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Chrome filter on larger document

Jun 13, 2013 11:19 AM

Hi all,


I created a logo which was 1.8cm sq & used the chrome filter on it.


I now need to make a much larger version of the logo & after creating all theother parts of my logo ok, the Chrome filter gives completly the wrong effect?


Any ideas on this?

  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jun 13, 2013 4:10 PM   in reply to thebadge12345

    Difficult to offer advice without seeing what you are trying to achieve.  Can you post the image?  Lots of ways to do a chrome effect, depending on the shape of the object.  For instance, using Layer Styles Bevel & Emboss, and changing the Gloss contor to Ring (second from left on the bottom row).  Exagerating contrast with Curves, or dodge and burn also works well.   Will this chrom surface be reflecting anything, (as real chrome would do) ?

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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jun 14, 2013 4:03 AM   in reply to thebadge12345

    Well, I have certainly been able to duplicate the difference.  The Chrome filter seems to be pixel dependant, rather than size dependant, and the filter settings don't come close to containing a large image size.  But the Chrome filter is not particularly precise one, so you could apply it before resizing, and resize using Bicubic Smoother.  A 10x enlargement is still going to produce jaggies, but gaussian blur will fix that:


    Apply Chrome filter to 1000 pixel square image

    Resize to 10,000 pixels using Bicubic smoother

    Lock layer transparency (to prevent blur from bleeding)

    Gaussian blur 5

    Repeat Gaussian blur

    Levels to repair black point.


    Chrome full.jpg


    Actual pixel size detail

    Chrome detail.jpg


    Otherwise, there are heaps of chrome effect tuts out there.

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