I'm new here. I have very little knowledge in Photoshop CC and I was hoping if one of you can help me. I have created a website and I need to include Business Card mockups created by me to the website. And even though I've managed to create the mockups, I'm having trouble with giving it a proper presentation effect. My requirement is to give it a realistic glossy effect to attract more users. I have currently gone through this link here several times but have failed to accomplish the glossy effect. If anyone can please give me a step-by-step guide(with snapshots) on how to achieve this, it would be very grateful. Thanks in advance.

This is where I've gotten so far:

Glossy Business Card Mock

  • Show us your attempt and where your stuck.
    – Ryan
    Jun 7, 2015 at 15:02
  • @Ryan You can check out what I've done so far here. As you can see the the white diagonal rectangle I have placed doesn't really bring out the glossy effect like in the link I have shared in the question. Please help. Jun 7, 2015 at 15:28

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Step by step instructions:

  1. Set up your mockup. No gloss, no shadows.

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  • Create a new layer above the card itself
  • Fill it with black
  • Take a preset brush (see image), change the color to white and paint a 'grunged' line.
  • Then create a selection of your card layer (ctrl + leftclick on layer), invert selection (Alt + Shift + i) and press delete (the new created layer is still actively selected). enter image description here

    1. Glass filter
  • Go to Filter > Distorsion > Glas and apply the settings from the screenshot enter image description here

    1. Transparency
  • Set the layers mode to Screen (or Lighten) and set the opacity to ~20-30%

  • Then create a new layer mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All)
  • Select the gradient tool and create a gradient which fits your grunged line enter image description here

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