Brushed Metal Effect Tutorial

Discussion in 'Graphics Design' started by Matt555, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Matt555

    Matt555 iMod

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    This is a quick tutorial on how to create a brushed metal effect.

    Open a new document, I used these settings:

    Width: 400 Pixels
    Height: 400 Pixels
    Resolution: 72 Pixels/Inch
    Color Mode: RGB Color 8 Bit
    Background Contents: Transparent

    Now fille the background with a dark grey colour, I used #282828.

    Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and set the amount to 25% set the Distribution to Gaussian and make sure the 'Monochromatic' box is checked.

    Noise Image

    Next go to Filter > BLur > Motion Blur and set the direction to any direction you prefer (I've set mine at 45 Degrees). The distance can be altered as well, I've set mine at 50 Pixels.

    Blur Image

    Now go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options > Color Overlay and set the colour as white. Play around with the opacity until you get to shade of metal you want, I used 50%

    Finished Image

    You are done with your effect, this can be used to buttons, interfaces, signatures whtever you want really!im
  2. Nic

    Nic Sleepy Head

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    Cool. Nice tut Matt

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