How to Create a Lion Reflection in the Water Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Lion Reflection in the Water Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Lion Reflection in the Water Photo Manipulation

Step 19

Next, we will add Ray Highlights but first, we need to import brushes. Select a Brush Tool(B) and right-click on the background. Now click on the gear icon and Import Brushes (Select a downloaded brush).

Foreground color set to white, Opacity: 60%

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set radius to 101.4px.

Step 20

Add Adjustment Layer "Gradient Map" and with brush tool paint sky area.

Blend mode change to Hue with Opacity 50%.

Step 21

Add Adjustment Layer "Gradient Map" Blend mode. Soft Light Opacity: 25%

Step 22

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves" Opacity: 50%

Step 23

When we finished all this, now merge all layers into one. Select the last layer and hold CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + ALT + E. Now we have a final layer, right-click on the mouse and select Convert to Smart Object. Then go to Filter > Camera RAW Filter. At its most basic, the Photoshop Camera Raw filter allows you to use the functions of the ACR interface at any time within Photoshop.

Step 24

Now in Camera Raw Filter, set the Value: Basic

  • Exposure: -0.60
  • Contrast: +4
  • Highlights: +5
  • Shadows: +10
  • Blacks: +5
  • Texture: +10
  • Clarity: +15
  • Vibrance: +8

Detail

  • Sharpening: 10

Color Mixer Hue

  • Yellows: -2

Saturation

  • Oranges: +3
  • Yellows: +3

Luminance

  • Oranges: -5
  • Yellows: -5

Color Grading

  • Midtones: H37 S11

Radial Filter

  • Exposure: +0.20
  • Highlights: +7

And finally, everything should look like this.

Final Results

Download the PSD

Reflection Photoshop Tutorial.zip

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