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How to use filters in Photoshop Elements creatively

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Tips & Tutorials, by The Photoshop Creative Team
July 3, 2014

Create a glass apple effect in Photoshop Elements using filters

Glass apple effect in Photoshop Elements

To begin with, create a perfectly square document with the same Height and Width values and then fill with black

Apply the Lens Flare filter (Filter>Render>Lens Flare), choosing Lens Type 50-30mm and Brightness 100%. Next, head to Filter>Distort and choose Polar Coordinates. Check Polar to Rectangular and click OK.

Go to Image>Rotate>Flip Layer Vertical. Now apply the Polar Coordinates filter again, but this time choose Rectangular to Polar and click OK.

Grab the Elliptical Marquee tool and select the globe. Duplicate the apple using Cmd/Ctrl+J, and then hide the layer underneath.

Now go to Filter>Distort>Liquify and using a large brush create the apple shape. Use the Hue/Saturation to change the colour to how you want it to look.

Duplicate the apple and use the Free Transform tools to re-shape and position for the reflection.

Use the same technique for the leaves and the stalk. As a finishing touch, go to Effects>Styles>Glass Buttons and apply the Translucent Glass option.