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Photoshop CS6 How To Make A 3D Flag

November 10, 2019

Hey guys, welcome to Photoshop Pro Help, today I’m going to be teaching you this stunning 3D flag effect in Photoshop now this is really easy and simple to create and only takes a few steps now first things first is you want to go and grab a few stock images now the first image that you want to go and grab is the flag that you want to use now I went and grabbed the British flag, really nice and vibrant, you can find these on the internet just go and grab one make sure that’s it’s a really high definition one and then the effect will turn out a lot better, now once you have grabbed that the next one is really really important, you are going to go and grab some fabric a fabric image, it has to be really
scrunched up so lets go over to the one I’m going to use, so as you can see it’s really really scrunched up, this is the style that you will be wanting now don’t worry if you can’t find one, I will put in for you to download 3 stock images so you can go and download them off my website the link is going to be in the description bar for you to go and see and to go and get, now once you have downloaded them all all your going to do is go and pick out the fabric that your going to be using so I’m going to be using this one and your going to put it into Photoshop on different documents so this as one document and the fabric as one document, now now the effects you are going to be seeing with the 3 different fabrics that’s I have given you are these, so this one here is really glitzy sort of fabric the shimmery sequin effect and the next one is this really nice patterned effect fabric eyes to see really works well we know
as you can see it really works well really nice and vibrant and silky and then this one here which is sort of a cotton effect which is the one we are going to be working with right now, now if we go over to our fabric layer so this document right here just the fabric that you have loaded into Photoshop, all we are going to do is resize it now its really big to big for our flag image, so go over to our flag image then go to “image” then “image size” and then you want to go and grab a note pad and pen and Wright down the width and the hight of this flag image and then click “ok” and then go over to our fabric and then all we are going to do is go up to “image” then “image size and then put in the width so mine is going to be 1200 now yours is going to be different obviously now don’t worry about the hight as we are going to sort that out in a minute click “ok” from here we are going to go and grab the “crop tool” on the left hand side and then at the top you can see these two little boxes that are empty, put in your width and your hight so 1200 as width and 601 as hight for me, obviously put yours in what you put down click the tick or click enter a couple of times and it should automatically crop to that size now one you have done that we need to desaturate the image to take out all the colour which is easy to do so press “ctrl” “shift” + “u” on our keyboard so “ctrl” + “shift” and “u” and there we go it has desaturated it and taken all the colour out of it and the next thing we need to do is go and save it, so go to “file” and then “save as” now once you have clicked “save as” you are going to save it as a “psd” a Photoshop document now click and save as any name that you want but make sure you save it as a “psd” file and then when you have click “ok” we are going to go back over to our flag image now from here all we have to do is go up to “filter” “distort” then “displace” and the settings you are going to be using is going to be “horizontal scale 10” “vertical scale 10″ displacement map ” stretch to fit” and “undefined areas wrap around” once you have done that press “ok” and it’s going to be asking you to go and find the file that you just created which we have named it flag or anything else that you wanted to click that and as you can see it has displaced it now it hasn’t done it very well but we can sort that out, we are going to go over to our fabric document and then click the “move tool” and then drag and drop into our flag document and we are just going to resize that to fit, it should automatically fit and there we go and all we are going to do is change the blending option to “hard light” so click “hard light” and there we go it has automatically wrapped it around and this is the effect that we are after, now depending on what sort of fabric you go for it might be a bit to bright or a bit to dark so don’t worry about that we can easily fix this, we are going to go up to “image” “adjustments” and make sure you have your fabric layer clicked on and we are going to go up to “levels” and you can easily change the settings depending on if it’s dark your going to change the white slider to make it brighter and if it’s to bright change the black slider which will make it darker we are just going to make it a little bit darker but not to much, around about there and a bit brighter so we have something around about there, so click “ok” once you are happy with it and there we go, that’s our product finished now you are going to have a lot of fun with this so go and change all the different fabrics and styles that you want with this have loads of fun it’s really easy and simple to do and don’t forget to download the stock images I’m going to be giving you. and please go comment,rate and subscribe and please go check out the website and I’ll see you next time guys, Bye for now.


  • Reply JGEdits April 12, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Brilliant tutorial !
    -Love how you keep calling "Height", "Heigth"
    haha, (:

  • Reply Greg Meakin July 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Brilliant tutorial, very helpful thx

  • Reply Raymond St Paul September 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Is there a way of making a flag that moves realistically? I've Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended. Can you explain step by step please?

  • Reply Aadhil Rizwan December 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    you are awesome

  • Reply Still Rampant December 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Thank you so much!

  • Reply ShitsNGigsVids January 28, 2014 at 2:42 am

    My distort doesn't pop up, Could you help me ?

  • Reply GamingGarrett June 11, 2014 at 3:45 am


  • Reply HelloGreedo December 3, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Fantastic tutorial. Thanks! I'll be using this for my next video 🙂

  • Reply dosko July 14, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Wooow man, this is so great…. ty very much… 😀

    From now i'll follow all your tutorials!!!!

  • Reply The Mastermind July 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    intro is too long but the good juice/essence is in the second half of the video. great job! my friend…GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

  • Reply Rafael Malmegrin September 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial!

  • Reply P.a.C. November 12, 2015 at 2:19 am

    how do you create the First 1 ?
    That's the BEST one …

  • Reply sally thera November 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Are the stock images royalty free?

  • Reply KINGOFKINGSBEATS February 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Nice tutorial man! Thanks

  • Reply Bigballs 112 May 22, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Thanks Mate! I subbed

  • Reply Morgan Field November 11, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Thank you. There is one setting I had to change to make it work: to change from wrap around to repeat edge pixels in the displace filter. The wrap arouind did not work with the US flag because red strips showed above and to the left of the blue corner with the stars. Thankfully, everything worked with repeat edge pixels. Now the big issue is can US citizens vote for a president that is not racist and sexist in 4 years? And can our country choose its president on the basis of the popular vote? Our country is hopeless.

  • Reply Iraqi Mapper February 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    helps a lot thx dude 😀

  • Reply C Gibson July 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Are you saying 'height-th?'

  • Reply A dsanti August 15, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Drag and drop didn't work for me. Is there something special to press?

  • Reply Timofei Chernov October 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you!!! fast and simple

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