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Old Aug 8, 2007, 7:10 PM   #1
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I am looking for some paper or something that I can use as a backdrop so I can get a reflection from the floor. I have tried to do this in photoshop and don't like the mirror reflection that I am getting. Isn't there some paper or some kind of material that will give me this effect. Please help

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Old Aug 8, 2007, 8:42 PM   #2
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How reflective do you need? A lot of photogs keep a 'space blanket" handy for this sort of thing. The aluminized surface is very reflective, it folds up small, and doesn't cost a lot.

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I am wanting to photograph a close up of a womans face and have it reflect on to the floor.
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I can't seem to visualize the setup, so it is hard to advise. Assuming the floor to be highly polished, I would suggest minimal ambient light, with a spot on the subject's face. This could give you sufficient brightness for a reflection.

If you have had limited success with Photoshop, you might try lowering the opacity of the layer (if you are using layers) and possibly applying some warping or ripple effect to it. Not a PS expert, I use Photoimpact. You could ask in the Extreme Makeover, or Software forums. Might be simpler.

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Thnak you for your imput. I will try your suggestions.

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Sheet of clear plexiglass laid over seamless or the existing floorring.
Or for extreme reflection a sheet of black mirror plexiglass., but that is very hard to successfully light.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 7:14 AM   #7
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Something as simple as plexiglass. Thanks sooo much for the info.

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