View Full Version : Sun Reflection

11-01-2005, 11:13 AM
Here is a quick tip to create Sun Reflection on water.


You can always play arround with colors, the same as this version


or add blur effects and ...

and here (http://www.mattepainting.org/tips/sun_tut_00.zip) is the PSD file.

11-10-2005, 12:20 PM
Same techniques can be used to remove color spill
Just use the adjustment layers and paint a mask for them.
Here is a quick example to improve a shot.


07-15-2006, 11:21 PM
hey this is great ... I didnt know this ...

03-28-2007, 04:32 PM
This is why the mods are gods ;)

04-16-2007, 02:48 PM
Can anyone explain to me what the curves and levels adjustment layers are doing that could not just be done in the brightness/contrast adjustment layer? I cant work out why they are needed :(


04-16-2007, 06:57 PM
I guess each has itís own advantages.
Some changes are easier to control in curve, some are easier with Level.
The differences are tiny but effective.

04-16-2007, 11:23 PM
The differences are tiny but effective.

Brad pretty much said it.

For me, I've taken out the brightness and contrast controls out my top menu, and I try my best to always use Curves. When I can't use curves (curves can be hard to understand), I'll use levels.

Brightness + Contrast = Axe
Levels = Knife
Curves = Scalpel

Keep in mind that non-destructive layer editing can be fine and dandy but for some things it's quicker and will save file size if you just press Cmd + M or Cmd + L.

04-17-2007, 04:30 AM
Thanks guys, that was very quick and informative. Im not really very good with curves at the moment, so im trying to get better with it. I use levels a lot though, so i can still get some of the accuracy i guess.

Appreciate the help, thank you!


06-28-2007, 10:24 AM
Good resource thanks,