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How to Create Mental Sphere in Photoshop

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This Photoshop tutorial shows how to create mental sphere and get realistic reflection from environment to this sphere.

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Step 1

Open Mountain Photo on Photoshop. Go to Image > Image Size and change width to 1000px and height to 664px.

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Step 2

Open Yoga Photo and copy it to Mountain Photo. Select Yoga Layer and press Ctrl+T to reduce size of photo like shown below.

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Step 3

With Yoga layer selected, use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (Feather: 0 px, Anti-alias selected) to select women.

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Don´t forget that we have some landscape areas inside of selection. Hold Alt button and using Polygonal Lasso Tool deselect those areas.

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Press Ctrl+Shift+I to inver selection and press Delete button to clear selected area.

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Step 4

Remove selection with Select > Deselect, then correct brightness and contrast with Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast:

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Step 5

Select background layer (Mountain). Make round selection with Elliptical Marquee Tool on it.

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Press Ctrl+J to duplicate selected area to new layer. Select content layer by pressing Ctrl and clicking on thumbnail layer on layers. Load sphere selection by going to Select > Load Selection. Then apply Filter > Distort > Spherize:

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Step 6

With selection still active, create new layer above all layers and fill it with black color.

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Apply Filter > Render > Clouds to this layer.

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Step 7

Apply Filter > Distort > Spherize.

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Step 8

Change layer mode to Screen and lower opacity to 57%.

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Step 9

With selection still active, create new layer above all layers and fill it with black color.

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Step 10

Deselect area with Ctrl+D an update layer opacity to 0%. After that go to Layer > Layer Style > Inner Glow and apply style with following settings:

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Final Image

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This tutorial is now complete. Hope you liked it!

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