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Elegant Metal Tutorial Copyright 2013 LlemonFlame a.k.a. Dorte Andersen

License: Personal use only. You're free to use this tutorial as you wish, as long as it's for personal use only. Do not sell the layer effect styles, and the Metal Effect Contour from this tutorial. The rest is yours to do with as you please.
If you're interested in buying a license for commercial use of the layer effect styles, let me know.

I wanted to do something different from other metal text tutorials, I wanted to make a layer effect style which looks best using thin, detailed and elegant looking fonts, using text layer effect styles without use of pattern overlay.
In This Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to make a metal effect using different layer effect styles, the contour editor, the gradient editor, the brush tool and the path tool.

Download to get it in the real size.

Enjoy!

LlemonFlame
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Elegant-Metal-Tutorial by ~LlemonFlame The suggester states "This is a very well thought out tutorial which goes into extraordinary depth and detail. I love how it gives so much extra information (for example, what adding other percentages can do)!" ( Suggested by TehAngelsCry and Featured by Elandria )
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DarkAngelsWork Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks~
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I feel the love, thanks for the praise, I'm overwhelmed still! :party:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you do, dear!!! :aww: :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely! :) Have a great day!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: You too, have a great day!!! :blowkiss:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whoa, what happened while I was away?! 350 Favourites, 65 downloads and over 4000 views? This morning I had 15 downloads and 800 views or something, wow!
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Wulph017 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, nice tutorial!
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome, glad you like it!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice and helpful! really awesome! thank you! :)
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm pleased you like it! :)
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The-Quirky-Banana Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Writer
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :huggle:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm completely overwhelmed! :w00t!:
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The-Quirky-Banana Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Writer
that's great! :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I appreciate it! :D
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Nolamom3507 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Thank you! This is something I have been struggling with for some time. What an excellent explanation.
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! Let me know if there are any typos and the like, I have proof read and tested it, but you never know.
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can this be used in CS2?
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I honestly don't know, I've only tried it in CS6 and I know that CS5 is quite similar to CS6 so there shouldn't be a problem with CS5. So I guess that leaves you with having to try and see if it works... Let me know if it does!

Best wishes,
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will and if it works, I'll post it in my gallery. Might just be the ticket to get me back to using Photoshop like I used to (Back in the days. :rofl: )
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, I'd definitely love to see what you can do with it! I'm a total Photoshop addict myself (what made you stray from Photoshop, if I may ask? :)
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ran out of ideas and inspiration and got hooked on to 3D... Was in art school when I took up Photoshop, Illustrator and 3D Max. Now I'm retired and wanted to do more people type of renders. Still use Photoshop to do post work but not pure art work, if you know what I mean? ;)
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, well I understand the lure of 3D, I've dabbled with that as well, but that was back in the day when I had an Amiga (using Deluxe Paint to do graphics in), then I got a PC and eventually discovered Photoshop. Proud Cloud member now. :D You're really good at the 3D work, such details must take a long time and patience to do?

Have a great weekend!
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes it does take a long time and patience but that depends on the nature of the work. I once did a very "seemingly" simple render over a 10 days span. It came out ok, but I'll never do that again.

I remember Deluxe Paint and Amiga. Wanted to get Amiga but couldn't afford it at the time. Instead I went with Tandy 1K and the rest is history. :lol:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, 10 days! No wonder you didn't do that gain, that's a looong time to wait for a result!

I got my Amiga computer as a b-day present from my parents (I was 17 back then) -- never heard of Tandy 1K? Nice talking to ya! :)
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Tothamon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Thank you! I have wanted to know how to do metal like this for a long time!
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My pleasure! :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! :wave:
Have a wonderful day yourself! :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure, thank you :happybounce:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, wow, I've got Goosebumps! This is such an honour -- thank you from the bottom of my heart! This tutorial took a long time for me to write, I'm so pleased to see how it's been received. :D This makes it all worthwhile, thank you again!
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm beyond ecstatic! :party:
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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Congratulations on the well-deserved DD!
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you! I'm very exited indeed! :D
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hey! :wave:

I've started a new weekly tutorial journal, and this week your tutorial has been featured! Tutorial Tuesday #1!
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is such an honour, you've made my day -- thank you! :D
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DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm a little confused at the wording. So, if I use this tutorial, I cannot use the elegant metal effect in a commission?

Or am I not allowed to take this tutorial you made and sell it to people?

Sorry I don't understand. ^^;
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're not allowed to use the effect commercially, i.e. don't use the elegant metal effect in something you intend to sell/earn money from. You're not allowed to sell the effects, the background, everything in this tutorial.

It's meant to teach people how to do things, *not* to learn how to make the effects and then selling them afterwards. The same thing goes for the tutorial itself of course.

If you're interested in buying a license that allows you to use the effect commercially (just not reselling it) let me know.

I hope that clarifies things? If not do ask again. :)

Best wishes,
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No offense, but I don't know if you are allowed to say that people can't use the effects of something even if they follow a tutorial. Not unless you made the actual scripting or stock for the effects. Which you haven't. This looks like you are just using scripting already available in certain image editors.
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They ARE allowed to use it, just as long as they don't sell the layer effects as their own original work. I spent a long time creating them (and much longer to write the tutorial) so yes, I do own the copyright. What is scripting BTW? I've made this in Photoshop, manually every step of the way.
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is what I am talking about. I don't think that the copyright is support for even commercial use. I think anyone can use this without paying.
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So I'll ask you the same question as rodtheworm: That leaves the question how people can sell Layer effects? Surely they can't sell something they don't own then?
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XxchantellexX Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The only way you can sell the effects is if you have scripted them yourself. You can script effects for photoshop, but if I am right that requires knowledge to code.
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know you can script things in Photoshop to use in CSS for instance, but that's a whole different area.
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Fair point - I don't think you can copyright a group of settings on a program you don't own, just the tutorial itself.

Still, really pretty effect - it certainly lives up to the "Elegant Metal" name! I'll have to see if I can recreate this effect in GIMP sometime.
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