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How can I add a realistic reflection to my picture?

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
December 22, 2016

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It’s a key thing to remember with compositions: any image with an object next to some water is going to need a reflection.

Adding a reflection can be easy; all you have to do is duplicate your image, flip vertically, and then mask what you’d like to be reflected in the water. Lower the Opacity to around 50%, set the layer to Multiply and your reflection is complete if you’d like to leave it there; otherwise go to Filter>Distort>Ripple to add a touch more realism to the reflection.