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Create a Copper Texture in Photoshop
Tutorials Textures and Patterns 9728 September 15th, 2018

Learn how to create copper texture in Adobe Photoshop from scratch using filters. With this simple technique you can create any type of brushed metal texture in any size you want. Learning how to make your own custom textures in Photoshop is a lot of fun!

Copper Textures

How to Create a Copper Metal Texture from Scratch in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create a brushed copper texture in Photoshop from scratch using filters.

copper metal texture photoshop tutorial

Create a new PSD file 1300x1300px. You can make the document larger/smaller in size but it is important to be a square and not a rectangle. That means that the width and the height have the same size. Create a new layer called Copper Texture and fill it with white color.

Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and set the Amount to 50%, Distribution Uniform and Monochromatic.

noise photoshop filter

Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur. Set the Angle to 0 and the Distance around 40 pixels. The texture already has some horizontal stripe lines that start to look like brushed metal.

motion blur photoshop filter

Press CTRL+T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale and set the horizontal scale to 103% or more depending on your canvas size.

transform scale in photoshop

Go to Image > Trim and trim based on transparent pixels.

image trim in photoshop

Go to Filter > Distort > Polar Coordiantes and choose Rectangular to Polar.

filter polar coordinates in photoshop

Press CTRL+T or go to Edit > Transform > Scale and set the horizontal and vertical scale to 135% or more depending on your canvas size.

transform scale in photoshop

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen and make these settings.

filter smart sharpen in photoshop

Create a new layer and call it Angle Gradient. Fill it with white color. Set the Fill to 0% and add a Gradient Overlay layer style.

angle gradient in photoshop

Create the Copper Texture

Now comes the interesting part in which we transform this brushes metal texture into copper. Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer.

gradient map in photoshop

Edit the Gradient Map and use color #451a03 / location 67% and color #ffab67 / location 100% .

gradient map in photoshop

Press SHIFT+CTRL+ALT+E to make a copy of the merged visible layers. Call this layer Sharpen Effect. Go to Filter > Other > High Pass.

high pass filter in photoshop

Set the blend mode of the Sharpen Effect layer to Overlay and 100% opacity level.

That is all! So here is the final result for the copper texture Photoshop tutorial. If you are looking for photorealistic copper textures you can check out this list with with Free Copper Textures For Designers for designers.

copper metal texture in photoshop

If you add a Hue/Saturation adjustment and change the Hue and/or the Saturation you can create silver texture, bronze texture, aluminium texture.

bronze texture in photoshop silver aluminium texture in photoshop

You can download Free Copper Textures from this collection of free textures for designers.

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4 comment(s) for "Create a Copper Texture in Photoshop"

3:51 AM Monday, September 19, 2016
thank`s a lot ! Very interesting @ useful ! reply
1:16 AM Saturday, December 3, 2016
My first texture! Thanks! reply
1:16 AM Saturday, December 3, 2016
My second texture! :) reply
1:06 PM Monday, April 29, 2019
Great and simple tutorial. Thanks! reply

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