Thursday, 30 May 2019

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial - Creating a Glass Orb (the Quick Method)



Creating a Glass Orb (the Quick Method)
Copyright 2004 Ugur Akinci, Ph.D. (www.writer111.com)
1.
Create a brand new Photoshop document, regarding 4" X 4"in size by choosing File > New. Select the "Transparent" radio-button for "Content" to create the background clear. Also make sure the "Mode" is "RGB Color". Click OK.
2.
Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) and draw a circle whereas pressing on the Shift key. The circle ought to show "walking ants" around its circumference.
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Select a non-white foreground color. I choose RED for this exercise.
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Fill the chosen circle with the foreground color by choosing Edit > Fill > Foreground Color.
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Select the Move Tool (V) (the arrow with black tip).
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Duplicate the Background layer by grabbing it and so actuation it over the "Create a brand new Layer" icon at all-time low of the Layers list.
7.
Select the Background layer and lock it by clicking the Layer Lock check-box on high.
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Select the Background Copy layer. Right-click and choose Layer Properties from the pop-up menu. Change the name of the Layer to "Orb Base".
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While the Orb Base layer is chosen, click the "Add a Layer Style" icon at all-time low of the Layers list. From the pop-up list, select "Inner Glow."
10.
In the Layer Style dialog box that displays, select the following settings:
Blend Mode: Normal.
Opacity: 75%
Color: select a dark color close to Black.
Size: Around 100-150, to taste.
11.
Click OK.
12.
Click CTRL + D to deselect the choice circle (the "marching ants").
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Create a new layer on top by clicking the "Create a New Layer" icon at the bottom of the Layers list.
14.
Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) Associate in Nursingd draw an conic towards the highest of your circle-sphere.
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In the tool box, click on the Default Background-Foreground colours icon to shift the colours back to Black and White.
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Click on the color-switching double-arrow to make White the foreground color.
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Select the Gradient Tool (G).
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From the Properties Bar on high of your screen, select White to Transparent gradient (second from top-left).
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While the highest layer remains elite, click and pull the gradient from high towards all-time low to form a white-to-transparent gradient on your sphere.
20.
Select the Move Tool (V) (the arrow with black tip).
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Click Ctrl + T to activate the Free remodel operate.
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By actuation on the corners of the remodel sq., reshape your gradient to something like this:
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Hit Enter to register the new shape. Click CTRL + D to deselect the selection circle (the "marching ants").
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And you have your "Glass Orb."


BONUS STEPS -- the way to Place Associate in Nursing Object within the Glass Orb?

1.
While still in Photoshop, open any picture file you want. Let's say we are using the photo of a metro train...
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2.
Make sure you've got elite the Move Tool (V) (the arrow with black tip).
3.
Click on the new pic and drag it on high of your Glass Orb window. This will import the new image by mechanically making a brand new layer on high. Let's say the new photo is just too big and it needs to be resized.
4.
While new layer remains elite, Click Ctrl + T to activate the Free Transform function.
5.
You will see the choice sq. round the image.
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On the highest properties bar, enter an appropriate percentage value (let's say, "50") for W (Width). Click on the chain icon to create certain the H (Height) are scaled down by constant share in addition. Make sure after you area unit finished the sq. image covers the glass orb utterly.
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Press Enter to finalize the scaling. Click CTRL + D to deselect the selection circle (the "marching ants").
8.
Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) and draw a circle while pressing on the Shift key. The circle should display "walking ants" around its circumference.
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Center the selected circle over your square picture.
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Press Ctrl + Shift + I to inverse the choice.
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Press Delete to delete the corners of the square.
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Click CTRL + D to deselect the selection circle (the "marching ants").
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Make sure you have selected the Move Tool (V) (the arrow with black tip).
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Center your round picture over your glass orb.
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Click on the downward arrow right next to the "Blending Modes" field on top of the Layers box (which displays "Normal" by default).
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Select "Overlay" and Bingo! Your picture is captured inside the glass orb.
Feel free to experiment with different mixing Modes and Opacity settings.

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