Placing an image/text on a transparent surface.

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by goldenwaters, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. goldenwaters

    goldenwaters New Member

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    Hello Friends, can anyone help me out on how to make the lower portion of an image/text reflect below the original.
    Like a person standing on a marble floor that makes his original image reflect.
    Thanks,
    Golden Waters.
     
  2. DHDdirect

    DHDdirect New Member

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  3. goldenwaters

    goldenwaters New Member

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    Thanks Jason. It surely will help.
    Golden Waters.
     
  4. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher Super Moderator

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    In Photoshop, i suggest Layer Masks.

    1. Open Image
    2. Drag image over new layer icon at bottom of layers palette
    3. This will Duplicate layer
    4. Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical
    5. This will invert your duplicated image
    6. On this same layer, click third icon from left on bottom of layers palette
    7. This will add a layer mask to the duplicate layer
    8. Select the gradient tool (G)
    9. Be sure the layer mask is selected (there will be an outline on the four corners, and the color choice will be black and white)
    10. Be sure black is the foreground color
    11. Hold shift and drag upward though 1/2 - 2/3 of the inverted layer
    12. You will see it mask out part of the image
    13. Repeat and adjust as you see fit

    Note: you can also use the Brush tool (B) for more detail touches. Flip the colors and add white back where you want more of the image visible. If you dislike the final result, simply fill the mask white and start over. There is no loss to the image. Have fun!
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  5. goldenwaters

    goldenwaters New Member

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    Thanks Darling, i am very grateful.

    Golden Waters
     

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