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Joan E. Herwig
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Special Effects: Reflection & Liquid Look


I have seen a lot of photos of flowers reflected in a surface that looks liquid, but it is not a natural reflection in water. It seems to be some sort of special effect. If you know what I mean, do you know how to do it?
Thanks,
joan


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3/26/2009 11:27:40 AM

 
Carlton Ward
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  Hello Joan,
It's the Flood Filter by Flaming Pear - http://www.flamingpear.com/flood.html
Have fun!


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3/26/2009 12:06:18 PM

 
Carlton Ward
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  Hi again Joan,
There was just a thread about filters - http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=33728
You can actually do the reflection yourself with Photoshop. I learned this in Jim Zuckerman's Photoshop: Creative Techniques class as well as other editing techniques duplicated by many of the other plug-in filters. I do use a couple of filters (Topaz) and an HDR program (PhotoMatix) that can also be done with Photoshop, but I like the controls and ease of using these which is why I use them.
The thread covers quite a bit of info.


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3/26/2009 12:16:18 PM

 
Joan E. Herwig
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  Thanks so much Carlton! I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my question. I'll give it a go!
Joan


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3/26/2009 6:59:25 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  The flood filter is only about $20, so it's a pretty good deal as filters go.


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3/27/2009 9:19:03 AM

 
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