Taking inspiration right out of the Bob Ross playbook, I put together this little tutorial showing a really easy and fast way to Photoshop a water reflection into an architectural illustration. You may notice some correlation to my “Wet Street” tutorial, however, this tutorial has some minor changes and uses a little cleaner workflow. I have been wanting to do a water reflection tutorial for a while now, and finally was able to come up with an easy enough workflow that still looks good and worthy of a post.
One other thing, some views may not be at eye level like the video shows where you can simply mirror the building for the reflection. In cases where the camera is at a bird’s eye view, I would suggest just rendering a glass surface in place of the water in Kerkythea, before Photoshopping. This will give an accurate reflection and doesn’t add to the rendering time.
Above, the initial image before post-processing
Above, the final image with the water reflection added using only Photoshop
wow! it's simple but amazing and impressive.
thanks for the tut, alex.
another amazing tutorial Alex!!
one question though, are you using a tablet in your tutorials?
I do not use a tablet in any of my tutorials. Just a mouse and my laptop. I could never get comfortable with the Wacom tablets for some reason.
Before architecture are just for creating a unique designs and applied it to anything like building, houses, tower, furniture and many more. Now with the latest technology, architecture can also be applied to Photoshop using computers.
hello Alex Hogrefe I think you're a great man..I got a lot from the guidelines….hope you will do better.
sorry for my english
Hey Alex love your tutorials was wondering where you got your grass from in this image
Great Tutorial! Thanks a lot for share!
Thanks, is this quicker than setting up a reflective, refractive surface with caustics on a rendering program? I guess it depends on the geometry within the building..?
there isn’t anymore the vid!
These tutorials look awesome. Unfortunately most of the videos appear to have been taken down. Is there any way we can get these up again?
Still cant load the video…
very nice alex . your tutorials are the best!
THIS IS AMAZING! love it! : ]
Joao from South Africa. Dude your work is epic. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these tutorials, I have learnt so much, and judging by the comments so have so many others around the world, well done, and I look forward to hopefully seeing more in the future.
Beautiful, Alex. Especially the text which really helps guide me through the tutorial.
THE MOST HELPFUL EASY AND EFFECTIVE TUTORIAL
I’m so excited! Thank you So much! You deserve hundreds of likes. Amazing!