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Thread: Creating an Orb
08-16-2012, 05:35 AM #1
Creating an Orb
Before we begin, here's the PSD (cheat sheet) of the orb if you want to take a look at it: http://www.codeleakers.com/showthrea...b-PSD&p=362156
Step: 1 Gradient Overlay
The gradient overlay will simply be used to add color (although color isn't necessary) and to help give the illusion of a three dimensional ball; an orb.
Set the style to radial. Change the starting color to whatever you desire (make sure you use its full contrast) and have it fade into black.
Make sure your angle is set at 90 and adjust the scale until you think you have the right look down.
Step: 2 Elliptical Marquee
We'll be using this tool to create a simple gloss effect.
Create a new layer that will go above your orb layer.
Select the elliptical marquee tool and make a circle within the top half of your orb. You should have something that looks like the image below.
Use gradient tool (NOT the gradient overlay within blending options) to create your gloss.
Make sure the gradient color is white and fades into transparency. This is important.
Start at the top of the circle and have the gradient end at the bottom of the circle. You should have something that looks like the image below.
Step: 3 Blending Options
Go into the blending options for your gloss layer. Set the blend mode to lighten and the opacity to 70%.
Enable "blend interior effects as group" if needed.
Step: 4 Design
At this point your orb is finished, but it's rather plain. Add a design within the orb, just make sure the design stays below your gloss layer!
In this example I decided to keep it simple and use text with a bevel as my orb design.
Here's a before and after of the render used in this tutorial:
08-16-2012, 05:47 AM #2VibrantGuest
08-16-2012, 06:13 AM #3
thats some good stuff there thanx for the share tipped
08-16-2012, 06:21 AM #4
For some reason this reminds me of dragon ball z. Good tut please keep posting more.
08-16-2012, 06:39 AM #5
Very nicely explained, short and easy to understand.
08-16-2012, 07:07 AM #6
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08-20-2012, 03:13 PM #8
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made this using gimp a minute ago(wasnt attempting to make it HQ)