Saturday, December 18, 2010

Make Photo Magic With the Magical Mirror Effect. Win a Copy of My Book, Exploring The Light!

From time to time I post magical mirror images here – simply because they are fun to create.

If you don't know how to create the magical mirror effect in Photoshop, click here.

Below is a before-and-after example of how you can turn a really boring shot into a much more creative image with this effect.

I would like to see some of your examples of the magical mirror effect. Post a link in the Comments section here on the blog - rather than on facebook and twitter. You just might inspire others, and you might find some inspiration yourself. Or . . . you may get discovered as a creative image maker!

What's more, I'll pick my favorite mirror image on January 1, 2011 - and I'll send the person (if he/she lives in the US), a copy of my best-selling book, Exploring the Light.

Explore the light,
Rick

P.S. Yes! I used the Swirl effect to swirl parts of the images. Click here to learn the technique.

10 comments:

Anki said...

Hi Rick,
This is the result of my play with the mirrored effect. http://flic.kr/p/92MX2P
I'm NOT living in US but I have several friends "over there" who would love to send your book to me if I'm the winner.
/Anki

Rick Sammon said...

Anki... Wow! Very nice shot. I will keep you posted.

Best,
Rick

John said...

Hi Rick, trying to name this one, how about "Guardian Geysers" ?

http://bit.ly/enkTiW

John

Rick Sammon said...

John... Guardian Geysers: cool and creative image!

Rick

Anonymous said...

Rick:

Here is my best effort at the mirrored effect.

Bruce

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43888315@N08/5275497656/

Bruce said...

Rick:

I did one more

Bruce


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43888315@N08/5275512666/

TeeDubbaU's said...

Hey Rick,

I did this one after finding a water ripple effect plug-in for Photoshop. Your technique with a few twists. If the link doesn't work I'll post another one.

Travis

http://twforbear.zenfolio.com/p893692157/h395ad41d#h395ad41d

Rick Sammon said...

Travis... stunning!!

TeeDubbaU's said...

This is another one using the water ripple plug in and Topaz detail- spicify.

Travis

http://twforbear.zenfolio.com/p80904247/h22be01de#h22be01de

Anki said...

Very nice job everyone and thank you for your kind words Rick.