I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s important to be a tourist in your own city. It’s important to walk around all the places you’ve seen but never explored, it’s important to take everything in from different angles. 28 more words
Taken at Castle Eden in County Durham. These trees make interesting shapes and the sky was a nice vivid blue; this image is perfect what making reflections.
I used the rectangle marquee tool to select the image I want to reflect. Use Ctrl + J to make a copy.
Use Ctrl + T to flip the image and move it down (hold the shift key keeps it lined up).
I added a texture to the file. I will add a file to the posting that explains how to do it. It adds a sense of realism to the reflection.
I used the texture layer to add detail to the water such as small waves; this is done with a combination of the soft light blend mode and a low opacity. I also cropped the image to remove some distractions.
I played around with the textures and reflection layers. I also adjusted the colours via the curves adjustment layers. The colours are a little warmer and more contrast in the trees.
Adding an Oil Paint Filter and boosting the colours.
Trying out my reflection via a monotone conversion.
A monotone conversion of the image with the oil paint filter.
I enjoyed making the Tree Photoshop Journey yesterday. I have decided to make another one, this time involving the creation of a water reflection; so indeed I did make a little fib about doing them every Friday: 218 more words