How To: Make a reflection in water using Photoshop

Make a reflection in water using Photoshop

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a reflection in water using Photoshop. First, open the image in Photoshop. Select the crop tool and select the whole photo. Click and drag the lower part down. Select the rectangular marquee tool and select the picture. Click on the selection and select layer via copy. Click the move tool and drag the upper point in the picture to the bottom of the document. Go to filter, blur, and select motion blur. Choose a -90 degree angle with a 35 pixel distance. Select the gradient tool and make a black to transparent gradient. Drag the cursor from the bottom to the top. Download a water texture and open it. Next, copy it into the original photo. Place it above the first layer and re-size it to fit over the reflection. Change the blend mode to soft light. Go to image, adjustments, and select hue saturation. Change the hue slider to get the same colors as the upper area of the photo. Lower the saturation and click okay to complete the edit. Your reflection in the water is now complete.

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