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TUTORIAL: Iridescent Orb by jade161588 TUTORIAL: Iridescent Orb by jade161588
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12 Steps to making an Iridescent Orb. Credits given to *Senaru for giving me the idea to make one. This however, is in no way a rip of her tutorial.
*Senaru's Iridescent Tutorial

This is my first tutorial and I still have the PSD file saved. If anyone finds any grammatical errors or spelling errors... please inform me so I may fix it.

Comments are well appreciated.

I used this orb in Book Of Iridescence which is for anyone's use under agreement written there.
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Plugin848y Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks great, thanks so much for this!
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RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Oh, this looks awesome. I never thought about using that light effect on iridescence, I'm looking forward to trying it. :}

Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with the world!
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's extremely difficult to replicate real life iridescence but I felt this came close for a replicated effect mainly because of the lighting. If you happen to create something with it, please show me, I'd love to see it :)
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RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I will be happy to show you when I use this~ ^^
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10-4ready4more Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
very helpful. i think it'll be really cool to try in different shapes, like scales or something.
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are able to do that, I think I'd very much like to see your creation :)
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10-4ready4more Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
of course
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PollyJuice Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, very nice! I'll have to try this.
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Killdrax Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
I LOVE YOU!! IT'S PERFECT! It is what I was looking for weeks! Thank yooooou!!!
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you so much for your lovely comment. I am glad I was able to help. :hug:
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Killdrax Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
You are welcome! Have you made other tutorials?
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not yet, but I am willing to take suggestions. :3
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Killdrax Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Well... You could make a tutorial about another orb... You could even make orb tutoriais so people would look for you for these... lol

Well... My suggestion is Orb tutos. That's it!!
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softtail Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
okay, quick ? my ps won't let me select the gradient tool when i am on the shape. I've tried new layer or the old layer but none of them work. Help!
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I can surely help you. Can I ask which step you are on?
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softtail Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
sadly i'm only on step one. The gradient tool refuses to work.
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
We must verify that your layer is not locked. First thing is that. Please check your layer. Does it have a little lock icon? If so, look on the layer window for a matching lock button and click it so that the icon disappears. If this does not solve your problem...
We must also check if the elliptical selection tool is indeed the elliptical selection tool. All the selection tools are on the top of the tools tray. If this does not solve your problem...
Make sure your layer is selected. No invisibility and whatnot. If this does not solve your problem...
Please send me a screenshot of you attempting to make this orb. I will consider all option you have on and I will surely be able to help you.
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softtail Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Thanks that helped a buch
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. Any other Photoshop troubles ail you, I'm always around.
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for informing me. I feel very honored and privileged that you considered this tutorial worthy. Thank you again.
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jhubert Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem.

And if you know of any other good tutorials worthy to be added to the side, please don't hesitate to enter them into the wiki - that's the whole point of a wiki, after all... ;)
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TeraMaster Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Wow... awesome and so easy to do! looks fantastic that orb!
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D It's only easy because I explained it. ^_^ I was searching around and tutorials just weren't helpful. They didn't explain why or how or anything. Senaru really gave me the inspiration to do this because she was so good at explaining without it being overabused and lengthy (like mine XD)
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TeraMaster Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Wow, cool, I always liked reading well-explained tuts :D When something is explained, it really inspires me to try it out! And I'll definitely try to draw an orb like this :D Say hi to Senaru 4 me, and tell her to keep up with inspiring you, ok? =P
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xxx-vi-xci Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Great tutorial...i new how to make a plain auld orb. but colouring it they way you did is a great idea
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Senaru Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
:o Wow! That's really cool :D I shall have to try this, It looks like fun. xD Its definatly not a rip of mine, Its nice to see others doing tutorials for more complicated sorts of colors :3 Very well done :D
Thanks for the credit there too, I appreciate it and I am honored to have inspired you :O
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Thanks so much! Your comment was greatly appreciated! (Especially since you inspired this one).

x.x You wouldn't believe how much research had to go into this one. (Mainly learning what iridescence was). Explaining why polar coordinates work also took a long search through my trig book. Oh, the horror.
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Senaru Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
oh indeed. a GOOD ref for Ira' are black-feathered birds and humingbirds. peacocks too :3
Magpies = PERFECT ira' color. I have feathers here to look at for refs on how light works and such. parrot feathers too, if you can get a hold of them. theres so many things people overlook when applying iradescents. x3~
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Senaru Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
xD I also have an iridescent marble on my desk at home and your orb looks really close to it XD
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jade161588 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I want a contact juggle sphere that looks like that. It'd probably be an acryllic. :P
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Senaru Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
oh that would be SO cool. :O~
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