PicsArt Editing Tutorial: Water Reflection | PicsArt Water Reflection Tutorial

Water reflection is formed naturally. But with the help of PicsArt, you can create your own PicsArt Water Reflection effect.

Hello there! This is Daimary John and in this post, PicsArt Water Reflection Tutorial. We will learn how to create our own water reflection using PicsArt Layers and a few Effects. So let’s get started.

Step 1. Select any image of your Choice. You can choose a Tree, Plant, Buildings, Bridges etc. Just make sure not to choose an image with a very little Ground (Soil or Earth) and maximum Sky ( Sky with clouds or Stars). This way we can replicate the Water Reflection neatly.


The image above is one from Pexels. It’s an image of the Cross of Christianity.

Step 2. Now choose another image of water. This image is what we will be merging with the lower image. (more on this later).


The Image above is from Pexels. It’s an image of an Ocean with a perfect Blue Sky. But we don’t need that Blue Sky. We have no work with it. All we need is the Clean and Clear Blue Water.

Step 3. In PicsArt we cannot choose our own dedicated Size for almost any edit. I’ve tried 1,000s of times but never worked. All you have to do is first create a blank “Drawing Image” of a size twice the height of the Original Image (Image 1).

PicsArt Custom Size

Step 4. Now we need to go to Add Photos and select the Image 1. Once done, you can now go ahead and set the perfect size according to your eyes. Remember! The image has to be horizontal. Meaning the length has to be significantly longer.

PicsArt Water Reflection adjusting the size

Step 5. Go to layer controls and copy the current layer.

PicsArt Water Reflection creating a layer copy

The reason why we’re doing this is simply because we will have to Invert the image to create an upside down look.

Step 6. Now on the any two layer, just go to layer controls and tap on “Transform”. You will now get to see a new interface.

From left to right. Tap on the last option in the bottom bar and adjust the size.

PicsArt Water Reflection adjusting the second layer

You need to find the right combination between the two images in order to create a reflection. So take time to think about the end result. You can pinch to Zoom and pinch out to Zoom out. You can also rotate the layer using any of your two fingers.

Step 7. When you are done with all of the adjustments. You can now tap on the top right arrow and select “Edit Image”. The original PicsArt Editing Interface opens.

PicsArt Water Reflection cropping

Now go to Tools>Crop. Now just crop out the unnecessary areas of the image. Just try to keep a natural looking horizontal shape.

Step 8. After your edit is complete. Now go to Add Image and select the image 2, the image of the water.

PicsArt Water Reflection cropping the ocean

Make sure to crop out ONLY the water portion. Like I said earlier. We don’t need the sky with this edit. This is mainly because the Sky of the Crucifix and the Sky of the Ocean won’t just match.

Step 9. Again. Get going with adjusting the water with the lower copy. You can lower the Opacity to see underneath the image. This will help you to set the perfect spot.

PicsArt Water Reflection blending the ocean

Post adjustments, you can then increase the Opacity and merge the layer together. In my case, I went with “Overlay”.

Step 10. Once you are okay with the look. You can save the current edit and move ahead.

PicsArt Water Reflection additional Lens Flare

You can add additional add ons such as Lens Flare, few Effects and any other touch ups you would like to make.

Step 11. Though we are busy decorating our image. We should not forget about the “Waves”. As you can see in the image below. The Crucifix looks the same as on the ground. It’s still doesn’t look completely natural.

PicsArt Water Reflection smooth edges

In order to make the reflection of the Crucifix look affected to the waves. We can use the Stretch Tool.

Step 12. Go to Tools>Stretch>Warp. Make sure to lower the Size and the power of the brush.

PicsArt Water Reflection after the warp

Gently Brush along the Crucifix with the waves. Go slow and try to replicate the waves. Also try not to forget about the direction of the waves. Keep everything in mind and just go slow.

Now the image is completely complete. Below is a sample of the completed image.

PicsArt Water Reflection of Crucifix

And here is an extra edit which I made using the same process. A tree and it’s reflection. Have a look at the image below.

PicsArt Water Reflection of Tree

Well, this was all in this post PicsArt Water Reflection. I hope this tutorial, “PicsArt Water Reflection” to be the one you were looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below.

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