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Any advice on to how to make this enameling look more like, enamel?


gabbbahey

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Hi,

I´ve made this logo/sign (the black one) in illustrator and I´d need it to look more like enamel or metal finish.
I´d prefered to do this in illustrator, to keep it scalable, but guessing it´s easier in PS? If so that will be ok for now.

I like the finish of this red one I found.

Any help or advice much appreciated.

Also if anyone can recommend a really good (adobe) illustrator forum, please share :)

thanks
best regards
gabbbahey
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the reference image (like the shine on this one...)
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Burned Ice

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Hej, det ser bra ut ;)

Have you tried applying enamel texture? If you want that white reflection you could do it manually with a shape and a gradient, that gives you more freedom than a simpel bevel & emboss

EDIT: here a preview of what I mean
EDIT2: I know the gradient is a bit too big but I'm too lazy to change it, also you can bevel the letters so they are more like the ref you provided.
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Confestium

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It's a lot easier to accomplish in Ps rather then Ai, but saying that, It's not impossible in Ai, just a lot more work involved.

In Ps, I used a mixture of gradient, bevels & emboss and shadows. Then added some gloss and texture for good measure.

Forgive the pixels lol, I done a rush job, and without the Ai file or psd made it a little more difficult.

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IamSam

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Try this.

You have your sign.
Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 7.32.11 PM.png

Select your Pen Tool, set to path, and create the area of reflection.
Turn the path into a selection with a 1px feather.
Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 7.33.43 PM.png

Create a new layer below the text layer.
Select your Gradient Tool. Choose the Foreground to transparent preset.
Add the gradient to your selection.
Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 7.36.54 PM.png

Lower the reflection layers opacity.
You can also add a layer mask to the reflection layer and use a gradient to soften the lower section.
Tweaked up a little.
Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 7.47.58 PM.png
 
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