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Metal texture tutorial by Pirosan Metal texture tutorial by Pirosan
Metal texture for weapons tutorial.

In this tutorial you'll be guided to create a metal texture with some decals and details that are likely to be found on guns. All you need is photoshop (mine was cs4, but any version higher than 5 will be ok i guess). It's definitely not a 'lets make a whole texture for my weapon' tutorial, just essential knowledge that may help you creating texture by combining informations found in this tutorial and maybe another ones.

I've plans to post (after i make them lol) series of gamedev related mini-tutorials about creating textures, focusing on mechanical designs.

You need to forgive me poor english grammar if you want to learn something from this tutorial, but i tried to write it like for my mother, so everybody should understand it.

But be aware: it may be difficult for beginners, so i presume you already have a basic photoshop knowledge.

Generally, i dont need any credit for using my tutorial, if it helps you in anyway, just put a nice comment, so i'll know my stuff is currently usefull, and i'll continue posting things like this one.

And disclaimer: tutorial is based on my personal experience, gained in work and by doing some other online tutorials, so there may be situation when some parts of my tutorial (this one or another) are similiar to someone's tutorial - those thing happens.
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i really like the way this is lain out.  I hope I can put it to good use some day  ^_^
Thank you so much, this tutorial was easy to follow (unlike many of the other metal tutorials that I attempted to follow) and yielded amazing results.
gracias , bellisimo
Free-Falling Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderfully simple and a great effect! =D
Great, thank you so much :3
Zakorite Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad I favorited this when I did so long ago. I found myself needing it this weekend, and it has been a life saver! Thank you again for making this simple, yet awesome tutorial!
Zchanning Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO much! I do consider myself a photoshop beginner, but I had no trouble following. It was easy, simple to understand, and gave a really great effect. Very very helpful, it was exactly what I had been looking for. Thanks again!!
Marko-Poko Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist
I might try applying elements of this tutorial to some armor.
ShadowedMoonLight97 Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This was soooo helpful thanx ^_^
This was unbelievably helpful! I'm working on some app templates for a group I'm setting up, and this is going to make them look much better. Thank you for sharing this!
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