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By James Fritz | Friday, December 20, 2013

Construct a metal grill in Photoshop: Pixel Playground

Create a metal grill in Photoshop

Explore the Pixel Playground at lynda.com.

This week Bert shows us how to create a metal grill from scratch. At first glance you may think he used Adobe Illustrator for this episode of Pixel Playground, but in reality this repeating effect is created completely within Photoshop. Bert starts out by creating some patterns for the repeating holes, plus a special pattern for adding some depth. Next, he creates a linear gradient that helps create the illusion of metal. Finally, he lines up all of the layers and patterns to complete this impressive illustration of a metal grill.

Watch this week’s video on lynda.com to get started creating your own metal grill effect, and check back next week for more techniques from the Pixel Playground.

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