Tip 1: How to make a reflection in Photoshop

Sometimes you need to create an imitation of the picture of the reflecting surface - water surface, ice, shiny plastic, etc.This is a task you can afford to, if you have a little bit own program AdobePhotoshop.
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  • This manual will require you to have some prior knowledge of Photoshop program, namely the ability to work with layers and masks transparency.However, the achieved result is worth it to tinker with it a bit.
Guide
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upload images and committing preparatory steps: convert the Background layer in the working layer, this menu choose Layer & gt; New & gt; Layer from Background.Make another copy of this layer, Layer & gt; New & gt; Layer via Copy.We turned to working layers - the lower will be the reflection.
If we are dealing with the natural course of events, usually a reflection flipped vertically.We do this by selecting from the list the lower layers and apply the menu command Edit & gt; Transform & gt; Flip Vertical.(Of course, if we simulate a reflection in the mirror ve
rtically, then flip the image horizontally you need to Edit & gt; Transform & gt; Flip Horizontal)
While reflection can be seen.
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outlines the place where our future will mirror surface - it can be a water surface, ice, shiny plastic, metal, tech, etc.The principle of reflection is always the same, vary are the parameters by which the viewer's eye will "recognize" material:

- own color reflective material

- depth reflection

- clarity

- strain reflected lines
Select the top layer and make it"hole" - highlights areas where there will be a reflection tool Lasso.Then press Delete.If we did everything correctly, you could see through the hole bottom layer.Displacing both layers vertically find the most natural and original location of the reflection with respect to each other.
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But there are no ideal reflective surfaces, so you need to give a reflection of truthfulness.

Temporarily turn off the reflection layer and below - the lowest in the list of layers - Create a new layer Layer & gt; New Fill Layer & gt; Gradient, which will give the color of the reflecting surface.Water usually changes color from gray-green to dark blue, high-tech surfaces are shades of gray, ice - from light blue to light gray, etc.
constructed gradient and achieving its natural color correlation with the original layer by adjusting the depth of reflection.To do this, include the inverted reflection layer and the Opacity ask him clarity.
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Sometimes, to create depth perspectives reflected effectively looks "disappearing in the distance": the reflection of a geometrically closer to the original, so it is thicker than the next - more transparent.You can use individual layer mask by setting the transparency applied on this mask the black and white gradient.
Now you can add more natural, played up the dispersion and distortion linear reflection.To achieve this, you can, for example, to apply a layer with the reflection blur Filter & gt; Blur & gt; Motion Blur
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If we simulate the water surface, we can not do without a ripple on the water.The best results can be achieved filter Filter & gt; Distort & gt; Wave.Note that the wave in the foreground is always visible and larger than the horizon, so they can simulate the copying layer reflection again, asking him to another mask transparency, closer - more visible, more - more transparent.
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carefully observe how the items are reflected in the real world.His observations safely use, experimenting with the parameters of transparency, color, scattering coefficients in Photoshop, and the result can only wonder.

Tip 2: How to make a Photoshop reflection in the water

Adobe Photoshop graphics editor allows you to add realistic effects to images obtained by taking pictures of these objects.Sometimes the basis for these effects is produced by processing natural images.Sometimes natural effects and can be prepared by pure synthetic.For example, do reflection in water can be based on almost any photo.
As in Photoshop to make a reflection in the water
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  • - Adobe Photoshop.
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Download the image in Adobe Photoshop, to which must be added reflection in water .Learn its size.Select from the menu Image, and "Image Size ..." or press Ctrl + Alt + I.Remember the width and height listed in the Width and Height fields, respectively.
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Convert the Background layer to the core.In the menu, choose Layer, New, "Layer From Background ...".Select None for the Color dialog New Layer.Press OK.
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Go to the creation of image texture of water.Press Ctrl + N or select File and the "New ..." main menu.New dialog in Width and Height fields enter values ​​that are several times larger than those that were obtained in the first step.Press OK.
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Fill the entire surface of the new document in black and white noise.Install the gray (# 808080) foreground color.Using the Paint Bucket Tool, fill them to the entire image.In the menu, choose Filter, Noise, "Add Noise ...".Add Noise dialog activate the option Uniform and Monochromatic.The value set in the Amount of 75%.
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processed image filter Bas Relief.Select the same name, see Sketch menu Filter.Detail parameter set to a value of 10-13, the parameter Smoothness - to the value of 3. In the list, select Light Bottom.Press OK.
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applied to the image blurring motion.Select the menu item Filter, Blur, "Motion Blur ...".The Angle set to a value corresponding to the desired angle of water waves on the horizon.The Distance pick.For mid-size images are suitable values ​​of 50-100.Press OK.
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applied to the image perspective distortion.Select from the menu Edit, Transform, Perspective.Press and hold the Shift.The upper corners of the frame, slide, and the bottom - move apart.Make conversion.Click on any toolbar button.Click the Apply button in the message box.
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Crop the image waves.Use the Crop Tool.The dimensions of the resultant field should not be smaller than the size of the processed image obtained in the first step.
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Make the image usable "smart" filters.In the menu, choose Filter and Convert for Smart Filters.Click OK in the query.
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Save the resulting image as a document of Photoshop.Press Ctrl + S or select Save in the menu File.In the Format dialog, select save Photoshop (* .PSD; * .PDD).Enter the file name.Click "Save".
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Go back to the processing of the original image.Increase the size of the canvas twice vertically.Press Ctrl + Alt + C, or select Image, and "Canvas Size ..." from the menu.Increase the value in the Height twice.Click on the top left button group Anchor.Click OK.
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Create reflected on a vertical version of the current image.In the menu, choose Layer, "Duplicate Layer ...".Click OK in the dialog.From the menu select Edit, Transform, Flip Vertical.Activate the Move Tool.Move « reflected » down so that the top edge of the docked with the lower edge of the original image.If necessary, add a linear perspective deformation reflection.Click Edit, Transform, Scale.Drag the bottom edge of the frame up until it reaches the desired image size.Double-click inside the frame to apply the changes.
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Add to reflected wave.In the menu, choose Filter, Distort, "Glass ...".The filter settings dialog click on the button next to the list Texture.In the resulting menu, select "Load Texture ...".Specify a file saved in the tenth step.Parameters Distortion, Smoothness, Scaling, set the value of 10, 3 and 100%, respectively.Press OK.
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Blur image of reflection.In the menu, choose Filter, Blur, "Gaussian Blur ...".In the displayed dialog, pick the value of Radius.Enable the Preview and guided to the image in the preview pane.Click OK.
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Connect layers.In the menu, choose Layer, Merge Down.Implement framing resulting image, if necessary.Save it in a file by pressing Ctrl + Shift + S.
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