Metal Texture

Step 1: Create a new document (File > New or Ctrl + N)

Step 2: Set the background color to 50% grey.

Step 3: Now let’s add some noise to the image. To do this, use the Add Noise tool (Filter> Noise> Add Noise). Select Uniform and check-mark Monochromatic. The Amount you specify will determine how visible the metal grain will be.

Step 4: Use the Motion Blur tool (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur) to blur the grain.

Step 5: Now enlarge the layer to hide the edge effect caused by the Motion Blur filter. To do this, use the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) to create a selection of most of the brushed metal area.

Step 6: Use the Transform tool (Edit> Transform> Scale or Ctrl+T) to scale the selection to the document’s size.

Step 7: Add a lighting effect to this texture, simply use the Lighting Effects filter (Filter> Render> Lighting Effects).

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