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Through a Crystal Ball Effect

Learn to give a through-a-crystal-ball effect in Photoshop. This effect looks great on images!

The Spherize filter gives objects a 3D effect by wrapping a selection around a spherical shape, distorting the image, and stretching it to fit the sphere.

Step 1

Open an image on your canvas by clicking on File>Open and browse for the image you want to open.

Step 2

Make a circular selection using the Marquee tool on the part of the image that you would like to give the crystal ball effect.

Step 3

Click on Filter>Distort>Spherize The Spherize window opens. Give the settings as seen in the screenshot on the right.

Amount - 100%

Mode - Normal

Click on OK.

The image inset will be in the shape of a sphere, here's the final image!

 

 

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