Reflected Text

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I found a neat tutorial on this site that explains how to create the look of reflected text. You can read the full tutorial here.

The basic steps are:

  1. Type a word.
  2. Duplicate the word and flip the copy to –100% vertically.
  3. Add a layer mask to the flipped copy.
  4. Add a gradient to the mask on the upside down text.
  5. Reduce the opacity of the upside down text.

The tutorial goes into great detail on the steps, making it very easy to follow. It’s an easy text trick that only takes a couple of minutes to do.

I followed the tutorial almost exactly and ended up with this. Success!

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The I picked a photo with some water, where the text could “reflect”.

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Then I scrapped it!

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Credits: Brush Master Adventure by The Edits, Lazy Days by Heather T.

It was such an easy way to add a title to a page!

Photoshop can do so much more than I’ll ever ask it to do. It’s fun to test out tutorials and make use of new techniques on my scrapbook pages. One of the best parts about digital scrapbooking is that there is always more to learn!