Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a close reflection, part of Artistic Concepts in Photoshop and Illustrator 1.
Here's a painting I did a few years ago, and it has a couple reflections in it. …Come in real close here, so we can see reflection. …This yellow section here is a loose site, some kind of a plastic which is reflective. …So we can see the tubes of the neon reflecting inside it. …Also you can see the little neon holders, these little tube holders right there. …They're also reflected inside the plastic area. …Now, those reflections were done quite easily, but they did require some kind of manipulation.…
I have another file here where I'm just going to zero in on just that L. …When we come in and look at it, we see that there's the actual tubes. …Now, what happened on the inside is I simply took the tubes, duplicated that …layer and brought it in and clipped it with the back. …As you see, here's the metal base folder here and in here, you'll see that there's …the reflections right there. See? …That's just clipped in there. So here is the one I just duplicated a …second ago, so you can see how this is going to happen. …
- Understanding the vanishing point
- Establishing a light source
- Creating shadows on surfaces
- Creating reflections
- Aligning layers to add and remove objects