How can I create fake reflections easily like the one here:
Any online or easy open source tools out there?
I always use this guide. It's quite fast and easy; you just have to put your text or file which you want to reflect, download this style and use it whenever, wherever you want.
In Photoshop, copy the image, flip it, and apply a gradient opacity mask. You can do the same in Illustrator (you have to kind of hunt for the opacity mask under the "Transparency" tab.
This tutorial should give you more than what you are looking for:
If you're using GIMP, I've created some pictures (== 1000 words * 5) that should show the process:
EDIT: Just be sure to start with a transparent background. I made the mistake of starting with a white background, but I fixed it using
Colours->Colour To Alpha. Alternatively, if you're insane, you can use
Channels or something similar.
Copy your image into a new layer, and
Image->Transform->Flip Vertically (or
Layer->Transform->Flip Vertically). Optionally, if you want to rotate it so that it corresponds to a different angle of rotation, use
Layer->Transform-> Arbitrary Rotation), too. Notice the distance between the original and reflection; the more this distance is, the further away the surface of reflection looks.
Add a background layer.