Sunday, August 9, 2009

Metal texture effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a metal texture effect. You will need to use various filters for this texture effect.

Metal texture effect

Step 1

Open a Photoshop document with 640 x 480 dimensions.
Choose a grey foreground colour then select the paint bucket fill the canvas with your colour. I have used #787878 colour for my metal texture.




Step 2

Add some noise to the canvas by selecting Filter > Noise > Add Noise and add the following settings.

  • Amount = 17%
  • Distrubution = Uniform
  • Monochromatic = Checked

You should get the following:




Step 3

Select Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and add the following settings.
  • Angle = 57
  • Distance = 15 pixels


You should now have a metal texture effect. If you don’t like the brightness of your texture you can adjust it by selecting Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation and adjust the lightness slider.

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