Posts Tagged ‘Reflection’

Create realistic reflections and shadows with Photoshop

Published by | Friday, April 11th, 2014

Creating realistic reflections and shadows

This week Bert walks us through creating reflections and shadows cast by the neon tube lights in this store sign.

Create realistic chrome reflections in Photoshop: Pixel Playground

Published by | Friday, January 10th, 2014
Creating realistic chrome in Photoshop

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Picking up where we left off, Bert shows us how to create realistic chrome reflections in the trim of a headlight. He begins by sharing a classic technique using the Adobe Photoshop Spherize filter that still works today. His is a more modern process involving the Warp tool to bend images into the reflections around the light. He finishes by adding a few additional layers with reflections from other areas of the scene.

Creating a boat medallion, part 3: Pixel Playground

Published by | Friday, November 8th, 2013

Finishing the golden boat medallion

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This week Bert takes us through the final steps to complete the golden boat medallion by taking last week’s results into the third dimension.

Working with reflections: The Practicing Photographer

Published by | Friday, July 19th, 2013

Reflections are something you often don’t want in photography. If you’re shooting through a window, for example, you might attach a polarizing filter to your lens to reduce the glare and reflections of the world behind you (see Chapter 2 in Foundations of Photography: Specialized Lenses).

At other times, though, reflections can add a striking element to a photo. And that’s the subject of this week’s installment of The Practicing Photographer, wherein Ben Long reflects on the value of reflections.