Using Gradients to create primitive objects (Cone, Sphere, Cube, and Cylinder) is very easy to do in Photoshop.
For each object, we will make one with a shadow, and another that is semi-transparent.
The Line tool and the Grid, will make it easy to create simple outlines of each object. Use the Magic Wand tool to select the different areas inside the outline. Then we will use Linear,
Radial, and Reflected Gradients to fill those areas in.
With different Gradients on multiple layers, and different Opacity settings, we can achieve the illusion of depth.
Working with gradients is so easy in Photoshop, you don’t need to be an artist to create realistic primitives. Check out the tutorials below or watch the video.