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How do I cover my couch with new material

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:25 PM
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How do I cover my couch with new material

No, this is the right forum. I don't need advice on reupholstery but I DO need help on how to manipulate 2 photos so that I can see what the couch might look like after the job is completed.

I have a photo of the couch and another photo of the material. I've tried a number of different ways to get an image that would let my wife see how the couch would look with that material. I've tried using Liquify as well as Displacement and Wrapping etc. Also tried various Blending Modes but I can't even come close to making it look decent.

I know that this is something that can be easily done in Photoshop but I guess that it's just beyond me.

I am using CS and any and all help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

I am purposely not uploading the images since I know that someone will do the project in no time. I really want to do this one myself with your suggestions. Please don't tell me to buy a new couch because it won't cost any more. My wife is in love with the shape of the one she has and insists that they don't make them like this any more.

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:40 PM
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Re: How do I cover my couch with new material

i did that once and i used squizz as it offers far more control than the warp tool...
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:46 PM
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Re: How do I cover my couch with new material

squizz? what's that?


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Old 09-19-2007, 01:49 PM
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Re: How do I cover my couch with new material

My question as well.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:53 PM
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Heerees Squiz.

http://www.humansoftware.com/pages12...Ssquizz11.html
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:13 PM
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Re: How do I cover my couch with new material

you could use warp by using several pieces of "fabric", but the level of control squizz gives you is almost on par with metaflo(RIP)
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:46 PM
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Re: How do I cover my couch with new material

Depending on the shape of the couch you should be able to do a major part if not all of it using Photoshops Vanishing Point Filter.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:54 PM
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Re: How do I cover my couch with new material

I think I would first make a selection of the fabric areas of the couch and use it as a mask for the fabric samples. Put each fabric on a layer, add the mask. View by clicking on the eyeball on any given layer.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:44 PM
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Re: How do I cover my couch with new material

squizz looks like a very corny program that actually gives realisti results...

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Old 09-19-2007, 03:58 PM
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Re: How do I cover my couch with new material

Not helping you, but Squizzle is the best for tight warp like things. It has it's limitations, and I never use it anymore, but Adobe needs to get their act together and give us a TIGHT TIGHT grid with Warp.
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