reflections in water

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by ddl76, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. ddl76

    ddl76 Guest

    Dear all,

    Is there any good tutorials out there which teaches how to create
    reflections in water? I have been searching around but found nothing I want.

    I have a PSD file which is done but someone long ago. It is about 1.4mb and
    shows a rainbow relected on water. Somehow or rather I can' t figure out how
    the designer created this PSD file.

    If I post it here, can some kind souls tell me how this PSD file is
    created(specfically the combinations or even better steps needed to create
    this file).

    Thanks a million.

    dl
     
    ddl76, Dec 16, 2003
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  2. Glenn Pechacek, Dec 16, 2003
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  3. ddl76

    ddl76 Guest

    Thanks..Its great..But do u have the crack or any place I can find the crack
    ;)
     
    ddl76, Dec 17, 2003
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  4. ddl76

    Voivod Guest

    Buy it, thief.
     
    Voivod, Dec 17, 2003
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  5. Here's what I did to create reflections:

    1. Determine the position of the horizon
    2. Copy the part of the image above the horizon
    3. Paste (This should create a new layer, say, Layer1)
    4. Flip vertically
    5. Align the top with horizon
    6. Filter -> Distort -> Wave
    7. Load selection from Layer1 transparency
    8. Create new layer (Layer2) and fill the selection with a darkish blue
    9. Using the brush tool paint lots and lots of white horizontal strokes
    10. Using the liquify effect try to make ripples from those white strokes
    11. After you're done with ripples, zoom out so that you see the entire
    image and have lots of space around it
    12. (cont'd) Press CTRL+T and, right-clicking, choose perspective from
    the context menu. Add perspective to the Layer2 by dragging the lower
    left/right edges away from the image.
    NOTE: The perspective also suggests the distance from the viewpoint to
    the object, so if you distort more the distance will seem to increase.
    If the shot is, say, a close-up and you add more perspective the object
    will seem larger. (Or it may be that I was just hallucinating.) ;)
    13. Set blending mode for Layer2 to "Vivid light" and play with the
    opacity setting until you're happy with how things look
    14. [Optional] Create another layer, below Layer2, and fill it with
    emerald green or some other color of your choice (you'll know what color
    you need once you try some out), and set the blending mode for this
    layer to "Color"

    I may be forgetting something, but you'll probably be able to manage on
    your own from here... Hope this works for you.

    Of course, the "Flood" plug-in is very neat and easier to use. I had
    seen some of my colleagues use it. But the effect is always the same and
    that becomes quite boring after a while.
     
    Branko Vukelić, Dec 17, 2003
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    GooMaster Guest

    GooMaster, Dec 17, 2003
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  7. ddl76

    John D. Guest



    Cry some more crybaby.
     
    John D., Dec 18, 2003
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  8. ddl76

    ddl76 Guest

    Anyone can figure out how this is begin done.

     
    ddl76, Dec 19, 2003
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