Brushed metal is a very nice effect you can use for interface design, icons and creating metal textures. This tutorial will show you how you can create brushed effect easily in Illustrator.
1. First start with a gradient from dark grey to light grey in the middle.
2. Go to Effect > Texture > Grain. Use the settings shown below and set grain type to Horizontal.
3. That’s it. Our vector brushed metal texture is created! (lowpricebud)
3 thoughts on “Illustrator Tip #31: Brushed Metal Effect”
Great tutorials! I have also found some tutorials on http://www.legalo.eu/ro
This was a pretty easy tutorial, but a great tip. I love when stuff is this simple… I have also seen tutorials for radial types of metal grain but those were a lot more complicated
Not a very good result compared to most others I’ve seen.
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