Metal texture Photoshop tutorial

Simple step by step tutorial how to make metal texture in Photoshop. Also chceck some similar metal textures in high resolution.
Learn how to use gradient tool, motion blur effect, add noise.

metal texture photoshop tutorial

Application: Photoshop
Keywords: stainless steel tutorial, metal texture tutorial, photoshop tutorials
Author: PSD Graphics


1. Start a new documet
Dimensions : 500x375px

2. Create a new layer
Fill it with any color. Double click on the new layer and make a gradient with these colors:

add gradient

3. Merge layers
Create a new layer under existing “gradient layer”.
Keep the gradient layer selected, hold CTRL and hit E button

merge layers

4. Add noise effect
Go to Filter>Noise>Add Noise
Amount 20%

add noise

5. Add motion blur
Filter>Blur>Motion Blur
Distance: 35 pixels

add motion blur

With motion blur your metal texture sholud look similar to this one:


6. The last step is to add a shades to all corners of our brushed metal texture.
Use the Brush Tool:
Master diameter: 250 px
Hardness: 0%
Color: #8a8d96

add shades

Here is it, final look of the brushed metal texture.

brushed metal texture

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  1. I am blown away with all your tutorials. Since my ten years of professionalism in graphics, have not come in contact with such awesome tutorial like yours. I am short of words. Thanks for all the tutorials.


  2. man.. u r grt.. i was lookin for these tutorials from three days to create metal backgrounds.. here it is i found it at last.. n this is grt site..

  3. Hi there
    Please can you give me the instructions or the download link for your metal texture video tutorial or the psd download
    I have just found your website…i am blown away! Do you have a join link or a forum for your members?
    There are quite a few other psd’s on your site…is there a download page for all your psd’s?
    Sorry for the trouble, any help will be apprecaited

    In Australia

  4. Do you have a tutorial on how to do the speaker grille that you did over the metal background? Thanks for all your great work

  5. It’s so simple and looks so great that it’s depressing… than I haven’t thought about it myself 🙂

  6. This looks really cool! I’m sure I’ll be able to find a lot of projects I can use this with. Plus its really easy too. Thanks for posting this great tutorial. More power!