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Exclusive Resource: The Metal Brush

Hello and Welcome to this exclusive Citizen Resource: The Metal Brush

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Hey everyone, I have been recently working on a character that required a lot of metal work, from the outer armor and helmet to the chain mail. Instead of trying to work up the detail using one of the Photoshop standard brushes, I created a surface metal brush that I was able to use for the entire metal work on this character.
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Below are a few tutorials that may be useful for you if you would like to practice creating your own metal brushes or if you would like a run down on drawing metal:

Creating a Custom Brush in Gimp – This will explain how to create a custom brush in gimp and how to use it in the future.

Creating a Custom Brush in Photoshop – This will explain how to create a custom brush in Photoshop and how to use it in the future.

Creating Metal Surfaces in Photoshop – This tutorial goes though how metal is drawn and knowing it’s textures and surface properties.

Thanks for viewing and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the section below!

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16 Responses to “Exclusive Resource: The Metal Brush”
  1. Posts: 10
    Debra Person says:

    Thank you. Been trying to get some chain mail to look right and this is the ticket.

  2. Posts: 70
    Daniel Wentzell Jr. says:

    Thanks Tim,

    You always make it look so easy. lol


  3. Posts: 4
    nevbms says:

    Thank you Tim,any chance on making a skin brush and tut!:)

      • Posts: 4
        nevbms says:

        Thanks Tim,can’t wait for it! xo

        Hey,any chance in making a tutorial (maybe for citizens)on texturing skin on a 3d character.Maybe follow it up with texturing the 3d characters eyes,clothes,equipment,etc.


  4. Posts: 17

    I was wondering, Someone mentioned chainmail. I made a tutorial a while back on chainmail, just a quick picture & words tutorial. But it goes through the basics of making properly linking chainmail. I’d be willing to share it if I’m allowed.

  5. Posts: 1
    G Grover says:

    I just wanted to say that cgcookie has opened up so many possibe paths to get to the same point is way beyond what the subscription costs reflect. There is real knowledge with the eagerness to teach from this site.
    Thanks to everyone.

  6. Posts: 1

    I’m a Citizen but I cant seem to download the source file even when right clicking.
    Maybe the link is dead!!

  7. Posts: 17
    mark maico says:

    Thanks ahaha I too had the same problem of Frederick LOL anyways thanks again for the cool info that you have given ^^

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