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Create a new document of any size and create a new layer.  Use the Elliptical marquee tool and create a perfect circle (SHIFT+DRAG)
Next, select WHITE as your foreground color and BLACK as your background color.


Select click the RADIAL GRADIENT tool  Drag from the top right corner to the bottom left so you get an effect like mine.

**IMPORTANT, DO NOT DESELECT YOUR IMAGE AT ANYTIME**
Create a new layer choose a light gray foreground color.
Double click on the LINE TOOL.  In the LINE TOOL option box use the setting to the left.
Draw a line across the middle of the circle.

Next, make BLACK your foreground color.  Use the LINE TOOL again but Change the settings to ONE pixel instead of TWO.  On the same layer draw a black line right above your gray one.  This will create the bevel where the screwdriver sits.

Use the same line settings except make WHITE your foreground color and draw a white line UNDER your gray line.
  To make it look slightly more realistic go to FILTER>BLUR>GAUSSIAN BLUR with a setting of 0.5 (less blur for a sharper slot)
Lastly we need to give some sort of texture to the gradient. So, Click on the layer with the gradient on it and go to FILTER>NOISE>ADD NOISE
Your now done.  What's nice about this is now if you need to you can rotate the screwdriver slot on the screw (EDIT>FREE TRANSFORM) without also rotating the gradient layer.  So you can have screws face different ways, just as I have shown you here.  You can also size them down if you like.

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, February 26, 2006 11:58:29 PM Pacific Standard Time
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Previously Shatter Designs Est. 4.14. 2000  
Previously Hot Ice Graphics and Design Est. 1996