STEP 1: OPEN THE IMAGE

Open the image you want to edit in Photoshop.

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STEP 2: FABRIC OVERLAY

Drag and drop the Fabric Overlay on the document you are working on.

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When the image appears in Photoshop, it already has it’s “handles” active which will allow you to resize it to the size needed.

Click on the checkmark on the upper menu bar (or Enter) when you satisfied.

Use the move tool to drag the image.

Resize to fit your image (if required).

You can rotate it, zoom in or out… any manipulation you want to get best look.

 

STEP 3: FREE TRANSFORM (Optional)

Edit > Transform > Warp

 

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To perform a custom warp, drag the control points, a line, or an area within the mesh to change the shape of the bounding box and mesh.

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STEP 4: COLOR CHANGE (Optional)

There are many ways to change the color of an overlay. In this case I use one of them.

  1. Select Layer Style from the Layers menu and click Color Overlay.
  2. Change the color on whatever you want
  3. You can change the transparency of the color overlay.

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STEP 5: ADDING A LAYER MASK

Chose a soft round brush at 100% opacity, select black color mask, click the layer mask to the right of layer with fabric and using the brush mask directly over the subject to remove and mask the places you need to hide.

Remember that when you mask, black hide things and white reveals them. The beauty of using masking as opposed to the eraser tool is that this method is nondestructive and can be reversed at any time.

 

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STEP 6: BLUR

You can blur fabric for more realistic look

Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur

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