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How to add a reflection

Apr 29, 2012, 22:34
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How to add a reflection
I'm a newb and pretty bad at gimp, please could someone tell me how to make a reflection of a picture? Either to the side or bottom. thanks Blush
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Apr 29, 2012, 23:26
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RE: How to add a reflection
See here for an example http://gimpforums.com/thread-mirrored-floor-effect

If you don't understand the jargon, feel free to ask explanations here. You can also google it (this is standard Gimp jargon), this may introduce you to some of the concepts, like layers, layer masks, etc...

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Apr 29, 2012, 23:37
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RE: How to add a reflection
thanks alot man I get it, could you tell me how make something fade out aswell? like some text or a picture
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Apr 29, 2012, 23:59
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RE: How to add a reflection
It's part of the explanation above. You add a layer mask to the layer, and fill it with a black to white gradient (or gray to white). The black makes the layer completely transparent, the white keeps it opaque, and grays create partial transparency.

You can adjust the fading to your heart's desire by applying Levels or Curves on the gradient.

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Apr 30, 2012, 20:05
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RE: How to add a reflection
(Apr 29, 2012 23:59)ofnuts Wrote:  It's part of the explanation above. You add a layer mask to the layer, and fill it with a black to white gradient (or gray to white). The black makes the layer completely transparent, the white keeps it opaque, and grays create partial transparency.

You can adjust the fading to your heart's desire by applying Levels or Curves on the gradient.

Do i need a black background to make it look like it fades out?
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Apr 30, 2012, 22:21
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RE: How to add a reflection
No, the fade out also works against a clear background.

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