Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding filters to the reflection, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Steve Caplin's Day for Night.
Our reflected scene may be geometrically correct, but it doesn't yet look like a …real reflection. That's because it's just too perfect and …our road's surface isn't a sheet of mirrored glass. …We need to build in some imperfections. The first thing we need to do is to make …this entire group into a single layer. Because I don't want to lose the group, I …may want to access the contents individually later, let's first duplicate …it, and we can do this with Layer and Duplicate Group. …So, let's hide the original and I'm going to set the Opacity of this group back to …a 100%. What I can now do is go to the pop-up …menu and choose Merge Group. And this will merge all the layers in …this group into a single layer. And we notice, although we've merged them …all, we still have our layer mask intact. And that's very useful.…
So, let's start applying our filters to this. …We can begin by adding a Ripple filter, Filter > Distort > and Ripple, and this …will add some random waving to this. And in fact, we can just accept the …
- Removing and replacing the sky
- Turning the scene into night
- Painting in a lamp
- Adding shadows
- Making it rain
- Creating a building's reflection
- Adding puddles and streams
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Replacing the Sky
2. Turning the Scene into Night
3. Adding the Street Lamp
4. Adding the Figure
5. Making It Rain
6. Creating the Building's Reflection
7. Adding Puddles and Streams
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