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Metallic Effects in Illustrator

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#1 bizbldrs

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:39 PM

I have seen some amazing effects to look like metal and want to know if anyone has a good resource for simple tips on using gradient and transparency effects to get this look easily.

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#2 Coy

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:47 PM

Not sure exactly what you are looking for but a quick google search brought me up with some links. You can take what you learn from these and apply it to just about anything.

Burshed metal effects. - Adobe Illustrator Tutorial | Brushed Metal Effect | Layers Magazine

Create A Brushed Metal Texture In Illustrator | Vectips


Metal text - Metallic Text Effect

Metal/Metallic Text: Adobe Illustrator CS3 Tutorial Adobe Illustrator Tutorials Tutorials Fast Cash Design . com


Metal button - Illustrator CS2 Make a Fully Vector Metal Help Icon/Button! :: Free Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Fireworks, Bridge, and Golive Video Tutorials ::

Leather and metal - Illustrator CS2 Make a Fully Vector Metal Help Icon/Button! :: Free Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Fireworks, Bridge, and Golive Video Tutorials ::

A group of metal tuts - Illustrator Metal Tutorials

#3 bizbldrs

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:53 PM

wow I will have to spend some time with those links. Thanks

Often we have to adjust these for the print techniques I use in my corporate gift business, for engraving, etching and embroidery (and similar). But there are more and more new print technologies that allow for the special effects so I am just now learning about how to use them effectively.

#4 Coy

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:18 PM

wow I will have to spend some time with those links. Thanks

Often we have to adjust these for the print techniques I use in my corporate gift business, for engraving, etching and embroidery (and similar). But there are more and more new print technologies that allow for the special effects so I am just now learning about how to use them effectively.


using some of these methods for embroidery will be almost impossible. I designed two versions of a logo one w/ solid colors and no effects for embrodery purposes.

Some print shops cant print the transparencies as they become solid colors so it all depends on your set up. I suggest testing it out before making any orders with overlays. :D

good luck.

#5 FRk

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 06:35 AM

I'm agree with Coy. Some conventional print can't applied your logo if you use gradient/tranparancies. I suggest you to use solid color or maybe ruster effect for embriodery, that absolutely 100% working :)

#6 friendnand

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:02 AM

very nice, coy :D

#7 laurale22

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:35 PM

I am new and I already see a lot of contest holders want gold... so this is a good resource. I am not a big fan of metallic logos. I guess I better change that. Thanks for the info

#8 poetraone

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:40 AM

terima kasih atas semua informasinya. semoga beruntung semua

#9 PAVIAN

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

Thanks Coy.

Buts here's my technique in creating one.
its composed of 2 layers.

1st layer is gonna be usually composed of 2-3 colors in gradient usually brighter colors
2nd layer will be used as the metallic style just move it a bit in to the left or right and a different set of gradients usually 5 colors will be fine and preferably darker color compared to the 1st layer.
Thats it :)

#10 aghyca

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:12 AM

Thanks, Coy, they are really helpful links to me!

#11 Jobzz

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:46 PM

Thank for the info Coy

#12 ptu12

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:08 PM

Thank you so much for your sharing. It is helpful!

#13 MISSnicki

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

Try using graphic styles. In the appearancec menu you can see how they are put together, then try to create one of your own.

#14 MISSnicki

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

Also, check out the swatch library - gradients - metals. There are a bunch of great metallic swatches in there.

#15 MISSnicki

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

Good technique. Thanks :)





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