4Tp:Glossy SundayStills & MacroMonday Photo

by | Nov 23, 2009 | 13 comments

Hi Friends,

This is my contribution for this weeks Sunday Stills – Horses! and Ofcourse for the MacroMonday as well!  Finally I added a small glossy effect to fit in the 4Tp  category! 😉

Software used: Photoshop CS2 (Features used: Layers, Fill Layer & Elliptical Marque tool )

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Open up an image in photoshop!!! 😀

Set white as the foreground color. You can easily do this by pressing D to reset the foreground and background to the default colors then pressing X to switch the foreground and background color.

2. Goto  Layer > New Fill Layer> Gradient Fill. Click OK.

A Gradient Fill window will appear.

3. In the window, change the Gradient to Foreground to Transparent, style to radial, and scale to 150%.Check the Align with Layer. Change the angle accordingly to make the gradient effect bigger/smaller.

4. Activate the Elliptical Marquee tool and create a selection with a bulge.

You may need to zoom out (Ctrl+-) to get enough room to draw the selection.

5. With the Elliptical Marquee tool still activated, move the selection so that it covers about half of the top image.                  Select the layer mask of the top Gradient Fill layer and press delete.

6. Adjust the Opacity and Fill on your layer pallette to get the desired results.

7. Your Glossy photo is ready! 😀


  1. Ebie

    I like your idea of adding the glossy effect! I don’t know if mine will come out same as yours! Excellent photography!

  2. thecrazysheeplady

    Hey – good to see your smiling face :-). I gotta get me some photoshop…

  3. chloe

    very nice niv!

  4. dibear

    Hi Guy!! You didn’t post over on Sunday Stills so I didn’t know you were here. Glad to see your post, it’s really cool. We have been concerned about you. 🙂

  5. Ed

    Too cool, my favorite horse..:-)

  6. shaz

    wow … the second one is excellent seems to be hd animated photo

  7. flowerweaver

    Miss you! Nice horse capture 😉 How’s work & life?

  8. SJ

    love your shots

    A smile from SJ =)

  9. Kayadevek

    True words, some authentic words dude. You rocked my day!!

  10. casino roleta

    Sometimes it’s really that simple, isn’t it? I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this myself/earlier, though.

  11. tammy

    Welcome back! And thanks for the horse shot! And the lesson!

  12. Spiel Roulette

    Sometimes it’s really that simple, isn’t it? I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this myself/earlier, though.


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