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How to make a shiny orb in PS?

posted by Beaudenoir, Sep 29, 2008 10:31 AM — 30 comments


anatomy of a glass globe
How to make a shiny orb in Photoshop?

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1. posted by crprinting, Jan 12, 2010 3:30 AM

Nice. Loving the window reflection!

2. posted by wietsah, Feb 13, 2009 9:55 AM

Awesome, Thanks!

3. posted by stathsara, Sep 30, 2008 5:39 AM

Creating the glossy effect with paint brush is not very clear. Rest is ok tks.

4. posted by Beaudenoir, Sep 30, 2008 2:21 PM

stathsara: You can use the selection tools (on the left side of Photoshop workplace). These guarantee the clear result. Just try it.
My best council with the photoshop: learn to combine its devices.

I do not like when most people wants to hear EVERY small little step to make a niece effect, (or- they want the source file directly).

5. posted by pretmariet, Sep 30, 2008 6:42 PM

It is beautiful!!
well done.

6. posted by will2006, Oct 2, 2008 8:40 PM

Very good, i like!

7. posted by blue_sky, Oct 5, 2008 4:44 PM


8. posted by Aliooo, Oct 16, 2008 12:11 PM

it is so good .

9. posted by accyphil, Oct 16, 2008 7:10 PM

Nice Job

10. posted by walvarez, Oct 19, 2008 7:39 PM

Nice job, but can't read

11. posted by neilpwa, Oct 27, 2008 6:27 AM

i can't read the text either... ;-(

12. posted by hckr81, Nov 4, 2008 12:52 PM


13. posted by Beaudenoir, Nov 5, 2008 7:40 PM

So.. can you read the "CLICK HERE FOR FULL VIEW " TEXT ??


14. posted by _naranja_, Jan 7, 2009 10:57 PM

hello beaudenoir! its really hard to read, even in full view. compare the text in your tutorial with the text in the artist´s comments box for example. jpg is not a good file format for things like that, try to save it as a png and compare the results. jpg is good for fotos, but in graphics like in your tutorial you are getting noise around the text and so on, the colors are bleeding.


15. posted by Niklas84, Jan 18, 2009 11:30 PM


16. posted by valanteno, Feb 9, 2009 11:37 PM

it is nice desgin iam kim

17. posted by martian36, Feb 28, 2009 4:00 AM

Thanks for the cool tutorial!
somebody needs some efforts to
make a glossy effect. that's the point
of this tutorial. you can use the pen tool to select and erase an unnecessary part after making a big white spot, and also use a soft eraser.

18. posted by ChidiLaw, May 7, 2009 4:51 PM

its not clear on my screen

19. posted by sayedm, Jun 3, 2009 7:22 AM

thanks.. for that

20. posted by mahkal, May 10, 2010 7:10 AM

really really helpful,
thanks i love to learn this!
thanks a lot,
i m mahesh

21. posted by escan, Aug 18, 2010 11:57 AM


22. posted by salomao77, Jan 31, 2011 6:12 AM

Hello Beau de Noir! Congratulations for your work. You have a work exhibited in I selected an image of yourself and I'll give you credits. I work in advertising and I will always see the updates of his works available for download. My company is here in Brazil and my email is:
As soon as possible contact us, tell me more of their work.
Big hug.
Solomon Junior

23. posted by amorty, Jan 30, 2013 7:46 AM

It is fantastic, thanks a lot!!!

24. posted by disenoweb9, Feb 22, 2013 7:47 AM

Good job!

25. posted by careersB, May 27, 2013 3:50 AM

Thank you! I did come in handy!

26. posted by piabpn953, Jun 21, 2013 2:26 AM

Nice job, but can't read

27. posted by chrissaluu, Jun 28, 2013 4:35 AM

Very good, i like!

28. posted by carlislekm, Jul 29, 2013 4:20 AM

Very interesting

29. posted by korinci, Aug 23, 2013 11:52 PM

It is fantastic

30. posted by shannahqxh, Aug 24, 2013 6:37 AM

very nice

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