csm725 Posted December 5, 2009 Share Posted December 5, 2009 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it EDIT (3/29/2010): Click to view video version of this tutorial! This tutorial will teach you how to make on orange like this one: PdN version used: 3.5.1 Plug-ins needed: Shape3D BoltBait's Outline Object Color Balance Light Rays Align Object Polygones (Yes, I know it's misspelled; part of the MadJik plugin pack) Feather Diagonal Lines Ed Harvey's effect pack Okay. Start out with a new canvas , 600x600. Next, add a new layer and name it Fruit. Go to 'Ellipse Select' tool , hold Shift, and make a circle with area between 500x500 and 515x515 (Write down the area, you will need it later) Set colors (Hex): Primary: FFAE00 Secondary: FF7B00 Put a linear gradient to your fitting from bottom right corner to top left. Radial Blur using the default settings. Align object to center. Apply Shape 3D using the settings in this file: (Upload file to My Documents > Paint.Net User Files and click XML on the bottom of the Shape 3D dialog box Orange Settings EDIT: Remember to add anti-aliasing at level 5 Once more, Radial Blur using the default settings. If you're not satisfied with the colors, then use Color Balance (Adjustments > Color Balance). I used 11,0,-17. Add a new layer and name it Divider. Draw a line where you want the orange to be 'sliced' (make sure it's from one end of the canvas to the other, NOT as shown): Magic wand the section you don't want, go to the Fruit layer, and press Delete. Uncheck the visibility of the Divider layer and average blur the Fruit layer (Radius = 2px) Make a new layer and name it Inside Make an outlined circle with Primary Hex: FF8C00. Try to make it the same area as your original circle if you can remember. If not, make it between 500x500 and 515x515. Fill it with FFF5D1. Align it in the center (Effects > Align Object). Set Colors : Primary: FF9D00 Secondary: Transparency - Alpha: 0 Add a new layer and call it 'Segments'. Effects > Render > Light Rays Add new layer and name it Segment Dividers. CRITICAL STEP! Make lines on the edges of the rays as accurately as possible. (Outline object could supposedly work too.) Set Primary Color to FFF5D1. If when done, the center is off-centered, ignore it. Back to the Segments layer. Set colors : Primary: FF9D00 Secondary: Transparency - Alpha: 0 Run Light Rays with same settings as last time except for the Swap Colors box, which should be checked. Set layer opacity to 200. Still on the Segments layer, go to Ellipse Select tool Holding the Shift key, try to select the center of the circle leaving about a half an inch border. Invert the selection (Ctrl+I), merge the layer named Segment Dividers down into the Segments layer, and press delete. Add new layer and name it Center. Set your primary color to F9CE40. Run the Polygones plugin (Effects > Render) Fill the hole with the brush tool . Optional: Seeds Add a new layer , name it Seeds. Set colors : Primary: 545454 Secondary: EAE3C0 Go to freeform shape tool and choose Filled Shape with Outline Draw a teardrop shape anywhere on the screen and move it to wherever you want. Duplicate, rotate, move, and merge until you're satisfied with the positions of your seeds. Merge the layer(s) down into the Segments layer when you have finished. Optional: Orange Fibers Add new layer and name it Fiber. Go to the Segments layer and select outside the segments, Invert the Selection (Ctrl+I) Go back to the Fiber layer. Run Diagonal Lines: Run Dents (reseed until satisfied): Go to Segments layer, Magic Wand select (Global mode), select a line (divider), go back to the Fiber layer and delete. Merge the layer down into Segments layer and merge that into Inside layer. Rotate/Zoom (Ctrl+Shift+Z) Adjust to the cut of your orange, this corresponds to mine. Resize the layer to fit the side of the orange. Run Outline Object on Inside layer: 2, 2, RGB 255 204 0 Optional: Bumps in orange (3 steps) Go to the Fruit layer, select outside of fruit, Ctrl+I. Add noise 50, 0, 100. Gaussian Blur - 3 pixels. That's it! Hope you had fun! #tut725 Quote My deviantART | Sig Battles | My Tutorials | csm725.com Click to enter or vote in the official Paint.NET competitions! COMPETITIONS: LOGO OF THE WEEK Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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