Visiting His Girlfriend - created by BWR


Visiting His Girlfriend
Favs: 2SBS: 16Hi-resRank: 1/8Score: 71.9% (42)7372 views

This was made with the Source Image only. Check out the SBS to see how it was made. (1 year and 101 days ago)

avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Brilliant.

author says:

Thanks SkyAngel. There wasn't a lot to work with.

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:


author says:

(1 year and 101 days ago)


avatar buzzy
buzzy says:

Nice, clean and fun. Gem is the sbs. At your level the only thing i can mention IMHO, is the reflection. I feel there should be a perspective simulated as it is projected on a plane, and in that you would see a subtle depth blur approaching the viewer. Fantastic!

author says:

Thank you and I couldn't agree more. Problem was that there were hundreds or maybe a thousand layers. I was working with mainly smart objects too. So all that stuff really was lagging my computer. At the end even a rotation was taking 10 minutes and a save was over 45 minutes. The reflection was the last thing I worked on and it was a huge pain in the butt. I pretty much could not do it any better due to the lag.

I was so afraid to flatten/rasterize the Smart Objects in case I wanted to change something, but at this point with everything done that won't be an issue. I can just open it (while waiting 20 minutes), rasterize what I can, and wait 10 minutes each time until the lag subsides. Then I can do as you say. I was hoping to get away with it but your Eagle Eyes dialed right into that error.

I probably need to learn how to manage those Smart Objects and stuff.

(1 year and 100 days ago)


avatar buzzy
buzzy says:

Your over complicating it. ZOOM in on the part if the image you want to be reflected and screenshot it. Paste that back into the original. A reflection is never expected to have the same clarity as the original focal subject.

buzzy says:

use the principle of "green screen" as a background to make selection extraction easier and you have ONE clear simple jpg to play with.

(1 year and 100 days ago)


avatar buzzy
buzzy says:

Once you see the spacial illusion it creates your smile ear to ear!

author says:

Well I tried. I researched reflections extensively for hours. Watched many Youtube videos, read many tutorials, and Google Imaged till my eyes bled. It seems when the subject is level with the ground/water, the reflection is basically a "mirror" of the actual subject. As for the shape of the reflection, there may be some slight Skewing or maybe some types of light/medium distortions caused by complex light sources, but none of it appeared drastic or changed the overall shape of the reflection. Yes the reflecting surface may cause various types of "ripples", especially water, as well as Hue/Sat/Contrast etc changes, but I am saying that the overall shape of the reflection is consistently VERY similar to the subject's. It seems you basically take the subject, flip vertically... Voila!, instant reflection.

In my searches and tutorials I am not seeing any Perspective changes where the reflection appears to be coming "at us" in the way a shadow would act. I made some gifs and one jpg here so you can see what I am saying. https://imgur.com/a/QHr7qi5

Also here is a Google image search for "bicycle reflections" and "mountain reflections". The results were the same no matter what I searched for on Google. As a not, severe blacklisting from sunsets seemed to make the most difference in the shape of the reflections.

www.goo.gl/1oVo1r
www.goo.gl/sKR4bk

So, I am pretty stuck as to what to do. I think I may gradually mask it, blur it some, maybe turn down the contrast, de-saturate or otherwise mess with the color, and call it a day.

For my final thoughts, the reflections seem to be going "downwards" rather than "at us" like a shadow would. Perhaps one of our Photographers or other Photoshoppers can chime in, or maybe you can show me some Chops or images that replicate your idea. That would be way cool.

(1 year and 99 days ago)


avatar still26
still26 says:

This upload was an education. What I liked most about it aside from the technical excellence was the humour....the fart propelling this handsome brute forward! LOVED IT and top marks. Very inspirational as always.

author says:

Mahalo seestah.

(1 year and 95 days ago)


avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats BW

author says:

Mahalo Z. Started off making an oval for the the body and went from there.

(1 year and 94 days ago)


avatar lolu
lolu says:

Congrats for first place BWR !

author says:

Mooohalo lolu.

(1 year and 88 days ago)


avatar still26
still26 says:



CONGRATULATIONS on first place.

author says:

TY seestah.

(1 year and 88 days ago)


avatar still26
still26 says:



Good on you for number two ! Congratulations.

avatar still26
still26 says:

oooooops I goofed. sorry.

author says:

Haha.

(1 year and 88 days ago)


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