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: Re: How to get layer to only have colors where mask is bright in GIMP? I would like to create a reflection of a room on a window. My specific goal is to make sure that only the brighter parts
Use a high contrast BW version as a layer mask for the colored version. In practice, when you add the layer mask, select option "greyscale copy of the image". Then select the mask icon at the layers panel and apply "Curves":
Layer mask can be added by right clicking the wanted layer in the layers panel. You get a list where one option is to add a layer mask.
: Re: Remove line from shape I need to remove line from shape, but when I use pathfinder tool, it makes shape from my line(Arc tool), then removes it. How to remove only line itself? These are
A nondestructive method (that's not much because you can allways have a copy of the curves):
The magenta shape is only to show the transparency
Group your curves
Make the curves white
Select the curves and the black circle. From the top right menu of the Transparency panel select Make Opacity Mask, no clip, invert
: Is there any way to allow photoshop to download required fonts automatically or Manually? While i download some PSD file and open using photoshop so many fonts are not installing my system.
While i download some PSD file and open using photoshop so many fonts are not installing my system.
so i check each and every font and google it and download it. it takes so much of time.
So Is there any way to allow photoshop to download required fonts automatically or Manually at single click?
: Re: How can I make these luminous realistic lines? I am trying to make the same luminous lines on Photoshop, I have made these , but they are no where close to what is in the picture! Any
They are half-circles which are rotated and stretched. Their color is not constant and everyone is a little different. Others have already suggested gradient strokes, so I try something else.
Creating and deforming them to right sizes and placements is a little easier in Illustrator, but of course Photoshop shapes are ok. I started in Illustrator, but moved them as bitmaps to Photoshop for coloring: Here's an Illustrator screenshot:
Draw a circle
Clip half of it away (=use direct selection tool, select the lowermost anchor and press DEL)
Duplicate, move, scale, rotate and stretch until you have the wanted arcs. Have a reference image below for the placement (not used here)
Make white copies of the arcs and copy them to the clipboard.
Goto Photoshop. Start a high resolution image which has the wanted background (here only a full black)
Paste the white arcs as pixels to the Photoshop image. Scale , if needed. A new layer appears. Copy the generated bitmap to the clipboard (=select all, Ctrl+C)
Shut the white arcs layer. Add a new layer and fill it with a color gradient or preferbly make some more complex colored pattern. Now you have:
Give to the gradient layer a layer mask. Goto layer mask onscreen edit mode by selecting the mask icon in the layers panel and pressing Alt at the same time
Fill the mask with black, paste in place from the clipboard the wihite arcs.
Click the layer content icon and you get the arcs as colored:
Add a glow effect as a layer style, if you want more richness:
the result is bitmap, but the gradient and the layer style are still editable.
I have drawn quite thick lines, but those in your example are thin, many of them only 1 pixel wide
the coloring in your example is complex, probably a painted pattern, much more complex than a gradient.
this all is possible in vector domain for best reusability - no matter do you use Illustrator or Photothop.
The following screenshot is from Illustrator. Gradient is clipped with Transparency mask, which is a grouped copy of the arcs (here white).The glow is a blurred, red colored copy of the arcs:
: Re: digitally "cleaning" spray painted graffiti I am working on a project where I have to "clean" spray paint in an image of a cave while retaining underlying writing. Take a look at the attached
You cannot bring back anything which is made invisible by the cyan spray. One of them is the original surface color under the spray, that can only be guessed. Fortunately some brightness variations are still left. One easy receipe to try:
Make 2 copies of the image layer. Shut the original. (It's your spare, it's needed also for comparison when the fix is done). Let's call the copies TOP and BOTTOM according their places in the layer stack.
Goto TOP. With Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation > Cyans make the cyan color as unsaturated as possible. You do not actually need lightness slider, only the range sliders and Saturation.
Shut temporarily TOP, goto BOTTOM. With Image > Adjustments > Black and White find BW mix where all, but the sprayed text is visible:
With Curves tool lift up the contrast of the just made BW image:
Switch TOP layer on, give to it blending mode color:
The sprayed text is still visible as grey color. If this is unacceptable, we have still one trick.
Make a selection which covers well the sprayed text, but not much around it. Polygonal lasso tool goes well. Actually no selection is needed, if you allow the fine colored scratches elsewhere to lose their color, they will become grayscale.
