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Tutorial: Reflection Part 2 by cerona Tutorial: Reflection Part 2 by cerona
Tutorial for creating a mirrored reflection effect in Photoshop.
Please note that this is a 2-part tutorial!

Part 1 : [link]

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I've got a few requests over the last couple of months to show how I do reflections in my pictures (as seen in [link] , [link] and [link] to name a few examples), so I thought I'd whip together a tutorial showing my way of doing them. It's definitely not the best way of doing it, and I'm sure there are some much simpler steps of doing this, but this is one of the ways you can do it.

Anyways, the tutorial will show you steps of how to create a mirrored reflection. The first part of the tutorial explains the process of mirroring your subject, whilst the second part shows how to mirror the background and make it more believable.

The steps shown were all done in Photoshop CS2, but I'm sure it will work to some extent in other programs such as GIMP or Painter as long as you make a few changes. Please feel free to ask if you have any quires about any of the steps.

You are not authorised to redistribute this tutorial or the original image without my written permission, or claim as your own. Please respect my wishes.

    Tutorial and Line-art © Malin Träisk


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:iconchibiyima:
Chibiyima Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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sailoraya Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you thanks you AASFDSAFDAFDSFDSFSD
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MissScorch1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really HELPFUL!!! Could you maybe do a Youtube video, so we can see you do it. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!! :D
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FallenHorizion Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial was really helpful :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, I'm glad to hear that! :D
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azagus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Can you do make a how to paint a horse tutorial?It would be very helpful!!(Since I want to be almost as good as you!(or at least try)
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rafaelagomes Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Used here :

[LINK]

Thank you, very helpfull :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for linking your results, I'm glad it was useful to you!
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UsayFudo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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UsayFudo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem :D
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Blazn-Samurai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome :huggle:
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:iconblanjojo:
blanjojo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it does not look as good as your result, but it worked:clap:
[link]
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for using and linking back ♥
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FriesianCollection Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
could this work on photoshop elements 7?
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I've never used Elements so I must say I have no idea really. I haven't had any comments from anyone saying if it does work either, so I guess you'll just have to try and see :) It's a very simple process with many ways of getting the same result, so I'm sure that even if you don't have the exact same options you would still be able to get the same outcome :)
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FriesianCollection Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I will be the tester for you.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, good luck! :D
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SazuXkittyXmi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg thank!! I've been trying to figure this out for along time... messing around with photoshop :XD:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to have helped :love:
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FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, thank you for this tutorial! :love: It works really great!
I used it here: [link] if you're interested in seeing ;)
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, glad someone got some use of it :hug:
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FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, :hug:
This was really useful for my picture because I have just 3 days on it and I really don't want to spend any longer having to do a scene background :o I did find it a bit awkward because my photoshop is a bit odd at the moment-I can't seem to do the clipping mask but I think I managed ok in the end :)
Anyway thank you again :)
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cerona Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad it turned out to be useful for you :love: I always find it a very hand it trick if you like you said, don't want to or don't have time to spend on drawing a full background, and a simple colour might seem a bit "too" simple - it always manages to spicen it up a lil' bit ;)
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
It was very useful- [link] (the reason I've put the link again is because the original doesn't seem to work for me..but that might just be me :XD: )
Yup it does make it a bit more interesting :w00t:
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
lol I forgot to put the link :doh:
[link]
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aninsvet Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I have used it here: [link] :la:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it was of use to you :huggle:
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aninsvet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:huggle:
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Converse-Forever Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used but I never got it as good as yours because my horse was standing at an angle. xD Good tutorial though I will use it next time as well!
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cerona Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yeah, it's always a bit more awkward if your character is standing/running in an awkward angle where mirroring without editing just isn't an option. I do find the free transform tool is very handy if you just select one of the legs at a time and drag them to the distance that looks best :nod:
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Converse-Forever Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I ended up having to copy the layers and using them a second time for the back legs. and even now it looks wierd XD
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Celleno Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I'll defiantly have to try this sometime. Maybe I will when I decide to hold a kiriban soon. Thank you again for making this and sharing your knowledge with us. :hug:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :D
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
You are AWESOME:iconilavplz:
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cerona Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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xEntourage Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
This looks beyond awesome Malin, I must try that sometime!:aww:
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! :)
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Coralie-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I was wondering how you did it so well! So thanks for doing this!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, happy to share it with everyone :)
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Nimmi1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Kiitos! Tämä auttaa minua todella paljon <3
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eipä kestä! :D
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teresa290 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally helpful hun!
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cerona Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! :D
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