Create a teardrop shape with the pen tool:
Fill it with white (Command+Delete).
Duplicate, stretch and rotate your copies to match up with some of the lines in the object:
Merge the shapes together by selecting all of them and 1.hit Command+E or 2. right click and choose Merge to Smart Object.
Then add a layer mask and put a slight gradient from the ...
Here's one way to simulate a bad scan of an old document. I'm using the GIMP here, but you should be able to do all these steps in Photoshop too.
Step 1: Start with a suitable-looking picture.
If you're trying to emulate an old hand-written document, remember not to be too precise. Hand-position lines, vary the font size (and/or use several fonts), ...
An alternate approach is to provide an external point of reference.
In this case, the viewer is traveling at the speed of your subject. Stationary objects appear to move in the opposite direction as indicated by the clouds below.
You'll see this approach in Anime, where the example provided by @Dalvenjia is possibly more commonly seen in cartoons from ...
This is most probably a Gradient Map. Here's a quick how-to:
Open your source image
Set your foreground and background colours in the toolbox: the
background colour should be lighter than the forground colour
Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustment
Layer > Gradient Map... or use the black/white circle icon in the
I'd use Illustrator for this. Creating the paths, setting the type, etc is all just easier in Illustrator than it is in Photoshop.
Just create your base shapes, combine them. Use Object > Expand to turn the strokes into shapes, then use Effect > Distort & Transform > Roughen to add some life to the straight shapes. And finally, if you want, add ...
An easier way than masks: using blends.
Here's how I would go about creating the first one:
Grab yourself a picture of a cityscape. Make it greyscale if it isn't already.
Next, grab yourself a picture of a bearded hipster with glasses. Convert to black and white or greyscale and up the brightness and contrast. I've also painted some white over some parts ...
I created a similar effect with the Gaussian Blur tool in Photoshop set to a 60 px radius.
Of course, you can do this with any photo where you like the color shifts, your sample reminded me of a beach, so I found a beach photo on Wikimedia.
Another way you can do it is by creating the shapes you want and then applying a Gaussian blur to them:
Why use an inferior product when you already have MS Paint installed?
In Paint, use the Select tool and select the area you wish to "drag" around. Hold Shift and hold down the left mouse button as you drag the selection around, producing the desired effect.
That just looks like some type with a texture overlay.
Write some text...
Find an appropriate texture...
Clip the texture to the type. You can either do that through the menu (Layer → Create Clipping Mask), or just alt+click between the texture and type layers...
You can use a layer style on the texture itself to adjust the colors (or use any ...
After some fiddling around here's way that might be quicker than copying/pasting/moving.
Create your popup.
On a separate layer or file, create a black square that is the same size as the popup. Select it and define a new brush (Edit > Define Brush Preset). You can then discard the black square.
Make your canvas fit the final size of the artwork you wish ...
Set blend mode of copy to Multiply
Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set this to 1 pixel.
Duplicate blur/multiply layer 3 or 4 more times.
Choose Merge Visible from the Layer Panels menu
Filter > Other > Maximum - set this to 1 pixel.
Image > Adjustments > Levels to tweak things a bit more....
You will probably need to go in with ...
As Scott commented, motion is usually illustrated using lines, blur and/or translucent partial images of the object trailing behind the "direction of motion."
To end up with a clean leading edge with a motion-blur or similar effect on the trailing edge, you need two layers. The first is the object itself, the second is laid on top and partially masked out.
that look like they are a result of a very bad scan
There's your answer.
Design your mark, then take it down to Kinkos. Find the crappiest photocopier, and make a copy. Then make a copy of the copy. Then maybe crumple/uncrumple the copy and make a copy of that. Continue until it looks the way you like it.
Then scan that back in.
Apply some Wind and Motion Blur and you can give the speed feel:
Rotate your Image 90CW because Wind only works sideways.
Select the layer with the paper plane (no background or anything else).
Duplicate the layer so you have a clean copy and you can try various settings and compare.
Apply Filters>Stylize>Wind and repeat as needed, I only did it twice.
Here are some results I got:
The steps for black ink are as follows:
In Photoshop, put the bottle image onto a layer, and duplicate this layer. To do this, you can select the layer in the Layers panel and press Ctrl+J on Windows or Cmd+J on Mac. We will work with this duplicate layer only, which must be above the original.
Use your favorite method to ...
When assigning white as alpha channel for transparency we will not be able to have opaque highlights, as these per definition will be white, hence fully transparent.
To have an alpha channel sparing both highlighted white areas, and black shadows we better choose a grey color for assigning alpha.
To show the effect more clearly I first made your original ...
For this, you best create separate channels for the shadows and highlights.
The shadows can be directly taken from the white T-Shirt, and be used as a multiplicator (0-100%) for the shirt's color (layer mode: multiply)
As for the highlights, this really depends on the material. Cloth doesn't reflect much light on the surface, so most of its color comes ...
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 specific curves were used. But the example below should give you a basic idea of how to get something similar.
Here's how I do it (steps correspond to pictures).
Starting shape to shade.
Create copy of shape with color of the shade (or highlight) you want to "speckle" and make sure the layer is above the original shape
Create a mask on this layer (3rd button from the left in layers palette)
Ensure that the mask is still selected and fill this mask with 50% gray
Easiest way to blur stuff in photoshop is Blur Tool (R)
Just take Blur Tool and select Soft Round Brush (The brush that is round and has 0 hardness) Then use various size(s), ones that are fitting to the area(s) that you want to blur of course.
Then blur away. (You might want to make a copy of the image layer (Ctrl+J) before blurring. )
Original image (I ...
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:
Create the pattern(There are lots of ways to create this if you don't want to create this manually). You can change the color of upper and lower strips
Now put ...
Create a new layer and fill it with any color you want. Move this layer below the image you want to manipulate and set the layer Blend Mode of the image layer to Multiply. You can then modify the opacity of the image layer if you want, but it isn't necessary.
It may also help to desaturate or grayscale the image layer.
Here's how to create something similar in Photoshop...
Create a low res, greyscale document and add your text in a layer as a 50% tint of black (the 50% will give the checkerboard effect later).
Next add some noise (this will produce the random filled in dots). Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and pick a low amount to add (I used 15%) then go to Edit ...
I'm just adding to Danielillo's already-excellent answer, and with one variant from his approach - but it's still basically the same thinking - that's why I stole his image so brazenly! What I'm doing differently is working from default stuff wherever possible, so you're not creating much new at all, and I'm leaving everything easily re-editable - working ...