Create a Magic Orb

Create a Magic Orb

I will show you how to create a magic crystal orb with some nice light effects.

For the beginning we need to create a new file of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. After that select on this layer Blending Options>Gradient Overlay by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ palette, setting the next adjustments.

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Set the appropriate gradient.

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We need to get the same background from below:

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After that, select the Rectangle Tool (U) to draw a sphere like the next one.

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Set Blending Options>Inner Shadow:

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Apply the next demonstrated fill’s value for the made layer.

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We’ll get the next contour.

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Create a new layer and use on it the Brush Tool (B) and the Eyedropper Tool (I) to paint the sphere the same way demonstrated below, applying the background’s colors.

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Try to make one more sphere now.

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Apply the same settings from below, inserting also the same opacity value as we did with the previous sphere.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay: 

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This is the result we should get on this stage:

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Try to make one smaller sphere applying a whole range of settings for it for giving the effect of inside glow.

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You may see below the color’s code.
Blending Options>Inner Shadow:

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Blending Options>Inner Glow:

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Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss:

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay:

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Gradient Editor:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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We need to get the same sphere demonstrated next image:

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Next we’ll draw a sphere identical with the previous one.

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Follow the same settings indicated next table:
Blending Options>Inner Shadow 

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient Editor:

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Set the opacity on this layer to get a highlight:

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Next we’ll draw one more sphere for the highlight’s effect.

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Follow the same settings from below:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Set the Fill - 0%.

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Next we need to represent an ellipse that is reserved for the shadow that needs to be situated under all our made circles.

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Set the next demonstrated adjustments and apply the Fill’s value shown below too.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay:

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Gradient Editor

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In this case we’ll get the effect of shadow – and – light.

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Next we’ll draw an ellipse above the layer containing the shadow – light effect.

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Apply also the next shown adjustments.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient Editor

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We’ll get a kind of shadow coming out of our sphere.

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Create a new layer and draw on it the next element, applying for this operation the usual brush and the white color.

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We’ll get the same result indicated next image:

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Now it’s time to select the Smudge Tool (R) and try to pull out of the sphere several tongues of flame, as it is shown next picture.

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After that we’ll just make a copy of the made layer, applying for it the next settings.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Color Overlay

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We’ll get the glow effect.

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Create a new layer again and using a brush and the white color, try to make a white circle, giving it the appropriate settings for representing the glow effect too.

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Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Place this layer behind the layer containing the flames.

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Next we’ll introduce the next demonstrated word by choosing for the operation the Horizontal Type Tool (T).

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Character options:

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Now we shall follow the next settings to represent a kind of text’s effect.
Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient Editor

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Finished!