How to Create a 3D Sphere in Photoshop


Making a 3D sphere can help you learn how to use various tools in Photoshop. It's a good introductory project, and a way to sharpen your Photoshop skills.

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Right click on it and choose the Elliptical Marquee Tool.

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Drag the cursor until it is the proper size.

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The shift key will keep it perfectly round.

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Do this a few times, until you get a nice strong shade.

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This will help with the illusion of 3D.

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Put it under the sphere.

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Change the feather to about 20 or so. It will depend upon how big your primary circle is.

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If you think 20 is too much, you can go back (Ctrl+Z) and then change it to a smaller number.