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Creating a 3D Globe in Photoshop CS3

Step 1

Open Adobe Photoshop, and create a new Photoshop document. I am going to create a new document of 520 x 520 px with #ffffff color.

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3D Globe in Photoshop

Step 2

First of all select the Rectangle Tool (U) and draw a rectangle as like in preview.

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Draw a Rectangle

Now start duplicating it until you get 6 columns.

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Duplicate Rectangle

After that duplicate those 6 rectangles and rotate them to create a grid.

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Create a Grid

Step 3

With the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) create a circle selection as like in the image below.

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Elliptical Marquee Tool

Go to Filter > Distort > Spherize. Use 100% for the amount and normal for the mode.

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Applying Filter Spherize

When we applying spherize filter then we have get new effect as like in picture.

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Cool Effect

Now cut the selection (Ctrl+X) and paste it on new layer (Ctrl+V).

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Cut the Selection

Step 4

Now we applying gradient overlay and Inner shadow. Go to Layer > Layer Styles > Gradient Overlay.

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Gradient Overlay

Inner Shadow

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Inner Shadow

After applying these blending options we get a awesome effect.

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Layer Style

Step 5

Now duplicate the circle layer and right click on this layer, click on Clear All Layer Style option. Now rotate it 45.

Go to Edit > Transform > Rotate.

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Rotate the Duplicate Circle

Step 6

In this step we applying again gradient overlay and inner shadow on duplicate circle layer.

Gradient Overlay

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Gradient Overlay

Inner Shadow

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Inner Shadow

After applying layer style, we get cool effect on circle.

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Applying Blending Option

Select the two globe layers and merge them (Ctrl+E). After that go to Layer > Merge Layers. You will have one layer with the globe.

Step 7

In this final step, select the background layer and go to Layer > Layer Styles > Gradient Overlay.

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Gradient Overlay

After applying gradient overlay we have get awesome and cool 3D Globe as like in final preview below.

Final Preview

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