We are constantly trying to find new ways to modify life here on Mars. We are currently working on an idea to change the shape of different kinds of fruit, like the Japanese have created their square watermelons.
For this project, we used the Liquify filter to create a fruit that is in a different shape than normal, like a square orange or a perfect-sphere pineapple. I chose my favorite fruit (the tart, green Granny Smith apples from New York), and decided to do something different with it. I wanted my shape to be unusual. So, I decided to make the apple into a torus (a surface or solid formed by rotating a closed curve, especially a circle, around a line that lies in the same plane but does not intersect it, e.g. a ring-shaped doughnut).
I began by finding a picture of an apple:
I then carefully began planning out my idea. I carefully used a full-hardness eraser to make a small hole in the center of the apple. Then, I made the edge of that hole consistent in lighting by using the burn tool on the left edge and a sponge tool on the right, mimicking how it looks on the edge. Then I took the filter and began adjusting the shape, using two circular guidelines. Here is my final product: