Magnifying Glass Effect

Author: Matt Harrison

I’m Matt Harrison I live in the United Kingdom and I’m co-owner of LiquidTutorials, I’m learning web development and Photoshop in my spare time.

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Magnifying Glass Image can be found here

Text Background image can be found here

Step 1

Go to File > New (set the settings to match the picture below)

Step 2

Add your image or text you want to apply the Magnifying Glass Effect to.

Step 3

Go to Layer > New > Layer

Click ok

Step 4

Select the elliptical marquee tool and draw a circle on your image or text where you want your Magnifying Glass Effect.

Now colour the circle in black.

Step 5

On the layer your created right click on it and go to blending options

Set the setting to match the below pictures

Inner Shadow

Outer Glow

Bevel and Emboss

Stroke

Step 7

The circle you created in step should still be selected.

Now click on your image or text layer and go to Filter > Distort > Spherize

Set the Amount to 75%

Then you could add a Magnifying Glass frame around the Circle.

Final Image

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6 Responses to “Magnifying Glass Effect”

  1. Studied very useful Thank you

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  2. slasher33 says:

    This magnifying glass effect is very cool. Nice tutorial.

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  3. Dr Abdelali says:

    Thank you Mr Matt Harrison
    really the best web site and the best tuto

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  4. wonderfull!!!

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  5. wonderfull!!!

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  6. This magnifying glass effect is very cool. Nice tutorial.

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