Photoshop Video Tutorial – Adding a Reflection

[singlepic=257,90,90,web20,left] This Photoshop™ video tutorial is all about adding a reflection to an object or person that is on a white background. The effect we’re after is to make it look like they’re on a shiny surface. This reflection effect can be done also on a black or any uniformed colored background. This type of reflection is popular with isolated objects in stock photo libraries. Enough rambling! Let’s get right down to it! 🙂


[vimeo 1497096]

21 responses on "Photoshop Video Tutorial - Adding a Reflection"

  1. Dear Yanik!
    Thank you for your nice and useful tutorials!

  2. Yanik, that was great, exactly what I needed. You can do this for buttons, text, and other ways as well to give that web 2.0 look.

    Thanks again

  3. YANIK.. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!

  4. Yanik

    Any suggestions on how to make the reflection appear a bit “glossy” if you indeed did not shoot the original on a shiny floor/sruface? A reflection on a matte surface just doesn’t look “real” to me, as a matte surface isn’t likely to reflect.

    Thanks, and keep up the awesome work!!


  5. Thank you so much I am new to this and your tutorials are very clear and concise. You are certainly the best I have come across.

    Thanks again, Ken

  6. Great tutorial! Very well done. I hope to see many more from you!

  7. very easy… there are many easy things in photoshop that i don’t know…
    thank you

  8. Very nice tutorial is perfect to me, My english is not very good but I understand your voice is clear. Thanks!

  9. Thank you so much, very clear voice. I mean my international friends can understand you perfectly. 🙂

  10. Thank you for this nice tutorial

  11. Hey m8 , rlly enjoyed your tutorial.

    I like :

    your voice
    the way you explane it
    like the “gradiying” or something , if that’s a word 😀
    the way you ‘welcome me’ felt rlly welcome

    Cheers man 🙂

  12. Thanx man, clear explanation

  13. You are awesome!!! That was a great work! I use to do it in the hard way but thanks to you now it is so much easier.

  14. Very good and nice expalantion Sir….Expecting more of this sort from you…

  15. Ramona:

    What you’re doing is going into the Image menu. Go into the EDIT menu and select TRANSFORM. That should do it. 🙂

  16. Thanks for the useful tutorial!

  17. If I flip vertical the other layers are being flipped also
    how can I solve that?
    thanks already great tut

  18. This is very helpful!

    I would love to see a tutorial on lighting a small product (such as the stethoscope) on white in the future.

  19. Great! I don’t shoot portraits but I think I’ll give that a go with some macro shots.

  20. Thanks for the tutorial. As an artist, this type of information is always useful.

  21. Nice Vid. I really like your turtorials. But this time i would do the gradient in a non-destructive way by using a black layer mask with the white gradient on it. Even though the outcome would look similar. I screw up my pictures so often that I try to work as non-destructively as possible. So just mentioning. ^^

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