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How to create an object reflection using GIMP

You will learn how to add reflections to objects in only a few steps with free GIMP. 

 
  Author: mat | Version: 2.6.11 | 8th February 2012 |  
 
 
1.
 

Create a new GIMP document and make it 400 x 640 pixels.

 
 
2.
 

Click here to download Nokia N9 used in this tutorial.

In the menu click File and Open as Layers, choose the picture and click Open.

 
 
3.
 

Duplicate the phone layer (see picture).

 
 
4.
 

In the menu click Layer, Transform and chose Rotate 180°.

 
 
5.
 

Choose the Move Tool.

 
 
6.
 

Now hold and move the copy layer down like I did (see picture).

 
 
7.
 

Right click the copy layer and choose Add Layer Mask...

 
 
8.
 

Choose White (full opacity) and click Add.

 
 
9.
 

Choose the Blend Tool.

 
 
10.
 

And draw a line from up to bottom of the document (see picture).

 
 
11.
 

And you are done!

Click here if you want to find out how to create the reflection using Photoshop.

 
 
 
   
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DATAVIEWER, 26th Sep 2014, 8:56 AM
Great lesson - Thank you very much!
 
 
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mat, 16th Oct 2014, 5:48 AM
Thank you Dataviewer!
 
   
 
 
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