Easy Crystal Ball Effect in Photoshop

Realistic Glass Ball Effect in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial, we will create a Crystal Ball Effect in Photoshop. In just a few easy steps, you will make a Spherical Glass Ball Effect in Photoshop. We will use the Ellipse Tool, Photoshop filters, and Layer Styles to create Crystal Ball in Photoshop.

Crystal Ball Effect in Photoshop

Select an image for making the Surreal Glass Ball Effect in Photoshop. Then follow the below-mentioned step-by-step process.

Step 1
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Open an image in Photoshop as a new document.

Open an Image
Step 2

Select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel. Then draw an ellipse covering the part of the image which you want in your crystal ball.

Draw an Ellipse
Step 3

Select the Image Layer (Background Layer) and press Ctrl + J to create duplicate copy of the layer. Then place the layer above the Ellipse Layer.

Create a duplicate layer
Reorder the Layer

Make sure that the Background Copy Layer is selected. Then go to Filter > Distort > Spherize .

Select Spherize Filter
Apply Spherize Filter
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Step 4

Go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask.

Select Create Clipping Mask
Crystal Ball Effect in Photoshop

Press Ctrl + T to transform the size of the image clipped. Press and hold Shift + Alt and reduce the size of the clipped image.

Crystal Ball Effect in Photoshop
Step 5

Now select the Ellipse Layer and press Ctrl + H to hide the black line. Then click on the fx icon in the Layers Panel to apply few Layer Styles to the Ellipse. This will help in creating a Crystal Ball Effect in Photoshop. Select Inner Shadow from the options list.

Select Inner Shadow
Inner Shadow Layer Style
Crystal Ball Effect in Photoshop
Step 6

Now we will apply Gradient Overlay Layer Style to the Ellipse.

Gradient Overlay Layer Style
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Step 7

Select the Background Layer and press Ctrl + J to create a duplicate layer.

Create duplicate layer

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

Select Gaussian Blur

Now set the Radius to blur the background. Then click OK to apply the Gaussian Blur.

Apply Gaussian Blur
Step 8

Now we will create shadow for our Crystal Ball. Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a black color filled ellipse below the Crystal Ball. (See the image below)

Draw an Ellipse

Apply Gaussian Blur filter to the ellipse to give it an effect of a shadow.

Crystal Ball Effect in Photoshop

So, this is how you can create Cyrstal Ball Effect in Photoshop. Practice this Photoshop tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also share this Crysal Ball Effect Photoshop Tutorial with others.

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