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Old 02-28-2011, 02:08 PM
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Complex reflections? Product

All,

I have photographed this image as a cut-out but now would like to know how hard it is to photoshop a reflection in - to make it look like the image has been placed on a reflective surface.

The complexity here is that the product is neither level or square - and hence I'm really struggling.

I'm sure one of you photoshop masters can help ... any assistance would be much appreciated.

See the image in Flickr Here!



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Matt
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:53 PM
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Re: Complex reflections? Product

I gave it a quick try.
Cut and paste and transform (flip vertical, skew, perspective), curves, then tighten up the composite.
Note that I did it in thee parts, and the only the words are flipped, the other parts are simply moved down below the surface.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:10 PM
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Re: Complex reflections? Product

Hiya Matt,

Just had a quickie with your clock, I duped it, flipped it vertical, skewed, transfomed, warped to get it sit under the original, added a layer mask and threw a black to white gradient on then lowered the opacity to 40% and done.

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: Complex reflections? Product

Thanks for the contributions so far.. out of interest how long is it taking you do create these mock ups?
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:48 PM
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About 10 mins (no more)
Oh by the way, I forgot, I did enlarge the canvas size to give me some room to play with.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:55 PM
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Re: Complex reflections? Product

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Thanks for the contributions so far.. out of interest how long is it taking you do create these mock ups?
5 minutes - maybe less. proof-of-concept only. You'll need to fine tune the compositing, masking, fade/focus etc.

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:49 PM
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Honestly, nothing beats getting it right in camera. You don't you go for another take and make sure to get the reflection in. This will be the right thing to do.
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