Tutorial: Fast and simple reflection  

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Uploaded: 03/30/07 9:00 AM GMT
Tutorial: Fast and simple reflection
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I've seen reflections like this around the place and decided to make a tutorial on how to do it, i truly am crazy aren't i :P


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03/30/07 10:54 AM GMT
Yay, I'm gonna have a go at this when I get my computer back from the grasps of my brother... the laptop doesn't have photoshop or ANYTHING.

Thankies :P

Gem xx
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03/30/07 1:10 PM GMT
*Runs off to test it out...*
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03/31/07 2:45 AM GMT looks a lot simpler than the way I've been doing it.


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03/31/07 9:49 AM GMT
Hi luv!!


Captain Cal
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04/01/07 3:04 AM GMT
Noahnott has pointed out a flaw, instead of skewing the duplicating and flipping vertically, duplicate first, flip vertically, merge layers and skew from there.
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04/05/07 12:08 AM GMT
Looks interesting. Can anybody translate from Photoshop? Not necessarily to Gimp equivalents, but to instructions that could be turned into them. (E.g. what does ctrl+t do in PS? Which box?) Or am I just missing the point?

I'd like to know how to do the skewed versions, though. My reflections are always straight, though I don't do them quite like this anyway, I don't think... I know I used a tutorial, but it didn't mention the skewed option...

- cfr
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04/06/07 2:43 AM GMT
There is a major mistake in this, i'll just re-write the tutorial here as it will take to long to upload the image (went over download limit this month :\, bought games through steam)


1/ select any image you would like to make a reflection of, duplicate that layer.

2/ flip it VERTICALLY and drag it down

3/ enter quickmask mode, use gradient black to transperant and drag it from top of the layer to the bottom. (OPTIONAL! Reduce opactity to make a less clear reflection.)

4/ merge these layers and press ctrl+t (free transform). Right click in the box and select skew and drag the top left and bottom right points in to the right and towards the centre a little bit.

your done :)
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05/29/07 7:06 PM GMT
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08/04/07 12:28 AM GMT
Always nice to have something new in the bag of tricks . . . thank you!
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