Glass effect tutorials
On March 1, 2011
Hey everyone! I was working on a project recently where I needed a good representation of a contact lens. I tried taking some photos of a contact lens but it really just didn’t turn out how I wanted.
Luckily there was Luc! He had some great tutorials stashed and he sent them to me! They range from pure Illustrator files to Illustrator/Photoshop files to straight Photoshop. Take a look and see if this is something you might be interested in!
I’ve got a couple for you, depending on what you think will work best.
I think this one would be the most useful:
Followed by importing it into Photoshop and using some effects found here to make it look better:
This one is a close second though. If you use the picture you already have, you could outline it with the pen tool
and use the mesh tool to make it clearer, then drop it into Photoshop again:
This has some good effects explanations for Photoshop that you may be able to repurpose:
More effects to reuse:
And last but not least, this one may take a little tweaking to be what you’re looking for. But may also get the best look.
If you want to try these, instead of sticking with pictures, it will probably take a few hours to make it look right.
Some of the suggestions in class may be faster with comparable results.
Take it easy,