Water Reflections - Photoshop Contest [17 entries]

Flooded Room Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

This contest is both a technical and creative excercise; your goal is to find a source (can be object, human or animal) and reflect it in water. Your source this may not be in the water allready. Another requirement is that your subject in the final image needs to be partly in the water. A good reflection isn't just flipping the source and giving it ripple effect, there's more to it.

The angle of the source object in the water is slightly different, which means you look under the object as well. Be careful at how you place your source in the water, because a 3D shape in water needs to have a 3D cuttingline where it hits the water as well. Furthermore water is transparant so you'll have to make sure we can still see that part of the object which is underwater. One more restriction in this contest is that you are not allowed to use any kind of filter to produce the ripple effect of the reflection.

Have fun and hopefully you'll learn some new tricks.

A Step by step is MANDATORY in this contest, showing how you have made your reflection.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: robvdn

lchappell: Not even a displacement map/filter ? ( 5 years and 2675 days ago )
hereisanoop: can we draw? ( 5 years and 2675 days ago )
Toothpick134: ohh man.. I thought I was gonna use liquify, but you're not allowed.. ohh wel.. ( 5 years and 2674 days ago )
Lamantine: wow, this will be difficult ( 5 years and 2674 days ago )
Lamantine: wow, this will be difficult ( 5 years and 2674 days ago )
Chalty669: This is really hard! It might be because I chose a hard source to work with, but I can't wait to see entries on this one. I'll post mine if I end up liking it. ( 5 years and 2674 days ago )
Contest Moderator: The filters that are not to be used are the 'wave' 'ocean ripple' 'glass' filters and so on which can simulate a watery effect, displacement maps and the liquify tool are ok. Please remember that an sbs is MANDATORY for this contest. ( 5 years and 2674 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Entries submitted after Friday, 20:00 GMT will be removed ( 5 years and 2667 days ago )

Howdie stranger!
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Flooded Room - created by Chalty669

Flooded Room
Favs: 3SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 1/17Score: 62.8% (35)13719 views

(5 years and 2668 days ago)

1 Source:

Reflections Of A Lifetime - created by ponti55

Reflections Of A Lifetime
Favs: 1SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 2/17Score: 59% (30)12904 views

Thanks to:
RhysBriers (5 years and 2673 days ago)

3 Sources:

Big Bear Lake - created by lchappell

Big Bear Lake
Favs: 7SBS: 9Hi-resRank: 3/17Score: 58.8% (25)14519 views

Thanks to Matthew Stewart | Photographer, jpstanley, and Alan Vernon. (5 years and 2671 days ago)

3 Sources:

Reflecting Innocence - created by Geexman

Reflecting Innocence
Favs: 4SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 4/17Score: 58.8% (20)12005 views

Model is my 3yo daughter,whilst playing dress up. (5 years and 2670 days ago)

1 Source:

Stream Pose - created by Chalty669

Stream Pose
Favs: 3SBS: 11Hi-resRank: 5/17Score: 58.1% (15)18078 views

(5 years and 2673 days ago)

2 Sources: