How to Make Banana in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop software is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. Today we learn how to make banana in photoshop. Here we discuss 12 steps with pictures so that you could easily apply these steps to make a banana.

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

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


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