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What texture is used in this photo?

That's a 'halftone pattern'. Halftones are a method of creating color separations for offset printing printing presses. This image was probably scanned from an offset printed piece. Offset printing ...
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How can I photograph reflective surfaces without the camera being visible?

Put your glass vertically so that you can see through it (A). Put a piece of black cloth far away behind the glass (B). Put a flash on top of the glass, almost (C). Use some cardboard or some ...
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What should I consider when buying a camera and lens to take photos of surfaces for 3D textures?

Any interchangeable lens camera will do. Invest in: Lighting (for things that are physically textured, side vs head-on lighting makes a world of difference). You want to be as flexible as possible ...
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What is the name of this texture/where can I find it?

This is actually not a texture, but a halftone pattern. Many graphics applications are able to render images with halftone patterns for printers with few colors (e.g. 1 or 4). Related question at ...
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What is the name of this texture/where can I find it?

Generically, It's also called a moiré effect or pattern. It is not limited to printing halftones but can be produced with any repeating regular line or dot pattern interfering with (overlaid onto) ...
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What should I consider when buying a camera and lens to take photos of surfaces for 3D textures?

One of the main purposes of lightboxes is to minimize texture by placing dispersed light from almost every angle on the subject. If you want to show textures, you need to use more directional ...
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A 10GB tif image by NASA of the Moon. How do I resize/downscale it to use it?

Update: @StephenG accurately noted that for such a large image, IM (ImageMagick) convert may cause problems. The simple convert command could lead to 100% of your CPU being used, or freeze, hang, or ...
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Best Flat Light Diffuser for a High-Intensity Flashlight

In addition to the Rosco kit you mentioned it might also be worth taking a look at LEE filters. They offer a visual comparison of their diffusion materials. There is also a quite useful comparison of ...
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What causes the glitter/texture in bokeh?

These circles are defocused images of small bright points. You can make a test with a led diode or another point light source. Focus far behind it and with the same lens and aperture you should see ...
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Enhancing and Re-texturing with Photoshop

You cannot do this without very advanced image processing skills. In games, there are 3D models of objects which get "skinned" with a texture. This texture needs to be wrapped around the model just ...
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Best Flat Light Diffuser for a High-Intensity Flashlight

Diffusion evens light out by scattering the light (so that it mixes together), which inherently spreads the light out, which inherently reduces the light density (power). Diffusion also absorbs/blocks ...
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Crash course on photography for 3d rendering texture

For environmental mapping take a look on this ugly notes I did sometime ago. I will update them later. http://www.otake.com.mx/Apuntes/Imagen/EnviromentMaps/ For simple textures you need to take the ...
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Is there a plug-in to create a satin-like texture/light effect?

You mean something like this? What I did was searched for simply "satin" on Google, found a random image of a satin-like texture, and downloaded it. It doesn't matter what color it is. Once I ...
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How can I bring out the texture and sheen on a model's clothing?

the creases and texture of the dress are not visible If you want to emphasize folds and texture, you need shadows. Think about a brick wall -- if you shoot it with very soft light, or with light ...
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How to remove texture from old scanned photos?

Here is my attempt : I've used G'MIC filters "Remove hotspots" and "Smooth [Bilateral]" to achieve the cleaning.
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How to remove texture from old scanned photos?

There are some sophsticated filters that are implemented in software such as the G'MIC plugin of GIMP. You can try this online here. I've never used G'MIC for texture removal and I have not installed ...
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What is the best way to remove texture from a scanned textured photo paper? details

I just downloaded ImageJ (actually, I installed it from the Ubuntu software centre) and the picture in the question you linked to, tried following the instructions given in the answer and got a pretty ...
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