If you’re itching to create a photo that will make viewers look twice (and see double), then we’ve got just the thing: mirror images. No matter what the photo is, these reflective masterpieces are completely mesmerizing; think quirky portraits, psychedelic landscapes, and kaleidoscopes of color! All it takes is one great image, a little creativity, and BeFunky’s easy-to-use Collage Maker.
Thankfully, creating your very own mirror image isn’t hard. In fact, you can have one whipped-up and ready to share within just minutes. How, you ask? We’re going to tell you everything you need to know below.
Mirror Image Inspiration
Before you create your own mirror image masterpiece, you’ll first want to see how many fun variations can be made. From horizontal and vertical flips, to quadrant reflections, kaleidoscopes and more – there’s lots of fun to be had with our Collage Maker.
Let the following examples inspire your own creativity!
This vertical flip uses shapes and patterns for extra wow-factor.
Remember, mirror images are all about symmetry, so don’t be afraid to play around with oddly-shaped elements in your photos (like this giant Monstera leaf).
Landscapes make for perfect mirror images due to their usual composition of land, sea and/or sky.
This photo has been flipped horizontally to give the lake a reflective, mirrorlike appearance.
Seeing double? No, this isn’t a photo of identical twins. The reason why this mirror image is so effective is because the background is symmetrical – it just uses lines and color.
If you want a realistic flip, we recommend using a photo with a simple background like this one.
Can you believe this original photo was a simple set of buildings?
Playing around with bold lines and geometric shapes can produce really cool results.
Kaleidoscopic images, here we come. The trick to achieving this psychedelic look is by using an image already containing plenty of symmetry – think buildings, staircases, and anything that features shapes heavily.
This design combines four of the same photo and uses a combination of vertical and horizontal flips.
How to Make a Mirror Image
Ready to create your own mirror image like the ones featured above? To get started, go to our Collage Maker, then navigate to the Layouts tab in the menu on the left, followed by Grid. Your desired layout will depend on what type of mirror image you wish to achieve. For example, for a vertical flip, layout #3 and #4 will do the trick. For a horizontal flip, try layout #5. Finally, for a kaleidoscope effect (a.k.a quadrant reflections), try a grid-like layout such as #6. For this example, we’ll be choosing layout #4.
Next, navigate to the Customize tab in the side menu. From here, you can decrease the Spacing between your grid by moving the slider to 0%. This helps to give your images that mirror effect by joining them together!
Want to resize your layout? Enter your desired dimensions in the Height and Width section of the Customize menu, or use your mouse to drag the corners of your canvas inwards or outwards.
Now it’s time to upload your image and insert it into your layout! To do this, click on Image Manager in the side menu. From here, you can upload pictures from your Computer, Facebook, or BeFunky. You can also search our collection of over a million free Stock Images if you’d prefer. Once uploaded, simply drag and drop your image thumbnail into each cell of your layout, or alternatively, right-click the image and select Add to Cell.
This is where the fun begins! It’s time to begin experimenting with your mirror image to see what looks best. To flip your images vertically or horizontally and achieve this mirrored effect, click on the image and select Edit Image. This will bring up an Edit Image menu where you will find the two Flip options: Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical. You can also use the Rotate buttons to rotate your images within their cells. Experiment with the flip and rotate options to see which work best for your images. Then, if needed, click and drag your images slightly to reposition them within the cell.
Once you’re happy with your mirror image, all that’s left to do is save it. Click on Save at the top of your screen to save your work to your Computer, as well as Facebook, Dropbox, and more!
If you want to come back to your project at a later date (i.e. to add some extra effects to it), then we also recommend the Save as Project option (which lets you save it as an editable BeFunky Project file to your BeFunky account or Computer).
What’s double (or quadruple) the fun of a normal image? A mirror image, of course!
To create your own mesmerizing mirror image the fun and easy way, visit BeFunky’s Collage Maker by clicking the link below.