Photoshop experts? Quick question please!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by JW8725, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    How does one do those reflective shadows as per Apple products on their website on Photoshop?

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Flipping the image and using a transparency gradient.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Also known as 'wet floors'.

    http://www.planetphotoshop.com/photo-reflection-effect.html

    Personally, I want them to die a quick death. In time, they'll be seen just as much of a visual cliché that defines this decade as much as grids, salmon pink and grey were for the 80s.

    But, knock yourself out. :)
     
  4. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    your a star! shame there's no kiss icon otherwise would have posted it!
     
  5. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    Grids and salmon pink aren't fashionable anymore?????:eek::eek::eek:
     
  6. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    They're a cliche, but if you're going to have a cliche you might as well make it a nice one!

    I suspect it's a by-product of the glass architectural advances we've seen over the last decade. Almost every new building is glass filled, externally and internally now.
     
  7. Claytoniss macrumors regular

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    Well when you are doing your nice wet floor look. Make sure to check this out first. I <3 people! :confused:
    wetfloor
     
  8. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! How bad is that?:D
     
  9. Claytoniss macrumors regular

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    I got great LOL times reading the comments left on that. Hilarious!
     
  10. candyman macrumors regular

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    Wow! That is horribly done!

    I still think this effect is classic. It just needs to be done right. I don't see it going away from quite some time.

    You see it everywhere. To me it just polishes things off most of the time, adds that shine! Just look at how much Apple has incorporated it into all their products.
     

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