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Posted on 27/02/07 03:15:29 AM
dirtdoctor23
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Mirror test
Mr. Caplin,
I didn't know how to make the bevel in the mirror. Can you inform me as to how this is done? Thanks.
Neil.


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Posted on 27/02/07 08:51:03 AM
Steve Caplin
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Re: Mirror test
First, make an elliptical selection larger than the mirror area; then hold opt/alt as you make a second elliptical selection the size of the interior of the bevel. This will result in a ring the size of your bevel.



Make a new layer, behind the frame layer, and fill it with any colour you like.



Place your reflection behind the mirror as you've already done.



Now duplicate the reflection, and make a clipping mask with the new bevel layer. Drag it to one side slightly to offset it, and add a little shading with Dodge/Burn.



Does this make sense?

Posted on 27/02/07 12:00:04 PM
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Re: Mirror test
Entirely, Mr. Caplin. Thanks again.

Neil

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Posted on 28/02/07 02:50:28 AM
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Re: Mirror test
Is this better?


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Posted on 28/02/07 09:56:59 AM
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Re: Mirror test
A slightly thicker bevel, perhaps - otherwise, yes!

Posted on 28/02/07 11:16:49 PM
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Ok, Mr. Caplin. Thanks.

Neil

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Posted on 01/03/07 00:25:28 AM
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Re: Mirror test
Cool, Steve!
But did you move the figure to the side a few pixels, or did you use a spherize distort? Seems like that would be a better effect, since the bevel is cuved, or am I off base here? Also, I but a layer of grey behind the bevel and reduced the opacity to about 80% to create the slight fading that you get by the angle. Again, I may be off base here, but it seems like the bevel is always a little dimmer than the rest of the mirror. ???





Posted on 01/03/07 08:51:52 AM
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Re: Mirror test
I just moved him to the side, Dave: there's so little showing that any offset will do the trick. And are bevels always dimmer? Depends where the window is, surely. I've just looked at a mirror in my house and the window side is brighter.

Posted on 01/03/07 3:47:54 PM
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Re: Mirror test
Thanks Steve.

Good information to keep in mind.

I always learn so much good stuff here!
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