How to create a glossy photo?
I have seen photos that have a nice glossy sheen or shine to them when viewed on the web. I would like to replicate this view but in searches I am only able to find how to do this with text or icons and have had poor results trying to make this looks good and realistic with a photograph. How can this be done for a photograph? I am not sure where to begin.
Note: I am using Photoshop CS6 to edit photos.
What I Have Tried
Here is the original photo before I have done anything with it:
Here is the photo after I have attempted to add a gloss look to it:
Here are the settings used for the gloss photo:
The adjustments were done as
Adjustment Layers and the Gradient Fill is Transparent to Solid White (#FFFFFF)
It would be great if you could post an example of the effect you want to achieve.
If you're looking just for a soft highlight like below then you can achieve that easily with layer styles, either using satin or bevel & emboss.
If you're looking for a sharper edge, use a separate shape layer and add a gradient.