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

I would make a rectangle the same size as the artboard and turn it into a Clipping Mask. To do this: Group together all the layers you wish to trim by selecting them and entering Command + G. ...
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How can I make a shape look like it is made of glass?

Some initial notes Let's make a google search (images): https://www.google.com/search?q=crystal+logo 1) You can see how difficult is to make an abstraction of a crystal. Verey few logos succeed there. ...
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Giving a vector shape a rough edge without manipulating anchor points

If you'd like to apply precisely some of these stroke effects on your vector text, I think the best way is to do it manually. The stroke in Illustrator are sometime hard to predict and also very well ...
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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 would you recreate the distorted/noise effect that google uses in their new material design illustrations?

The below was done in Illustrator but could be done in Photoshop. First create your object. For the demonstration I am using a linear gradient. You can mess around with a gradient mesh for more ...
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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 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's the name of this background design pattern?

It is called a Voronoi (cell/noise) pattern. See: Wikipedia Photoshop has a Voronoi pattern filter: its called crystallize Image 1: A Voronoi pattern, usinhg Photoshop crystallize. Its often a good ...
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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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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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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 can I create fruit's texture?

What I think you are trying to say is you want a lemon texture over an image. To do this, I would do this: Create a fully colored lemon (or just use an image) Go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate ...
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How do I recreate this radial noise effect?

Set your background to black, and create an ellipse Add a new layer, fill it with solid gray, then Filter > Noise > Add Noise and add a little gaussian blur ( Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur ) ...
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Scan of paper: keep grain pattern, remove gradient

This is a perfect situation for the smart-blur tool since the text information is high-contrast with respect to the background. I have a sample below where I applied a mild smart blur just enough to ...
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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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Methods to achieve a similar light grain texture?

There's different textures in differently colored areas. As the questioner told, there's noise, which can be generated in Photoshop's effect. Noise is colored. There's several variations of it ...
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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 do I find (or replicate) this detailed texture?

Make an empty RGB image which has say 300 x 200 pixels. Fill a layer with 50% grey (=RGB 128,128,128) Insert 50% monochrome uniformly distributed noise Zoom in so much that pixels become well visible ...
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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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How to create pastel-like noise texture in adobe illustrator

Getting the same non-repeating random complexity than your linked image has is much easier in a bitmap image editor (GIMP, Photoshop etc...)than in Illustrator. I guess it's a real painting which has ...
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How can I create a polygon pattern in Photoshop?

Here's an awesome tool that will generate the pattern for you: Flat Surface Shader for rendering lit triangles to a number of contexts including WebGL, Canvas 2D and SVG using Lambertian reflectance (...
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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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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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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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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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