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Old 03-08-2010, 04:36 PM
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Creating a curved reflection in PS

Does anyone know if there is a Photoshop technique or plugin to create a curved reflection? Imagine a soda can on a reflective surface. If I duplicate the layer and flip it vertically to create a reflection, the curved top and bottom are curving the wrong way. The reflections curve will be curving in the same direction of the actual object.

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Old 03-08-2010, 05:03 PM
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Re: Creating a curved reflection in PS

Why don't you just photograph the can upside down (the can not you )
then flip it horizontally, then paste it below the right way up one, it would get you started at least.

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Old 03-08-2010, 06:20 PM
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Re: Creating a curved reflection in PS

hi,
I don't have it in my version, i wish i did...grrr, but if you have it in yours.. try the warp transform tool, I think that should work for you...

here a couple tutorial on it
http://designreviver.com/tutorials/p...ransform-tool/

http://csscreme.com/tutorials/photos...oshop_tutorial
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:59 PM
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Re: Creating a curved reflection in PS

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Why don't you just photograph the can upside down (the can not you )
then flip it horizontally, then paste it below the right way up one, it would get you started at least.

Peter
The problem is that the reflection should be curving in the same direction of the real can. And you shouldn't be able to see the top of the real can in the reflection. It needs to be warped to match the curve somehow. And it would look terrible by hand, so I'm looking for a plug-in. This must be a common problem for digital artists.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:05 AM
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Re: Creating a curved reflection in PS

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Why don't you just photograph the can upside down (the can not you )
then flip it horizontally, then paste it below the right way up one, it would get you started at least.

Peter
This actually is great. Thank you! I did a test and it is the best solution so far. I somehow misunderstood what you wrote when I first read it, sorry.
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