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msuper69
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Sep 1, 2010, 02:42 PM
 
...like Apple has on a lot of their apps where the image is reflected at the bottom.

I have Photoshop but I'm nowhere an expert.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 02:44 PM
 
My quick technique would be to duplicate the layer, flip vertical, create a layer mask and apply a gradient white to black in the area I'd like to fade.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 02:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
My quick technique would be to duplicate the layer, flip vertical, create a layer mask and apply a gradient white to black in the area I'd like to fade.
I'll give that I try. Thanks a lot!
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 02:55 PM
 
No problem, let me know if you need more specific instructions.
     
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Sep 3, 2010, 05:33 PM
 
I created a copy of the original image, flipped it vertically and pasted that into another layer in the original.

mask and gradient not done yet.

I need to modify the flipped layer so that the perspective is such that the layer is nearly flat in relation to the original.

How do I do that?
     
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Sep 3, 2010, 07:55 PM
 
You can easily do it on the web yourself:

Reflection.js

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Sep 8, 2010, 01:30 PM
 
Hit Cmd-T on the flipped layer to go into Free Transform mode. From there, you can squish the image vertically and even skew the bottom corners a bit wider to add a perspective effect. Let me know if that works.

That Reflection.js is great at doing image reflections and a bit quicker than scriptaculous and jQuery plugins as well.

If you're on a webkit browser you can even use CSS3-style reflections explained here.
Web Ninja.
     
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Sep 9, 2010, 02:09 AM
 
alternatives to those mentioned:
* MS word 2008/2011 does a good job at creating reflections and file can be saved from word into jpegs.
* Alien Skin Impact filter / perspective shadow is really great for this.
* Picturesque | Acqualia this tool is quite nice too.
     
   
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