How to create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

How to create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator Tutorial: How to create reflection of any object or logo in Adobe Illustrator. We place a single color shadow to any object to make it feels like it’s on a surface and place reflection where we want to show, there is a glassy shiny surface below object. I make this reflection through gradient and mask it on object.

Steps to Create Graphic

Create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Step 01 – Create a new file and make a shape, i create a logo, just for reference, you can use any logo, shape etc.

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Step 02 – Make a copy of that logo

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Reflect in from “Object – Transform – Reflect”

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Zoom it and view it’s placement, Properly placed.

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Step 03 – Select below shape and open “Window – Transparency”.create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Click on the panel menu box (dropdown) and select “Make Opecity Mask”

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Select mask box and draw a box above the object.

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator

Uncheck “Clip”, it will make visible that layer.

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Step 04 – Apply Gradient to that box. Click on “Gradient” tool from toolbar and start play with gradient. Adjust according to your requirement.

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Step 05 – Click back to shadow layer from mask, and decrease opacity. So, this is the last step to create reflection in Adobe Illustrator.

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator DeepTuts

create reflection in Adobe Illustrator DeepTuts

Its ready, Thanks

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