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How to enhance metal in Photoshop with filters

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
April 3, 2013

Chrome filter can be applied to the surface of a car, for example, to enhance details and add more drama to the composition

Duplicate the Background layer (Cmd/Ctrl+J) and then head to the Sketch filters and find Chrome.

Set Detail to 10 and Smoothness to 2 for something similar to this.

Chrome filter












Hit OK and then change the blend mode to Screen and lower the layer’s Opacity to around 40%. This blends the Chrome filter with the surface of the car.

Add a layer mask and press Cmd/Ctrl+I to flip it from white to black.

Use the Brush tool set white and 0% Hardness to selectively paint over parts of the car to reveal subtle, metallic details.















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