It seems that everyone is playing Pokémon Go these days. I have not played the game, but I do have a pretty cool tutorial for you. In this video I’m going to show you how to create a realistic Pokéball in Photoshop.
We will use Photoshop’s 3D features to model, texture, and render the Pokéball. Creating the Pokéball may seem simple, but there are a few challenges that you need to overcome in order to create this object.
For example we will use Deform Axis origin point to create a half sphere. This is something that not many people use, and it is definitely not obvious.
We will then move on to creating the reflections on the Pokéball. We will use an Image Based Light (IBL) for this effect, which you’ve seen before in our Chrome 3D Text Tutorial.
In this video you will also learn a bit of compositing since we will need to work with the perspective of the street to match our 3D object to the scene. If you would like to learn more about compositing, then check out my course on compositing in Photoshop.
Download the starter file below if you would like to follow along!