Crystal Apple

1) Create a new 500x500, fill the background with black, use lighting effect to make it like this picture is shown below.

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2) Use pen tool to draw a apple shape, then convert it into a selection. (keep selection go to channel panel and create a new channel, fill the new channel alpha1 with white)

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3) Come back out to layer panel, keep the selection, on the background layer, press CTRL+U , set the saturation and lightness of the area inside the selection a bit higher.

CTRL+D cancel selection, you should see something like this

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4) Use Lasso Tool to draw a selection similar to this, then apply feather to the selection.

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5) ctrl+alt+shift + click on alpha1 (the channel that we saved earlier), now we have the intersection of the selection we just made and the apple selection.

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6)create a new layer, Fill the selection with white color.

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7) Repeat step 4 to 6 to create the rest of it.

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8) create new channel Alpha2 in channel panel, create an ellipse selection with elliptical marquee tool, then draw something (whatever you like) inside the selection, apply Fliter->Distort->Zigzag.

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9) CTRL+click on alpha2 to load the selection, come back out to layer panel, create a new layer and fill selection with white color.

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10) Create the shape shown below with pen tool

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11) convert path into selection, right click on the selection, select stroke, color: white, size: 1.

then paint some high lights similar to the picture inside the selection with paintbrush

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12) create the shape shown below with pen tool

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13) convert path into selection, fill with gradient color, foreground:white, background: transparent

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14) apply filter--> render --> lens flare, and there you go

Crystal Apple

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