Inkscape/Making a Tomato
We want to make a juicy and plump tomato. Mouthwatering to look at, we really want to bring our product to life.
NOTE:In some versions SHIFT + CRTL + F is replaced by CRTL + ALT + F to access the attributes of an object
- Using the Circle tool draw a circle on the page
- With the circle selected, press SHIFT + CRTL + F to go to its attributes
- Change the Opacity to 80%
- Change the colour to a nice tomato red
- With the circle tool again, draw an ellipse, the same width as the tomato, below the tomato, this will be our shadow
- With the ellipse selected, press SHIFT + CRTL + F
- Change the blur to 20%, you can check the results as you move the slider.
- To add the leaves, select the calligraphy tool and change the colour to green
- In the calligraphy tool, change the Thinning attribute to 0.90
- Scribble the leaves on, if you aren't satisfied, delete them and try again.
- select the main body of the tomato and press CTRL + D, this will make an exact copy of the tomato directly over the original
- Select this new copy and press SHIFT + CRTL + F
- Change the Alpha channel to 50%
- Change the colour to white, you should now have a hazy looking tomato
- select the 'haze' and press CTRL + SHIFT + C, this will change the haze from being a circle to allow you to change its shape more vigorously
- With the Node editing tool select the haze and using the square handles crop the haze to look like a reflection. If you want to add more square handles to the haze just double click.
- Sit back and admire your work