This tutorial will show you how to make a brushed
metal texture. You can use the textured paper you design and then
create some fun metal embellishments.
Open up a new document. I will start with a 12in
x 12in 200dpi image as shown. Click on done.
Add a square shape. Insert > Shape. Drag the
square to cover your entire background.
Fill this shape with a grey color. Use your paint
Format > Shape or Line > Fill color
Select more colors option to make a custom paint color of grey R-
155, B- 155, G- 155
Click on OK.
Add a noise or grain to the gray background. Effects
> Filters > Film Grain. Click on ok if it asks to flatten
Add a blur to the image- Effects > Distort
Click on the horizontal perspectives box and then change the slider
to 100%. Click on done.
Use the marquee tool to select a area out of the middle that has
a nice texture. Edit > Copy this selection
Open up a new document. I am using a size of 4x6 200dpi (this size
should be large enough for most metal elements).
Edit > Paste. Your selection should be in this
new document. Now stretch the area (buy grabing the handles) to
fit the paper.
You now have a nice brushed metal texture to work with. Have fun
making your metal elements.