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Photoshop Tutorial - Sword Reflection

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: In this video, Mahalo's Photoshop expert Justin Zagri demonstrates how to add a reflection to Zero's sword in this movie poster tutorial. Photoshop Tutorial - Sword Reflection --------------------------------------------------------------------- To get started, open the folder in the Layers panel that contains all of the layers pertaining to your subject. Double-click on your subject's Smart Object to isolate it. Click on one of your mask layers and press Ctrl+J (Command+J for Mac) to duplicate it. Click on the new, duplicated layer and get rid of the mask by dragging it to the trash icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Click Delete when prompted. Grab the Pen Tool?and mask around the sword. Once you've completed the mask, click and drag it in the Layers panel to move it above the other masks in the panel. To take something away from the mask, make sure Subtract from path area is selected in the top options panel and mask around what you want to remove. Once your sword mask is completed, add the mask to the Background layer by pressing Add layer to mask. Drop the Opacity to 20%.? To make it so the reflection is best suited for the picture, make sure your mask is unlinked to the layer. This will ensure that the mask itself does not get affected. Press Ctrl+T (Command+T for Mac) to select the Transform option. Right-click on your selection and choose Distort. Try to think about the angle at which the sword is being held in relation to the ground as you're making these changes and altering the reflection. When you get to a setting you like, press Enter. Turn on all of the other layers to see how the reflection appears in context to the movie poster. Read more by visiting our page at:
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