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Denim Texture Test

Discussion in 'Signatures and Small Art' started by David Wood, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. David Wood

    David Wood Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, so I was just fooling around trying to make a neat Twitter background for Gimper when the pattern I made kinda leaped out at me and said in a gruff voice,
    "COLOR ME BLUE!!!"
    So I did and I realized it looked like denim so I changed my focus and started working on it to look more like the blue jeans I'm wearing. So here it is.
    [​IMG]

    Also an actual denim texture for comparison:
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    And another one:
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    I know mine doesn't have the diagonal stitch pattern or as many vertical stitch lines but my jeans don't either. :p

    Possible tutorial idea?
     
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    I believe there's a tutorial on another GIMP forum that makes denim almost identical to that. But very nice sir, I've never been good with cloth textures :) I'm more of a gloss/glass and paper guy XD

    I'd read a tut on it. Jus sayin.
     
  3. David Wood

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    Actually I did a search and found one by the ever famous Fencepost. Only his version is with the diagonal stitch pattern. I wanted to make mine look like the jeans I'm wearing (which I can't photograph very well)
     
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    gonna be straight forward, it looks more like a thin knitting pattern than a denim texture.
     
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    First of all, am I the only one who's really impressed by this? :D
    Anyway, two minor changes I'm seeing when comparing it to the first real texture:
    1. The pattern you used is a little too sharp in my opinion. It looks rather surreal to me. Gauss it by a small amount?
    2. The contrast in the photo (probably because of the camera quality) is not as high as yours, so maybe tone that down a tad as well.

    If this is the new BG, I'm happy with it to be honest.
     
  6. David Wood

    David Wood Moderator Staff Member

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    The picture in the spoiler is actually really big but scaled down by Gimper which is why it isn't as sharp as the original. But maybe a slight linear blur would make it look better. And yes, the contrast could be changed depending on the style and color you're going for. I'll post an update tomorrow.
     
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    On second thought it is closer to anything I was able to produce, the only problem that i see is that the original has sort of a pattern like so:
    >>>>>>
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    >>>>>>

    While yours is more like:
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    Not sure If you understand me :D

    I would say brighten it up a little and then add some very thin, black diagonal lines to your pattern.
     
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    Rightclick -> Show image (FF) works fine for full-res images for me :) We should probably change that though, it's not intuitive.
     
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    not for me
     
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    Here's one with a bit more of a generic texture.
    [​IMG]
     
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    A really huge improvement, although it's slightly too bright now for my taste. Love the small bumps in the texture.
     
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    add a large noise texture in black, set it to overlay and lower the opacity to 10 or 20 for a more washed out look. Otherwise it is much better.
     
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    I thought it looked a little more like a knitted sweater or cap. :p
     
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    i think it looks old-skool
     
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    I'm probably noobiest compared other guys here but honestly I think the realism is very good, and day by day i'm impressed by Gimp .
    Good job .
     
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    It's nice.
     
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    What techniques diod you use for this?
     

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