Apply large radius Gaussian Blur to TOP layer. The color leaks to the sprayed area in the selection:
The last trick has 2 drawbacks. In the selection all fine scratches become black and white. In addition the selection is needed. All other steps need no selections. They still cannot be automated, because the sliders must be adjusted by eye.
: Re: Apply a text background color in Adobe Illustrator CS6 I'd like to highlight titles in my text like this: I'm doing that by adding a blue rectangle behind the text, but every time I change
I just found the easiest way (I'm using CS6)
Simply open the swatches panel and drag a swatch into a text box. Bam, done!!!!
: Re: Chromadepth and distance? I am making some 3D graphics meant to be viewed using Chromadepth 3D glasses. http://chromatek.com/ My question is, is the 3D effect linear over virtual distance, or
This should be a comment, but its too long, so I take a risk to collect a bunch of downvotes because the subject is interesting.
Math theory behind Chromadepth glasses belongs to physics - not claiming that nobody here cannot understand that math, but I believe we draw more and calculate less.
The glasses have complex multilayer prisms or ultrafine diffraction grids which cause controlled chromatic aberration. The prisms or grids are designed to cause pre-determined wavelength dependent direction changes to the lightrays.
The glasses move the apparent XY-position of a colored dot towards the watchers nose. The effect is proportional (linearly or not, unknown for me) to the frequency of the lightwaves. Thus blue seems to be closer than red. The effect obviously is added somehow to the actual watching distance.
How does it work with RGB or CMYK colors which definitely are not "one wavelength per one color hue"? Obviously it works - thanks for the supercomputer behind the eyes. Otherwise it would be quite useless (=buy the glasses and draw only with their monochromatic special crayons, carefully avoiding any color mixing)
Without having a pair of those glasses I cannot decide are they any good and does my head notice any linearity between hue differences and apparent distance differences. Do I get headache because there's also the physical watching distance making an angle between the rays?
I would take an image of a ruler with centimeter scale and color it with a gradient to see myself. A colored perspective grid would be the next.
Get a pair and try. The manufacturer can also give some technical details to the buyers. Ask for them. Then answer to your question yourself. There's one percent possiblity that it stays open. But you can edit my answer.
BTW. Read also the patent. www.google.com/patents/US5002364?hl=en
: Re: Why do the ending anchor points appear disconnected after I apply a brush to a single stroke in Illustrator? I would like to know a solution or workaround to avoid having the stroke appear
You cannot avoid this, if you apply a brush which has non-fitting ends. Artistic brushes with fine tapered or hairy ends usually are hopeless cases.
add a normal stroke as the second stroke in the appearance panel
initially draw an open path or split your closed path to open path with knife or scissors, move the ends and edit the handles for good looks
draw something to cover the gap
edit the brush shape (a complex job) to make the ends to fit, use the modified version only for closed paths
Here's an example. In the left an artistic brush is applied. In the right the path is the same, but the stroke is ordinary:
: How to change the ending of a line in Illustrator Is there a way to change the shape of a line ending by choosing an angle with Adobe Illustrator? Making something like this: I know that
Is there a way to change the shape of a line ending by choosing an angle with Adobe Illustrator?
Making something like this:
I know that you can do this with a square, but if there is a solution to do the exact same thing with a line! :D
: Re: How can I combine multiple Overlay layers into a single one? Here I have a simple image of a cat: I add a new layer on top of it and near its mouth area I add a small circle and apply
GIMP documentation has the equation how the result of overlay mode is calculated. It's a second order polynomial of original color intensity value. The result is a fourth order polynomial of the original image color intensity if the same overlay is inserted twice.
There's no fourth order functions in layer mode equations => no single layer with well selected layer mode can give the same result as inserting 2 or more identical overlays.
You have a theoretical possiblity to write a pixel level script which calculates the same function as inserting 2 or more identical overlays. Writing such script and giving any instructions how to write it and how to keep the result compatible with the non-extended GIMP is unfortunately well beyond my capablities.
ADD (inspired by the comments)
If somehow resembling visual effect is enough, you can try inserting a 50% grey layer behind your cat photo. Give to the cat photo mode=Hard Light. Paint yellow onto the grey layer.
: Re: How to make the bounding box adapt to fit new parameters? folks. I've updated to the new version of Illustrator CC a few months back, and have only now needed to work with triangles. I've
I am assuming you are using Effect > Stylize > Round Corners
What is happening is the original path data and points are still being held onto. In order to get rid of it you need to expand the arrearance.Object > Expand Appearance
: Re: Make a new Background layer in Photoshop with default properties I photograph crafts I've made and turn them into collages to share online. Usually I accomplish this by unlocking the background
I think what be easier is to start/create a template file.
