~Watermelon Half Part 2~
Now we are going to make the
seeds, so open up an new transparent image that is 200X200, 16.7
million colors. Set your foreground color to black. Now select your
Preset Shapes Tool
and set the tool options to Shape type: Circle, Style: Filled, Line
width: 1, Antialias is checked, and Create as vector is also checked.
Place your cursor at (95,
95). This should be the middle, and create a circle that is (9,9). The
bottom of your screen should say this. Since you have "Create as
vector" checked, you'll have those weird boxes around your
circle. Now place your cursor at (100, 90). This should be in the
upper, right side square of the vector. I made the image below much
bigger so you can see which square you will place your cursor on.
While your cursor is at (100,
90) you should see a little rectangle above your cursor. Now, hold the
"Ctrl" key down on your key board and you should see that
little rectangle turn into a triangle. While holding down the Ctrl key
and also holding down the button on your mouse, drag this upper, right
square to the left so the numbers on the bottom of your screen read
(97,90). So you are just moving it over 3 pixels. When you release,
your circle should now be a seed shape, only yours will be much
smaller than this image.
You can use the zoom tool if
you are having trouble seeing what you're doing, you can also start
off with a bigger circle and then make it into a seed, then resize it
so that it's much smaller.
Go to Layers then to
Merge/Merge visible, and change your foreground color to white. Then
select your Air Brush tool and set the Tool Option settings to Shape:
Round, Size: 1, Hardness: 100, Opacity: 50, Step: 1, Density:20.
On your image place your Air
Brush at (95,94) and hold your mouse button down a bit longer. The
longer you hold it down, the lighter the white will be. Then move your
air brush to (96,94) and click fast so that the white pixel is
darker then the first one that you made. Then go to (95,95) and click
fast again. You should end up with this:
The image above was zoomed in
on twice. Yours should look like this if you started with the smaller
circle. See how the one white square is lighter than the other two.
Yours doesn't have to be exact. This is just how I did it. This is
supposed to be the light reflection as it should be on a real seed. So
experiment with it.
Ok, now we get to put the
seeds on the water melon, so go up to Edit/Copy, then click on the
watermelon image to make it active, then go up to Edit/Paste as new
layer. The seed should now be sitting on your watermelon at (150,150).
Now select your mover tool
and move the seed to the left any place that you think looks good.
Mine was placed at (100,145). Then go to Image/Rotate and set the
direction to "Right," the Degrees to "Free: 15."
Your image should now look
Now go to Edit/Paste as new
layer again, and the same seed should show up at (150,150). Keep doing
this until you have all of the seeds placed where you want. I placed
my second one at (115,155), then rotated at right, 15 again. The 3rd
was set at (133,162) and rotated right, 2. The 4th was set at
(152,163) and no rotation. The 5th was set at (175,160) and rotated
left, 10. The 6th was set at (191,154) and rotated left, 15. The 7th
was set at (203,143) and rotated left, 15. The rest were just set
randomly around to fill the spots. So, you should end up with
something like this:
Now, to finish it off and
make it look more real, I used the Air brush tool, and set the tool
option settings to what the image below has:
I set me foreground color to
a lighter red, #CD5E5E, and painted on the watermelon in a few places
here and there. Now you can go to Layers and Merge/Merge Visible. You
can also use the Retouch tool again to soften up to edge. My finished
watermelon looks like this:
Yours shouldn't be this fuzzy
though. Mine is that way from compressing the images so they would
hopefully download for you faster.