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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.

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

Set the appropriate gradient.

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

We need to get the same background from below:

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

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

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

Set Blending Options>Inner Shadow:

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

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

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

We’ll get the next contour.

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

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.

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

Try to make one more sphere now.

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

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

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

This is the result we should get on this stage:

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

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

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

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

Create a Magic Orb in Photoshop CS3

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