So, remember the shiny ball?
Well, I forgot to mention that that was my second try.
(the first being too horrible for me to bear posting)
Anywho, after a lot of frowning and flicking bath and forth between screens, I finally ended up with this:
Now, the edges were not originally this neat. I ended up cropping it with the circle select tool in GIMP so as to sooth my inner obsessive side.
It was supposed to look like this:
I will be trying again--mark my words, shiny ball! I WILL try again.