Popular Post lynxster4 Posted September 16, 2018 Popular Post Share Posted September 16, 2018 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Hi, all. I came up with this technique to create a realistic knit texture. Level of difficulty - easy. Plugins needed: NomBot's Dot Matrix MJW's Trail Blur Pyrochild's Trail We will be making this basic knit pattern: -------->> Basic Knit Pattern: Spoiler 1) New Canvas Size-->36 x 600 2) Effects--->Stylize-->Dot Matrix 3) Effects-->Blurs-->Trail Blur 4) Image-->Canvas Size-->12 x 600, anchor center 5) Image-->Canvas Size-->600 x 600, anchor left (make sure it is transparent...turn your opacity to '0" on the secondary color...or 'Trail" won't work) 6) Duplicate the layer 7) On the top layer, use Layer-->Flip Vertical 8) On the top layer, Edit-->Select All (ctrl+A), Move Selected Pixels to the right 12px and down 5px 9) On top layer, Effects-->Object-->Trail (run twice) 10) On the bottom layer, Effects-->Object-->Trail (run twice) 11) Merge layer down 12) Edit-->Select All (ctrl+A), Move Selected Pixels, grab upper center nub and pull up 5px 13) Deselect 14) Edit-->Select All (ctrl+A), Move Selected Pixels, grab upper center nub and pull up 10px 15) Edit-->Select All (ctrl+A), Move Selected Pixels, grab lower center nub and pull down 10px Now your texture is made! Save this as a .png file. This will always be your 'base' file. There are endless ways to colorize this. Some examples: PDN's Color plugins are the limit here. And that's not really true...you can use gradients. Now, you may be wondering why I had you do Steps #14 and #15.? It looked pretty good after Step #12. Because...now we've made it SEAMLESS! ? A couple more examples: The possibilities and coloring are endless. Please have fun! Block Pattern Stitch: Spoiler MK Stitch: MadJik's Plugin Pack Spoiler Mock Cable Stitch: Spoiler OAS Stitch: MJW's Offset Alternating Stripes plugin Spoiler SW Stitch: Spoiler Then create a seamless pattern on a larger canvas: My Favorite - The Squirkle Stitch: Red's Plugin Pack Spoiler Change the color of the 'squirkled' layer! Make a more complex pattern: Follow the instructions in the next image: Waffle Weave Stitch: Spoiler This reminds me of thermal underwear cloth. Stitches: Spoiler I've included a few 'stitch' patterns to be applied with TR's Paste Frame; or you could apply them with Brush Factory . Color these as you wish. Bonus Felt Fabric!! Spoiler Make your own felt. I feel this belongs in this tutorial. It would go nicely with the knit. Step 1. Add Noise as per the image below. Step 2. Apply Fur Blur with the settings below. Examples: Please enjoy and do experiment with more of the 'Distort' plugins. The above are my top choices. ? 12 3 Quote My Art Gallery | My Shape Packs | ShapeMaker Mini Tut | Air Bubble Stained Glass Chrome Text with Reflections | Porcelain Text w/ Variegated Coloring | Realistic Knit PatternOpalescent Stained Glass | Frosted Snowman Cookie | Leather Texture | Plastic Text | Silk Embroidery Visit my Personal Website "Never, ever lose your sense of humor - you'll live longer" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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