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To start, we will need a rectangle with rounded edges (right click on Shape tool to select it) and light grey background.

Create a new layer and fill it with the same color. This layer will contain brushed metal texture.

Add a lot of noise (filters menu - noise - add noise).

Next, use Motion blur filter (filters - blur - motion blur) with the angle set to 0 and distance about 70 pixels. Then, hit Ctrl-Shift-L (Auto Levels) to increase texture contrast.

Now, hit Ctrl-G (group) - it will apply texture layer to shape layer, so that only a part of texture inside the shape is visible. To make texture look natural, adjust its blend mode (I changed normal to soft light, you might also want to try overlay, or linear burn, etc, and also to play with opacity).

Now the tricky part - we're going to create a custom gradient to give our metal a nice reflection effect. Select shape layer, open its blending option (layer style), turn on gradient overlay, choose black-to-white gradient, and then click on gradient itself to open gradient editor. You'll see it has two stops" - black and white. Now

After you're done with gradient, change its blend mode to overlay, or soft light. The result should look similar to shown here.

That's not all yet - create a new layer, and use a large brush with blurred edges to draw 2 white diagonal lines (you can also apply some blur). Then hit Ctrl-G to group this layer with previous, and, again, change its blend mode to overlay or soft light.

The little screws would be  a nice final touch. use shape tool to draw a small circle. You can do  it black or white - we're going to make it transparent later.

Repeat 4 times :-)

Now with a little help of layer style, make these circles real screws. If your layer color is black, set blend mode to screen, if white - to multiply. The result will be transparent layer. Then go  to blending options (layer style), turn on Bevel and Emboss, set Style to Pillow emboss, size to 0, and highlight mode to color dodge. That's it!

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payday loans · long ago
Marvelous. Thanks, will spread this among my friends!

roarbb · long ago
Tutorials like this helps me a lot. They are so good explained ..... Thanks u very much.

secret say · long ago
very deaitailed i aprove your work · long ago
I love it, thanks for the tutorial. I can use it to create my gradient and webby. cheers... ed :-)

3Jlo · long ago
Thanx for your lessons

Vitaly · long ago
Спасибо за письмо! Ты мне очень помог, на сайты обязательно зайду. Очень понравился мне урок Zoomed Pixels. Он самый лучший пока.

PUTSI PUTSI PUTSI! ehts, jah · long ago
ma olen eestlane, juhhu!

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psyck0 · long ago
thanks for these great tutorials..

simon · long ago
you must be from mars or something where do you get this ideas man....

Rhisiart · long ago
Enormously helpful

David from Ohio · long ago
Vlad, The stuff you're showing in your Tutorials are great. Thanks so much for doing this. It's a big help to folks like me. God Bless, David

roro · long ago
so cool!(Y) I learnt a lot,thank u very much!

emm · long ago
This site is KILLER!;-) emm Goody mid Ohio

Kirk - Australia · long ago
Great stuff mate! Keep up the good work!

Hamid · long ago
Come On You Are Great!!!

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EmpireMW · long ago
Thanks Mate!

zero · long ago
i worked in out. in my version it is called 'Clipping Mask' and maps to 'Alt+Ctrl+G' :-|

wizard · long ago
Please, show us how to do nice buttons with "water covered design"

D3v:L D3z:Ns · 11 January 2008
i m growing as total cre8tro wth ur tuts!! awesome work!! gr8 thnx 4 ur priceless tuts!!

marcel.pajda · 26 January 2008
Thanks one more time

lu.G · 6 February 2008
excellent tuto

tessie · 26 April 2008
I got spammed first time so this will be short! thanks for sharing your fantastic art and knowledge. Any tips on PSE4

Rukz · 8 September 2008
Hi, I have to admit, you tutorials are easier to follow then those from computer art magazine! Brilliant stuff Rukz - UK

· 11 January 2009
sorry for this comment vlad, but can you translate some tutorials in italian? thanks

· 14 August 2010
good job

· 11 October 2012

Fenix · 12 February 2013
waw that`s nice thanks alot

johnald · long ago
im total noob in PS but those tutorials are great even though i was doing thi 3 hours :-), but now im fucking happy and i can go sleep. thx vlad

beavis and butthead · long ago
i lik my butt

beavis and butthead · long ago
i lik my butt

chaitanaya · long ago
its great .....the tutorials are very gd....indeed..i love the site.....very much.......always sharing and collaburation will make excellent results...

murs · long ago
God! You are a genius! The simplicity with which u do all of them is remarkable! And you are a good teacher as well :-P

home loans · long ago
Marvelous. Thanks, will spread this among my friends!

rapchi · long ago
gençler böyle nimeti tutupta kopyalamamak varmı ya.....

janis · long ago
it's a nice tutorial but on 1024x768 pix.. it doesn't look so great:s

Jordan Parker From Wales, UK · long ago
Vald all the stuff is realy good im 13 and i like desgin stuff :D ^^ mostly everything i know is from your Tutorials.... Thanks Jordan Parker Website:- Emails:-

Panky · long ago
To put it simply ..... Great Site (Y) and even better tutorial section :-)

Chi Shen · long ago
These tutorials are useful and well-explained. Other photoshop tutorial sites generally have amateurish and poorly explained tutorials. I love this site!

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samsundar · long ago
he stuff you're showing in your Tutorials are great. Thanks so much for doing this. It's a big help to folks like me. God Bless, sam sundar india,tamilnadu,madurai

El Tigs · long ago
I could go on thanking you,but I do realise I have to stop.You are a gift to the human race. El. Tigs

Venkatesh · long ago
NICE What a beautiful

zero · long ago
i can get your result with 'Ctrl+G' as step 5 shows. could you please explain a little bit further. why hide some thing from reader? :-|

***PaRy*** · long ago
Thank you very much!!! :-)

Awesome stuff · 4 January 2008
Well, I'm still a complete hack at photoshop, but you've got so many tutorials up here I'll have at least a couple cool ideas to play with! You're great man, I never knew photoshop could do so many cool things. Ja PUTSI PUTSI PUTSI, olen eestlane kaa =p Imelik, et ma naen uks teine siia peale (not originally from there but I speak the language)

markus · 19 April 2008
you are the best designer on the god damn planet. since years ago.

mustafa · 9 June 2008
güzel eline sağlık

-faak · 26 October 2008
grouping does not result in desired effect.. grrr

thetillian · 27 October 2008
u rock with these superub tutorials, these are very helpful for newbies like me, thanks a million

NailzChan · 10 November 2008
you are truly amazing at phtoshop..i have tryed things like this but never as good as your stuff! =)

Mahek - India · 31 August 2009
Thanx man. I love your all tutes

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Zuzana · 2 May 2011
Great...this is exactly what I need for my design right now. I was wondering how to make this metal "doorplate" and now I can make it!!! Thanks a lot Vlad!!!

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