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Old 10-14-2010, 08:08 AM
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Is this possible ?

I have a shot of a briefcase but it being a cheap briefcase the leather pattern on it is random and it doesn't look good. I want to replace it with a custom leather pattern and was wondering if this is possible ?

Or maybe a better way to do it is to create a pattern from a good patch from the briefcase and then apply it to the whole object ?

Anyway the full rez files can be downloaded from here if anyone wants to give it a try :

http://www.ljsphotographyonline.com/...89746839_ZnA7E

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Old 10-14-2010, 09:24 AM
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Re: Is this possible ?

I would suggest you try PS Filter>Distort>Displacement Map. You have a great flexibility with the various Blend Modes to control strength and effect.
Here is one example attached. BTW, the darker vertical and horizontal lines you see are there because your leather texture was too large in relation to the briefcase. So for this example I downsized it and tiled it many times on one layer. I did not take the time to make a seamless pattern because I assume you have an appropriately sized leather pattern.
There are other methods of achieving your task but this one can be effective and reasonably quick.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:35 AM
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Re: Is this possible ?

Nice job there Murray. Another way to achieve this is to split frequencies, using the briefcase as low and the texture as high (apply image). You can also play with opacity etc.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:59 AM
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Re: Is this possible ?

Boneappetit, thanks. Frequency separation is an alternate but there are issues to deal when you replace an HF layer from another image where the complementary / opposite relationships between the two split layers is totally gone.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:10 PM
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Boneappetit, thanks. Frequency separation is an alternate but there are issues to deal when you replace an HF layer from another image where the complementary / opposite relationships between the two split layers is totally gone.
Regards, Murray
Cool, that's why I like this site so much, with every feedback one can learn a lot. Thanx.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:27 PM
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Re: Is this possible ?

Buso,

I think the easiest way to handle these type of situations using photoshop is to use the layer > new fill layer >pattern method.

In case you're unfamiliar, open the image you want to use as the pattern in photoshop, ctrl+a to select the entire image (or section if need be) and go to edit >define pattern. Just that simple - now when you go into your briefcase image, just make a selection or path >fill it with black, and then add the new pattern fill layer above it (clipping it to the layer below). Change layer blend mode to screen or whatever looks best, and you're set.

The benefit of this is that you can modify the pattern after applying - increase or decrease the scale as necessary. I find this to be the fastest and most flexible method.
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