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By James Fritz |

Creating a light bulb in Photoshop: Pixel Playground

Create a lightbulb in Photoshop

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This week Bert has the bright idea to demonstrate how to create a lightbulb. He begins by creating the vector paths for the base of the bulb and then paints in the various sides to create a sense of depth. After painting in the shadows, he draws the paths for the bulb itself including the filament. From there he creates a layer for the outside of the bulb and changes its properties to give it depth, but maintain its transparency. Finally he completes the design with a few outer glows to illuminate the bulb.

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