Brushed metal is a very nice effect you can use for interface design, icons and creating metal textures. This tutorial will show you how you can create brushed effect easily in Illustrator.
1. First start with a gradient from dark grey to light grey in the middle.
2. Go to Effect > Texture > Grain. Use the settings shown below and set grain type to Horizontal.
3. That’s it. Our vector brushed metal texture is created!