This file would have the dimensions you want. You would create it with a white background on the background layer. You could leave it locked. Then use the "place" feature to place your images (or drag and drop). The pictures would each be on their own layer.
: What design software to use to create a styleguide? I'm a junior UX developer, tasked to create a styleguide for a project. What software do you use to create a styleguide? Sketch, Illustrator,
I'm a junior UX developer, tasked to create a styleguide for a project. What software do you use to create a styleguide? Sketch, Illustrator, or Photoshop?
The styleguide is actually a design system. So this design system will include:
brand (color palette, typography)
pattern library (grids, components, etc.)
: Re: Two-sided printing: exact positioning? I have designed some fancy cards (80mm x 48mm), and I would like to print them on both sides of a sheet of paper now (5x2 per A4 sheet). Naturally,
Go to your print dialogue box hit setup then preferences
Then go to the layout tab click image shift and then set your offset for one side
Trial and error the settings until you get a close match.
As others have said it'll never be perfect but I'm getting it to within 2mm with this method
Hope this works for someone!
: Editing gifs in gimp How do I open a .gif in gimp, edit the frames, and save it without the final product being a still image? I alredy know how to make a .gif but I want to be able
How do I open a .gif in gimp, edit the frames, and save it without the final product being a still image? I alredy know how to make a .gif but I want to be able to take a pre-existing .gif and just edit the frames
: Re: Photoshop: how to clean up edges from overlaid image How can I clean up the edges of the square photo on top of this t-shirt?
If you have separate layers, I would recommend using a layer mask on that layers and using brushes (basic or textured) to mask part of it (paint with black on the mask).. Like so you can "unmask" (paint with white on the mask) and make modification to your mask easily instead of 'erasing" (destructive) parts of the real image.
Make sure you have a low "hardness" on the brush and use s big brush to avoid visible edges.
: Compound Path - Making shapes white I am a newbie with Illustrator and could really use some help. I am trying to convert some icons to SVG and part of this process is making a compound
I am a newbie with Illustrator and could really use some help.
I am trying to convert some icons to SVG and part of this process is making a compound path. Quite often this works just fine but sometimes, the shape changes with sections becoming white.
Below is an example icon where I have tried to create a compound path - the white sections should not be visible.
I can't for the life of me figure out why this is happening, and how to stop it.
Would appreciate any help you can give me
: Illustrator Bounding Box not correcty showing up (set to contur) I've got a problem in Illustrator with the bounding box, I've already searched the whole web but i can't find a fix for this!
I've got a problem in Illustrator with the bounding box, I've already searched the whole web but i can't find a fix for this!
Is there a way to set the bounding box always to the path, not the contur ? I know there is probably a simple solution to this, but i really can't seem to find it.
This is really annoying, i hope you can help me out with this!
: Re: Illustrator - how to snap line to line without magnification? While using shape-builder tool I always have this problem with lines looking like they fit together perfectly but in fact they're
Two lines or curves can be put to exactly same place only if they are identical (= have same form, size and orientation). There's not available any magnet which sucks one already existing curve or line exactly along another already existing shape if the difference is small enough. It must be zero if you want to align two shapes exactly.
If you want 2 identical pieces in the same place, you get it most easily by duplicating (=copy, paste in place). You can also draw with some snapping mode ON. Be sure that you have only one snapping in use. I recommend Snap to points. Drawing works well only with straight lines. Even circles snap in rare cases (=smart quides =ON, nothing else tries to catch the snap)
If you are going to create new shapes with shape builder, consider also Live Paint. It does not delete the originals. You do not need duplicates. The difference is that you must expand the object to make the created shapes independent.
: Re: how to make a double helix in sketchup? I want to make a double Helix around a line. Is this possible? Preferably I'd like to costumize the form of the helixes as well like make them triangles
Double helix is two helixes with the same axis. Another is only rotated 180 degrees around the axis.
Making a helix is little tricky task to perform with SketchUP because that program does not know helix. It must be built in pieces.Fortunately a half thread is relatively easy to do. Then one can pile those halves. But that's already well presented for example in YouTube tutorials.
Another way is to take some simple 3D CAD program which knows the helix. I have several times recommended DesignSpark Mechanical, which is clearly made for beginners and exports well SketchUP format files. That program is a heavily simplified version of SpaceClaim. But It's free.
