How to create a Metal Effect in Photoshop
Creating a metal effect in Photoshop is really popular; it creates a lovely
effect (with plenty of variations) and is surprisingly simple to produce.
Create a new canvas – say 500 * 300, Res of 72, color mode: RGB Color then Click OK
From the top menu select File >> Fill. From the dropdown boxes and grids select 50% grey, mode normal and 100% Opacity >> click ok. You should now have a solid grey Background.
From the top menu again, select Filter >> Noise >> Add Noise Set the noise level to 20%, Set Distribution to Gaussian and check the ‘monochromatic’ box
From the top menu again, select Filter >> Blur >> Motion Blur Set the angle to -45, and the distance to 20.
From the top menu again, select Filter >> Render>> Lighting Effects Change the settings to:
- Lighting type = Omni
- Intensity = 21
- Gloss = 100
- Material = 100
- Exposure = 10
- Ambience = 10
All that’s left to do now is find a stunning way to use your new skills 🙂
Good Luck and don’t forget you can request a tutorial