Photoshop: 3D Bubbles

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This is what the bubbles look like:
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its really easy to make them.

step 1.
open up a blank document. it doesn't matter what size. make the background transparent.

Step 2.
Grab you eliptical marquee tool
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and hold shift to draw a circle.
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step 3.
use the gradient tool
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and set it to
mode: overlay
Gradient style: Radial gradient
Opacity: 100%
check the box on the right that says transparency
make your gradient from the bottom to the center of the circle so it looks like this

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it doesn't have to be exact, and use any colors you like. i found it looks better if you use ones with some contrast to them, but do whatever you like.

step 4.
get the dodge tool
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set it to highlights and set the exposure to 50%
use it to highlite one side of the circle. make sure you keep with the curve of the circle.
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step 5.
use the burn tool
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to shade the side opposite the one you highlited. again, stay with the curve.
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step 6.
repeat the process, each time changing the size, color, and placement of the circle. for the overlapping look, use the same layer for all of them. if you want a more solid look, make a different layer each time you make a new circle.


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I gotta try this!

By Leesah on Jun 21, 2009 9:08 pm

wow pretty!

By -BrokenWing on May 30, 2008 1:03 pm

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Submitted on Feb 16, 2006
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