In this Photoshop tutorial we will draw a bolt.
Create a document with a transparent background and make a round selection. Pinch Shift, so that the selection is perfectly smooth.
Take radial gradient – from black to white.
Draw a gradient starting from the center. It should turn out like this:
Now you need to add a slot.
Create a new layer. Draw a long rectangle and fill it with a dark gray color.
To cut the strip evenly, Ctrl + click on the layer with the ball to select it. Then go to the top layer with a stripe, click Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection. Click “delete”.
Now the thread will not go beyond the edges.
How to give a slot the effect of concavity?
Click the button at the bottom of the layers palette and select a style: “inner shadow” with default settings other than size. Set its value to ten.
How often do you meet the twisted bolts, so that the slot is exactly vertical? Click Ctrl + T for transformation.
Move the mouse to an angle until the cursor turns into a curved arrow. Drag the slot slightly to the side. Now the slot has a slope.
And now merge all the layers and add the style “Shadow”.
You can also give the bolts a slightly copper tint.
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