So I can do a reflection in Corel fine, as long as the bottom edge is straight and flat. I work for a beer distributor, and I want to know how I can reflect some of the packages realistically. The angles are strange, so if you just mirror it down it looks funny. Check out this picture:
I want it to look like the bottom one, but ya know, upside down. If I just mirror it it looks like the middle one. Thanks in advance for any help :)
Actually your bottom one isn't right either, since in a true reflection the text would be upside down. Just sayin'.
Can I assume you're doing this in Photopaint?
Well yea, that's why i said I want it to look like the bottom one but upside down. I just do these in Draw.
I think the problem is trying to take a 2 dimensional image and bringing out a 3-point spatial reflection:
If your image was straight on (directly viewing in front), the solution would be easier to do. There are other artists (of wihich I am not ) that may be able to shed some better light on this.
If the beer box is a bitmap image, I would open it Photo-Paint, mask the front and side and put them on their own new layers. Flip and then skew to make the reflection. Add transparency, blur reflection a little and then combine layers and export as a PNG and then import into your CorelDRAW ad.
That's why you get paid the BIG bucks!!