How to Draw a Basketball Using Photoshop
How to Draw a Sphere in Photoshop
To draw a basketball in Photoshop, first of all you have to learn how to draw a sphere and fill it with pattern. Once you learn how to create spherical objects, you can draw a basketball or soccer ball, if you like.
Create a document of square size.
Select Elliptical Marquee tool. Hold Shift and draw a perfect circle.
Click ‘create a new fill or adjustment layer’ icon on the bottom of layer palette. Fill will solid color.
Go to Layer Style by clicking the icon on the bottom of layer palette or double clicking the layer.
Select Gradient Overlay and check Reverse. Choose Radial Gradient style, and click gradient bar. A dialogue box will appear. To choose gradient color, click the pointers at the bottom of the bar. Color box will be activated. Click the box to pick gradient color.
In the main dialogue box, click Inner Shadow tab. In the Inner Shadow dialogue box, change the angle around 60 degree and size about 40 pixels. Hit OK.
You can also check Drop Shadow, Inner Glow and Outer Glow and play with different settings.
If you want to write text on the sphere, select text tool and type the text, and then go to Filter→Distort→Spherize. You can add strokes to the text or fill with gradient.
How to Design a Globe in Photoshop
After you have drawn a sphere and added gradient overlay, you can draw vertical and horizontal lines inside the sphere. These lines will give an impression of longitudes and latitudes on the globe. To insert these lines, first of all you have to create a pattern of lines. You also need a photo of world map.
To make a Pattern, create a new document with transparent background. Make sure the document is very small.
Select Pencil tool and draw a vertical line on one edge of the document, and then draw horizontal line, from the corner of the vertical line, on the bottom of the document.
Go to Edit→Define Pattern and hit OK.
Now return to the sphere document. Go to the sphere layer.
Hold Ctrl and left click and select the area.
Create a new layer. Go to Edit→Fill or simply click Shift F5. Select Patten and choose the pattern you have created. Make sure you have unchecked Preserve Transparency. Hit OK.
Go to Filter→Distort→Spherize
Double click the pattern layer. A dialogue box will appear, select Bevel and Emboss.
Press Ctrl Shift E to merge the layers
Open the world map photo. Click Ctrl A to select and Ctrl C to copy. Paste this photo (Ctrl V) in your sphere document.
Go to Filter→Distort→Spherize. Set Amount to 100.
Go to Blending options and select Screen as blending mode.
If your map is out of the range, resize it. Click Ctrl T to resize the map and press Enter.
Merge the layers and save the vector image.
How to Draw a Basketball Using Photoshop
Create a new document of square size. Draw a circle
Click ‘create a new fill or adjustment layer’ icon. Select Pattern.
Choose the Pattern which is a cluster of dots. In most of the cases, you have this Pattern in your program. Set the scale around 50 percent and hit OK.
Hold Crtl and left click to select the circle.
Click ‘create a new fill or adjustment layer’ icon. Select Solid color.
Turn down the opacity of color fill layer around 50 percent.
Create a new document about 70 by 74 pixels with transparent background. Choose black color and draw a thick vertical line using Pencil tool. Go to Edit→Define Pattern and hit OK.
Return to the basketball document.
Click ‘create a new fill or adjustment layer’ icon and select Pattern. Fill with the pattern you have just created. Set the Scale around 300 percent.
Go to Layer Style, and click inner shadow, set angle around 60 degree. Check Bevel and Emboss.
Merge the layers. (Ctrl Shift E)
Go to Filter→Distort→Spherize.
You can give finishing touch to the basketball by using adjusting Curve (Ctrl M) Hue/Saturation (Ctrl U), and Brightness and Contrast.
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