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Painting metal

Hey guys, wanted to show you some tips and tricks about painting materials, light, color-blending etc.I hope it will be helpful.
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zainularivin's avatar
so very help full , thank's
Horse-Paint-Designs's avatar
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial ! ^^
BlackCruzeX's avatar
This tutorial is so much helpful, now I get the real idea what should I do and how.
Just wanted to ask in what program is this done!
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BlackCruzeX's avatar
Thanks for the fast reply :)
SulePir's avatar
Teşekkürler, mükemmel :)
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I-Am-Madbat's avatar
This is going into the collection bin, It's a handy reference for painting or things to keep in mind for 3D. Thanks!
yigitkoroglu's avatar
You're welcome , actually its been years since i made this, and have learned lots of new stuff since then . I need to make an advanced one
I-Am-Madbat's avatar
I hope so, I'd be all over that.
Raixander's avatar
great tutorial and great drawing! Thanks for sharing them with us.
TheDevilReborn's avatar
Wonderful! Just what I needed!
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umbatman's avatar
awesome work, i love this tutorial, no more texturing for me
yigitkoroglu's avatar
I need to update this, have learned much more since making this tutorial
Nussfluss's avatar
I have to be an smartass: The density of a material does not determine its hardness. There is a certain correlation. So for example solid matter is much harder to sher ant stuff than gas. On the other hand iron will cut lead which is nearly 4 times the density of iron. 

Besides from that its a great guide... Which I am trying to learn from right now! :)
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Thank you very much for sharing!
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Thanks for sharing this! :D
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I read all that you wrote and repeated some of it to my self out load a few times. I will most likely go back to this late on a few times as well.
I can understand the principals and why it is important to share this specific the information, such as how it will impact your work when keeping it mind.

I see all these tools I can use in Photoshop I wonder how to apply what I learned with the tools.
Besides the tips you gave for blending -which were great, I can see why doing that instead of using the smudge tool would be better- how, say, could I use the different kinds of brushes such as the different textures or hardness to help display the techniques and information you wrote about? What kind of brush would you suggest with a very shiny metal, or a extremely dull and rusted metal? one would allow more light in then other as you noted.
yigitkoroglu's avatar
Thanks a lot for reading all of it and thanks for trying them yourself.You can give the rust or shine to a metal via textured brushes, correct but, when you think about it a bit more, you'll see that to apply a certain kind of effect to a material to make it look shiny or rusted, is actually done with values and colors (or just values if in black and white) , rather than a certain type of brush. The shape of the brush mostly effects the blending of colors and making the overall painting look more natural.With that said, i can say, an artist can paint the whole painting full of metalic materials with just one brush, let's say a tree shaped custom brush (i gotta try that myself lol), and can still make very precise and perfect rust effects.If you check a rusted metal closely, you'll see that , what we call "rust" is actually loss of the outermost layer of a metal due to oxidation.If you can manage to draw the shapes of rusted areas, and if you go further and color them to reddish values, you'll have much more natural looking results rather than applying a textured brush.Textured brushes help you a lot to speed up the process of painting, however, you need to learn how to not overuse them , and that can only be acquired via knowing the looks of the materials. I suggest you to visit and check materials there.After seeing hundreds of exampls, your brain will become familiar with those material's properties, and on your next try of painting that type of material, you'll see that you automatically can paint that with a single brush without the need for another.About the hardness.Personally i don't like to use soft edged brushes, like airbrush (except while adding lighting effects).I usually use a hard round brush, reduce the hardness to something to 90%, and keep opacity and flow at 100%. I just sometimes reduce the opacity down to 70% occasionally.
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