In this photoshop tutorial, I play with some filter and layer style option to create a surreal jean texture from scratch. Now, let start your own jean fashion brand.
Choose the background color is #1E497E. Create a new document with the size is 6″x10″ in RBG mode, at 150 dpi.
Create a new layer, then press Shift + Backspace (MAC: Shift + Delete) to open the Fill dialog, then you choose “50% Gray” from the Use menu under Contents, then click OK. Press D to reset your Foreground/Background color.
Go to the menu Filter -> Sketch -> Halftone Pattern. In the dialog, apply these value Size:1 | Contrast: 0 | Pattern Type: Line. Then press Ok
Go to menu Filter -> Pixelate -> Mezzotint, select Fine Dots for Type then click OK.
Duplicate this layer. Then press Ctrl + T to make a active Free Transform mode. You set then angel to 45o in the Option Bar above to rotate the layer 45 degree clockwise. Next, hold Shift key, and grab the corners out to scale up the object until like the result below exactly.
Press Ctrl + A (MAC: Command + A), the go to menu Image -> Crop. Press Ctrl + D (MAC: Command + D) to deselect.
Go to menu Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur, then choose 1.0 for the Radius.
Change the Blend mode for Layer 1 to Soft Light and Layer 1 copy to Multiply, you will have this result.
Now, we will create a side seam for this jean texture. Firstly, create a new layer, then use the Lasso tool to to draw a selection. The tip here is try to make the line natural, like the real fold. Then, fill it with 50% gray (like step 2). Change the Blend mode of this layer (Layer 2) to Hard Light.
Right click on the Layer 2, then choose Blending Option to open the Layer Style dialog.
Check the box Drop Shadow, then apply the settings like the image below.
Then, check the box Bevel and Emboss, with following settings:
Highlight Mode Opacity (at the bottom): 47%
Then, you press Ctrl + T to scale it larger a little bit.
You will have a pretty cool result.
But not yet finished, we need some things to do. Now, let play with Dodge and Burn tools to make it more real.
Choose the Dodge tool, and in the Option Bar above, set the Brush size is 50px, Range to Midtones and Exposure is 15%. Then dab a few areas along the edge of the bevel.
Next, select the Burn tool, set the Brush size is 60px, Range to Shadow and Exposure is 20%, then draw even broader strokes over the same area.
In this step, we start adding stitching along the seam.
Create a new document with the size is 1″x1″ at 100 dpi.
Create a newlayer, then select the Rounded Rectangle tool, and draw a small line.
Next, Ctrl + Click on the icon beside the current layer to load its selection. Go to menu Edit -> Define Brush Preset, name that new brush and OK.
You could close this new document without saving it.
Back to the denim texture, select the brush tool, then open the Brush pallete, choose our new brush. Click on the Brush Tip Shape, enter 63px for the tip Diameter, and increase the spacing so that there â€™s a little space between each shape.
Next, click on “Shape Dynamics”, and apply these values:
Size Jitter: 10%,Control: Off
Angle Jitter: 1%. Control: Direction.
Now, create another new layer, use the brush to draw two yellow lines next to the seam. After that, right click on the layer, choose Blending Options, and check the box Bevel and Emboss and press Ok without changing any settings there.
Create another new layer, fill it with 50% gray (like step 2), then change Blending mode to Color Dodge.
Next, we use the Dodge and Burn tools with the same settings in step 9, except the brush size will be bigger, then paint random highlight and shadows over the new layer. Then, your denim texture is realistic than ever.
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