I guessed that you want a double threaded screw in SketchUP So, we make one in DesignSpark and save it as *.skp. We place only the threads onto a cylinder, we do not make standard threads which in practice are lathed into the cylinder and have symmetrical and rounded top and bottom,
At first sketch in 2D the needed parts. They are a line (=the axis, no need to have the exact length), a triangle (=thread profile) and a circle to be extruder to a cylinder:
The same parts after stepping out from 2D sketching:
We take the pull-tool, select the triangle, select pull mode=Revolve and cross in Revolve options "Create Helix". We input here length 50mm and pitch = 20mm, no tapering:
We make a 180 degrees rotated copy of the heliz. Then we have a double-helix. The Move tool creates a copy, if one holds Ctrl when moving or rotating. The next image has that copy done. Our circle is just under -90 degrees rotation for pulling it to a cylinder.
The cylinder is pulled:
There's some extra lenghth which is easy to cut off, if needed. DesignSpark Mechanical tries automaically merge solids which touch each other. Every time one must remember to click option "Do not Merge!" if he wants to keep the parts separate.
The ends of the threads are not smooth. If wanted. it's possible to round them for example by rounding one edge (=push with the pull tool):
another possiblity for practical smoothing is to add a tapered section to make the thread to dive inside the cylinder. Here the end triangle is pulled 15mm more to helix with tapering angle =-30 degrees:
The result is saved as SKP 2014 and opened in SketchUP:
It does not seem different, but it is. Now it's a surface model which is made of small triangles just like all surfaces in SketchUP.
ADD: More screw-like threads are possible for example by making the pitch so narrow that the threads are side by side. The following image has an example of it. There's no cylinder and the thread shape is rounded like in a real screw. There is double thread.
: Re: Colors change in Photoshop when copying a selection from one document into a new document I'm trying to copy a particular layer out of a Photoshop document into its own new document and export
I had I think the same problem. I had 2 PSD files open with some work in it, and I dragged some layers from A to B to resize the work, but the colour of the shapes changed to darker and duller.
There were already some shapes in PSD B that had exactly the same colour overlay as the dragged in shapes and the originals in PSD A as I copy pasted the layer style.
I checked almost everything, both documents had the same colour settings, I could not change anything in Edit > Assign Profile, both of them had the working sRGB IEC61966-2.1.
My photoshop used to change from RGB to CMYK by using CTRL+Y on the header tab of the document, but now it changes to RGB/8 to RGB/8/Monitor. I often pressed that as I use hungarian keyboard, but it switches back to english from time to time, and on the "y" is swapped with "z".
I must have changed something to get this, but I don't remember sorry for the lack of information, but this was several weeks of searching and trying.
So I realized this was the difference between the two PSDs. Document A had RGB/8/Monitor but document B had RGB/8 only. I switched the B to monitor too and dragged some shapes again from A, and finally it had the right colour.
I hope this helps some way.
: Grainy Texture Look on Shapes with Sketch 3 There is a dark, grainy look on this image (view below) that I want to replicate. How do you create this texture in Sketch 3 app? I tried to
There is a dark, grainy look on this image (view below) that I want to replicate. How do you create this texture in Sketch 3 app?
I tried to add the grainy texture on the shape by adjusting the "Fills" with a grainy texture, and the result looks like this (view below):
: Re: How to draw a precise celtic knot How would one go about creating this Celtic knot in Illustrator without tracing over the edges? It seems to be like a Möbius strip making it rather complicated
Your photo is probably taken from a freeform drawing. Its not at all symmetric. I layered in Photoshop with the original two plus and minus 120 degrees rotated copies and tried to find the best fitting by moving the copies. Here's the best placing that I found:
Lines are quite thick. That actually gives some freedom on how the replicate should be drawed, if one wants rotational symmetry and the lines must be inside the layered black lines (the photo was made lighter to have some light left after layering with multiply blending.
Here is my attempt to make a symmetric replicate:
1.Two main arcs were drawn with the pen tool. I cheated and dragged the endpoints of the red arc to the same y-coordinate
2.Both arcs were copied twice rotating 120 degrees (=Object > Transform > Rotate > Copy)
3.The arcs were dragged to the right places. A thinner stroke was taken to see better coarse errors. A selected arc can be moved to snap by dy dragging its endpoint with the direct selection tool. Be sure you have smart guides and snap to points on, no other snaps=ON!
