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Moon reflection – How to make glass reflections effects in Illustrator

Today we will show you how to do a refection in vectorial Illustrator in some easy steps.

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Bring your object in Illustrator (wether itțs a logo, a dog or The Moon, it doesn’t matter)

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Copy and reflect it on the horisontal. First you will want to copy your object and have it right under your original one. After this, just select the object, right click on it, and go to transform, reflect and select horizontal.

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Now you have to make a rectangular shape with a vertical gradient fill and place it right over your reflected moon, just like below.

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Next thing select both your object and the rectangular object over it, and go to transparency options and select Make Opacity Mask and make sure you put the opacity level around 50%. And there you have it, a nice, easy to do reflection, in few steps.

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You can use it in different ways, to reproduce natural situations like this

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