An Easy Glass Ball

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The best way to get something close to a sphere with the Glass filter is to do the following. 

  1. Start with a circular selection. It is best for you to make a note of the radius of the circle. You will use it in step 4! 
  2. Start the Glass filter. 
  3. Go to the Bevel Profile tab. Under Factory Profile, choose "Button" which is the default value anyway. 
  4. Go to the Basic tab and set Bevel Width to the radius of your circular selection. A lower value flattens the button while a higher value will create a sharp point in the middle, sort of like a Hershey's Kiss. Fiddling with Bevel Width is the most important step. 

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