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Creating a cylinder in Photoshop Tutorial


Step 1

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Begin with a cylinder. or make your own with the gradient tool.

If you make your own, set the gradient to reflected and linear.

Step 2

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Open the object you want to wrap around the cylinder and put it on its own layer on top. cylinder003

Step 3

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Here is where it all happens:

Filter>Spherize set the amount to 100 and change the mode to horizontal only.

Click ok

 

Step 4

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See how it looks distorted?

 

Step 5

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Press Ctrl/Cmd+T for free-transform.

Drag the sides in until it matches the size of the shape.

 

Step 6

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cylinder007This step will add a boost of realism.
Change the top layer to multiply mode. See how it appears to blend into the cylinder, and it shares the shadows and highlights.

 

Step 7

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If you want a more rounded look on the ends of the cylinder:

Make a huge selection with the circular marquee tool.

Invert the selection. Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+I

Now use the eraser tool to erase the corners away.

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