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Start with a new image, 250×250 pixels. Select a dark gray as the
foreground color. Create a new layer, and with the Pen or Paintbrush
tool, draw a wire shaped line on it, 15 pixels thick. Gradual curves
look nice. This may take a few tries to get right. Name the layer
Wire.

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Start with a new image, 250×250 pixels. Select a dark gray as the
foreground color. Create a new layer, and with the Pen or Paintbrush
tool, draw a wire shaped line on it, 15 pixels thick. Gradual curves
look nice. This may take a few tries to get right. Name the layer
Wire.

It’s a common misconception that if you want to create a good chrome effect without a plugin, you need to have the latest version of Photoshop and about 2 hours on your hands…Wrong.

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Make a copy of Wire, by dragging it onto the New Layer
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button. Double click on the new layer, and rename it Cut Wire. Hide
the original layer Wire, by clicking on it’s eye icon
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in the Layers window. We’ll use that layer later on. Now, grab the
Eraser tool, set the brush size to about 5 pixels, and cut the line up.

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Make a copy of Wire, by dragging it onto the New Layer
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button. Double click on the new layer, and rename it Cut Wire. Hide
the original layer Wire, by clicking on it’s eye icon
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in the Layers window. We’ll use that layer later on. Now, grab the
Eraser tool, set the brush size to about 5 pixels, and cut the line up.

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Hold down Ctrl, and click on the hidden Wire layer in the Layers
window. This will create a selection out of the layer Wire‘s
transparency Next, go to the Channels window, and click the Save
selection as channel button
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Select the new Channel in the Channels window, then double click on it
and rename it Wire Bevel.

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Hold down Ctrl, and click on the hidden Wire layer in the Layers
window. This will create a selection out of the layer Wire‘s
transparency Next, go to the Channels window, and click the Save
selection as channel button
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Select the new Channel in the Channels window, then double click on it
and rename it Wire Bevel.

Step 1Create a new 200 by 200 pixel image, and fill the background with
a dark grey (this will make it easier to work with lower contrast, it’s
just for convenience). Create a new Raster layer, and select a circle
160 pixels in diameter. Form the Selections menu, click Save to Alpha
Channel to save your selection.From the Selections menu, click Modify
> Expand, and enter a value of 2. Fill the area with black. Now
deselect ( Ctrl+D ).

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Gaussian Blur the selection by 9 pixels, then by 6 pixels, then by 3
pixels, and finally 1 pixel. AutoLevels Ctrl+Shift+L, the selection.
Then, go back to the Layers window, hold down Ctrl and click on the Cut
Wire
layer to select it’s transparency. Return to the Channels window,
click on Wire Bevel, press D to reset colors, invert selection
Ctrl+Shift+I, and finally clear the selection. Del Deselect. Ctrl+D

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Gaussian Blur the selection by 9 pixels, then by 6 pixels, then by 3
pixels, and finally 1 pixel. AutoLevels Ctrl+Shift+L, the selection.
Then, go back to the Layers window, hold down Ctrl and click on the Cut
Wire
layer to select it’s transparency. Return to the Channels window,
click on Wire Bevel, press D to reset colors, invert selection
Ctrl+Shift+I, and finally clear the selection. Del Deselect. Ctrl+D

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Go back to the Layers window, and select the Cut Wire layer. Filter
> Render > Lighting Effects… Click on the image to the left to
enlarge.
Create a white Directional light, and aim it down, from the
top. Then, create a blue directional light, shining up, from the bottom.

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Go back to the Layers window, and select the Cut Wire layer. Filter
> Render > Lighting Effects… Click on the image to the left to
enlarge.
Create a white Directional light, and aim it down, from the
top. Then, create a blue directional light, shining up, from the bottom.

Step 2Create a new Raster layer, and load your selection ( Selections
> Load from Alpha Channel ). Fill the selection with a medium-dark
color (the one used here is #556C97).From the Selections menu, click
Modify > Expand, and enter a value of 2.

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Set the Properties to:Gloss: 100 (Shiny)Material: -100
(Plastic)Exposure: 39Ambience: -21 Set the Texture Channel onto Wire
Bevel
, and the height to 15. Now, tweak the positioning and direction
of the lights to achieve the desired effect.

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Set the Properties to:Gloss: 100 (Shiny)Material: -100
(Plastic)Exposure: 39Ambience: -21 Set the Texture Channel onto Wire
Bevel
, and the height to 15. Now, tweak the positioning and direction
of the lights to achieve the desired effect.

Step 3Click Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel. Depending on the
object, you may want to play around with the values a bit, but for this
object, use the following. Repeat this step another time, so the bevel
contrast is
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Now, click on the hidden Wire layer to expose it. Click on it again
holding down Ctrl, to create the selection. To make the line 1 pixel
thinner, invert the selection Ctrl+Shift+I, go Select > Modify >
Expand… 1 pixel, and clear the selection Del, and Deselect Ctrl+D.
Filter > Render > Lighting Effects… And set the Texture Channel
to Wire Transparency.

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Now, click on the hidden Wire layer to expose it. Click on it again
holding down Ctrl, to create the selection. To make the line 1 pixel
thinner, invert the selection Ctrl+Shift+I, go Select > Modify >
Expand… 1 pixel, and clear the selection Del, and Deselect Ctrl+D.
Filter > Render > Lighting Effects… And set the Texture Channel
to Wire Transparency.

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