How to create Christmas Wallpapers or Backgrounds

 
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And Spherize filter in Filter > Distort menu box.
The layer must be selected.

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I suggest you to spherize the image several times.

Christmas Wallpaper or Background

Plus to that change the blending mode to Luminously and opacity level to about 79%-75%.

You can also erase a little bit ob the image to blend the edges.

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And here we go. This was the first step. Now do the same thing create 2nd clipping mask with the same image.

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And round 3 ? the 3rd clipping mask.

Play with opacity and layer modes as well.

paint over
  
it (on a new separate layer) to accent the ball roundness. Spotlights ? with white and shadows with dark blue. Well something like this.

Christmas Wallpaper or Background

Here is our current layer order. You can see 3 clipping masks. If you're confident in your result just link the 3 clipping masks and you source layer and merge them into 1 single layer.

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Christmas Wallpaper or Background

Create a copy of the big ball layer. We will need it to create a reflection in the smaller ball. So watch.

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Tutorial Series

This tutorial is part 2 of a 2 part series. Other tutorials in this series are shown below:
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