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Do you know how to produce this type of effect?

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Hey y'all,
The one and only reason I am thinking about purchasing the immensely large Kai's Filter is because of it's "Chrome" filter or something like that which makes perfect silver rods, or gold with perfect reflections, etc. Does anyone know how to produce the same effect in Photoshop?
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There certainly are ways of reproducing a chrome effect directly in photoshop. Keep in mind that what a 3rd party filter does is just slap a simplified interface on top of what photoshop already does. There are two tutorials at the links below. The second one is probably more what youre looking for. In my opinion it looks alot better than the Kai filter will ever look.

http://www.designsbymark.com/pstips/misc_matallictex.shtml

http://www.designsbymark.com/pstips/text_chrome.shtml
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"Reject" is a little harsh, I just wanted to tell you that I already know of those tutorials. I want this effect in Kai's which makes extremely realistic shiny pipes, etc with realistic reflections.

Is there anything else out there?

- I feel like such an ass for "rejecting" your comment :)
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Nope. That second one is the best one ive seen. To my eye it looks more realistic than the Kai ones but if thats the look you want youll have to get the Kai filters. I suppose you could use Painter 6 with the metal blobs brush but thats more expensive than Kai's.
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You're right weed, that second one is fantastic !
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Well, wupapercjbnet (how do you pronounce that anyway?) whats the news? Are you going to buy Kai? Coopa and i still think that second chrome effect is truly great.
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Lots of ways! Check out the photoshop sites and you will find an action for chrome that creates chrome text. for a start use yahoo or check out, ultimatephtoshop.com. once you get the basic idea you can create from our own.
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The plugin, Filter Factory Factory Gallery "Q" has a liquid metal effect that may solve the problem. In any case its free and wouldn't hurt! :-)

http://www.netins.net/showcase/wolf359/plugins.htm

Also theres a set of free filters named "Kang" that have a few "liquid metal" filters, unfortunatley I forgot where I got them. I can email a zip to ya tho ... :-)

Hope this helps - RAD
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RAD, what is your email ?
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radams@egghead.com
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