A Work in Progress: Ariel Jerry Goodman



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step 1 of 9

Made the checker pattern by filling shapes created with the rectangular marquee tool. The sphere is a layer of gray with a 105 prime lens flare. It was distorted into a sphere by using the polar coordinates distort filter.

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 1

step 2 of 9

The checker pastern was duplicated several times in order to fill a layer the size of of finished piece. Then it was transformed (free transform/skew) into the perspective shown. The sphere was extracted using the elliptical marquee tool. A levels and hue saturation adjustment was made to the sphere.

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 2

step 3 of 9

A layer of clouds created using the filter render clouds with black and gray as the foreground/background colors. It was scaled up and the dodge tool small round brush set to 100% highlights used to highlight some of the cloud edges.

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 3

step 4 of 9

Some shadow work done on separate layers with soft round brush and black color. Opacity adjustments and Gaussian blur applied.

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 4

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The reflection of floor was accomplished by sampling a section of the checker floor and transforming it via the warp tool. Some shading done with low opacity brush work over the top of sphere and the new refection.

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 5

step 6 of 9

fish was extracted using layer mask

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 6

step 7 of 9

The Koi was warped on and transformed with free transform for some differences. Reflections made in the sphere for those fish.

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 7

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Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 8

step 9 of 9

Text is Arial font. Some tweaks were made to each letter with the free transform tool. There were some under painting and film grain filters applied to certain layers of the composition.

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Step 9

Final result

Creation of Ariel Jerry Goodman: Final Result

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IDt8r says:

Thank you so much for this SBS. I tried making a glass ball by following your instructions and I did it! It looks really good and it was fun to do. Thanks again!

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