How to create bullets in Photoshop

In this easy tutorial I’m going to show you how to create bullets in Photoshop. You can see my result image below, which you’re going to be making something very similar to!


Step 1

First thing’s first, create a new document with a size of about 500 x 300 pixels with a black background.


Step 2

In a new layer draw a eclipse using eclipse tool. Color used on eclipse tool is #907D44. Right-click the eclipse layer and select option Rasterize Layer (CS5).


Cut half of the eclipse as seen on the picture guide below:


Step 3

Right-click the layer and go into the Blending Options and apply Inner Shadow, Inner Glow and Gradient Overlay layer styles to this layer.





Step 4

Apply Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen More and duplicate layer from step two.

On new layer select entire bullet and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.


Right-click on duplicated layer and go into the Blending Options and apply Color Burn and Opacity level at 44%.



Merge both layers into one and after that duplicate it several times. That´s it.

Final Image


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14 thoughts on “How to create bullets in Photoshop

  1. stunningmesh says:

    Great technique delivered in well organized way…

  2. Nithin.t.k says:

    very very help full tutorial…..!!!
    I am so happy

  3. Redliner12 says:

    There cool, but they look fake as hissell, but good work

  4. Murali says:

    thank you

  5. jsue says:

    why cant i get the gold on the bottom of the bullet ??????????????

  6. Your local Photoshoper says:

    Wow, nice job, looks realistic! THANKS!

  7. Heyhey says:

    Wow, nice job, thank you for the advice

  8. vignesh says:

    very nice, its very useful for my poster. so many thanks

  9. RajinaAnish says:

    its very helpful.i like it very much

  10. God-Shadrack says:

    thanks great but can i have a tutorial on how to use the line tool

  11. Eric L. says:

    isu make sure when in the inner shadow that the color is white and not black i had the same mistake

  12. Manjithpb says:

    this website rocks!!!!!!

  13. Vishwanath says:

    I Like It

  14. Imtiaz Uddin says:

    This is wonderful site to learn photoshop basic and advance.

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