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How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

The clipping mask will not remove the paths and points that are off the artboard — it will simply hide them. I would use the Crop pathfinder. Create your artboard sized rectangle on top of the ...
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How can I draw seamless texture and have GIMP mirror the edges on texture sides?

In Gimp 2.10, you don't need to do this, you just use the Symmetry painting feature. Create an image which is 3x3 the size of your intended tile (in theory, 2x2 is enough but the effect is easier to ...
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How can I reproduce this linen print texture?

There's a lot of different tricks to achieve this. I usually do it something like this: Base material layer first, then all designs and on the top a copy of the material. In the layer style panel ...
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How to create a repeating texture?

Creating a seamless repeating pattern is relatively easy. The easiest way to show you the concept is with a quick example. I am using Photoshop—but the concept is what is important. It is best to ...
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Illustrator: How to create realistic reflective gold surface?

I am naming these chapters starting with V as the second part of this post. The first part has renders of 3D models, the second half of the post has vector based images. Chapter V. Illustration One ...
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How was this texture effect achieved?

To me, it looks like a few stacked layers. A base greyscale or possibly minimal color layer. Then a diffusion layer on top of everything. You can achieve the diffusion (stipple) effect easily by ...
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How can I reproduce this linen print texture?

The Campcraft image has plenty of low resolution imaging and JPG artifacts, but it looks like a photo of real fabric could do the job. You seem to know that. There are whole bunch of other tricks ...
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How to apply a texture to an image, making it look like it's carved into the background's texture? (Example given)

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 ...
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What tools can I use to create Fractal Art?

Here's a comprehensive list of the best software/online tools available right now Incendia Fractals - Donationware The application includes multiple 3D editors for design and process Fractals as ...
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Illustrator: Grain Effect makes round objects pixelated

1. Create a new layer above your artwork. 2. Create a shape over the whole artboard (or the area you want the texture applied to). 3. Apply your Grain (Effects → Texture → Grain). 4. With your ...
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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 recolor a vector pattern swatch in Illustrator?

Apply your pattern swatch to your artwork and with it selected hit the Recolor Artwork button (or go to Edit → Edit Colors → Recolor Artwork...): Select the "New" swatch next to the color ...
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Create Distressed Opaque Texture in Photoshop

Find a nice grunge texture... I'll use this for an example: Image from: https://freestocktextures.com/texture/grunge-scratched-wall,592.html You want a nice contrasting image to use as a mask. I ...
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Replicate alpha channel in Photoshop

Yes it's possible, but the alpha channel will not be high resolution - it will be a bit blurry if you rescaled the image. In your PSD, CTRL+Click (Command+Click on Mac) on the layer with alpha ...
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How to bend a gradient with Illustrator

Simply use a thick stroke as opposed to a shape, and apply a gradient to the stroke. You can expand the gradient stroke afterwards, resulting in a gradient mesh object. You can also stack multiple ...
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How to create pastel-like noise texture in adobe illustrator

You want to switch to photoshop for this one. And then either use the brushes to paint the forms or find a suitable texture. Mostly grunge textures are good for this sort of stuff. https://texturelabs....
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In GIMP, how can I change one solid colors to multiple color variations?

The following seems to work: Create a blank 3 x 3 image (make bigger if you need more tones). Put your color as foreground and paint the new image with Bucket Fill. Filters > Noise > RGB Noise or ...
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What is the official name/type of pattern?

Abstract Cubism Karel mentions Geometric abstraction, which is close, but that tends to be flatter and simpler of composition, and have a more repetitive pattern. This image is much more chaotic of ...
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Photoshop: How to show underlying texture background while maintaining color for element?

Frequency Separate the wood background and then put your stripe between the low frequency and the high frequency Using an actual brush and then with a little bit of burning to bring some of the ...
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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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Business card with textured paper?

This example that you show is 100% real paper. So you need to talk with printing house what paper you can use and prepare design for this paper. You can print some paper texture on normal paper, but ...
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Making dark areas lighter on a wood texture

You can use the Dodge Tool, set at a low exposure - like 10% (located on the Control bar) - to brush over the dark areas lightly. Do this a few times until you bring them up to around the same value ...
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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 mockup a realistic cloth tag with a custom shape?

An answer with several parts: The truth is that if you want real flexibility in making mockups you need to learn a 3D program. Use Blender https://www.blender.org/ that is free, very powerful. If ...
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What is the name of this grainy shading technique in traditional? Can we reproduce it in digital?

The core of the digital version has already been said in a comment. Here's only an attempt to do it. This is in legacy Photoshop, but it doesn't use anything which is not available in freebies like ...
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