How to extend shinny floor?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by peter, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    In this photo, there is a dancer on a shinny floor, and you can see her
    blurred reflection on the floor. I want to extended the floor so that the
    reflected portion is about 3x the height it is now.

    http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/1405240

    The simplest way I can think of is to stretch the reflected part. But it
    would look stretched.

    I tried sampling a spot of the floor, and use painting tool to extend the
    floor. It doesn't look like a floor at all, just a solid area of blue.

    Then I copy the dancer, flip it upside down, blurr it. But it looks nothing
    like the existing reflection either.

    Could someone suggest better methods to extend the floor?
     
    peter, Apr 27, 2006
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  2. There are two methods you could try:
    1. use the clone tool, not a paint brush
    2. copy part of the floor, paste it into an new layer and then drag it
    down. You will need to blend it by using a feathered selection and/or a
    layer mask.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Apr 27, 2006
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  3. peter

    Harry Limey Guest

    You could try your second method but use a feathered selection (100 or so)
    so the blur gets increasingly more apparent! and then copy and paste the
    existing floor to a new layer, select and extend it down over the new upside
    down dress layer and adjust the opacity, that will give it the floor texture
    to some extent! The main problem will be the merge point between the
    original and the upside down layer!!
    A quickly done rough copy!!
    http://static.flickr.com/52/135819092_0352c19a1c_o.jpg
     
    Harry Limey, Apr 27, 2006
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