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Here is an alternate way to create a realistic leather texture.  Adapted from one of the many PS tutorials out there.

 

We will be making the 'base' texture and adding color to it.

 

LeatherTexture_base1.png

 

Plugins needed:    NomBot's Tesserae

                                 Built-in Clouds plugin                     

                                 Red's Gradients Galore

                                 Null54's G'mic-Qt


 

Spoiler

 

Let's create a  new image 2048 x2048 with Primary Color set to Black and Secondary Color set to White.

 

Run Artistic-->Tesserae at the following settings:

 

01_LeatherTexture.png

 

Set the layer to Multiply.   Add a new layer.  Run Render-->Clouds at these settings:

 

02_LeatherTexture.png

 

Move the layer to the bottom and merge them.

 

03_LeatherTexture.png

 

Add a new layer.   Run Render-->Gradients Galore at these settings:

 

04_LeatherTexture.png

 

Return to the bottom layer (Tesserae-Cloud layer).   Run Advanced-->G'mic-Qt-->Testing-->Reptorian-->Emboss-Relief at these settings:

 

05_LeatherTexture.png

 

Be sure to Click 'Apply' and 'OK'.   Save this .pdn file so you can easily change the color of the leather for future projects.

 

06_LeatherTexture.png

 

07_LeatherTexture.png

 

All settings can be tweaked to your liking.  You can also use any coloring method you choose.  It's very versatile.

 

 

 

 

 

An example I quickly made to demonstrate the texture:

 

coinpurse.png

 

 

Enjoy this alternate way of making leather textures!  :)

 

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I'm sure something will come up and you will need that leather @Seerose   😄    (make a purse!)    :lol:

 

Thank you for trying the tutorial, you're a dear!   <3

 

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That's an interesting way to make leather - and quick too :)  Thank you @lynxster4 for the tutorial.

 

Great result @Seerose :star:

 

And now, some shoes to go with the hand bags (purses to Americans :) )

 

Red-Leather-Shoes.png

 

 

 

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Lovely purse @Seerose  <3    You'll find other uses for the leather texture, I'm sure.  ;)

 

What stunners @Pixey  <3    If I could wear high-heeled shoes again, I'd buy them.  Much more comfortable in my flats.  :D   You put a lot of detail into them!

 

Beautiful logo @DrewDale  <3   The horse kinda looks familiar?  Nice job with the two different tints of blue and the outline.  :)

 

Thank you all for the rep points and thank you to @ReMake  <3 @Maximilian  <3 and @Woodsy <3 for also repping!

 

Special thanks to @Woodsy  for attaching a PDF file. 💐

 

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Wonderful belt @welshblue!  <3    Stitching is perfect and the buckle is so detailed.   Great job!  :)

 

Nice shading, too.

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