Create a brushed metal texture using Photoshop CS
How to Create a Brushed Metal Effect in Adobe Photoshop CS
Create a new image with the following options
Color Mode: RGB 8bit
Using the Paint Bucket tool fill the background with a 50% gray color
Select from the menu Filter/Noise/Add Noise...
Enter the following in the "Add Noise" dialog box
Select from the menu Filter/Blur/Motion Blur...
Enter the following in the "Motion Blur" dialog box
Using the Polygon Lasso make a selection as pictured in the image below.
This will give you the highlights
Select from the menu Select/Feather...
Enter the following in the "Feather Selection" dialog box
Feather Radius:10 px
Select from the menu Layer/New Adjustment Layer/Brightness/Contrast...
Enter the following in the "New Layer" dialog box
Name: Brightness/Contrast 1
Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask: Unchecked
Enter the following Brightness/Contrast dialog box
Brightness: +60 Contrast: 0
With Brightness/Contrast 1 selected in the Layers panel
Set Layer mode to Screen
set Opacity: 55%
The Final Image
--Hapa 16:13, 16 March 2006 (MST)