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Texture+Brushes: Metal

In this Photoshop tutorial I take a look at creating realistic metal surfaces. First we create three custom brushes: metal, scratch, and rust. Then we apply them each on a few spheres and then end it off with a metal cookie sphere incorporating all three.

The tutorial video is no longer available, but the brushes are available Here

AUTHOR: Tim Von Rueden,
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MicroGalaxies's avatar
Somebody let me know if they ever update the DL link ;-;
mzant's avatar
Link is broken, up the link again, please!
KevinVang's avatar
Where are the metal brushes?
AGR007's avatar
I cant't find the link for the metal bushes. Ad the link is dead. help please
CGCookie's avatar
Link is fixed, thanks for bringing this to our attention! 
JacquelineBarkla's avatar
Hi ConceptCookie! I love your work!! I was just wondering is it ok if I could share this image on the DA Seniors Instagram? I will fully link and credit you of course! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) thank you for your time!
CGCookie's avatar
Sure! we appreciate the heads up and hope that it comes in handy for everyone!
JacquelineBarkla's avatar
So pretty. Rust is the thing that is the hardest to draw, so this is really helpful
One-eyeHitomi's avatar
I just-

I freaking love you.
CGCookie's avatar
The love is returned!
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Nat-Evans's avatar
your metal brushes are all i ever dreamed of, but i can't sign in to that site for them, i'm poorn and haz no paypal >:
good job anyway
Deltapotamus's avatar
Lovely tutorial; I realize it's old, but it was nice seeing different techniques of making brushes.  

One thing though -- have you started using clipping layers rather than laying masks?  
CGCookie's avatar
Yeah i use them on the go now much more than layer masks. 
Lycantreia's avatar
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! I learned some great new things (that would have saved me at least 1,5 h work and lots of coffee if I had knewn them 2 days earlier... *sigh*) :)
CGCookie's avatar
Haha isn't that always the case =]
SilvaWolf248's avatar
where do you download the brushes?
JAKoriginal's avatar
this is a precursor egg?
Lady-on-the-Moon's avatar
Great tutorial, and just what I've been looking for! Ended up making these brushes myself, and very excited about testing them.
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