image reflection in InDesign CS5

InDesign – How to apply an image reflection in InDesign CS5

InDesign -  How to apply an image reflection in InDesign CS5

InDesign is probably the easiest program with the least steps in order to add the reflection/ wet floor look to an image or text

File Place image

Step 1 – Create a New Document (Ctrl/Cmd N) and go to File > Place (or Ctrl/Cmd D) and select the image you would like to add a reflection to  and place it on the document.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 – Now let’s duplicate the image and position it under the first image:Object Transform Flip Vertical
Alt/Opt + click on the image and drag the duplicate below the original image.
Then go to Object > Transform > Flip Vertical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3- We will use the gradient feather to fade the image as a reflection:
on the Menu go to Object > Effects > Gradient Feather.

Gradient Feather

Gradient Feather

(make sure you have the reflected image selected)
put the check in preview and change the angle to -90.
The diamond above the gradient will allow you to control the feathering of the image
as seen here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4 – adjust the opacity to finish off the reflection.
on the Control panel (below the menu) click were it says 100%
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and adjust the opacity to a lower value to make the image less opaque.
And that is it!

Here is my result:

Reflection in InDesign