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I'm trying to learn and practice Photoshop in my free time. Been trying to recreate the text effect used on Gizmodo Brazil's logo but can't quite get it right. Can somebody guide me through?

Here's the logo:

Gizmodo Brasil Logo

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I think it would help to state what you have tried so far and what you have problems with. Or maybe also provide an image of it and not only of the desired result. As it stands it sounds like a tutorial request, which is not the purpose here (and there are plenty tutorials on the web about specifically this). – KMSTR May 8 '13 at 10:51
This question has already been answered here:… – ckpepper02 May 8 '13 at 13:00
Madge, what effect do you mean? The reflection or the text itself? – Yisela May 8 '13 at 20:43
Step 1: find a time machine and go back to 2001. :) – DA01 May 9 '13 at 5:22

If you're referring to the reflection, the best way is probably to:

  1. Create a smart object from your logo/image
  2. Duplicate the smart object
  3. Flip the duplicate vertically and move it down to line up the edges
  4. Create a layer mask for the duplicate (show all)
  5. Select the layer mask, then use the gradient tool (with a black-to-white gradient) to create the fade-out effect.

Or, you could just use a ready-made Photoshop action. Here's one:

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