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TracyLee 
24/7/08 3:44:13 PM
Serf
Hi Guys,
I have a question about a certain design tool. If you look at this graphic ‘WWW’

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/concepts-and-ideas/6184883-internet-concept.php?id=618488

that has a reflective bottom to the image (ie. you can see the www like a reflection on the floor) is this something that illustrator can do or does another program do this?

If illustrator can do this id appreciate details on how or if it’s another program, what is it and is it easy to apply to your graphic?

Thanks T :)

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superfireydave 
24/7/08 4:45:06 PM
Titan

Illustrator can do it.
Copy the image, transform it and reflect it over the horizontal axis, use a gradient as an opacity mask.


http://www.bittbox.com/illustrator/tutorial-web-20-logo-reflection-in-vector-format-with-illustra

Google has a wealth of information.

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TracyLee 
24/7/08 5:05:42 PM
Serf
Thanks! Thats wonderful :)

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bigdukesix 
10/8/08 10:33:19 PM
Serf
there is a problem tho. the tutorial works fine because the artwork is basically 2d. but if you look at the 3d "www" image you will see that what is being reflected is a bit diffrent than whats on top.

you can try faking it but depending on your image it might not work

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moofactory 
13/8/08 10:05:31 PM
Titan

Thats a 3d model.. could have very well been rendered that way.

However... The quickest way off the top of my head to replicate that look would be in photoshop. But its exactly a simple 3 step process.
You would need to understand perspective and visualize 3d in your head and actually construct it.

However a quick and dirty way would be similar to what superfly did.
Either in illustrator as said if its vector.. or in photoshop with the image reversed vertically with a gradient mask.

The shadows would need to be toyed with a little.. but you would be constructing them manually.. and theirs a number of ways to do this depending on if your in illustrator or Photoshop.. but this would be best looked up under shadow or dropshadow tutorials for either program.

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