Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Captivus Living is having a very interesting photo challenge. Well, its really an editing challenge. She posted links to very good tutorials on how to create a reflection of your image on Photoshop. I followed this tutorial and practiced a couple times and changed a couple things.
First thing I knew I wanted to change right away is the tutorial recommends leaving a space between your image and your reflected image. To me this just looked like a weird white line running through my picture so I did it again without leaving a space. It also gives an option of adding a gaussian blur to your reflection, and I tried it and decided I didn't like it for this particular image. The tutorial has you use a gradient tool to make the bottom of your image fade into white. I decided to use this tool to the top of my image too. I changed the perspective of my image as suggested, and to me it looked weird that the top of my photo had a distinct line while the bottom faded gradually into white. So I used the gradient tool on a duplicate layer to fade the top of my photo into white as well and then lowered the opacity of that layer until I liked it. This is what I ended up with.
I actually had to crop the bottom of my original image before I started because there already was a bit of a reflection on the bottom and adding an extra reflection to it just didn't look right. Go here to check out more awesome tutorials on Captivus Living and to see other reflection entries!
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