Giving away our first set of illustrator glass balls. We came across and tried a number of different tutorials. Seems there are a number of ways you can go about making these glass objects. Some people call them orbs, some people call them balls and some call them buttons. For most of the tutorials we tried we came to a point where we just couldn’t get it to work. It was always at the point where you create the opacity mask to achieve the glass effect. Finally we came across this tutorial and managed to get the balls done. Ours look more plastic than glass but that’s okay. It was our first try. We’ll try another set later.
There are free glass buttons all over the place that you can download. We’re adding ours to the list. Download and use them however you like. The files are in transparent PNG format.