4.The centerpoints of the propellers must coincide. Normal alignment does not work because it aligns the bounding boxes. A couple of chords were added to both and the propellers with their chords were grouped to keep them together.The chords needed an anchor point at the beoth ends when drawing the chords. Otherwise the line ends didnt snap. Plenty of anchor points will be needed, so it's a good idea to add them to every arc crossings and to the chord mid crossings, too.
5.The green arc group was dragged to its place.Actually the cord crossing anchor was dragged. I found the result looks better when the green group was rotated with the rotation tool. The rotation was made by setting the rotation center to the common symmetry point and one chord end was dragged onto the red group chord.
6.The groups were ungrouped, the chords were removed, a black stroke was given to all arcs. With the direct selection tool the unwanted arc segments were selected. Pressing DEL made them to vanish.
Te result seems somehow unbalanced altough the down corners are in the same Y-level. Consider to use some simple left-right symmetric arcs - even circular or elliptical rather than trying to copy a non-perfect drawing. Then you'll get also the left-right symmetry ok.
The following design is composed of half circles:
If needed, the areas can be filled with the live paint bucket. It make new shapes that have a fill. Here's a heavily colored version:
ADDENDUM: This is not like a Moebius ring because that's in 3D and has only one edge and one surface half. This has 2 edges.
You might want the shape as a single colorable area. I do not believe it's possible in 2D programs like Illustrator or Inkscape.
What is the name for these vertical bands in this graph?
: Re: How do I edit my photo before printing a large banner? I have made a banner in Illustrator and I've uploaded a jpeg photo as part of it. I'm worried that once it is printed at a much larger
One possible worrykiller:
Try to trace your JPG. Explore different Live Trace Options. You can possibly find settings that create a piece of vector art which is good enough and still not too complex. Too complex vector images can freeze your PC or the printing process.
: Re: Gradient stroke not appearing in PDF export file I’m using Adobe Illustrator and I’m having an issue with a stroke, which has a custom gradient brush applied. It’s not showing up in the
Go to the File -> Document Setup, In Transparency Box click on Custom . Slide the slider over toward rasterized until you get the proper results you need and before that also expand all gradients (optional)
And after that try to export it as pdf.
: What are the Fonts used in the uploaded/attached image? What is the Font used in the uploaded/attached image? The one marked/outlined with red ink! Only the slanted one! I have already tried every
What is the Font used in the uploaded/attached image? The one marked/outlined with red ink!
Only the slanted one!
I have already tried every font search engine to be exact but no results!
: Photoshop -- inaccurate 1 pixel brush/pencil I've seen a lot of stuff about this, but everything I've tried has not helped my problem. I made a custom 1 px brush using the marquee tool (seems
I've seen a lot of stuff about this, but everything I've tried has not helped my problem.
I made a custom 1 px brush using the marquee tool (seems like the default 1px pencil should also work fine though) and I am finding it to be extremely inaccurate on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running Sierra 10.12.6 (16G29)
I think I have the settings configured right with no options turned on in the
brush palette and square pixel ratio turned on under view -> Pixel Aspect Ratio
The pixel grid seems aligned properly, yet when I go to make a mark using this custom 1px brush, or the 1px pencil tool, I get the following effect in many (but not all) cases:
The pixel will be drawn one or more squares away. What other settings could influence this?
I set up these squares for a sprite sheet using 20px by 20px squares, which seem to have formed properly judging by the grid.
: What this networking grid style effect called? what is this effect called like dots connected to each other ? I want to create this effect in Illustrator , is there is any script or plug-ins
what is this effect called like dots connected to each other ?
I want to create this effect in Illustrator , is there is any script or plug-ins available in market to create this? , i tried " Distribute on path" script but i just could not create it. Client wants this design in the part of website so i needed to create it.
Image is stock image , Image courtesy : Shutterstock video
This is from Graphic Design perspective
: How do I edit photographs to recreate this cutout colour effect? I want to try and work out how to edit photographs to create the effect seen in the rowing poster below. I have tried messing
I want to try and work out how to edit photographs to create the effect seen in the rowing poster below. I have tried messing about in both Photoshop (colour overlays) and Illustrator (live trace) with the original photo and just can't work out how to replicate the style. Can anyone advise?
Link to original image for reference: www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/man-exercising-on-rowing-machine-hands-93299866?src=pXLm09n5nZ6_8S7E0TBvPA-1-39