make transparent glassy ball in photoshop

sometimes transparancy create attraction. Photoshop provides facility to give transparent look to objects in image. Here is the blog to create transparancy in circle or ball using inner shadow(blending option) in very simple way.

transparent-glassy-ball
transparent-glassy-ball

STEPS
1. Open new document in photoshop. Fill background with any color or gradient.here I have use gradient of colors #EFF9C5,#55CAAF, #046B8A.

To use gradient go to layer->layer style->blending option->gradient overlay. or you can use gradient tool from tools.

gradient_overlay
gradient_overlay
background
background

2.Take new layer and draw circle using elliptical marquee tool. hoid shift to draw perfect circle or choose fixed aspect ratio in style from upper menu.

Fill circle  with color #dddddd using paint bucket tool.

draw-circle
draw-circle

3. Go to blending option by layer->layer style->blending option from upper menu. (Make sure you selected circle layer in layer palette.)or you can double click on right side of layer.

blending_option
blending_option

click inner shadow and select linear dodge in blend mode and white color in color box.

inner_shadow
inner_shadow

give inner shadow values as below.(You can change value as per your requirement.)

opacity  30%

angle  -50

distance  17px

chock  0px

size  40px

inner_shadow_value

circle-with-inner-shadow
circle-with-inner-shadow

 

4. Reduce fill in the circle layer to 10% from layer palette.

fill-in-circle-layer
fill-in-circle-layer

FINAL RESULT

transparent-glassy-ball
transparent-glassy-ball

 

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