One Tomato, Two Tomatoes, Three Tomatoes, Focus!

One Tomato, Two Tomatoes, Three Tomatoes, Focus! - student project

I thought one tomato looked lonely. I duplicated two more tomatoes, rotating their positions and also masking out different parts of the stem. Hopefully, they don't look like all the same tomato.

I added a darker red colour overlay to the two tomatoes at the back, to imitate the closeness of the front tomato. A shadow was added between the front tomato and the back ones, a dark red with Linear Burn with reduced opacity until I thought it looked about right. A little Dodge and Burn were added to increase shadows and highlights.

I duplicated my tomato layers so far and converted to Smart Object so that I could add the large shadow going off to the right. I used the same dark red colour and Linear Burn as my previous shadow, separated it by Create Layer and distorted it. I added a layer mask and painted out the shadow towards the edge and lowered the opacity until I again thought it looked about right.

One Tomato, Two Tomatoes, Three Tomatoes, Focus! - image 1 - student project

Jane Bradbury
I can make that!
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