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By James Fritz |

Pixel Playground: Filling an empty glass with liquid

The technique in this week’s member-exclusive Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy is a simple but efficient way to fill an empty glass with a liquid.

Fill an empty glass with liquid

Sometimes the easiest way to simulate reality is to composite part of one photograph onto another. This week, Bert uses the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop to quickly select the liquid from one glass and place it in another. Next, he shapes the liquid to fit the shape of the new container using the Transform command. To finish the effect, he changes the color by making a series of adjustments in curves.

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