Photoshop How-To: Aging Metal Textures
If, like me, you like the patina of aged, rusty metal, then this Photoshop trick is for you.
Start with a gray background and add layers of age in succession -- mottling, corrosion, scarring, flaking, chipping -- until you have just the distressed look you desire.
You'll employ a variety of techniques, too: layers, blend modes, Gaussian blurs, saturation controls, the burn tool, and so on.
In this excerpt from "Design Graphics Photoshop Studio Skills," you'll see for yourself that (in the words of Neil Young) rust never sleeps.
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Excerpted from "Design Graphics Photoshop Studio Skills" by Colin Wood. Copyright © 2003 Wiley Publishing. All rights reserved. Reproduced here by permission of the publisher.