How to Make Object Water Reflection in Photoshop CS6

In this video tutorial we will show you how to create reflection of the object in the water with Adobe Photoshop.


In order to create reflection of the object in the water in the Adobe Photoshop you have to launch the program. Go to the “File” menu and choose “Open” option. In the appeared window select the image of water and press “Open” button. Choose the “Horizontal Type Tool” in the toolbar of the program, type the text in the image area and transform it as you need using “Free Transform” option from the “Edit” drop down menu.

Choose the Horizontal Type Tool

Choose the Free Transform option

Double click on the text to apply the transformation and place it where you need in the image area. Go to the “Layers” palette, right click on the text layer and create the copy of the layer using the “Duplicate Layer” option from the appeared menu.

Duplicate the layer

In the pop up window click “OK” to create the layer copy.

Open the “Edit” menu, choose “Transform” and choose “Flip Vertical” in the submenu.

Flip the layer vertically

Move down the layer copy and change the layer opacity as you need.

Change the layer opacity

Open the “Filter” menu, choose “Distort” option from the drop down menu and choose “Ripple” in the submenu.

Open the Ripple effect dialog box

In the pop up window click “OK” to rasterize the type. In the following window set the amount with slider if you need, then press “OK”. As you can see, reflection of the object in the water has been successfully created with Adobe Photoshop tools.