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Make a Brushed Metal Effect and Screw Head

By: RiverCityGraphix      Views: 5038      Share: Bookmark and Share

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a brushed metal effect and screw head in Photoshop CS3.

This was the first Photoshop tutorial that I ever uploaded to Youtube. The process to create this effect is not very difficult or time consuming. Basically, you need some noise and a motion blur for the brushed metal effect. If you want to get fancy, you can add a gradient. For the screw, you need a circle, a rectangle, and some layer styles. This technique can definitely be extended to add rust, or scratches. You could use this effect for anything industrial or involved in construction. I actually used this tutorial to create an under construction banner in Photoshop. Here it is:

Have fun with this effect and see what you can create.