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PHOTOSHOP® CS DOWN & Dirty TRICKS by Scott Kelby

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Photographic Chrome Reflections

It was the new logo for BVD briefs that got me interested in figuring out how to do this effect. In the past, to get a photographic chrome-like look, you'd have to use displacement maps and jump through a lot of hoops, but when I gave that BVD logo a good look I started to wonder if there wasn't an easier way. Luckily, there is, and in this logo project, you'll learn how to get that photo-chrome look the easy way.

Quick Tip: Extracting people on hard-to-extract backgrounds

If you've ever tried to extract someone wearing a dark blue coat from a dark-colored background, you know it's just about impossible. That's because there's not enough contrast between the colors to let Extract know where one color ends and ...

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