Create an abstract gold ring in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an abstract golden sphere with a smoke effect.

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. Create a new document of any size with a black background. Create a new layer and take Elliptical Marquee Tool (Oval selection) (M) with the following parameters:

Hold down the SHIFT key and draw a circle, as shown below:

Right click on the selection and select Stroke (Stroke):

Outline the selection with the following parameters: (white color, width 2 px)

Decrease Opacity (Opacity) layer up to about 40% and we get the following effect:

Step 2. Now use the Smoke brushes to add texture to the circle. Create a new layer and select one of the brushes of the set, then draw as shown below: (before work, reduce the size of the brush)

We use Edit – Transform – Warp (Editing – Transformation – Deformation) to transform the smoke along the contour of a circle:

Soft eraser(E) gently remove the end of the smoke so that it smoothly turns into a circle:

Duplicate (CTRL + J) the smoke layer several times and place each copy around the circle.
Tip: Use Free Transform (Free Transform) (CTRL + T) to rotate each layer and adjust its shape.

Merge all layers with smoke together (CTRL + E) and duplicate (CTRL + J) the resulting layer several times. Then using Free Transform (Free Transform) (CTRL + T) Transform the duplicate layer to add more effect:

Create a new layer and draw the smoke inside the circle, then reduce Opacity (Opacity) layer up to about 20%:

Add a Levels adjustment layer above all previous layers:

Edit the mask of the adjustment layer Levels:

We get the following result: (as you can see, by adding a correction layer, we increased the depth and contrast of smoke)

Step 3. Now let’s add a simple light effect to the circle. Create a new layer above all the previous ones and make a soft white brush with one click, as shown below:

Warp this layer with Warp (Deformation) in the form of a circle:

As you can see, now we have a spot of light:

Duplicate (CTRL + J) this layer several times to enhance the effect:

Repeat this process on the opposite side of the circle:

And we get this effect:

Step 4. Now we will add the effect of clouds around the circle. To do this, create a new layer and draw a selection using Elliptical Marquee Tool (Oval selection) (M) (feather (shading) 40 px), inside the selection we generate clouds using a filter Filter – Render – Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds):

Hit CTRL + L and apply these parameters to the cloud layer:

Then use Warp (Deformation) to transform the clouds, as shown below: (this will create a small effect of the movement of the sphere)

And we get the following result:

Step 5. We are almost done! Add the final touches in the form of additional effects.
I added more smoke at the top and bottom of the sphere:

I also added the effect of particles around a sphere:

To add a golden hue, I created an adjustment layer Color Balance (Color balance) above all previous layers:

And finally, we perform the mixing of all layers. Layer – Flatten Image (Layer – Flatten), then apply the filter Filter – Noise – Reduce Noise (Filter – Noise – Reduce noise): (with this we will increase the sharpness of the effect and reduce the color noise of the circle)

And here is my final result:

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