Create Glossy Image Using Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to place images into a document, add layer styles, and add a glossy shine to the photos.
Place the ImagesGlossy Image Using Photoshop
Step 1
Create a new document. I created a 8×10 300dpi document.
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Step 2
Place (File> Place) the photos you would like to include in the stack of photos.
Selecting a photo to place.Glossy Image Using Photoshop

Step 3
The image should be placed in the document with the transform controls activated. Adjust the image size. Hold the Shift key to maintain the aspect ratio while scaling the image Transform controls activated when image is placed.Glossy Image Using Photoshop
Step 4
Repeat step 2 and 3 for all the photos you would like to include with the artwork.
Glossy Image Using Photoshop
Four images placed. Each image appears in its own layer as a Smart Layer.
Step 5
Use the Transform tool (Image> Transform> Rotate or Ctrl+T) to rotate the photos. You can arrange the photos by moving the layers to different positions in the layers pallet. I moved the photo of the cup to the top layer so that it’s the top photo of the stack.
Glossy Image Using PhotoshopAdd a Drop Shadow and Border
Step 6
Select the layer with the image on the bottom of the stack and add a Drop Shadow layer style (Layer> Layer Style> Drop Shadow). Adjust the settings to achieve your desired drop shadow.
Glossy Image Using Photoshop
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Adding a drop shadow layer style.
Step 7
In the same Layer Style window, select the Stroke style. You should see the properties where you can adjust the stroke. Change the Position to “Inside” and the Color to white then adjust the size to create the border. Click OK when done.
Step 8
Right mouse click on the layer we’ve added the layer style to and select “Copy Layer Style“. Then select the layer above, right mouse click and select “Paste
Layer Style
“. Repeat this for the other layers so that all the layers (except the background layer) have the same layer style.

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