08 Februari 2010

Water Reflection Tutorial

Photoshop Photo Effects Tutorials

In this basic photoshop cs tutorial we will create a ripple reflection of text in water. The elements we will use to do this are photoshop text effects and motion blur filters.

Water Reflections Photoshop Text Effect

1. Open an image of a lake or ocean that you would like to manipulate. Make sure your image is in RGB mode. To check this, go to Image under the menu bar > Mode > RGB Color. Type in your desired text using a thick font.

2. On your text layer. Right click and select Rasterize Text to conver the text to a graphic.

3. Make a duplicate of this layer.

4. We are now going to flip the duplicated layer. Select the duplicated layer. From the edit menu go to Transform > Flip Vertical. We will also need to transform the height for this layer. Go to the Edit Menu > Transform > Distrot. Transform the Height to 75% the original size.

5. Make sure your layer is still selected then go to the Filter Menu > Distort > Ripple with a value of 300.

6. We are now going to add a motion blur. To do this go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur with angle of 0 degrees and distance of 15.

7. Finally, change the opacity of the rippled layer to 60 percent.

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