Easy Reflection

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**A NOTICE** first off this is my first tutorial so don't hate. secondly im not sure if a tutorial like this has been posted before, but i searched for one and found some but they used different methods. Lastly, for people who are lost, maybe its because we have different versions, I used version 2.2

1. Create a new image

2. Using the "Bucket Fill" tool, create a black background

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3. Change the foreground color to any color other than black. Select the "Text" tool and click anywhere on the picture. A window will appear. Type your word.

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4. Using the "Move" tool, position your text where you want it

5. Select the "Dodge/Burn" tool. Using a small sized brush, stoke horizontally across parts of the text to lighten the color. Then hold the ctrl key down and repeat. This adds some texture to the text.

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6. Press ctrl-l to pull up the layers window. Right-click on the text layer and select "Duplicate Layer"
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7. With the duplicated layer selected, go to Layer>Transform>Flip Horizontally. Then go to Layer>Transform>Rotate 180 degrees

8. Using the "Move" tool, position the upside down text directly below the original text

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9. Select the "Eraser" tool. Select a very large (depending on the size of your text) and soft brush. I had a font size of 150 and a brush with a radius of 150. You might have to create a custom brush

10. With the upside down text layer selected, erase the bottom half of the text. Erase more or less depending on how much of a reflection you want.

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11. To increase the effect of a reflection you can change the background to a gradient of black and dark gray

12. Finished
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