Designing Magic Orb

Designing Magic Orb
Learn in this tutorial how to create magic orb.

Create a new file that would have 1024×768 px and 72 dpi and select the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the background of the next picture to be.

Designing Magic Orb

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Designing Magic Orb

Gradient’s parameters:

Designing Magic Orb

Choose the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw a kind of illumination around the circle:

Designing Magic Orb

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Outer Glow

Designing Magic Orb

Select the same tool just to draw one more layer reserved for the sphere.

Designing Magic Orb
Designing Magic Orb

Blending Options-Outer Glow

Designing Magic Orb

Blending Options-Inner Glow

Designing Magic Orb

Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Designing Magic Orb

Gradient’s parameters:

Designing Magic Orb

Choose the same Ellipse Tool (U) to represent that necessary layer that would give volume to the sphere.

Designing Magic Orb

Click on the Add a Mask on the layers and apply the Eraser Tool (E) to erase the unnecessary elements the way it is shown on the next picture.

Designing Magic Orb
Designing Magic Orb

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Designing Magic Orb

Gradient’s parameters:

Designing Magic Orb

Chose now the Pen Tool (P) to create the first element of the ornament:

Designing Magic Orb
Designing Magic Orb

Blending Options-Outer Glow

Designing Magic Orb

Blending Options-Color Overlay

Designing Magic Orb

Apply the same previous method to draw three more elements of the ornament to be.

Designing Magic Orb
Designing Magic Orb

For your convenience we have to combine in a group all the layers composing the ornament. The Opacity on the group’s layers should be of 70%.
Make a copy of the new made group and choose the Free Transform option to turn it over and place it the way it is demonstrated next picture.

Designing Magic Orb

Using the Ellipse Tool (U) we need to draw several more circles giving volume to our sphere.

Designing Magic Orb

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Designing Magic Orb

Gradient’s parameters:

Designing Magic Orb

Make a copy of that new layer represented earlier and apply again the Free Transform selection to make it smaller and place it the same way it is indicated next image.

Designing Magic Orb
Designing Magic Orb

Fill 0% on the layers.
Blending Options-Gradient Overlay

Designing Magic Orb

Gradient’s parameters:

Designing Magic Orb

Make two copies of the new created layer and select again the Free Transform option to change each copy the way it is shown below:
The first copy:

Designing Magic Orb

The second copy:

Designing Magic Orb

Using the Ellipse Tool (U) we need to represent now a figure just for the necessary effect. Press firstly on the Shift button to represent the figure itself colored in 53B9DC.

Designing Magic Orb

Apply to this layer: Filter>Blur>Motion Blur

Designing Magic Orb

The new effect is possible to correct with the Smudge Tool (R) and the Eraser Tool (E).

Designing Magic Orb

Select again the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw a kind of illuminating small circle of white color.

Designing Magic Orb
Designing Magic Orb

Blending Options-Outer Glow

Designing Magic Orb

Blending Options-Inner Glow

Designing Magic Orb

Make fifty copies of the new layer and apply the Free Transform option to change the copies’ size if necessary. Don’t forget to place them the way it is shown below:

Designing Magic Orb

Take a brush now of small size and white color and try to draw a lot of small points the way it is indicated below:

Designing Magic Orb

Applying the Pen Tool (P) now, try to represent the rest of the volume’s elements:

Designing Magic Orb

(White color)
Fill 20% on the layers.
and apply the same instrument and the next color – 3D95A0.

Designing Magic Orb

Merge down in a group the last two created figures and make a copy of this group. Using the Free Transform option, turn the copies over, like in the next picture.

Designing Magic Orb
Designing Magic Orb

The final result is this one!

View full size here.