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3D Spheres
Requirements: Paint Shop Pro 5, 6 or  7
Optional Requirements: Eyecandy
Author: Richie Dumlao



1 Start by making a 150x150 pixels, 16 million colors and white background image.

Foreground color = white
Background = black



2 Draw a Rounded selection selection.gif (869 bytes) using the following settings:

Selection Type = Circle
Feather = 0
Antialias = checked

Save current selection to Alpha Channel (Selections>Save to Alpha Channel) and name it Sphere

Horizontal = 30
Vertical = 50


3 Fill the current selection with Sunburst Gradient Fill

Fill Style = Sunburst Gradient
Blend Mode = Normal
Paper Texture = None
Match Mode = None
Under the "Flood Fill Options" apply these settings:

Gradient = Foreground-Background
Repeats = 0
Horizontal = 30
Vertical = 50

NOTE: The Gradient Center assumes the position of the light.  You may need to play around with the "Vertical" and "Horizontal" settings value

4 And finally, Click on
Layers>New Adjustment Layers>Curves and follow the same settings as shown below:

you can use colorize filter (Colors>Colorize) to change the look/color of your sphere

 - O R -

Add a new layer (Layers>New Raster Layer)

Set your foreground color to brown (or any color you like)
R = 111  G = 88  B = 63

Fill your selection with Solid Color

Fill Style = Solid Color
Blend Mode = Normal
Paper Texture = None
Match Mode = None

Change current layer's blend mode properties to Color (Layers>Properties) Blend Mode = Colors
(Remember to experiment with the blend mode settings)

6 Using Eyecandy 3.01 Filter can give your sphere a more shiny look. (You can download an evaluation version from the link provided)

Load the Sphere selection from Alpha Channel (Selections>Load from Alpha Channel)

Apply the "Eyecandy Water Drops" filter (Image>Plugin Filters>Eyecandy 3.01>Water Drops) and follow the settings here.

Note that I have to decrease the selection by 3 just to capture the sphere portion.

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