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Can you link a screenshot  sample of your work?

 

If we could see it, maybe we will get ideas of how to put reflections.

 

My theory would be highlighting a flat-colored surface using a selection tool. Make selection on the area you want to put highlight on, using the lasso tool or the elliptical selection. Click on the Move Selection tool (the white arrow) from the Tools box, hold right mouse button and drag clockwise or counterclockwise if you want to rotate the selection.

 

Make sure that your primary color is the same as the color of that surface inside the selection you made. Your secondary color should be white or a much lighter shade of your primary color. Then draw a gradient inside your selection. This would hopefully make a simple highlighted effect.

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Yes, Ishi has the right idea.  Here is tutorial which shows you how to use the technique - selection tools - to add highlights to an object.

 

Good luck :) .

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