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How to get a metallic silver color in PS for print?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Need text in metallic silver and not sure how to get this done so that it actually looks silver when printed. Any ideas?
     
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    OMGWTFISTHIS Power Member

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    You could look for many Photoshop text styles on Google. Silver, and anything of high detail is very hard to print with just your average printer. You'd have to invest a few hundred to get a nice printer, and print it out on photo paper.
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    It will be for a business card so I'm mainly worried about getting it done properly in Photoshop. :)

    I've had a look at some tutorials but they all seem crap, at least the ones I've managed to find.

    If I can't find anything I'll have to outsource this. :)
     
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    Any tips from anyone?
     
  5. breonsnow

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    You cant print "silver" - they use a process called foil block - it is quite expensive but it will give you that metallic look. When getting it ready for print it just needs to be saved as a block colour (usually black) and then you tell the printer to print that block colour as a foil.

    I hope that helps abit! B