Craig Hockenberry: If Mavericks is Aqua becoming a grown up and mature operating system, brushed metal was the rebellious teenage years.
Category Archives: Brushed Metal
In the Brushed Metal Diaries, we take a look at one of Apple’s most unique — and most hated — user interface paradigms. While QuickTime 4 served as Apple’s Brushed Metal Trojan Horse, the most famous piece of software to wear the look is iTunes. At MacWorld Expo in 2001, Apple introduced iTunes with its […]
Got a logo you like, but want to make way better? Add some Brushed Metal to it. Here’s how to do it in Photoshop, courtesy of Brian Ashe: Filter –> Noise –> Add Noise: 100%, uniform, monochromatic Filter –> Blur –> Motion Blur: 30px And, poof: it’s the early 2000s, all over again:
This is the best thing I’ve read on interface design in a while. via the comments on TUAW’s post linking to my post here.
While most people think of Mac OS X 10.3 Panther or some drunken loser when they hear the term “brushed metal” in the context of UI design, the interface is far older than either of those two things. Think back to the summer of 1999. People were canning fruits and vegetables in preparation of Y2K, […]