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.
<p>Banana Republic !</p>
<p>Can you please do it with mine?</p>
<p>thanks </p>
<p>make it libyan flag plz</p>
<p>can you do a custom flag ? </p>
<p>Make The Pakistan flag </p>
<p>here it is</p>
<p>Make The Pakistan flag </p>
<p>My CV. I Made It.</p>
Bosnian Flag
Imagine making a comic with that idea, people would respect the art work.
cept it wouldn't be art, it would be something that photoshop has done for you<br />
Still art :3
My software is adobe photoshop CS5 ,and i can't do the step 4 ,can anyone help?
Albanian Flag
&nbsp;I don't have the programs for this, but can someone do this to my avatar icon, please?
Here you go
Wow! Thanks!
&nbsp;Hello!<br /> 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.<br /> Here's a preview of what I did:<br /> <br /> This is a very neat trick, even my mum who has more photoshop know-how than me marvelled a it.<br /> <br /> Thanks!<br />
One more.
&nbsp;I made a couple more:
'You're finished' is what it should say. Sorry, I couldn't resist!
thanks my friend! here is mine, the greek flag
That's the scottish flag, the upper-left hand corner of the greek flag, and the greek naval jack...<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://lmgtfy.com/?q=greek+flag&amp;l=1" rel="nofollow">Look here</a>
That's only the upper left-hand corner of the Greek flag.
can somebody tell how to do it in gimp?
wow thats ghetto... really? gimp?
NVM,I got Photoshop CS3.
my very first completed instructable! i made something i couldnt find! thanks!
Where can you find a free photoshop site?
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.
That's fantastic. I thank you very much.
Thanks. Here is the Bangladeshi flag.
look nice?that photo came from francis magalona....
Thank you
This is a great Tutorial thanks so much!!!!
Looks soooooooooooooo real !!
do you like it?
Sure I do, it's simple and easy to follow
but have you trided making it yet?
oookay, where's my cookie!?! ~adamvan2000
incredible tutorial ! thanks alot!
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?
Thank you so much for the great tips. Here is my American Flag.
Awesome! I'm definitely gonna try this!.

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