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How do you make custom graphics shiny in illustrator or Photoshop?

Making shiny or reflective surfaces.



8:23 pm on Aug 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I use Photoshop and Illustrator and although I am not that gifted I do know most of the tools and such.

I have tried to make surfaces in vector graphics look shiny or reflective and don't know how it's done. I can use gradient fills and can make surfaces look like they are being shown in a certain light but not that shiny/reflective look.

Is there a plug-in or filter I need to make it easier or do I just need t use the gradient mesh tool better.



10:23 am on Sep 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi Crackbot - there are some good really good tutorials about this - a search for glass button tutorial will turn up some goodies - once you have the gist you can then tweak the effectfor you own. - it's quote easy to do - 4 layers, 3 gradients, 2 tranparencies and a partridge....


5:49 am on Sep 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hey, Thanks for the info.

I never knew there were so many photoshop tutorials out there.

stevenb 1959

11:19 am on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Try some of the graphic styles in photoshop which might give you a wide variety of glossy effects you might desire.

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