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Narcis_speed6

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Narcis_speed6

Dominico made a tutorial some minutes ago, i though i should point some better way of making reflection:

 

first chose a picture you want to apply a reflection, i chose the tbogt logo...

 

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now you should double the canvas since the picture must be flipped

duplicate layer and flip it vertical, it should look like this

 

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now take the second layer and set Layer mask> reveal all

 

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in the layer panel it should look like this

 

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select the gradient tool and select the black-white one

 

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now draw a line from bottom to top (top to bottom if the gradient is white-black)

 

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it should look like this

 

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looks okay on transparent background, but on color the transparency is not so good

 

you should create a new layer and make it black or other dark colors ,to modify it just select the rectangle (i made it red in the pic below)

 

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as you can see it looks like a simple flip, adjust it using the same methods until will look something like this

 

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remove background and it should look like this

 

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this tutorial is not all about reflection, you can do this on a basic layer and blend images together.

 

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Nice tutorial man. Maybe you can post one on how to make a 3d folder look like because I saw one in your early creations.

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Narcis_speed6
how to make a 3d folder look like

i don't know for sure about what are you talking about, can you give a link?

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Tried that and it works, just like in Corel lol, where you drag the glass icon over the selection to make it transparent lol

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Narcis, you know what I'm talking about. I usually used other ways of making layer transparent. Nice hint btw.

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Narcis_speed6

is pretty simple, you can complicate it a little if you want a better result:

 

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Narcis_speed6
i used the same resource like in the tutorial, the final result is up to you wink.gif
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Thanks for the info, Narcis, I still learn new things about Photoshop. As I said, anyone uses their method, if you give same pic to 3 users the final result may be the same but they used 3 different ways to make it look like that. It's just like cooking, everyone makes the same recipe but it tastes different.

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Narcis_speed6
yea, this is just the basic, i would like to see some of you posting the result, maybe i can give you some tips.
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Good [tut] Narcis.

 

I use the same technique for reflections. cool.gif

 

Now I'm gonna have to try something like the table pic. biggrin.gif

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Nice tutorial, but I just have something to add. To make the reflection look more realistic. You should try making it a tad bit smaller (not width wise). I read that in a tutorial I read somewhere on the internet sometime ago.

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Narcis_speed6
there are more things to add other than that, i wanted to keep it to basic, you can also add glass effect, blur, ocean ripple and many other effects (depending on the surface you're making the ref)
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bump, learning ref wouldn't hurt anyone.
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-Bump's.

 

Really good tut, Narcis. Here's my result's;

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Narcis_speed6
Good result you should make the reflection fade out even more.
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A bit off-topic here, but I just noticed you're a mod now. Well done icon14.gif




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Drift-Kingz

I noticed that as well. Congrats man. icon14.gif But IMO you should have been a mod months ago.

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Narcis_speed6
Thanks, there isn't much to moderate anyway... smile.gif
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Narcis_speed6
Everything is the same for CS5, maybe you're missing a step.
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