Questions tagged [special-effects]

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What is the application that creates this diamond effect?

What is the application that creates this diamond effect?
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Is there a way to produce this “little planet”-type self portrait in a single-exposure?

The BBC News article UK Antarctic meteorite hunt bags large haul shows this ultra wide angle and likely "little planet"-type of self portrait. I can't understand how this effect is produced. While ...
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How to make the subject look smooth and plasticky as seen in a lot of stock photography?

An image of a flower from Pixabay almost looks like an illustration. I see the same kind of thing in this picture of a woman on 500px. I've been told in the past that it is a specific effect, but I'...
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What colour scheme for model aircraft should I use to give a realistic black and white film photo?

I very much doubt I'm the only person here who has wanted to do this, and I'm hoping that some advice can be sought before I start on this project. I have been a big fan of model building since I was ...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

How is the circular motion blur created in this picture? Is it a result of rear-curtain sync? If so how does one accomplish this? Original image
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How can I overlap a landscape image into the shape of a person's face?

I want to recreate the effect in this picture: You can see it in some Taylor Swift music videos, too. I'm interested in creating a still image like this, and would like to know what this effect is ...
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Vintage Type Image Editing [duplicate]

Image before adjustments:- Image after adjustments:- How would I achieve this effect in Photoshop?
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How can I make a photo with blurred people but a sharp background? [duplicate]

I am trying to achieve the type of photo where the people/moving parts of the photograph are virtually invisible, but the static background is perfectly sharp. For example, I am taking a photo ...
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What swirly bokeh technique is this and how can I achieve it?

What is the technique used to capture this image? How can the result be achieved? I know that it can be achieved in a digital darkroom but how can I replicate the effect straight out of the camera?
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How to take a photo like this where the small object appears big and vice versa?

So I was wondering is the girl standing very far back or something else...?
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How can I get photographs which look like 3D renderings?

How can I get a look like these photos? Thank you http://de.volkswagen.com/de/models/polo/galerie.html
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How can this visual effect be achieved using Photoshop or plugins? [duplicate]

I've seen effect used by a number of photographers and although I'm not sure I like it, I'm interested in understanding how it was achieved.
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Is this photo showing lenses apparently hanging in the air a Photoshopped composite, or was some other trick used?

Is this image showing a photographer surrounded by apparently-floating camera gear Photoshopped, or was a special technique used?
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How to capture a 'shockwave' from an explosion?

Technically, it's a vortex, but eh, technicalities. What I wanted to to was take some high-speed shots of an explosion, sort of like the slow motion stuff you see in the movies, except as a photo. I'...
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How to do a flaming postprocessing effect?

I found the photo on the Internet: And I'm wondering. How is it even possible? Does this technique have a name? Any thoughts how to do it?
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Which special effects filter produces circular highlights?

Which special effects filter produces circular highlights as seen in this photo by Magda Wasiczek?
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How to create this early sun look?

I have seen lot of images that look similar to this, where there is this whitened light (image found on flickr) How to make image look like this in Gimp or Photoshop (prefered GIMP since I use GNU/...
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Can I revert 'Color Sketch' mode on a Nikon camera?

I've just taken a bunch of photos without realising that my Nikon D5200 camera's 'color sketch' mode was enabled. Is there any way to revert them to real, effect-free photos?
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How can I automate the creation of Polaroid-like images in Photoshop?

I would to create a canvas with dozens, perhaps close to 100, polaroid-like photographs strewn about it. I have the image files in one folder. In order to create the canvas, I'd have to import each ...
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What technique was used to achieve this partial vertical motion blur? Software or camera movement?

I really like the effect of having a part of a photograph in sharp focus and other (usually upper) part in what appears to be a vertical motion blur. I see it most often done with photos of group of ...
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How to have one person look tall and another look small in one image?

When one of my friends showed me a picture, I was amazed on how it was done. The picture shows two people standing on the ground, but one of the people appears to be much taller and bigger than a ...
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How to photograph your hand such that it appears that it is in a computer screen?

Randomly searching the web and I got this mind-blowing picture: Accordingly, it says the the photograph didn't use Photoshop to do it. Even if it does, I want to ask how did it happen? Any idea?
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Can I capture only a particular colour with a Canon 650D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon DSLR 650D, and I want to know if there are any settings or features in the camera that will only catch/accept the predefined color. For example, I just want to capture only red color ...
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How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look?

How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look? I'm looking to achieve this sorta of vintage film like look. I'm looking for a way to achieve this without purchasing a "auto" effect program by using ...
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How to get a vintage/dreamy look?

How to get a vintage/dreamy look like this photo? It has some yellow color cast and seems like extra blur added in post process?
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How was the Blade Runner replicant eye reflection effect done?

I'm trying to recreate the Blade Runner eye reflection effect found in these examples: The closest I've seen is with a flash where the light bounces off in the eye and causes a bright red or white ...
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Effects used on Abhranil Das's “Mountains on the Horizon” picture of the week?

I am curious about this picture of the week: Several things don't look quite right to me, and I'm curious if these really are artifacts or my imagination. If the former, it would be interesting to ...
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Is there a camera which can superimpose a subject onto a predefined background?

Let's say I have an image of the Taj Mahal. I want set the above image as my background image when taking the picture. Something similar to Photo Booth effects available in OS X, where you'll be ...
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What is this soft curved brushstroke-like effect?

I can call myself as nerd but this time I'm stuck, I couldn't find any information about a filter or effect. All I know is; there is a Photoshop brush set. How can people do that effect like one in ...
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Best way to create fog outdoors?

I really like the look of fog outdoors, in forests and such. I have seen a few behind the scenes videos with photographers using different methods (but I can't seem to find them now). The best one was ...
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How to shoot a image refracted through a drop of water?

How can I make a photo like this? Please note that this is just a example (I don`t want a shot of Spiderman).
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Making isometric images from one or more photos

Does anyone know of a way (possibly: an easy way!) to obtain 30-degree-isometric pictures (tilted like in old computer games like SimCity) starting from a normal photo? I don't know if all the ...
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How is the water effect achieved in “Dali Atomicus”?

I've been thinking of doing a reinterpretation of the Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman, and this curved water effect got me puzzled, so I wonder how this is done? If I splash some water from a bucket ...
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What kind of special effects can be created using polarizing filters?

From what I have read so far (this question in particular), CPL filters are good for darkening skys and improving image contrast by cutting down unwanted reflections. Apart from this, for some ...