"Glossy" Graphic effects

kwong2006

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May 16, 2006
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How do I make go about to do a "glossy" effect on graphics such as logos, lower-thirds for videos, etc? I want to do something with it, but I don't know how!
 

bluetooth

macrumors 6502a
May 1, 2007
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Toronto
Try posting an example of what effect you are referring to. People will be able to help you a lot easier that way.
 

hsotnicaM

macrumors regular
Jun 19, 2007
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Photoshop for starters.
The example you showed is pretty simple. One layer is the logo. The layer above is a simple gradient.
Drop in the logo. Create a layer above it. Use the rectangle marquee tool and draw a rectangle. Select the gradient tool. In the top tool bar you should see a selection for different gradients. ake sure the fill is white and you've select from the top tool bar the gradient with 100 to 0 opacity. Click and drag through the box to fill it with the gradient. If you mess up simply ctrl z and draw it again. If the gradient is too dark then change the opacity. You're done.
 

oscuh

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Apr 27, 2007
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Michigan
This can also be done in Illustrator, either with a shape overlayed with a gradient, or opacity masked shapes, which give you a bit more flexibility. Try different apps and see what works. I prefer AI, but that's just me :D
 

TheNightPhoenix

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Dec 16, 2005
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Motion is designed to Animate Graphics not create them from scratch.
You best creating it in photoshop and bringing the graphic in to motion. Motion has great support for .psd