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Stitching - making of

This artwork was especially fun to do. I had clear idea of what I want to achieve, and used couple of Photoshop tricks to  do that. To start, take your old jeans (new will not do :-) and scan them. Here is what I got in scanned image.

Even though my jeans are dark-brown, scanned image is way too light. To make it darker, select layer with scanned image, duplicate it, set new layer blend mode to 'Multiply' and opacity to about 50%.

It is  a bit darker now but not enough! Simply duplicate layer again and again, until jeans texture is dark enough. From my screenshot, you can see there are 10 copies of original layer, all with blend mode set to Multiply. Do not forget to 'Merge' layers (Ctrl-Shift-E) - we'll need this image as single layer.

This jeans texture is our background, now find some other jeans with different color. For this new texture, repeat the same steps to make it dark enough - but a bit lighter than our very first background jeans. Copy this image to your original file, so that first jeans is one layer and this second jeans is another layer in same file.

Now, create new layer, and with hard black brush, draw the silhouette of  an object - for me, it was a cat. Do not be very careful drawing straight lines - in fact, we are going to make them quite rough! Then, use Magic Wand tool (W key) to select the layer content.

Now tricky part - delete layer with black silhouette (but keep selection!), make sure layer with 2nd jeans is selected, then go  to Layer menu - Layer Mark - Reveal selection. Now we have the cat made of jeans on surface of another jeans! not bad but more needs to  be done...

Go to Layer - Layer style - Blending Options, and apply the following effects: Drop shadow (black, with size = 8px), Outer glow (black, blend mode = Multiply, size = 3), Bevel and Emboss (settings as shown on screenshot).

Our cat still looks not too realistic, because something cut from jeans cannot have straight edges - we need to add some threads here and there. To make them, set white foreground color, select Brush tool (B), then open Brushes tool window, and from default brushes, select 4th brush from the end (it has 100px default diameter, but we need to make is about 50px).

Now, the shape of cat is stored in layer mask, so  we need to draw with white brush inside the mask. click mask icon, to make sure you will draw mask, not actual layer.

Then, with small, chaotic movements, draw on edges of the cat - and look! threads start to fall out of jeans!

One more thing we need is nice shadow. Create new layer UNDER layer with cat, set its blend mode to Soft light, change color to black, and draw shadow as you like (keep layer with cat visible, it  is hidden on screenshot so that you can see the shadow I made).

Voila! :-)

Scan jeans button, cut it with Round Selection tool (Shift-M), and resize (Ctrl-Shift-I) so that it  is small enough.

Then, paste to our original file, and apply the following layer effects: Drop Shadow (black), Outer glow (also black, little opacity), Color overlay (light brown, blend mode = multiply).

Here goes the trickiest part - the threads that actually stitch! Choose the color (I chose orange), and with hard round brush, paint the threads (be careful this time! draw slowly curved lines)

For these threads, we also need jeans texture. Open recently scanned image, make it greyscale (Ctrl-Shift-U), and apply Auto Levels (Ctrl-Shift-L).

Then, select all, and in Edit menu, choose Define Pattern. Click OK  in opened dialog window, then you can close this image without saving. Return to our original file.

Make sure layer with threads is selected, open its Layer style, check Pattern overlay, set pattern blend mode to Overlay, then open Pattern selection dropdown list, and choose the very last one - it  is the one that you just created!

More layer effects for this layer: Bevel and Emboss (blend mode = overlay), Outer Glow (black, blend mode = multiply).

Create new layer, set foreground color to black, select Soft brush, and put dotes on ends of each thread.

Go to Layer menu - Create Clipping Mask (Ctrl-Shift-G), so that black dots are 'masked' by the layer under them.

Shadows are very important in this image, so create new layer below the layer with threads, and put more black dots where threads are supposed to touch the jeans.

Create another new layer, set its blend mode to Soft light, and with the same black brush, draw shadow that falls from threads.

Ta-da! Our cat is ready! The steps to draw girl, moon and stars are exactly the same.

Once again, pay attention to the shadows, you can use shadows here to make objects appear higher - for example, see this screenshot, where the girl holds the thread with her arm.

One more example of using layer mask to achieve rough" look of cutten jeans. To make a star

Then, I pasted it  to my file, and added Layer mask to  it (Layer menu - Layer mask - Hide all). Then I selected the Rough Round Bristle" brush (see screenshot) - if  I used this brush to draw inside actua LAYER - it would look like this screenshot ... "

But when I draw with this brush inside layer MASK - I reveal or hide parts of image with black or white brush! Here is the result.

Lastly, I scanned another piece of jeans, and used it for top and bottom. That's all! Thanks for reading!

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Komentáre 88

pixelzombie · long ago
nice tutorial, but you could've made the hires scans available for those of us that don't have scanners...

marysiakom · long ago
I absolutely adore this one - it reminds me of my auntie, who used to sew clothes for herself and had a cat once.. etc. LOVE IT!

colaa · long ago

Frank · long ago
It's nice but easy to do!!!!!!

Mike · long ago
ty vole hustě jako

Tink · long ago
Great tutorial. Can't wait to try it out.

shubek · long ago

st0rmy · long ago
god like :-)

j dog · long ago
i like to eat pie

Hertzel Cohen · long ago
dammm you r good, u r one of the best graphic designer I have ever seen. u control photoshop like u were born with it. I bow to u man ;-)

Subhrajyoti Saha · long ago
Vlad the way you use photoshop is simply superb. But far far more important than that is the subtle thought that your artwork evokes in the mind of its viewers. Hats off to you.

ekrai munsyi · long ago
nuhun pisan vlad!

