Old 19th January 2003, 19:09   #1
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Need help with metal coating on skins

I can't get it to look right. A lot of skins like MMD3, have that metallic coating and I can't figure it out...I've been playing all around with layer styles and I can't get it to look right. I've also looked at Tutorials and they aren't very good. Anyone know how to achieve that finished, polished metal look?
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Old 19th January 2003, 19:14   #2
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I think we could answer this question better, if we had an idea of what you are doing wrong. Can you post an ss of one of your attempts? Also which graphics program do you use?

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Old 19th January 2003, 19:55   #3
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If your looking for the brushed effect, its filter>>noise>>add noise, filter>>blur>>motion blur.
Polished one is airbrush, I think.
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Old 19th January 2003, 20:00   #4
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or gradients and layer styles.
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Old 20th January 2003, 04:15   #5
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Making the metal look the easy way is the same thing as making an aqual pill, just with metalic colors.

Here is a psd of something I just made quickly, it could do with some polishing but you get the idea.
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Old 20th January 2003, 04:56   #6
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Layer styles are lazyness... you can create much better metal effects with cutouts, gradients, blurring, and selection tricks. I'll put together a little tutorial ASAP so that you can understand what I mean.

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Old 20th January 2003, 05:32   #7
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Ok I hope you find this useful, whipped it up in about 10 minutes, and please show your results!

http://www.autobliss.com/euro_v2/metal_texture.htm

(This is how I create my metal anyway )

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Old 20th January 2003, 05:33   #8
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Layer styles are lazyness... you can create much better metal effects with cutouts, gradients, blurring, and selection tricks.

infecta is all gradients, and i must say, it's not too shabby. I'd love to see a good tutorial still tho
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Old 20th January 2003, 11:36   #9
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Ok I hope you find this useful, whipped it up in about 10 minutes, and please show your results!

http://www.autobliss.com/euro_v2/metal_texture.htm

(This is how I create my metal anyway )
i do pretty much the same, but without the first big feathered selection, i just use a gradient, it's easier

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why use metal anyway, do something ORIGINAL!

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Old 20th January 2003, 16:24   #10
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flipper, is your tut for paintshoppro, or photoshop?
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I made it for PS, but I use PSP to make graphics though. They're both kinda the same so yea

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Old 20th January 2003, 18:47   #12
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cool, I'm ok at both
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Old 21st January 2003, 21:16   #13
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*bump* give some feedback on my tut NorcoX

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