Hi there! For a project that I'm doing I want to take normal photographs and "mirror" them.
What I'm doing is very easy: the left half of the image will be the "normal" side, the right side of the same image will be it's "mirrored" side.
For sure I know how to do this in Photoshop manually (duplicate layer, transform, etc...). My problem is, that I would like to be able to move, scale and rotate the original image layer (left side) along the mirror-axis (middle), and see the result on the mirrored side (right side) in real time if possible, so that I can find exactly the right mirror axis easily.
Is there any way I could work with some script or some trick with a smart object that would enable me to do so? Or maybe someone knows a plugin or app that would help me to do so? It would take a lot of blind guessing out of my work if I could just move one original layer and see the mirrored layer being updated in real time...
I've found some app called KaleidoFx, it's for making Kaleidoscopes (obviously), but it's not what I'm looking for.
Any idea would be greatly welcome!!!
Until you find a suitable plug in you can try this. It is not quite as convenient as a live update but workable until you find something more suitable:
1. Open your image
2. Convert it to a smart object
3. Ctrl+J to duplicate the smart object
4. Flip the copy horizontally
5. Add a layer mask hiding half the copy
6. Now double click the smart object to open it
7 Use Window arrange two up vertical to view both the smart object and the mirrored image
8 Use the move tool to move/nudge the image in the smart object each time hitting Ctrl+S to update the mirrored version
Hi Dave, many thanks for this response! It's pretty much exactly what I needed! Cheers, Sebastian
This is a bit of a long shot, but Flaming Pear's 'Flood' might do what you want. You can set the amount of ripple in the water to zero to make it a perfect mirror. You might have to rotate the image through 90°, run Flood, and rotate it back again — it's a long time since I've used it, and there is even a new version since I used to play with it.
I'm a wee bit full on right now, but I think I'll download the trial and see what has changed when I get some time.
Thanks for your reply! Will look into it!! xo, S
What version of photoshop and operating system are you using?
Here are some Mirror Effects Creative Scripts:
A mirror plugin if your using windows:
i treid the smart-object use as a workaround. It works okay. But still nothing compared to the great mirrorplugin in Affinity Photo.
Is there any similar and cheap plugin for PS on the Mac available?