iii The Shining, 2017. [Copier-Créer](https://copiercreer.wearemd.com/en/2017/07/16/iii-the-shining)

iii The Shining, 2017. Copier-Créer

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Create a (cheap) metallic effect using bitmap in Photoshop

A short tutorial to help you achieving a quick and dirty metallic effect.

Par Maylis Agniel. Publié le 15/07/2017.

Hello World!

Here is a tutorial to help you achieving this metallic effect I used in my last Copier-Créer drawings:

i bleu, 2017. [Copier-Créer](https://copiercreer.wearemd.com/en/2017/07/14/i-bleu)

i bleu, 2017. Copier-Créer

ii rouge, 2017. [Copier-Créer](https://copiercreer.wearemd.com/en/2017/07/15/ii-rouge)

ii rouge, 2017. Copier-Créer

It is easy. Let's start.

Step 1

First, create a new document quite large — here 5400px x 8000px.

Step 2

Fill the first layer with a dark or colored background — here I used pure #000000 black.

Step 3

Draw a white shape using the pencil tool on a new layer — here a friendly Jack Nicholson (download the drawing).

Step 4

Create a black to white vertical gradient on a new layer.

Step 5

alt + click on the Layer 3 (gradient) to create a clipping mask with the Layer 2 (drawing).

Step 6

cmd + click on the Layer 2 (drawing) to load selection.

Step 7

shift + cmd + C to copy merged, then cmd + N to create a new document, validate, then cmd + V to paste.

Step 8

Go to Image > Mode > Grayscale then validate.

Step 9

Go to Image > Mode > Bitmap…. Validate the modal by clicking OK. Then pick the following options and validate:

Tip: You can customize the Output option for a different effect, more or less soft.

Now you have a sweet bitmap.

Step 10

cmd + A to select all, then cmd + C to copy and cmd + W to close the document. Then cmd + V to paste in your main document. The Layer 4 (bitmap) must be clipped in the Layer 2 (drawing).

Step 11

Hide the Layer 3 (gradient). Then transform the Layer 4 (bitmap) to fit the artboard and validate.

Tip: No need to make this clean. It is better to have a little gap.

Step 12

Now cmd + alt + shift + S to save for web, pick the following options (GIF, Restrictive, No Dither) then validate:

Step 13

Open in Photoshop the GIF file you just created.

Step 14

cmd + A to select all, then cmd + C to copy and cmd + W to close the document. Then create a new layer in your main document and cmd + V to paste.

Step 15

cmd + S to save your document. Et voilà !

iii The Shining, 2017. [Copier-Créer](https://copiercreer.wearemd.com/en/2017/07/16/iii-the-shining)

iii The Shining, 2017. Copier-Créer

Have a nice weekend everyone!