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Draw Simple Fruit in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make some quick and easy fruit using simple Photoshop techniques. Enjoy!

The Fruit

We will be creating an orange, a banana and some grapes:


How to make an Orange

Step 1: Creating a New Document

Create a new Photoshop Document (File>New). For this tutorial, I created one 600px x 400px (72 dpi).

New Document

Step 2: Creating the Shape

Create a New Layer.. Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to make a circle. Fill it with an orange color.

Orange Circle

Step 3: Adding Noise

Add some noise to this layer (Filter>Noise>Add Noise). This will add a little texture, necessary for next step to work.

Orange with Noise

Step 4: Adding Texture

Select Filter>Artistic>Plastic Wrap with the following settings:

Plastic Wrap

Step 5: Adding Effects

Double click on the layer to open the Layer Styles panel and add the following effects:

Inner Shadow Affect
Inner Glow Effect
Gradient Effect

Your image should look like this:

Orange with Layer Styles

Step 6: Adding the Navel

Add a New Layer. Select the Paint Brush Tool and choose the ‘star 70 pixels’ brush form your brushes palette. Without moving your mouse click 3-4 times to get a nice, dark star;

Orange Navel

Step 7: Finishing the Orange

Transform the star with the Warp Mode (Image>Transform>Warp) until you get a desirable orange navel.

Warped navel

Change this layer’s Belnd Mode to Overlay and our final image should look like this:

Final Orange

For some added detail, use the Dodge and Burn Tools to add some highlights and shadows. Example:

Final Orange with Detail

How to make a Banana

Step 1: Creating a New Document

Create a new Photoshop Document (File>New). For the banana, I created one 900px x 600px (72 dpi).

New Document

Step 2: Making a Yellow Rectangle

Create a New Layer. Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create a rectangle. Fill with yellow.

Yellow Rectangle

Step 3: Setting up the Texture

Create a New Layer and make a second rectangle as shown below. Fill this with black.

Black Rectangle

Step 4: Creating the Texture

Select Filter>Render>Fibers and use the following settings (make sure you have white and black selected as your foreground and background colors):

Fibers Panel

Your image should now look like this:


Step 5: Adjusting the Texture

Rotate and Transform (Ctrl/Cmd + T) this layer to cover the yellow rectangle and change the Blend Mode to Multiply.

Fibers Multiply

Step 6: Adding the Texture

Use the Alt/Opt Key in the layers panel to make this layer a clipping layer, and adjust the opacity to about 6%.

Fibers Clipped

Step 7: Shaping the Banana

Select the 2 layers and Merge (Ctrl/Cmd + E). Use the Warp Mode (Image>Transform>Warp) to transform the yellow rectangle into a banana shape as shown:

Banana Primary Shape

Step 8: Refining the Shape

Continue to use the Warp Mode on the ends as needed. Also, use the Eraser tool to perfect the shape:

Adjusted Highlights
Adjusted Highlights

Step 9: Detailing the Banana

Use the Dodge and Burn Tools to add highlights and shadows to your banana. Focus on the tips, they are always much darker.

Banana Details

Step 10: Edging the Banana

On a New Layer, use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to create an oval. Fill with White. Make sure to line the oval up to overlap the banana as shown:

Banana Edges

Step 11: Edging the Banana (continued)

Make this new layer a clipping layer (use the Alt/Opt key in the Layers Panel). Also, change the Blend Mode to Screen and adjust the layer’s opacity to 25%.

Banana finished edge

Step 12: Finishing the Banana

If needed, you can blur or smudge your oval’s edge to soften the ‘seem’. Also, for added detail include hints of green on the banana. (On a new layer, use the paint brush to add strokes of a pale green color. Make this layer a clipping layer and change the blend mode to ‘color’. Then use Gaussian Blur to soften the color.

Final banana

How to make Grapes

Step 1: Creating a New Document

Create a new Photoshop Document (File>New). For the grapes, I created one 600px x 400px (72 dpi).

New Document

Step 2: Creating the Shape

Create a New Layer. Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool to create an oval. Fill this with a medium gray color (such as: R=91 G=91 B=91)

Grape Shape

Step 3: Creating the Grape

Double Click on this layer to bring up the Layer Styles Panel. Add the following effects:

Global Lights!

It is important to note when the ‘Use Global Lights’ box is checked and when it is unchecked.

Drop Shadow
Inner Shadow
Inner Glow
Color Overlay
Gradient Overlay
Pattern Overlay

Your grape should now look like this:


Step 4: Multiplying the Grapes

Duplicate the grape as many times as you wish (Hold down the Alt/Opt key while you select the grape to move a copy). Also, rotate (Ctrl/Cmd + T) your grapes in different directions for variety.

