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May 7, 2004
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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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bobopatch Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
u dont relize how just looking at this made me inprove on metal 100% thanku for that

DerekFayte Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
I can't download it either...
Arzuza Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
the link is break...I can't download it
ItaNaruSasu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
I cannot find it!! I tried to download but it said file not found!!
mikau761 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006   Traditional Artist
neat! ^^
mattgamer Featured By Owner May 17, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice - great help!

finni Featured By Owner May 10, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, interesting, you do it almost exactly the same way I do :D
chibitensai Featured By Owner May 8, 2004
These tutorials are awesome. Keep it up. I know I've got a lot to learn.
telophase Featured By Owner May 8, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I like doing tutorials, but my deep dark secret is that if I don't write them, I forget the techniques and have to reinvent them. :D
cybersaan Featured By Owner May 8, 2004
oo nice =) this shuld help me good
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