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Reflective Text (Photoshop Tutorial for Absolute Newbies)

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goobimama

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Here’s a very simple tutorial to add a reflection to text. Its very simple but very important.

Step 1: Create/Open your document and type in something. White background and Ethnocentric Font, Black. Once you have gotten the basic concept, you can do this with other types of backgrounds.

Step 2: Duplicate the Text Layer (Ctrl+J).

Step 3: Rasterize the type by Right-clicking on the text in layer in the layers palette or go to Layer > Rasterize > Layer

Step 4: Go to Edit > Free Transform or press Ctrl+T to transform your text.

Step 5: Drag the top anchor downwards to have the text peel off downwards into a reflection. Drag it to about 80% of the size of the original text.
reflection10up.jpg

Step 6: Tap the down arrow key 1 or 2 times to separate the bases of the two text layers.

Step 7: Reduce the Opacity of the reflection layer to about 40%

Step 8: Ctrl+Click the reflection layer to select the text. Then, using your gradient tool, add a Black to White gradient. Drag from the top to bottom of the text in the reflection layer.
reflection20dn.jpg


I know I really made a simple process complicated, but what the hell.
 
Great and Simple
The Key Points only:

font(for good result)
Reflected layer Opacity 40%
Reflcted text size 80%
Gardient IS must

Very simple........Thanks mama
 
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