"Glossy" Graphic effects

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kwong2006, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. kwong2006 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2006
    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!
  2. bluetooth macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2007
    Try posting an example of what effect you are referring to. People will be able to help you a lot easier that way.
  3. kwong2006 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 16, 2006
  4. hsotnicaM macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2007
    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.
  5. oscuh macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2007
    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
  6. pengu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2005
    Diddily Daddily...
    also easy to do in fireworks, using gradients and a blend mode of "screen"
  7. kwong2006 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 16, 2006
  8. rajfantastic macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2007
    this link will tell you everything you need to know about web 2.0 style.
  9. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2005
    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

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