1. Make your "tree" layer
2. Use your Selection Tool,
set to Rectangle, to surround your left tree.
3. Promote this selection to
it's own layer (Layers/Promote Selection to Layer).
4. Rename this new layer
"left tree reflection".
6. Flip your image
7. Use your Mover Tool to move
this image up until the trunks meet.
8. Change your Blend Mode to
Soft Light (Layers/Properties).
9. Use your Eraser tool (change
your opacity back to 100) to erase any of your "reflection" which is
NOT over water. Change your Opacity to 7 and Hardness to 50 then
soften the edges near the shore:
10. Now we have our bridge
reflection showing through our tree reflection, so we need to get rid
10. With your "left tree
reflection" layer active, float your selection (Selections/Select All;
11. Defloat (Selections/Defloat).
12. Make your "bridge reflection"
layer active and hit your delete key.
13. Repeat the above steps for
your right tree:
14. Delete your "base-black"
15. Merge visible your
16. Rename this layer "base
17. Now you can
do any fine tuning. I used my Smudge Brush to blend any sharp edges
(base of tree trunks, base of bridge, top and bottom of bridge):