Text Within Spheres

Resources

Patterned Spheres Brushes from mediamilitia.com

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This will be the finished result:

Text within Spheres

Click on the image for full size view

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Step 1

Open a new file, 1200 x 800, 72px resolution, white background

Create a new layer and fill it with blue #080B73

Step 2

Select the rectangular marquee tool and drag out a stripe the height of your canvas.

Hit the delete key

Repeat until your canvas looks similar to this:

Stripes

Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates – apply the following settings:

Polar Coordinates Settings

Step 3

Create a new layer

Select the Gradient Fill tool and set gradient to Foreground to Background:

Gradient Settings

Select Linear Gradient

Drag the cursor from the bottom to the top of the canvas:

Gradient

Step 4

Filter>Distort>Wave – apply the following settings:

Wave Settings

Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates – apply the same settings a previously (Rectangular to Polar)

Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur – set to 2.0 px, click OK

Right click on any layer and click Merge Visible

You should now have one layer called Background

Step 5

Create a new layer

Set black as the foreground colour

Select the Ellipse tool and apply the following settings:

Ellipse Tool Settings

Click once on the left side of the canvas to create a black circle, rename the layer CircleLeft

Create a new layer

Click to create a black circle on the right side of the canvas rename the layer CircleRight

Step 6

Select the Brush tool, Patterned Spheres brush set and Sphere 18

Set the size to 504

Create a new layer

Set foreground colour to grey #B9B8B8

Click once covering the circle on the left, rename the layer SphereLeft

Create a new layer

Click once covering the circle on the right, rename the layer SphereRight

Now rearrange your layers palette by dragging the layers as shown below:

Layers Palette

Double click on either of the sphere layers to bring up the blending options and apply the default drop shadow settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Apply the same settings to the other sphere

Reduce the layer opacity of both sphere layers to 70%

Step 7

Make the CircleLeft layer active

Select the Type tool, a heavy font (I used Burlesque) size around 500pt, foreground colour unimportant.

Type your chosen letter

Double click on the layer in the layers palette and apply the following blending options:

Blending Options Settings

Using the Transform tool, rotate the letter and place it at the bottom of the sphere as shown below, or as preferred:

Letter Placement

Step 8

Make the CircleRight layer active

Select the Type tool, same font as previously, for the small letters use a size of around 200pt.

Type each required letter on a new layer

Double click on one of the text layers in the layers palette and apply the following blending options:

Blending Options Settings

Using the Transform tool, rotate and move the letters as required.

Step 9

Merge together the layers that make up each sphere ie: the black circle, the text layer/s and the sphere.

Now you should have SphereRight, SphereLeftand Background in your layers palette

Step 10

Double click on one of the sphere layers in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following drop shadow and outer glow settings:

Blending Options Settings

Apply the same effects to the other sphere layer

Text within Spheres

The finished project. Click on the image for full size view

2 Responses to “Text Within Spheres”

  1. Jeanette Says:

    Great tut good direction easy to follow thank you very much
    jeanette

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