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PHOTOSHOP® CS DOWN & Dirty TRICKS by Scott Kelby

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The Fastest Logo Job in Town

This is another popular method for making a glassy reflection, and it's so quick you can complete the effect in less than 60 seconds (if you stop at Step Six). If you decide to take it further, it could take you as long as a whopping 90 seconds to get through Step Nine. Either way, it's a minute and a half tops that bills more like eight hours. (Kidding. Kind of.)

Quick Tip: Bending the horizon of the Chrome gradient

One of Photoshop's default gradients, the Chrome gradient, has a “horizon line” that's perfectly straight. Most airbrush artists vary this horizon line slightly to make the gradient look more natural. You can do the same thing in Photoshop (vary the horizon line) by using Photoshop's Wave filter (found ...

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