Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Photo-Realistic Orange from Scratch



In this tutorial I want to share with you how to paint and texture an Orange. This is the basic procedure for achieving a photo-realistic effect.


End result:
Create a Photo-Realistic Orange from Scratch Final Image

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avatar hereisanoop

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Practice tutorial

Step 1

Create a circle using the ellipse tool. Orange should not have a smooth spherical shape. So we need to make it irregular. Add anchor points as in the figure and create and make the circle irregular.


Step 2

2. coloring and shading
Hit Ctrl+ Enter, then the shape will turn into selection. Press Ctrl+Shift+d then add feather radius 1. Create a new layer name it orange and fill some color. I used #da8711. This is the base color of the orange.

We need one more layer. Make it clipping mask to the orange layer This one is to shade the Orange. I made shading and lighting in the same layer.

I used a hard brush for the basic shading
Brush opacity 20 and flow 60.


Step 3

Create the texture brush for Orange.
1. I created this brush for creating the texture on the Orange. Download the image from here. http://www.pxleyes.com/picture/36598/4dd3ac07c7c13.html
And open it in Photoshop.
2. Go to edit and define brush preset. Name it orange brush.
3. Select the newly created brush preset. It will be located at the bottom the brush palette


Step 4

Open the brush menu from the windows. Use the following settings for the brush.
and save this brush preset.


Step 5

Use a hard rounded brush and blend the shades together. Set the brush opacity around 10-20. and use the alt key to select the adjacent colors. If it goes too flat. then use the newly created brush and add some strokes. Look at fig 2.
Create a new layer blending mode set to multiply. Select the orange brush. Set the brush opacity around 20-30 then apply it. Hold the alt key and pick the darkest color. Fig 4. If the texture is too small, press ctrl + T, and enlarge it. Experiment with it. Applying texture allover make it look flat. So pick the eraser tool and set opacity to 20 and erase the edges. Keep the texture visible more on the center. Also lower the opacity of the layer. Fig.5


Step 6

Create a new layer and set the blend mode to screen. Use the orange brush with opacity 20-30 and with color white. Apply it at the center of the orange as in the figure.


Step 7

Follow the steps as shown in the figure to make the portion of calyx


Step 8

I have added a simple background to the image. Try using different colors for the background.. always try to match the intensity of the background with the foreground image. Otherwise it will look odd.


Step 9

I hope my tutorial was helpful. suggestions and critiques are always welcome.. thanks for reading...



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33 Comments:

avatar George55
George55 says:

Anoop: this is a very nice tutorial. I love drawing and painting fruit. I think this tut will help me to do soemething different. I am using PS 7 (Can you believe it), I will get a better program when I get more money. LOL. Good luck!!!!

(5 years and 494 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

nicely explained Anoop

(5 years and 493 days ago)
avatar niks1351
niks1351 says:

so well explained....loving it

(5 years and 493 days ago)
avatar ramesan
ramesan says:

easy to follow, superb tutorial!!

(5 years and 493 days ago)
avatar hereisanoop

thanks a lot

(5 years and 492 days ago)
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

Great tut anoop, this will be a good start for many to learn from.

(5 years and 492 days ago)
avatar samanway
samanway says:

superb tutorial !!!

(5 years and 491 days ago)
avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Top marks from me, like the others have said great tut.

(5 years and 491 days ago)
avatar swordfish
swordfish says:

fantastic and a different tut.

(5 years and 491 days ago)
avatar Lamantine
Lamantine says:

Wonderful job ! Very nice output and well explained tutorial, good luck on approval !

(5 years and 491 days ago)
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Great tutorial Anoop and the resulting image is so realistic!

(5 years and 490 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Great tutorial and techniques well explained!
Thanks for sharing...
Bookmarked!!

(5 years and 490 days ago)
avatar shaiju1974

Machaaa great!! tutorial

(5 years and 490 days ago)
avatar steed
steed says:

well explained, gud job

(5 years and 489 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Thank a lot! Very useful!

(5 years and 489 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice & great

(5 years and 489 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is fantastic! I never thought I could draw an orange like this. And the outcome is so realistic!!

(5 years and 489 days ago)
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marina08 says:

This is fantastic! I never thought I could draw an orange like this. And the outcome is so realistic!!

(5 years and 489 days ago)
avatar artgirl1935

Great tutorial. Well written and good explanations. I just have Adobe 6 to work with; you make me wish for a new program.

(5 years and 488 days ago)
avatar ushurani
ushurani says:

That looks so realistic and well written/explained.

(5 years and 488 days ago)
avatar IDt8r
IDt8r says:

Anoop, this is so wonderfully detailed, I believe even a beginner would be able to do this. I especially like that you put in screen shots and that you showed color samples. Very well done and thank you!

(5 years and 488 days ago)
avatar erathion
erathion says:

Fantastic job my friend...love how u explain details such as creating brush for the texture and how u painted the orange...small tricks like that can be always useful in any kind of painting...Thanks a lot for this tutorial....Keep going with creating some new one....

(5 years and 488 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Really Good, wow I began with Photoshop in 96
Congratulation
Ana
south Brasil

(5 years and 482 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice tut very informative!!!

(5 years and 481 days ago)
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Guest says:

so great!

(5 years and 479 days ago)
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abdullah says:

I tried it but i couldnt mike the calyx otherwise great tutorial....

(5 years and 474 days ago)
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[banned] says:

very nice

(5 years and 472 days ago)
avatar arca
arca says:

Sorry it has taken me soooo long to vote. I was away on holiday and had no computer and then hurt my back again so was off the computer for 7 weeks or so ... getting better though and hopefully will be able to get more involved again.

SUPER TUTORIAL ... I followed it and you have covered everything needed!

(5 years and 457 days ago)
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Pengwen says:

Just completed...and I must say it is not too bad for my first Photoshop tutorial I have been able to finish! Thanks for the clear directions. Great tutorial! I will be trying more!

(5 years and 395 days ago)
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harvester says:

Nice tutorial !

(5 years and 362 days ago)
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[banned] says:

muy bueno el tutorial, gracias.

(5 years and 240 days ago)
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[banned] says:

really awesome

(5 years and 229 days ago)
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Guest says:

wonderful work

(5 years and 213 days ago)


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