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Creating a cylinder in Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1


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

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

Step 3


Here is where it all happens:

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

Click ok


Step 4


See how it looks distorted?


Step 5


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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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


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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