How to Make Mirror Reflection in Photoshop in Easy Ways

How to Make Mirror Reflection in Photoshop in Easy Ways

Photoshop has a lot of features you can explore, but how to make mirror reflection in Photoshop with those features? Which tool can you use to make mirror reflection in Photoshop? In this article, we will brief you on how to do it in just 5 easy steps. Yes, you only need 5 steps to make a mirror reflection using Photoshop. Now, all you need to do is to open your Photoshop and alt+tab-ing to this article. In this way, you can try it right away and be proud of any result that comes out of your editing.


5 Steps to Make Mirror Reflection in Photoshop

Have you prepared your Photoshop? Before we start the editing, pick one picture you want to try to make a mirror reflection and put it into Photoshop. After that, you can follow this following steps below:


1. Copy The Picture and Paste Into The New Layer

The first step is to copy the picture and paste it into the new layer. But, before you just copy the picture, you have to choose the part you want to mirror. For example, your picture has a view of skyscrapers, you can use the ‘M’ tool in Photoshop to crop the skyscrapers part and copy it. After that, you paste the picture as the new layer.


2. Flip The Copy Picture

A mirror means a reflection of an object. In this term, the picture you’ve copied before needs to be flipped upside down to make it look like a mirror of the original picture, right? This is how you flip it: go into Edit > Transform > Flip vertical. Now your layer has already gone upside down.  

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3. Set The Position

The mirrored picture still looks off. It is because of the position. All you need to do is press ‘V’ on your keyboard or choose ‘Move Tool’ and drag the mirrored picture to the bottom end of the crop part of the original picture. Now you get what you want: the mirror reflection picture.


4. Change The Blend Mode Setting

The steps are not done yet. You still need to retouch the picture to make it look good and better. In this step, you can try to blend the mirrored picture with ‘lighten mode’. Try to find layers blend modes next to the ‘opacity’ tool and change it from ‘normal’ to ‘lighten’. You can try any of those layer blend modes to see which one looks good for your picture. 


5. Finishing Touch: Mask It!

Your picture is almost finish! You only need to do a little touch which is to mask the layer. You will find that the colour of the mirror reflection is too bright to be called a reflection. In order to make it look like a real reflection, you need to tone it down using the mask and gradient tool.

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Finally, you’re all set! That’s how to make mirror reflection in Photoshop. If you still find it hard or you just need someone to help you deal with this editing, feel free to reach Dropicts and we can do any editing request as you wish.

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