Bullet

How to Create a Bullet in Photoshop CS3

In this tutorial, I will try to deliver a technique that will help you to create bullet using a very simple and scalable method. Though I am using Photoshop CS3, any version will work. Here you will learn how to create bullet using the layer styles or blending options. I hope you will like this tutorial. Feel free and share your comments with us.

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Tutorial Details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 20 Mins

Creating a Bullet in Photoshop – Final Preview

Creating a Bullet in Photoshop

Tool and Resources

Tool and Resources

Tools

Following photoshop tool are used in this tutorial.

  • Rectangular Marquee Tool
  • Rounded Rectangle Tool
  • Gradient Tool
  • Ellipse Tool

Let’s start to create our create a bullet tutorial,

Step 1

Open Adobe Photoshop, and create a new Photoshop document. I am going to create a new document of 500 x 500 px with White #ffffff color.

Create a Bullet

Step 2

Select the Rounded Rectangle Tool set the Radius to 5px. Draw a rectangular with #956302 color as like in preview.

Draw a Rectangular

Step 3

Create two more shape with help of the Rounded Rectangle Tool like me see in the next 2 images.

Rounded Rectangle Tool

Rounded Rectangle Tool

Step 4

After that add the following layer styels or blending options on all shapes.

Inner Glow

Inner Glow

Color Overlay

Color Overlay

Gradient Overlay

Gradient Overlay

After applying these blending options or layer style we have get a cool effect as like in preview.

Applying Blending Options

Step 5

Take the Ellipse Tool create a shape like this.

Ellipse Tool

Now select the Rectangular Marquee Tool, draw a rectangle as like me.

Draw a Rectangle

Press the delete button from your keyboard and delete the selected area like this.

Delete Selected Area

Step 6

In this final step we will applying the layer styles on the head of the bullet. Follow these following options.

Inner Glow

Inner Glow

Color Overlay

Color Overlay

Gradient Overlay

Gradient Overlay

After applying blending options we have get an awesome Bullet as shown in final preview below.

Final Preview

Creating a Bullet in Photoshop

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