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Creating a Glass Globe

 

Begin with a new image, transparent background, size 425 X 425 or a size that you desire. Use your Selection tool and from the pop up menu, choose "Ellipse". Hold down your "shift" key and begin in the center of your image begin expanding your circle. The circle you are making will be your globe, so make it as large as possible, you can always resize it after saving as a tube.. When you have it the size you want, release the shift button and you will see the "marching ants" forming your circle. This is going to be your globe.

Go back to your left hand menu and scroll down and find your "Paint Bucket" tool. Left click on it and choose the color "white". Before "flood filling" image, please note the settings as shown below. The opacity setting is changed to help give us the appearance of "glass" for our globe. We are going to "flood fill" our circle with this color.

You should now have an image of a circle filled with a hazy white color, still surrounded by your moving dotted line.

The start of your globe.

Now we have our image, we can now make it turn into glass. Do this by going to your top menu and selecting "Effects", scrolling down to select "3D effects" and Choosing "Cut Out" from the drop down menu. Your settings should be as shown below, which are Vertical 4, Horizontal 4, Opacity 69, Blur 39.5, Shadow color black with no fill interior with color. The color you use is optional, you can make your globes in varying colors by simply selecting any color you would like. For the purpose of this tutorial I have kept mine black. I used a bright blue in making the background you see at the side.

Cut out setting to create your globe.

The globe itself should look like this before deselecting the image.

The way it should look at this point.

Deselect the image and continue with the steps below.

 

Saving your globe as a tube and adding highlights

 

Your globe is almost finished! If you would like to save it now as a tube, here's how you do that. If you would like to add a highlight to it, to give it the effect of light reflecting from it continue on with the tutorial, BEFORE saving it as a tube. You can come back to this part to save it when you are done.

To save your globe as a tube. Go to selections in your upper menu across the top. Scroll down to "select none" in the drop down menu. The line around your globe will now disappear. Again in your upper menu, go to "File", scroll down to "EXPORT" and from the choices there select "Picture Tube". Your settings shown below.

After naming your tube, click okay and you're done. Your globe will now be in your tubes file ready anytime you want to use it.

Saving your globe as a picture tube.

 

Adding highlights

 

After we have clicked on "select None" the moving dotted line has now disappeared. To add a highlight to our globe for a reflection, in your left hand menu go to our "lasso" tool, and select it.

Draw a small oval shape on your image towards the top, but off to the side a little as shown below.

Glassing the globe highlight setting.

I always draw mine in to give it a more realistic effect and I can shape it as I want or need. Now, while the ants are marching, again in the left hand menu go to our "Paint Bucket" tool once more and flood fill the small circle with white.

The area has now turned white. In our menu across the top, now go to "Effects" and select "Blur" and then "Gaussian Blur" from the drop Down menu. Your setting should be set at "7.95" Click "okay". If you like this setting, go to "Selections" and choose "Select None" and then save as a tube. To place another highlight at the bottom of the globe, follow the same procedure, placing you circle at the bottom and to the side of the globe, your settings the same as above. When you are done, your globe is ready to be saved as a tube. Play around a bit with your Gaussian Blur settings to get the effect and look you want.

Now you have your own glass globe tube ready to use anytime for making snowglobes or any other wonderful creations!

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