Repeat these steps for each Light that you want to add. Let me show you quick previews without much comments:
To add more lights, simply repeat the steps above.
Next step is: water and reflections. Create new layer, set foreground color to dark blue, switch to Shape tool (U), select Rectangle tool and draw rectangle where water is supposed to be.
Open Layer Blending Options (Layer menu - Layer style - Blending Options). Add Gradient Overlay (black-to-white), check Reverse (so that black is on top), set gradient Blend mode to Multiply.
Create new (temporary) document, with width and height 50% of our water rectangle. Fill with grey color, then apply some noise (Filters menu - Noise - Add Noise, amount = 20-30). Then change Image Size (Image menu - Image size) to 200%.
Select all (Ctrl-A), copy (Ctrl-C), close temporary file, paste into our original file (Ctrl-V) so that it covers the water rectangle.
Go to Filters menu - Blur - Motion blur. Set Angle to 0, Distance to 30-50 pixels (please experiment).
Go to Edit menu - Transform - Perspective, drag lower edge as shown here.
Set layer Blend mode to Overlay, and opacity to 15-20%. Now the water is almost invisible, but do not worry! We'll add reflections and it will look better.
Hide all layers except Lights. Select all (Ctrl-A) and copy merged (Ctrl-Shift-C).
Show all layers again. Select the layer with water, paste lights (Ctrl-V) and flip vertical (Edit menu - Transform - Flip vertical). Move lights down inside the water.
Transform (Ctrl-T) and squeeze the layer vertically.
Apply Blur (Filters menu - Blur - Gaussian Blur), radius = 20-30px.
And finally, change layer Blend mode to Linear Dodge and Opacity to 40-50%. Done!
The last step is to add some stars to top of dark sky. You can read about drawing stars in my previous tutorials, Making of Rainbow or Making of Christmas Night . Thanks for reading!
Author: Vlad Gerasimov
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