drop Shadow. Play a little with the settings (Don’t forget to use Spread). Right-click the Effect Layer and select Create Layer (Ignore any warning dialogue). Merge the new Drop ...
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How was this image designed?

There are some changes in color. Tts difficult to see with naked eyes but if you import you object to photoshop and use eyedroper you can see some color variations. How you can achieve this effect: ...
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How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?

I found a quickish method! You had almost all of the workflow, and the 'cutout' part that you had, is what I was missing when trying at first. Starting with this image, because I couldn't find the ...
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How to make a lens with zoomed effect in Photoshop

This is how I would go about it. You will need an image in good resolution (as big as the zoomed part). Pardon my very simple samples, I hope you can get the idea anyway! Open the image. Make a round ...
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What is the best way to acheive this "geometric triangles" effect?

Draw a rectangle that covers the whole canvas. Make sure you have "Smart Guides" activated (View->Smart Guides or Ctrl+U) Draw a bunch of black (or any other colour) lines creating your design. The ...
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Preventing reverse search engines from finding the origin of your image?

Google may use a different system but a large number of such services (tineye included) use perceptual hashes where the overall hash is close enough to be a match, rather than exact. A whitepaper ...
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Preventing reverse search engines from finding the origin of your image?

I think you were on the right track with your watermarking option, but you left too much of the original image in tact. Here are two images I tried that Google was unable to find: Checkerboard ...
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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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What is the best way to acheive this "geometric triangles" effect?

From an architectural standpoint try to think of these not as triangles but as surfaces. Surfaces are made up of sides. In this case these just happen to be, mostly though not entirely, triangles. ...
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How can I make complex gradient images like these in Illustrator?

The procedure to create complex gradient is eventually pretty easy. In Illustrator: Sep 1) Create a rectangle the size of your canvas, with no stroke or fill Step 2) Now you need to create what is ...
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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I've created an Adobe® Illustrator® Plug-in called Oblique Projection 'opo' to automate the creation process of Parallel 3D Effect (Extrude Effect). It is quick and gives you full control over the ...
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How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?

You might be able to achieve this using filters, but I would actually consider redrawing the photo entirely using Illustrator a similar vector tool. You can do this using the Pen Tool. To make ...
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How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?

It's called posterization (as it was a technique to allow for making posters easier via screen printing, block printing, or lithography). The most common ways to achieve it: use the 'posterize' ...
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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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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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Turn image into geometric array of colours

You can use an online tool like this triangulation tool or this Delaunay triangulations tool with images that you upload. Another option is Kubist, another online tool that does pretty much the same ...
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How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?

The first image looks like a direct Live Trace in Illustrator. In order to get better results you can boost the contrast of the image before live tracing it and after that as well. This is how the ...
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