Drawing a Fruit - Pears

Though considered as very simple, it takes a little practice to draw a fruit in photoshop. In this tutorial we'll draw a pears .

Select elliptical shape tool.

Drag this tool on canvas area by pressing shift to create a circle.

With Ellipse tool selected, enable add to shape area from the top bar. Drag a small Ellipse on top of the previous Ellipse.

Make sure "add to shape area " is still enable at the top bar, Using pen tool create a shape as shown below.

Similarly create another shape on the other side.

Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.

Click on the gradient picker. It will open gradient editor from where in you can choose a default gradient or create your own. Create a gradient as shown below.

Select line shape tool.

 

From options bar at the top change weight to 5 pixels.
Drag a vertical line as shown below. Make sure Shift key is pressed while creating the line so that it's drawn straight.

Select pen tool.
Using pen tool create a shape as shown below.
Select custom shape tool (U).
From preset custom shape fly out at the top bar select Leaf 3 shape .
Draw a leaf by dragging the tool where ever you want to place the leaf.
Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
Click on the gradient picker. It will open gradient editor from where in you can choose a default gradient or create your own. Create a gradient as shown below.

Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the Leaf layer. Duplicate it several times. Rotate and place randomly.

Select brush tool.
Click to open brush preset fly out and select a soft mechanical 300 pixel brush.
Select a very light shade of green as foreground color. Just click once over the fruit.
Select eraser tool.
Erase the portion as shown below.
Only remaining will be the highlight on one side of the fruit.
Repeat the steps to add highlights on the other side.
Select brush tool.
Click to open brush preset fly out and select a soft mechanical 100 pixel brush. .
Create a new layer, select brown as foreground color and create a brush stroke at the bottom of the fruit.
Select eraser tool and erase outside area as shown below.
Create one more darker stroke on top of it just by using same steps that we use earlier.

Now we'll add some reddishness on one side of the fruit to make it look ripe. We'll use same technique that we used to add highlights.

Take red as foreground color and using a big brush setting create a brush stroke in a new layer. Using eraser tool erase the outside area.

In layer palette reduce the opacity to 19%.
Select all the pears layers and duplicate them to create the copy of fruit.
Press Crt+T to get the transform handles.
Rotate the fruit and place as shown below.

 

 

Move this layer below all the layers in layer order in layer palette.
Select the group of first pears in layer palette. Right click and select merge group. Double click the layer to open layer style window. Apply settings as shown.
By creating a subtle drop shadow we created the illusion of one fruit behind the other.