I started out with the image below
I duplicated it in photoshop, inverted the copy then I created the orb. I decided to take this image again and add a severe blur. I then changed the hue and saturation of this image to create contrasty background for my orb. Going back to my orb image, I then cut it out and pasted it onto my new background. Add some special lighting effects and shadows. Here is my end result–RIDLEY ORB
Would love to hear your thoughts on my newest creation.