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I need help adding mirrored lenses to a pair of glasses for my online store

Hello all,

Newbie here!

I've got basic knowledge of Photoshop but i'm really stuck with this one.

I want to offer sunglasses with mirrored lenses in the existing frames I offer, however I can't work out how I can add this in photoshop. Could anyone lend me a hand?

There's another one or two pairs that i'd like to add this to, so any advice would be amazing.

Can you help?




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Another way is find another set with the lenses you want, then cut and paste
Good suggestion Mike, but I believe the op was looking for a more specific solution.......
Mattyblakers said:
I want to offer sunglasses with mirrored lenses in the existing frames.
Mattyblakers Remember that mirrored sunglasses produce a direct reflection of what the subject wearing the sunglasses might be looking at. When I say direct, I'm referring to a mirrored image and not just a subtle reflection that you might get on a regular pair of tinted sunglasses.

Use your Pen Tool to make a selection of the lenses.
Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 11.01.27 AM.png

We are going to use a clipping mask to create our reflection. This gives us the ability to adjust the reflection

Next, on a new layer fill the selection with any color, it doesn't matter which, I used white.
Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 11.01.52 AM.png

Next, open an image that you think might be reflected.
It should be the uppermost layer.
I converted the image to a Smart object just in case I needed to make multiple changes to the image.

Then you need to adjust the images perspective to fit the sunglass lenses using Free Transform (Cmd/Cntrl + T)
Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 10.54.50 AM.png

Next, right click the "image reflection" layer and choose CREATE CLIPPING MASK.
This will clip the image to the white lens selection we created earlier.
Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 11.02.09 AM.png

To complete the effect I added a Solid Color Fill layer set to blend mode MULTIPLY to mimic the background lighting.
I also clipped this layer to the one below it so it would only affect the lenses.

And then I added a gradient layer to mimic room lighting.
I did this by adding a new layer, Cmd/Cntrl + clicking the white lenses layer thumbnail to make a selection.
I then used the Gradient Tool with the FOREGROUND TO TRANSPARENT preset and black ans my foreground color.
I then created a gradient from bottom (darker) to the top (lighter)
I lowered the layers opacity to taste.

Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 11.02.30 AM.png

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Hey guys,

Thanks for your help on the last post. It feels like it's a little too technical to do myself :(

Would you be able to help me with something a little easier? I want the same image, however we just want it to be a standard black sunglasses lens.

Could you break it down really simply how I could go about doing this?

Matt, what you want is easy to do, just takes a bit of time and patience.
Try it I think you will surprise yourself.
I did and it worked !

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What we have described so far is fairly simple techniques so I don't think it can get much easier.

For dark sunglasses, you will still be required to make a selection of the lenses.....
Screen Shot 2017-08-20 at 10.39.26 AM.png

On a new layer, fill that selection with a dark color, then reduce it's opacity.
Screen Shot 2017-08-20 at 10.39.36 AM.png

Select both layers, copy them, and then merge them. Then follow the tutorial that Gedstar first suggested in post #2 to add the reflection.


Or use the method I described above.