Ciwan · long ago
Can someone create a stitch of a windows logo, pleaseeeeeeee I would love it if it was a dark as the Mac stitch wallpaper cause that one looks really good

korn-thai · long ago
wOw++++Beautiful=thailand Bkk.

WELLDONE! · long ago

Me · long ago
Can't see most images... :(

Milla · long ago
Amazing Vlad! :D

Paolo Zacchi · long ago
Very nice!!! thanks for tutorial!!!

Suraj S. · long ago
What can I say.... You are a Genius, and Wizard. And you Conquered our hearts with your sense and brilliance...

Sergio Magdaleno Covarrubia · long ago
Hi Vlad your tutorial is simply fantastic

Minkayj · long ago
Yay! I was totally hoping you'd post this one... You're the best. And incredibly intelligent and creative.

hamid · long ago
it is usual & not great

Cann · long ago
This is the best site

Rushin · long ago
Excellent Job!... :)

lisa · long ago
Fabulous Vlad! Amazing work! Inspiring!

dominique · long ago
excellent ! bravo et merci...

kaz · long ago
I'm a big photoshop fan but you Vlad, you are awesome. Really ingenious! nice work

gab · long ago

Jaya · long ago
Simply Superb

Lore · 14 marec 2008
You are just great, with all this tutorials.

thomas · 22 marec 2008
very creative, excellent technique, thanks for the tips!

moni · 25 máj 2008
hello vlad, i absolutely love your work! one can see how much love you put in every single detail - and also in this entire web-site. really great! your tutorials are amazing, too, and especially this one puts a smile on my face. :-) thank you! moni

Biank · 25 november 2008
Hey esta genial esta pagina! me gusto mucho!!! :)

sandip deshmukh · 10 jún 2009
Verry nice

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Алексей · 12 november 2009
Спасибо! Очень качественно выполнено!

ALAOUI_O · 7 december 2009 amazing!

estongikz · 29 január 2010

yogesh · 25 marec 2010
Simply Awesome..

· 22 november 2010

Sylvia · 24 júl 2012
Very artistic ...u take care of all Details ......Thank you sooo much for the Tutorial

nessie · 23 február 2016
hey vlad, found my way here because of your denim world map artwork (: love it! thanks a million gazillion for sharing how to create this stitch. you are awesome, and i'm so grateful! cheers!

ANUJA · long ago

Büşra · long ago
What a perfect job..Congratulations!

· long ago
Âåùü!!! Ðåñïåêò è óâàæóõà! ;)

Barney · long ago
Keep it up! Super Cool!

Clark Fleischauer · long ago
You are an outstanding artist Vlad. Keep 'em coming!!

COOK · long ago

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MuiMui · long ago
OMG that's just awesome!

carolifen · long ago
Wow! i really thanks for this stitching's simple with awesome result, can't wait to try it out =D keep the good job!! i'll wait for your next tut =)

monichr · long ago
Wow your work is amazing!!! and thanks for share your ideas :-)

Ahmed Al-Shukaili · long ago
Brilliant Work

Chelomvb · long ago
Thanks for the tutorial is awesome...!!!

meree azten · long ago
"woof...woof....nguk...nguk...woof!!" meaning : Damn u're great......bravo...bravo....

Jwan Khalaf · long ago
windows stitch please please please

cikLemon · long ago
whoa...i was soo impressed with your works! and this tutorial is simply amazzzing!! *big applause* keep it up!

Jie Wang · long ago
Fabulous!! Don't know how you come up with such amazing ideas!

Cynthia · long ago
This tutorial is just awesome! The shadow effects are incredible good! Thanks heaps for sharing with us. You're a Legend!

Rahul · long ago
Wonderful Vlad! Great work

Arunangshu · long ago
Your creativity is beyond belief,you are truly gifted....

Nxqd3051990 · long ago
Amazing site, amazing tut :) nXqd

Sergio Bonfiglio · long ago
Y're on of the most talented and good taste professional I've ever seen. Go on on this way.

Ike Ru · long ago
you just raised my ps iq like 50 pts. thx, seriously, thanks.

kaliya24 · long ago

Melissa · long ago
Vlad everything you do is absolutely amazing!!! You are extremely creative and I wish I could be just as creative. I think you ARE the most talented guy with photoshop and amazing that you even share tips. you are AMAZING and my desktop never goe son without a picture from Vladstudio :-)

maiylah · long ago
wow!!! amazing!! thanks so much for sharing! :)

neringa · long ago
i very wanted that you enter this, thanks very much ;))) It`s one of best of yours wallpapers.

павел · 19 január 2008
привет! впервые читаю твои уроки, супер! Thanks!

piko · 6 apríl 2008
nice tutorial!!! sure helped me*

Gus · 9 apríl 2008
Thanks, I'm mouth open...

kszi · 4 júl 2008
wondárbáá! :D :P

yanangski · 18 september 2008
dude, you rock!

forever4 · 20 september 2008 => my result. Thank you for everything :)

Jeewan · 26 september 2008

lenaswan · 2 október 2008

ash · 25 december 2008

ASMA · 20 jún 2009
WOW very very fantastic

Nastya · 25 júl 2009

Lavi · 22 november 2009
Very nice!!!

melike · 22 január 2010

clipping path · 27 február 2010
Great work. :)

Teto! · 9 apríl 2010
You work! is nice! very verey nice!!!!!!

shree · 14 júl 2010

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Fenix · 12 február 2013
that`s so cool thanks

Aimee Aimee · 28 september 2017
Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it

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