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First of all, make a new file with this settings:
Width: 100px (or higher)
Height: 100px (or higher)
Background: Transparent

Pick a color of your choice and take the Ellipse tool.
Put on these settings for the Ellipse Tool:
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Make a circle on the middle of the canvas like the one below.
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Now take the Magic Wand Tool.
Set the properties like this:
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Select the circle you've just done and make a New Layer. [Layer >> New >> Layer]
Now lets use the Brush Tool, with the same color you used for the circle. (Recommended: 65 pixel Soft Brush)
Click on the lower part of the circle, like it's shown on the picture.
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Change the blending mode of this last layer to Color Dodge.
Take the Eliptical Marquee Tool and make a selection on the upper part of the circle as shown below.
[NOTE: Make the other circle (the selection) outside of the original circle (where the transparent parts are) and drag it to the upper part of the original circle.]
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Make a New Layer. [Layer >> New >> Layer]
Now change your current color to White and take the Gradient Tool.
Set the properties as shown below:
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And apply it from the top to the bottom like this:
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You can lower the highlight's opacity if you want.
Here's the final result:
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awesome. thnx!

By snowblossom on Sep 5, 2009 11:52 pm

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