Applying a Sheet Metal effect

You can use the Sheet Metal effect to turn your images into sheet metal impressions. You can save your options as a preset for future use.

To apply a Sheet Metal effect:

  1. In Edit mode, in the Add group, click Special Effect.
  2. Click Sheet Metal.
  3. On the Sheet Metal tab, set the options as described below.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Done to accept your changes and close the pane.
    • Click Cancel to discard your changes and close the pane.

Sheet Metal options


Specifies the amount of curve in the edges of the impressions.


Specifies the amount of detail in the impression.


Specifies the angle of the grain in the sheet metal.

Metal color

Specifies the color of the sheet metal.


Specifies the direction in which the sheet metal was manipulated. Select one of the following:

  • Indented: Stamps the metal from the top side of the image.
  • Pushed out: Stamps the metal from underneath the image.

See also:

Applying a Sheet Metal effect