All we know that Photoshop is a most powerful software used to give any kind of touch to a photo.So that the photo will be eye catching for all.Am I right?Creating image sphere is an amazing effect in Photoshop.For this you have to find a photo in which someone looks like doing something larger than life.For this you will need a special brush sets and you can download it from here.
Let’s get started!!
1.Install the brush set after downloading it.
2.Here I will show you a small boy with big imagination and turn him into the powerful being he wants to be.
3.Create a new layer on top of our original and filling it with black.Then follow this step,
Filter >> Render >> Lighting Effects >> Lens Flare
4.Use the 105mm Prime with the Brightness setting of your choice.
5.A bright flash will be created.Now it’s your choice to move it wherever you want the energy ball to appear.
6.You may notice the the edges of the layer while moving it. Select the layer and add a ‘Layer Mask’ to rectify it.
7.Select default colors (white and black). With the layer mask selected, use the Gradient Tool >> Radial Gradient >> Reverse and drag from the center outwards.Everything will be masked in a sphere around the center.
8.Set these two layers to the ‘Hard Light’ setting.
9.I use the Image >> Adjustments >> Photo Filter to make the colors “pop”. I also use this setting to make the lens flare a bluish color. You can choose other options to do this which are available.
10.Now apply the brush sets to the energy balls. I use the color black, with the layer’s Blend Options set to ‘Overlay’.
11.You should set the layer setting like this,
12.Repeat the step-7 as we want to mask the edges of our brush layers.
13.To create the ‘arc of light’ we’ll use paths. Select the ‘Ellipse Tool’ and change it from ‘Shape layers’ to ‘Paths’. Now, draw a large circle or ellipse that includes both energy flares.
14.Once the arc is drawn we want to stroke it. Select a brush that’s very small, maybe about a brush with a 5px diameter and use the color white. Go to ‘Paths’ right click on the selected path, and select ‘Stroke Path’. Check the ‘simulate pressure’ option, this will give the ring a bit of perspective with a heavier stroke on one side and a lighter stroke on the opposite side.
15.Repeat this step twice. Each time use a different brush setting that is bigger than the previous one. I started with the 5px brush, then I used a 45px brush followed by a 100px brush. Each time use a different color. The topmost (bigger) arc should be set to ‘Linear Dodge (Add)’ with an opacity of 35%. The middle layer should be set to ‘Overlay’ and the original (the white one) should be set to ‘Linear Dodge (Add)’.
16.Group these steps together, using the technique from Step 7 again, use layer masking to block one half of the sphere.
17.To create the energy ‘tendrils’ that are leaping from the arc. Duplicate the grouped folder from Step 16. Then merge the group or folder into one layer. Select Filter >> Liquify and distort the arc to look like it should for your image. Secondly, select Filter >> Distort >> Ripple and tweak it to look a bit more like electricity.
Here is the final photo,
Hope you enjoyed my article on how to create energy spheres in Photoshop . Stay tuned for more on photoshop .