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Picture of 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
 
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Step 1: First things first!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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

Step 6: Adding the wavyness

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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!

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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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dani.sheikh.359 made it!25 days ago

Make The Pakistan flag

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here it is

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usama.sandhu2 made it!18 days ago

thanx

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dani.sheikh.359 made it!25 days ago

Make The Pakistan flag

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Sadique Khan Pk made it!3 months ago

My CV. I Made It.

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Filipinos
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asmir0042 years ago
Bosnian Flag
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alaoeneye5 years ago
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
Still art :3
My software is adobe photoshop CS5 ,and i can't do the step 4 ,can anyone help?
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JohnJY4 years ago
 I don't have the programs for this, but can someone do this to my avatar icon, please?
Here you go
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Wow! Thanks!
Nienna2474 years ago
 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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TyMan2104 years ago
Thanks!
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One more.
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 I made a couple more:
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jamiec534 years ago
'You're finished' is what it should say. Sorry, I couldn't resist!
peeperman5 years ago
thanks my friend! here is mine, the greek flag
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That's the scottish flag, the upper-left hand corner of the greek flag, and the greek naval jack...


Look here
That's only the upper left-hand corner of the Greek flag.
Derin5 years ago
can somebody tell how to do it in gimp?
12tigers Derin5 years ago
wow thats ghetto... really? gimp?
Derin 12tigers5 years ago
NVM,I got Photoshop CS3.
the.mk95 Derin4 years ago
LOL
tartanthing4 years ago
my very first completed instructable! i made something i couldnt find! thanks!
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I am Silas.5 years ago
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.
Raiyan5 years ago
Thanks. Here is the Bangladeshi flag.
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parree5 years ago
look nice?that photo came from francis magalona....
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petluke5 years ago
Thank you
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idiep5 years ago
This is a great Tutorial thanks so much!!!!
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Ahmedqatar5 years ago
Looks soooooooooooooo real !!
pingeee6 years ago
cool
pooandwee (author)  pingeee6 years ago
do you like it?
Sure I do, it's simple and easy to follow
pooandwee (author)  pingeee6 years ago
but have you trided making it yet?
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