In a few simple steps make your own silver metallic texture from scratch. Let’s begin!
(For a larger view click on the images.)
1. Create a new document. Mine was 2000×2000 pixels. Unlock the Background layer by double clicking on it, name it Silver Texture and fill it with color grey #777777.
2. Convert the Silver Texture layer into Smart Object by right clicking on it and choosing Convert to Smart Object. We are doing that so we can go back and tune our values after applying Smart Filters.
3. Now we are going to apply some Smart Filters. Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise… (Amount 15%, Distribution Uniform) Now we are going to apply the second filter – go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur (Angle 0, Distance 130 Pixels).
4. Now we just need to add some light. Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient… Name that new gradient layer Light. By double clicking on Gradient Box open Gradient Editor and adjust gradient values according to the image below. On the Gradient Fill window don’t forget to set Style to Linear and Angle to 0.
5. Put that Light layer to Overlay and that’s it! You have your own metallic silver texture.
As you can probably see, the edges of that image are not the very best, so I would suggest to just trim them with the Crop Tool (C).
To download metallic silver texture (.jpg) made in this tutorial click on the image and choose the download icon ↓