Adobe Photoshop Tutorial – Generating a Glass Orb (the Speedy Method)

Generating a Glass Orb (the Speedy Method)

Copyright 2004 Ugur Akinci, Ph.D. (www.writer111.com)

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Develop a new Photoshop document, about 4″ X 4″in dimension by deciding on File > New. Pick out the “Transparent” radio-button for “Articles” to make the qualifications clear. Also make positive the “Method” is “RGB Colour”. Click on Okay.

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Pick out the Elliptical Marquee Instrument (M) and draw a circle when pressing on the Change key. The circle need to show “walking ants” all over its circumference.

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Pick out a non-white foreground coloration. I choose Red for this physical exercise.

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Fill the chosen circle with the foreground coloration by deciding on Edit > Fill > Foreground Colour.

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Pick out the Transfer Instrument (V) (the arrow with black tip).

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Duplicate the Qualifications layer by grabbing it and then pulling it more than the “Develop a New Layer” icon at the bottom of the Layers list.

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Pick out the Qualifications layer and lock it by clicking the Layer Lock check out-box on best.

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Pick out the Qualifications Duplicate layer. Correct-click and select Layer Homes from the pop-up menu. Adjust the title of the Layer to “Orb Base”.

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Whilst the Orb Base layer is chosen, click the “Insert a Layer Design” icon at the bottom of the Layers list. From the pop-up list, select “Inner Glow.”

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In the Layer Design dialog box that displays, select the subsequent configurations:

Blend Method: Normal.

Opacity: seventy five%

Colour: select a darkish coloration shut to Black.

Size: Around one hundred-a hundred and fifty, to style.

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Click on Okay.

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Click on CTRL + D to deselect the variety circle (the “marching ants”).

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Develop a new layer on best by clicking the “Develop a New Layer” icon at the bottom of the Layers list.

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Pick out the Elliptical Marquee Instrument (M) and draw an ellipse in direction of the best of your circle-sphere.

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In the software box, click on the Default Qualifications-Foreground Shades icon to shift the hues again to Black and White.

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Click on on the coloration-switching double-arrow to make White the foreground coloration.

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Pick out the Gradient Instrument (G).

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From the Homes Bar on best of your display screen, select White to Transparent gradient (second from best-still left).

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Whilst the best layer is even now chosen, click and pull the gradient from best in direction of the bottom to build a white-to-clear gradient on your sphere.

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Pick out the Transfer Instrument (V) (the arrow with black tip).

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Click on Ctrl + T to activate the No cost Completely transform operate.

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By pulling on the corners of the remodel square, reshape your gradient to anything like this:

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Hit Enter to sign-up the new form. Click on CTRL + D to deselect the variety circle (the “marching ants”).

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And you have your “Glass Orb.”

Reward Ways — How to Area an Item Inside of the Glass Orb?

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Whilst even now in Photoshop, open any picture file you want. Let’s say we are using the image of a metro prepare…

( Stop by http://writer111.googlepages.com/creatingaglassorb-photoshoptutorial for the screenshots that accompany this tutorial.)

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Make positive you have chosen the Transfer Instrument (V) (the arrow with black tip).

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Click on on the new image and drag it on best of your Glass Orb window. This will import the new picture by quickly creating a new layer on best. Let’s say the new image is just much too major and it requires to be resized.

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Whilst new layer is even now chosen, Click on Ctrl + T to activate the No cost Completely transform operate.

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You will see the variety square all over the picture.

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On the best qualities bar, enter an acceptable proportion worth (let’s say, “50″) for W (Width). Click on on the chain icon to make positive the H (Height) will be scaled down by the exact same proportion as very well. Make positive when you are concluded the square picture covers the glass orb completely.

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Press Enter to finalize the scaling. Click on CTRL + D to deselect the variety circle (the “marching ants”).

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Pick out the Elliptical Marquee Instrument (M) and draw a circle when pressing on the Change key. The circle need to show “walking ants” all over its circumference.

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Center the chosen circle more than your square picture.

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Press Ctrl + Change + I to inverse the variety.

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Press Delete to delete the corners of the square.

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Click on CTRL + D to deselect the variety circle (the “marching ants”).

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Make positive you have chosen the Transfer Instrument (V) (the arrow with black tip).

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Center your spherical picture more than your glass orb.

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Click on on the downward arrow right following to the “Blending Modes” area on best of the Layers box (which displays “Normal” by default).

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Pick out “Overlay” and Bingo! Your picture is captured inside the glass orb.

Feel free of charge to experiment with other Blending Modes and Opacity configurations.

Try for example “Change” blending and 50% Opacity.

Your imagination is your restrict. Love!

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Post time: 08-20-2016