Final Grapes


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    Dana (0 Points) April 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Looks awesome! I will definitely try this, but was wondering…could you do another with different types of fruit as well? Would really like to see how to make an apple, strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, any kind of fruit really. Also any tips on how to do the insides?


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    بشبشة (1 Point) October 31, 2010 at 8:42 am

    اشكرك على هذه الدروس الجميلة
    لو سمحت عندي مشكل في تغيير شكل المستطيل ليأخذ شكل الموزة كيف اتحكم فيه حاولت بالتغيير الحر لكن ما فلحت بانتظار مساعدتك

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    mrmcclean (1 Point) October 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    No psd files available for download. I’m a teacher in Dallas. Can you email them to me. Thanks.

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    the grape doesnt work that well. Could the photoshop version be a cause of problems ? I’m using photoshop CS

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    Ubaid ur Rehman Khan (1 Point) September 11, 2010 at 9:18 am

    great to publish such tutorials in public great effort …

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    very bad…many steps are missing i guess!

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    Chris Beaman (2 Points) August 11, 2010 at 9:56 am

    When I apply the navel to the orange and then set it to Overlay it appears red. I don’t get that nice blurry black navel that you have.

    Also how do you find the names of brushes?

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      Stephen G. Petrany (1 Point) August 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm

      Chris – It could be a typo, try using ‘Multiply’ instead.

      As for the name of the brushes, if you hover over the brush for a few seconds, you’ll see the name. Another option: select the small arrow at the top of the same window with all the brushes to open the flyout menu and select ‘small’ or ‘large list’

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    roneybalack (1 Point) August 8, 2010 at 3:34 am

    In this photoshop tutorial we will learn to design a clean website layout. … This photoshop tutorial show you how to design a very beautiful and shining …
    thanks.. find more best tutorials here

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    Bratu Sebastian (1 Point) August 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Nice tutorial. Now I’m going to a NON-STOP store to get some :)

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    Penang Web Design (3 Points) August 4, 2010 at 6:29 am

    amazing….thanks for sharing…..

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    GraphicsFuel (1 Point) July 29, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Nice tut. I really like oranges plastic wraps and banana wraps. Cool and realistic output, though the grapes can be fine tuned more. You can also find excellent original free PSD files on


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    wow! amazing, never think about that, very nice and clean tutorial, congratulation :)

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    I love the quality of the articles on this site.keep it up.

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    WebGuide4U (1 Point) July 21, 2010 at 12:17 am

    really a good tutorial, something new i learn today. thanks for the share

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    Emine Doganlar (1 Point) July 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    eehh idare eder yanee

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    José (1 Point) July 20, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Thank you Stephen! Awesome tutorial, easy to follow. :)

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    ดาวน์โหลดเพลงฟรี (1 Point) July 19, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    thank you, the orange looks amazing.

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    PsdDude (1 Point) July 19, 2010 at 7:25 am

    This is a really nice tut! Very useful tips!

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    Ngoc thao (1 Point) July 16, 2010 at 3:14 am

    tuyệt vời , cám ơn bạn đã thực hiện sản phẩm trên

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    end sixth (1 Point) July 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    cool tutor…. and thanks for sharing

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    Bota Iusti (2 Points) July 15, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Interesting tutorial!

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    oliver (1 Point) July 15, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Thank u, nice photoshop tutorial :)

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    Quadfactor (1 Point) July 15, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Great one. Except for that the shadow part of tut is missing.

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    Kerrie (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Very good tutorial… thank you, the orange looks amazing. Couldnt download the psd file though

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    Arvin Bautista (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    The orange is great and the tips on using the plastic wrap filter is very smart. However, the other two tutorials are a little too unrealistic for my tastes (the banana is too flat and the grapes are too glossy/sharp). Regardless, great tips that can be used in many other applications!

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    Daniel (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Nice tutorials! I did the orange and the banana with no problem, my orange even looks juicier! They’re all quite simple. But! I can’t make the grapes.. inner shadow makes it odd.. any suggestion? Thanks

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    alpaproductions (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Very nice and simple way of doing this. Thanks!

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    Jae Xavier (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Nice tutorial. Very easy to follow :)

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    Cameron Baney (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Great tutorial. Pretty simple techniques that can yields nice results. I could have used this in school!

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    Angela (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Excellent tutorial. Instructions are easy to follow and the tut is a lot of fun to do.

    Only thing is I’m struggling with getting the radial gradient on the orange in the upper left instead of in the middle. Anyone have ideas?

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    rodolfo (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Muy buen tutorial muy practico y util gracias y adelante y muchos ¡exitos!!!!

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    Awesome, I will definitely try this tutorial.

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    Dubraskoski (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Excelente!!!! Felicitaciones por este tutorial…

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    ноктопластика (1 Point) July 14, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Hehehe realistic fruits… :) good tut :)

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    Pedro Diaz (2 Points) July 14, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Cool!!! Amazing tutorial

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