Creating a Realistic 3D Flag in PhotoShop!!!

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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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38 Comments

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QadeerH1
QadeerH1

5 years ago

thanks

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alaoeneye
alaoeneye

12 years ago on Step 7

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

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foxtrot4697
foxtrot4697

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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

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JohnJY
JohnJY

11 years ago on Introduction

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

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Nienna247
Nienna247

10 years ago on Introduction

 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!

south_african_storm_flag-swirled SMALL.jpgsouth_african_storm_flag-Sheeted SMALL.jpg
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jamiec53
jamiec53

11 years ago on Step 7

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

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peeperman
peeperman

12 years ago on Introduction

thanks my friend! here is mine, the greek flag

Greek Flag.png
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jamiec53
jamiec53

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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
Foaly7

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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