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I've designed a perspective view in which i show off my business card design. To make it realistic I want to use lightning conditions effectively.

In some Cards I they use beautiful frosted glossy reflections. here I'm giving you a link of an image. You will then understand what I need to know.

Check Out this: http://uflix.co.in/reflection.png

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Currently I use Photoshop CS6 and here is what I've done till now: http://uflix.co.in/my-reflection.png

I need perfect visual appeal to my cards' design.

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What have you tried? What programmes are you using? Show us what you have so far? –  Random O'Reilly Nov 30 '13 at 10:30
    
@boblet I use Photoshop CS6 to design.. Currently I use Gradients with one side sharp edge. –  Sukanta Paul Nov 30 '13 at 14:16
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Quite similar to this question; graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/25140/… –  Jenna Nov 30 '13 at 15:28
    
Seems like a response to user568458's last comment on that question.. –  Dominic Nov 30 '13 at 17:23
    
I answered the question that was similar to this one, it might help you graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/25140/… –  Jenna Dec 1 '13 at 4:02
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Instead of using a gradient as a layer, use a layer mask with a distorted border.

Create a layer mask

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Blur the edges

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Distort the mask

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Adjust layer opacity and blending. By using the 'Blend If...' Feature, you can knock out the edges of the card easily.

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Clean up your mask edges, and adjust your lighting layer's colors

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