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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:16 pm 
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Hey guys.

I went to a site called Picnik.com and they have this really cool feature where you can add a mirror border to your images, but you have to pay for premium membership.

How can I recreate this in photoshop?


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:53 pm 
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If it was me, I would copy the photo first so that it's in my clipboard.

After this, set a Gaussian blur to get the desired amount of blur. Not too much but not too little.

Then press ctrl+U and set the mode to colorize, alter the sliders until you get the right colour.

Press ctrl+V to paste the image ontop, then using ctrl+T to resize the picture to the desired size. Make sure you hold down shift when resizing to retain correct ratio.

Finally, add a little inside shadow to the picture being framed to give the illusion of it being framed.


That's quickly of the top of my head. If you think that sounds ok but can't quite visualise it, i'll get a photoshop tutorial to you later.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 8:10 pm 
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Just put together a quick PDF document explaining the processes. It's pretty quick to create.

The PDF is here:

www.phildiggle.co.uk/mirrortut.pdf

NOTE: File is 6MB So may take a while to download depending on your speed. It's big due to little compression on the images so you could see what was going on.


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Wow! Thanks a ton man! I definitely appreciate that.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:57 pm 
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cool, glad you found it ok, dont forget to post up the results!!


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