Corrected the distortion in the image using CMD/CTRL+T then alt clicking on the image to correct the perspective.
Selected the columns and applied a graffiti to them (used a Layer mask), changed the Blendmode to soft light
Added a photo filter (adjustment layer) to change the overall tone of the image
Duplicated the image and flipped to create the reflection.
Used the puppet warp (don't look for this in elements -it's photoshop only) to adjust the reflection
Added in the tunnel and text (bevel and embossed with a drop shadow)
Extended the water into the tunnel
Finished in "Topaz Texture 2" at 60 % of opacity
I have already trashed my layered image or I would have included it - Hope this help
Frank, thanks so much! Now I understand how you achieved this effect. I was particularly curious about the graffiti and tunnel/water.
I find it very interesting how you used Puppet Warp to adjust the reflection. I haven't used Puppet Warp too much. I still struggle with dropping the pins; it seems that I always need more pins. I am amazed at Puppet Warp. It works on Image layers, Smart Objects, Shape layers, and Text layers!!!
Elements 7, 10 through 15, 2018 - Photoshop CC 2017 - Lightroom CC 2015 Windows 7 Pro & Windows 10 Pro
Thanks, Tom! I first straightened the pillars and then removed the color cast with "Remove Color Cast" in Color Efex. I then took it into Silver Efex where I started with the "Underexposed" preset and added control points to enhance the sense of mystery. This addresses a recent post in the Black and White Challenge about how black and white can be used to create a certain mood in an image.