Gimp - Reflections

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MadDoc, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. MadDoc macrumors 6502

    MadDoc

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    #1
    Hi,

    Does anyone know of an easy way (using the GIMP) to achieve a reflection effect? I have a rectangular image that I would like to have a faded reflection of underneath it - a bit like this:

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    Thanks,

    Maddoc
     
  2. LeviG macrumors 65816

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  3. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

    snickelfritz

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    #3
    Don't forget to apply shadows to the reflected objects; this is a critical component to selling the "3D object reflected on the floor" effect.
    Refer to the image you posted.

    Shadow:
    Load the trans mask of the object as a selection, and on an empty layer below, fill it with a black-trans gradient from bottom-top, distort it to lay on the horizontal reflective plane toward the vanishing point, blur the shadow slightly, then set the blend mode to multiply and the opacity to 25%.

    Tweak this basic procedure to achieve a realistic shadow.
     

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