For this tutorial, I am going to show you how
to create a nice looking bar with a glass-reflection effect to it.
Step 1: Create a new 600x100 document, it doesn't
matter why type of background it is as we'll be changing it. Now, select the
gradient tool and choose any 3 color gradient. Double click on the gradient
image to open up the gradient dialogue. Set the left color to C7D991, the middle
color to 7EA409 and the right color to 9CCF02 It should look like this:
Step 2: While having the gradient tool active,
drag your cursor from the top the the bar to the bottom of it.
Step 3: Create a new layer. Select the pen tool
and create a start point about halfway down the bar. Now hold down the shift
key and create another on the other side of the bar. This is where you can get
creative with how you want the glass effect. Create points along the line you've
already created, and then control-drag them around until you have a nice effect
that goes moves up and down.
Step 4: To close the point, you must create an
ending point at the first point you created. since you want the twisted line,
as well as the area above it to be glassy, create points up from the line, but
outside of your image do this until you've reached the starting point and have
closed the path.
Step 5: Right click around any part of the line
(with the pen tool still selected) and select make selection. The line should
now turn into a selection line (dotted-moving one). Press D and then X to make
white your foreground color, and then choose the white-transparent gradient.
Now, depending on how much of a glass effect you want, drag the gradient tool
from the top of the bar to either the bottom of the selection line, or a little
bit further than it. That's pretty much it! Just press control+d to deselect,
and you're finished.