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    Chrome Electroplate
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    In this tutorial we will be creating a very stylish chrome electroplate that will work great for your signatures, and interface designs. The techniques used in this tutorial are easily adapted to various other applications, however here is an example of what we will be creating with this tutorial:


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    Step 7.)
    Get out the Polygon Lasso Tool () and make a selection similar to what l've done here.


    Tap Delete on your keyboard once, to delete this area from the plate.

    Press CTRL + D on your keyboard to de-select the selection.

    Result:


    Next using the Polygon Lasso Tool again, make another selection near as shown here this time on the bottom of the plate:


    Tap Delete on your keyboard once, to delete this area from the plate.

    Press CTRL + D on your keyboard to de-select the selection.

    Result:






    Step 8.)
    Double click this layer, and apply the following blending options:
    Outer Glow:


    Stroke:


    Result:






    Step 9.)
    Press CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N on your keyboard to create a new layer. Name this new layer "Chrome Plate Effect" in your layers pallet as l've done here:


    Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard, and click the layer named "plate base" in the layers pallet, to make a selection of it's contents:


    Go to Select->Modify->Contract and apply the following settings:


    Using the Paint Bucket Flood Fill Tool () fill this selection with any color (it doesn't matter). I'll use a bright green (#3ADB02).
    Note: Make sure you are filling the selection on the new layer named "Chrome Plate Effect".

    Press CTRL + D on your keyboard to de-select the selection.

    Result:






    Step 10.)
    Double click this layer "Chrome Plate Effect" and apply the following blending options:
    Gradient Overlay:




    Result:






    Step 11.)
    Next we'll create the little bolts in each of the four corners.

    Press CTRL + SHIFT + N on your keyboard to create a new layer. Name this layer "Bolts":



    Get out the Elliptical Marquee Tool () and make a small circular selection in one of the corners as l've done here:



    Using the Paint Bucket Fill Tool () fill this selection with #DEE0E2.

    Press CTRL + D on your keyboard to de-select the selection.

    Result:


    Double click this layer, and apply the following blending options:
    Outer Glow:


    Inner Glow:


    Result:






    Step 12.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Then using the Move Tool () move this duplicate "blot" layer to the opposite corner:


    Repeat this process twice more (or more if you wish) to make a few more bolts and position them around the metal plate as l've done here:



    This pretty much covers the creation of the Chrome Plate. Here l've added a few small details, using virtually the same techniques taught in this tutorial, however slightly changing the colors and shapes:


    Try different shapes and variations out to see what kinds of effects you can get. If you enjoyed this tutorial please be sure to check out the rest of our great tutorials while you are here!





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