Introduction: Creating a Realistic 3D Flag in PhotoShop!!!

This instructible will teach you how to make a realistic looking flag, but not only can this effect be used for flags It can be used for almost anything

Step 1: First Things First!

get your self a picture of some fabric and a picture fo a flag, you can use mine if you like.

Step 2: Put Both Images Into Photoshop

Open your fabric and your flag image and then apply gaussian blur to your fabric picture
(Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) and experiment with the radius to hide the detail of the fabric, keeping only the folds.

Step 3: SAVE!

Save your image as a PSD file (File > Save as). I saved mine as fabric.psd

make sure you save as a PSD or the next few steps wont work out.

Step 4: Next Up: the Flag Image

Start working on your flag image. Apply the displacement map filter to your flag with your fabric photo, mine is the fabric.psd file. (Filter > Distort > Displace)

use the same settings as i have done in the picture.

Step 5: Take a Look So Far

this is what i have got, maybe have a rest have a cuppa' and a biccy

Step 6: Adding the Wavyness

Go back to your fabric picture and select the whole thing with your marquee tool or simply by using ctrl+a, copy (ctrl+c), paste it (ctrl+v) onto your flag picture and change the layer mode to "Hard Light".

yeah.. Hard.

Step 7: Your Finished!

take a look at your artwork.. remember this effect can be used with allmost any picture try doing one of a friends face or make a wavy house!

vote for me to win, and i'll give you a cookie.

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TomasP58 made it! (author)2017-07-27

Thanks! So easy and with incredible results

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Da CunhaT made it! (author)2016-10-22

Banana Republic !

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TylerH60 made it! (author)2016-04-16

Can you please do it with mine?

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QadeerH1 made it! (author)2015-12-09

thanks

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mohamedB39 made it! (author)2015-11-14

make it libyan flag plz

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SebastianC4 made it! (author)2015-04-11

can you do a custom flag ?

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dani.sheikh.359 made it! (author)2014-08-07

Make The Pakistan flag

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usama.sandhu2 made it! (author)usama.sandhu22014-08-14

here it is

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usama.sandhu2 made it! (author)2014-08-14

thanx

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dani.sheikh.359 made it! (author)2014-08-07

Make The Pakistan flag

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Sadique Khan Pk made it! (author)2014-05-31

My CV. I Made It.

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BurgerFriesSpag made it! (author)2013-02-06

Filipinos

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asmir004 made it! (author)2012-04-04

Bosnian Flag

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alaoeneye made it! (author)2009-04-30

Imagine making a comic with that idea, people would respect the art work.

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foxtrot4697 made it! (author)foxtrot46972010-01-08

cept it wouldn't be art, it would be something that photoshop has done for you

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farmerboyk made it! (author)farmerboyk2012-03-26

Still art :3

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ferraririder123 made it! (author)2011-11-21

My software is adobe photoshop CS5 ,and i can't do the step 4 ,can anyone help?

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klodianpepkola made it! (author)2011-07-23

Albanian Flag

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JohnJY made it! (author)2010-03-15

 I don't have the programs for this, but can someone do this to my avatar icon, please?

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mmhiggins made it! (author)mmhiggins2011-07-09

Here you go

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JohnJY made it! (author)JohnJY2011-07-13

Wow! Thanks!

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Nienna247 made it! (author)2010-05-20

 Hello!
After I saw this instructable I thought I'd give it a go and experiment with a whole variety of textures that I downloaded off Google.
Here's a preview of what I did:

This is a very neat trick, even my mum who has more photoshop know-how than me marvelled a it.

Thanks!

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TyMan210 made it! (author)2009-10-01

Thanks!

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TyMan210 made it! (author)TyMan2102009-10-01

One more.

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TyMan210 made it! (author)TyMan2102010-02-10

 I made a couple more:

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jamiec53 made it! (author)2010-01-04

'You're finished' is what it should say. Sorry, I couldn't resist!

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peeperman made it! (author)2008-10-01

thanks my friend! here is mine, the greek flag

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jamiec53 made it! (author)jamiec532010-01-04

That's the scottish flag, the upper-left hand corner of the greek flag, and the greek naval jack...


Look here

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Foaly7 made it! (author)Foaly72009-03-27

That's only the upper left-hand corner of the Greek flag.

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Derin made it! (author)2008-11-02

can somebody tell how to do it in gimp?

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12tigers made it! (author)12tigers2009-07-21

wow thats ghetto... really? gimp?

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Derin made it! (author)Derin2009-07-22

NVM,I got Photoshop CS3.

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the.mk95 made it! (author)the.mk952009-09-25

LOL

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tartanthing made it! (author)2009-09-20

my very first completed instructable! i made something i couldnt find! thanks!

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I am Silas. made it! (author)2009-09-02

Where can you find a free photoshop site?

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Atomman made it! (author)Atomman2009-09-12

Photoshop is probably illegal to get for free, so I always use GIMP. It's has the same things Photoshop has only for no cost and is legal.

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Babak_Mahzoon made it! (author)2009-08-27

That's fantastic. I thank you very much.

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Raiyan made it! (author)2009-08-08

Thanks. Here is the Bangladeshi flag.

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parree made it! (author)2009-04-04

look nice?that photo came from francis magalona....

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petluke made it! (author)2009-03-09

Thank you

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idiep made it! (author)2009-02-26

This is a great Tutorial thanks so much!!!!

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Ahmedqatar made it! (author)2009-01-17

Looks soooooooooooooo real !!

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pingeee made it! (author)2008-04-16

cool

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pooandwee made it! (author)pooandwee2008-04-16

do you like it?

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pingeee made it! (author)pingeee2008-04-17

Sure I do, it's simple and easy to follow

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pooandwee made it! (author)pooandwee2008-04-17

but have you trided making it yet?

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adamvan2000 made it! (author)adamvan20002008-06-16

oookay, where's my cookie!?! ~adamvan2000

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tibet made it! (author)tibet2008-11-29

incredible tutorial ! thanks alot!

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MasterMediaXD made it! (author)2008-11-18

This is ssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard I past the fabric on my union jack and bang my union jack turns to fabric but the fabric's too small so its union flabric?

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babeinpink made it! (author)2008-10-29

Thank you so much for the great tips. Here is my American Flag.

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