Metallic Paint Tutorial

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  1. zaw24fan

    zaw24fan SRD National Series Director

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    I need a tutorial on how to make a metallic paint layer in Photoshop 7. I'm doing it for my new project for my next paint.
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    Create a New Layer above your base color layer (Ctrl+Shift+N).
    Fill with 50% Gray (Shift+F5) Contents > Use: 50% Gray.
    Add Noise: Filter > Noise > Add Noise @ 7.16% / Distribution: Gaussian / Monochromatic checked.
    Change Blending Option (Right-click layer > Blending Options > General Blending > Blend Mode: Overlay @ 100% Opacity).
    Duplicate Layer (Right-click > Duplicate Layer).
    Change Blending Options (Right-click > Blending Options > General Blending > Blend Mode:Multiply @ 15%).

    These are just general settings. Play around with the percentage amount of Noise and the Opacity of the Multiply Layer to get different effects depending on what your base color is.
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  3. zaw24fan

    zaw24fan SRD National Series Director

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    Thanks guy!
  4. DTR

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    You can use one of these if you want to cheat.....lol.

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  5. zaw24fan

    zaw24fan SRD National Series Director

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    LOL, that'll be my last resort!
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    thanks for the tutorials :)
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    zaw24fan SRD National Series Director

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    Can one of the admins sticky this because of Sage's post? Maybe take the question mark away from the title?
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    Thread stickied for future reference.

    James
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  9. Farmerboy5

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    How the heck do you bring up the blending option? I keep right clicking on the layer, but all that comes up are rename, duplicate, delete, etc...
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    Sage Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the layer you want to change the Blending Options on 'Selected'? You know, by left-clicking it? That's the only thing I can think of off hand. Also, you didn't say, but what design program are you using? I wrote this for Photoshop. It shows up for me (in PS11/CS4) even with just a single layer.

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    I'm using photoshop 7.0
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    Is there a way t do this in Paint Shop Pro?
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    USSTalladega Cruising at Warp 9

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    And also what about GIMP?

    Thanks.
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    ok stupid question whats the best way to do this on a white paint job?
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    use adobe photoshop cs 3
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    awsome work Sage

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