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Make a Reflection

By: RiverCityGraphix      Views: 2702      Share: Bookmark and Share

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Web 2.0 style reflection in Photoshop CS3.

Reflections are becoming very popular in print and web media. Reflections add a sleek, technological look to any type of product or text. Therefore, it would be a good thing to know how to make one in Photoshop. There are many tutorials on the web that create reflections, but destroy the text in the process by rasterizing it. In this tutorial, we do not do that. The text is completely editable at the end for easy tweaking. This tutorial utilizes Photoshop's layer mask. Layer masks basically display anything that is white and don't display anything black. This allows us to create a white to black gradient which reveals half of the reflected text. Being able to edit layers later with minimal effort is essential in Photoshop. I would highly recommend using layer masks over any other method.


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