How to Create Mental Sphere

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This Photoshop tutorial shows how to create mental sphere and get realistic reflection from environment to this sphere.

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How to Create Mental Sphere

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Step 1

Open Mountain Photo on Photoshop. Go to Image > Image Size and change width to 1000px and height to 664px.

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Step 2

Open Yoga Photo and copy it to Mountain Photo. Select Yoga Layer and press Ctrl+T to reduce size of photo like shown below.

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Step 3

With Yoga layer selected, use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (Feather: 0 px, Anti-alias selected) to select women.

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DonĀ“t forget that we have some landscape areas inside of selection. Hold Alt button and using Polygonal Lasso Tool deselect those areas.

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Press Ctrl+Shift+I to inver selection and press Delete button to clear selected area.

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Step 4

Remove selection with Select > Deselect, then correct brightness and contrast with Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast:

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Step 5

Select background layer (Mountain). Make round selection with Elliptical Marquee Tool on it.

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Press Ctrl+J to duplicate selected area to new layer. Select content layer by pressing Ctrl and clicking on thumbnail layer on layers. Load sphere selection by going to Select > Load Selection. Then apply Filter > Distort > Spherize:

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Step 6

With selection still active, create new layer above all layers and fill it with black color.

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Apply Filter > Render > Clouds to this layer.

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Step 7

Apply Filter > Distort > Spherize.

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Step 8

Change layer mode to Screen and lower opacity to 57%.

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Step 9

With selection still active, create new layer above all layers and fill it with black color.

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Step 10

Deselect area with Ctrl+D an update layer opacity to 0%. After that go to Layer > Layer Style > Inner Glow and apply style with following settings:

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Final Image

How to Create Mental Sphere

This tutorial is now complete. Hope you liked it!

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19 Responses

  1. ankur says:

    wonderful
    i like it

  2. nancy says:

    thank a lot

  3. movaghari says:

    wonderful
    i like it

  4. gambizzie says:

    kool stuff
    thanks

  5. Merna says:

    thank youuuuuuu

  6. Keith says:

    always wondered how to do that especially using a glass thanks much good tutorial

  7. sangbloger says:

    I didn’t think about that way before… only one word for this tutorial GREAT!!!!!

  8. mukhwant says:

    bossss this is too good…….

  9. suji says:

    nice thanks

  10. razta says:

    ill try something like that

  11. Khushboo says:

    i really liked the tutorial but just could not understand one bit. why do we need a new black coloured layer with opacity 0…is it to apply layer style or is there another reason to it.

  12. harish says:

    kool stuff
    thanks

  13. Kyaw Thu says:

    that is fan… I also like this..

  14. Sumathi. says:

    This site is very useful thanx a lot..

    One change in last 10th step

    Opacity is 100
    Fill is 0

  15. maung says:

    thank you so much.

  16. ANIL says:

    Awesome tutorial
    getting new thing how to use this filter in this way to get a fantastic dzine.

    thnx
    great work

  17. Raman patel says:

    I like it.
    This is very nice.

  18. North Pole Wonder says:

    1st of all thank for sharing idea,
    This is wonderful, I like it and try Soon for my Baby Girl :D