Make a selection on a new layer with the rectangular marquee tool (M)
Select linear gradient and the copper preset.
Click and drag from left to right in the image window.
TIP Hold down the Shift key to constrain to perfect horizontal line..
Drag the top corner into the middle.
Click Enter/Return and you have a cone. This is also a great method to produce a triangle.
make a selection with the elliptic selection tool.
TIP: Hold down the space bar while drawing to move a selection.
Press CMD/CTRL+Shift+I to invert the selection.
Press the Delete key, and you have your finished cone
This is the same method I used to make the nose of my Rocketship.
To produce tenticles, just create a tall thin cone and then go to filter>Distort>shear
Drag the line into a curve and hit OK!
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