This is a very old post, from my old blog, but as people still visit it and some of them asked me to restore it, so here it is.
Disclaimer: This tutorial is a Inkscape version of
Web 2.0 Logo Reflection in Vector format with Illustrator
Start with a new document in Inkscape and write some text
Now, clone image by pressing Atl+D (or Edit -> Clone -> Create Clone)
Press V to flip the cloned image vertically and move it below Original Image
Pick up the gradient tool (or Press Ctrl+F1) and change gradient direction as shown below.
Select both rectangle and inverted text behind it (you can select the text below by Alt+Click or by selecting original image and pressing Tab, then press Shift and click on Rectangle). Then goto Object -> Mask -> Set
This would make your text look something like this
Your reflected text is almost complete, now just select the inverted text and change it’s opactiy level (by going to Object -> Fill and Stroke…) according to your needs
As you cloned image, instead of copying and pasting it again, any change you make to original text will be reflected in the reflected text Like:
If you face any problem while following this tutorial, don’t hesitate to let me know.