Create a United States Flag
In this tutorial, I will teach you how to create an American flag in Photoshop, quickly and easily.
hope you like it.
The first step is to use the Rectangle Shape tool to create a shape similar to this:
Next we’ll need to create 13 stripes, 7 red, 6 white. As you can see below, I just created 15 by copying and pasting, and then deleted 2 of them. Don’t worry about the proportions yet, because we’ll fix those in a second.
Once we have 13 stripes (for the original 13 colonies) it is now time to get them lined up in proportion to our flag. Use Edit > Free Transform to adjust the size of all the stripes at once:
Next we’ll create the blue for the stars, again using the Rectangle Shape Tool:
To create the stars, let’s make a new document real quick and select the Polygon Tool
We’ll use the polygon tool to create an image like this:
Once that’s done, enable rulers by hitting CTRL+R and then create the following guides:
We’ll use the Pen Tool to create the following shape:
Once we have our shape, let’s go to Edit > Define Custom Shape. Then we can use the Custom Shape tool to make the 50 stars of the flag:
Once we’ve created all 50 stars, our flag should look something like this:
Now we can go one step further and add a background and a flag poll if we wish. For the sake of the tutorial I’ll do that real quick. I’m going to use the Edit > Transform > Warp tool to make the flag look like it’s blowing in the wind.
And here’s our final out come: