Saturday, October 6, 2007


Reflections on the bottom of images have been all the rage on the web (well, maybe ‘rage’ is a little too strong a word!). You can accomplish the task in photoshop with a few steps. In fact, you can even make an action to do this. But, not everyone has photoshop (or even photoshop elements for that matter). And, you could even accomplish this with some free image editiors like GIMP. But, if you don’t want to take the time to learn these programs, there is another way. I recently ran across a web site that does it for you for free! The name of the site is, oddly enough, Reflectionmaker. It is straight forward and thus, extremely easy to use. You can use a picture that you’ve uploaded to a web site (private or flickr), or one that is still on your computer. Using the text boxes on the homepage you type (or browse) where the image is located. Next, you determine how big you want your reflection to be (0 to 100 percent) using a slider. You can even choose the color you want your background to be (it will show through the reflected area of your image). Your new image will be generated in about 10-15 seconds. You can then choose to download it to your computer. I have several examples below. I’ve played with different color backgrounds on them. The site is free with one limitation. The file size of your image cannot exceed 200 Kb. If you happen to make some images using the site send them to me. I would be interested in seeing your results!