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By James Fritz | Friday, March 07, 2014

Create realistic rust: Pixel Playground

This week Bert finishes up his trilogy of tutorials on how he created his digital painting of a railway scene, “Damen.” Today’s tutorial explores how to create realistic rust from scratch in Adobe Photoshop, an effect he put to good use weathering the metal surfaces of his painting.

Bert begins the effect by creating a new Photoshop document filled with a solid color, then running a filter to give it some texture. Next, he creates a new brush and uses various settings to help randomize the rust effect. After painting in the base rust, Bert adds a layer style to give it some depth and create the illusion that it’s cutting into the metal. He then completes the effect by adjusting the colors and painting in some grime to give it that final, realistic touch.

Watch this week’s free video to get started building rust from scratch on your digital metallic surfaces, and check back next week for another installment of Pixel Playground.

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