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Thread: can i paint in metallic i.e copper or gold?

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    Thumbs up can i paint in metallic i.e copper or gold?

    ... so that when it is printed in high pixels at a print shop, it is actually shiny metallic?

    thank you in advance for your replies

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    You can paint in metallic *looking* paint, but for shiny metallic printing, you will need to use special inks or papers and talk to your print shop. The original colour of the painting will matter less than whether they have shiny cardstock (common) or metallic ink (less common and may need to be added by hand).
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    Hi Hannah, thanks for your response. So could you run through with me how id create a copper *looking* paint without getting the complications of printing using special inks etc involved please? thank you xx

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    Either adjust the metallics slider in the colour wheel or find a good metal reference. It's all in the lighting (metal is shiny and reflective, so highlights can make something look metallic).

    Here are some tutorials that might help you get started:

    https://www.artrage.com/painting-met...s-sav-scatola/
    https://forums.artrage.com/showthrea...574#post129574
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQntzc3ZzA

    https://www.thoughtco.com/paint-meta...crylic-4086667

    And there are a lot more out there. But finding a good reference for the metal you want is going to be the best place to start.
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