Adding Texture to a Reflection in Photoshop – Video Tutorial

My most watched video tutorial of all time with over 16000 views has been “Adding a Reflection in Photoshop”. It’s a great tutorial and a technique that I’ve been using for some of my stock shots. What I found interesting is that many of you emailed me asking if it was possible to make the reflection look more real because it just looked too perfect. That made me think a bit and I do have to say that I agree with you.

So, in this Photoshop video tutorial, I explore different ways of making your reflection look more realistic. To do this I simply use some of the built-in filters in Photoshop. What I show you are just a few examples. If you know of other ways to create a realistic reflection effect in Photoshop, please share it in the comments. 🙂

[vimeo 3604385]


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7 responses on "Adding Texture to a Reflection in Photoshop - Video Tutorial"

  1. hi admin how are you your all articles so real but i can’t understand your this post could you plz explain me………

  2. crisnel2206Thanks for the tutorials Very nice and easy to fololw. For some reason I thought the floral effects were harder to show then just brushes . I was like . OMG!!! that’s it?!?!Thanks again

  3. A great piece of photo retouching , I have seen quite a few reflection tutorials in my time , but yours seems to have a little extra added!

  4. One just needs to practice and explore the different options available and they’ll be able to come up with amazing results. Thanks for sharing this! Will look forward to more of your helpful posts.

  5. Thanks for sharing. This are really useful tricks! 🙂

  6. really handy effect to make the reflection even more lifelike!

  7. Yanik

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    This second step gives it that extra “something” that makes the reflection look so much more realistic, IMO.

    Really loving the Ocean Ripple filter with the Gaussian Blur on top. Very nice.


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