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How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Posted by Joe on Saturday, September 20th, 2008

 

In this Tutorial you will know how to artificially generate the text reflection on surface of a water body using Photoshop tools

Step 1: open any photograph on your Photoshop Canvas containing any water body such as sea or a photo of a lake.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 2: Next make a duplicate copy of the background; we will make a duplicate copy so that if we make any mistake while doing this then we have some thing to start a fresh from and secondly the Background Layer is locked so we cannot make any manipulations in this layer.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 3: Select the Text Tool from the Tool bar as shownunder.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 4: Type any text over the water body in the Photograph.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 5: Select the Rasterize Type option as shown under by right clicking on the Text Layer in the Palette.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 6: Make a copy of the Text Layer as done in Step 2.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 7: Select the Text Copy Layer and Select the Flip Vertical Option from the transform submenu in the Edit Menu to make a vertically inverse copy of this text.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 8: Now we will merge the copy of the text with the water by selecting the Distort option from the Transform submenu in the Edit Menu and then decreasing the height of the copy.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 9: We will now add Ripple to the reflection of the text to make it look original.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Set the Amount to 290% in the Ripple Dialog Box.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 10: Select the Motion Blur option from the Filter Menu and blur the reflection by some amount.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Set the Distance to 15 pixels and the angle to 2 degree in the dialog box.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

Step 11: Decrease the Opacity to give the reflection a realistic look.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

The Final outcome is given below.

Photoshop Tutorial: How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface

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5 Responses to “How to artificially generate text reflection on water surface”

  1. John Lewis Says:

    Blogs like this is what we blog addicts are looking for, will visit often.

  2. Designer Says:

    The text effect doesn’t look nice in my opinion

  3. 50th Birthday Banners Says:

    Thanks for the tip. I’ve been messing around trying to get this effect for a while now.

  4. Infusion Art Says:

    An excellent tutorial that clearly explains every step..I wish all blogs were this good! thanks

  5. Preston Says:

    Nice tutorial! Im not so big on the text effect either.

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