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BUBBLES

by Dreamcatcher4U

Step One

 

Open new canvas: 500 x 500, rgb, 72 pixels, transparent background.  Fill this layer with a color of your choice. Create a new layer called 'bubble'.  Go to Edit/Fill and from the drop down menu choose 50% Gray.

 

Step 2

 

Go to Filter/Render/Lens Flare.  Set at 100%, 50-300mm zoom.   Make sure flare is about quarter of the way between the centre point and the top left corner.

 

 

 

Step 3

 

With the bubble layer active go to Filter/Distort/Polar Coordinates and set it to 'Polar to Rectangular'.

 

 

 

Step 4

 

Go to Image/Rotate Canvas/Flip Vertical.  Go back to Filter/Distort/Polar Coordinates and select 'Rectangular to Polar'.

 

 

 

Step 5

 

We want to place horizontal and vertical guides on our bubble, like this.

 

 

Step 6

 

Draw a selection around the bubble using the elliptical marquee.  Place your cursor at the very centre of the circle where they two guides meeting, and holding down the alt+shift keys drag a circle out from the center to the edges of your image.

 

 

Step 7

 

Hit Ctrl+J to duplicate the selection onto its own layer.  Delete the 'Bubble' layer and rename the new layer 'Bubbles'.

 

Step 8

 

On the new layer change the layer mode to hard light and voila!

 

You can play around with this by duplicating them, scaling etc.

 

 

 

 



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