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Denim Texture

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This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

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Plugins Needed: Diagonal Lines

 

The Tutorial

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Set your Primary and Secondary Colours
(Different shades give different results.  As does different Clouds settings and using different Blend Modes.  
***The darker the blues Screen Blend Mode may work better on some)

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Using different shades and Blend Modes

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Finished-Denim-Seam.png

 

Tutorial to put a seam in denim

Opacity settings can be played with for lighter/ darker textures

 

PlugIns Needed:

AA's Assistant   Wobble


 

Spoiler

 

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Excellent @welshblue!   :star:   Add this to the 'Sewing' section!  😆    (rep when I get more)

 

This will go well with the Silk Embroidery tutorial.

 

 

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Nice result @Seerose 😀  Thanks

 

@lynxster4 ... thanks.  I needed a denim texture for a text tut' I'm working on ... I've never missed a stroke path in PDN until I started stitching lettering.  Soul destroying 

Will have to have a think before posting it 

 

Thanks to those using a rep' point on it

 

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Thanks @Maximilian

 

I'm working on some buttons and rivets to add to the tutorial as .pngs - the stitching is brushes in brush factory.

Trying to think of a quicker, less boring way,  and how to get more realistic button hole stitching

 

My wife wonders why I spend so much time and energy on something that will slide into obscurity eventually, but I've a bad trait of striving for everything to be perfection ... not always a good thing

 

More importantly I enjoy the learning process I go through for myself when writing things like this.  

Eg,  the frayed edges on the text - Jitter on it's own didn't work.  Fur blur on it's own didn't work ... but put the denim image onto text in Texture Shader and run the 2 aforementioned effects and it does work

 

Thanks @doughty @MJW and @xod for the rep

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This was a lot of fun.  I am loving this denim texture.  I purposely left out the Emboss step because the texture looked 'softer' without it.

Kinda looks likes brushed corduroy now.  I'm impressed with this technique.  Thanks, @welshblue    <3  :)

 

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P.S.  I used the Jitter plugin for my outline stitching. One time at default angle and second time with angle set at 90 degrees.

        The Jitter plugin does a fairly decent job of mimicking stitching.  I need to play with it more, though.

 

 

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@dipstick ... very nice.  Love what you've done with the font.  It looks just right

 

@lynxster4 ... nice combination/ blend.  Looks great.  I've discovered the lighter the 'denim' the more it will take Emboss.  Very dark and it looks very striated.

 

When I've a bit more time I'll finish a tutorial to add on how to add seams.  I think I've got it down now

 

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Ooops, forgot to add wrinkles.

 

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Satin bump map, if anyone wants it...

 

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Now this was fun, fun, fun to do @welshblue and something I'd never think of myself.  Great use of combined Plugins 👍

 

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Oh ........... P.S.  Your Diagonal Lines link comes right back to this page :lol:

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Great idea with the zipper Pixey, got me thinking. Typical frustrations....☹️

 

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This was a fun tutorial hope you like my picture. Nothing fancy but can add it to all sorts of stuff. haven't figured out yet how to do Stitching, but I will eventually. 

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17 hours ago, welshblue said:

I've discovered the lighter the 'denim' the more it will take Emboss.  Very dark and it looks very striated.

 

Interesting...I'll have to experiment some more with this.   We have a real 'Joann Fabric' going on here lately.  It's exciting!  :P

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, dipstick said:

Satin bump map, if anyone wants it...

 

Thanks for bump map, dip.  That really made your image.  :D

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@dipstick 😁🤣 ... nice to see you keeping abreast of things in this thread (Although my better half is wondering which of us is the most weird 😜)

 

@Pixey ... really nice job.  I saw something similar as I was researching make a zip and your rendition looks just as good. Better zip IMO

 

@butterfly8000 ... never has to be fancy, just what takes your fancy. 

In my example up the top in the tutorial part I used a brush in Brush Factory for the stitching, but in my example 7 posts up it's PDN and I've worked out how to get realistic stitching on lettering.

 

in the next few days I'll be adding seams, stitching, button holes and zips

 

Rep points when I've more Guy and Gals

5 hours ago, lynxster4 said:

We have a real 'Joann Fabric' going on here lately.  It's exciting!  :P

 

 

I found an old cord carpet tut' which with a bit of work will turn (hopefully) into corduroy fabric, also a crushed velvet one which I was working on last year and never posted 

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For all interested in making the satin bump-map, it's real easy in G'mic. 

 

1) Load your image in PDN and duplicate the layer.

2) Select top layer and start G'mic. Type "satin" in the filter search field and select satin filter.

3) Adjust settings as desired and hit OK button.

4) Set blending mode on the bump-map layer to "Multiply" or whatever you like.

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Added the steps to do this:

 

Finished-Denim-Seam.png

 

... buttons and button holes to come

Also changed messed up Diagonal lines link.  Thanks @Pixey

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18 hours ago, welshblue said:

Added the steps to do this:

... buttons and button holes to come

Also changed messed up Diagonal lines link.  Thanks @Pixey

 

@welshblue👍

 

This looks really good. Thank you for sharing this with us! 🍰 

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