Realistic Reflections

  • Intermediate
  • 2 Videos
  • 1h 22m 21s
  • English


This video takes a different approach, here we decided to record the full process or exploration and troubleshooting so you can gain an insight to how a professional matte painter problem solves a visual issue in the artwork.

The video covers 2 main techniques for creating reflections: the first is the more typical approach, flipping a layer and distorting, masking and grading the image to look like a reflection that matches the environment.

The second half looks at a special technique using a distortion map in photoshop, this will make your reflections look far more realistic, but it requires a bit of trial and error.


  • technique
  • fundamentals
  • lighting
  • grading
  • masking
  • painting
  • theory
  • integration

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