Glass Window Reflection Effect In Photoshop

Photoshop tutorial showing you how to create the fake window reflection effect in Photoshop.

This effect will create the illusion that the photo was shot through a glass window. The images used in this Photoshop tutorial are all Adobe Stock images, but you could easily follow along with your own images with no problem at all.

This technique helps give your photo a bit more depth and feeling. Even if you never intend to fake reflections in Photoshop, then still check out the video, it’s a great crash course in how certain blending modes work.

0:46 Getting started, and Adding Adobe Stock Images

01:36 Using The Lighten Blending Mode To Create The Reflection Effect

02:00 Use the Levels Adjustment Layer To Enhance the Lighten Blend Mode

04:46 Enhance The Highlights of The Image

06:05 Creating a Green Tint to Enhance a Window Effect

06:48 Using a Texture To Add Dirty to The Glass

07:56 Add a Darkening Gradient

08:43 Creating Highlights and Adding Flares Onto The Window Reflection

12:06 Adding a Blur and Noise To Make The Composite More Cohesive

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Glass Window Reflection Effect In Photoshop

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