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Digital Painting- Simple Metal by telophase Digital Painting- Simple Metal by telophase
ETA: This file got purged in one of DA's weirdnesses a year or so back, but you can find it uploaded over here.

This tutorial shows a technique I figured out to paint a simple metal texture. I used Painter 7.0 for this example, but the same sort of thing can be done in Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Open Canvas, The Gimp, or almost any other computer graphics program. I used only two tools - the Brushes->Round Camel for applying color, and Liquid->Just Add Water for blending. Any paintbrush and blending/smudging tool should be able to do something similar to this. This is a modified comic-type style, where I fill an area with a base color and then apply highlights and shadows to it.

You won't find a high-tech shiny chrome metal texture here, because I haven't done a picture that requires one so I haven't figured out how to do it yet. This procedure results in a simple hammered-metal or brushed-metal texture, suitable for things like the forehead protectors the characters in Naruto wear, or simple metal objects like swords, tools, or dull jewelry (shiny gold and silver need to have sharper highlights added at the end).

This is a complement for the step-by-step painting tutorial I did of Jiraiya and Tsunade from Naruto, and the Basic Digital Painting tutorial I did for that piece.

Click on the arrow to download. Unzip it and use a web browser to open 'index.html' to read the tutorial.
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lillian1998 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Link not found..
ItachiXShana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not working.
ClassikLunacy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Your outgoing link leads to some random business page.
PoetryMan1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yondime Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
can you upload the ""zip file" again plz?
thanks ^_^
rainbowflop Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It says that the file is unavailable. ):
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NeeArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009   Digital Artist
thank u so much
darkelite9 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
very helpful
KBgfx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Awww... I'm not good at DP ;<
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