I have tried this several times using generators with gradients overtop and changing blend modes. Im still a newb with motion , and it annoys me when i cant figure something out... Wet cement is the recent annoyance . Pretty much looking for a wet road at night look.. any tips would be great,
tx to all
Its more for the ability to do it in motion . Its not for any client or special project . I just would like to see how organic I could get without using the real thing. tx in advance
I think it depends on what you want it to look like. Do you mean wet cement that has just been poured? Or that has just been smoothed with a Trowel like the pic below?
Or do you mean after it rained? Or does any of the above work?
To get started I would got to http://www.cgtextures.com/ and click on the Roads icon. There are a ton of free road textures. All of them are are dry so you will need to make them look wet. That can be achieved in many ways. Making it look real will be the hard part. First off you will nee to apply a Levels filter to darken up the image. You will probably want to keep the whites left alone so it will create a glare with high contrast from the black and white in the asphalt. Next add so white color solids or duplicate the road texture (then change the levels again and add a blur filter). Add a mask so it changes the reflection to a certain part of the road and crank up the feather to blend it in. Playing with the blend modes can help as well. For the lights I would add lights. A lot of this will depend on the image and what you like. Have fun playing around with it and hope this helps.