In this section we will introduce you how to create a casual fabric style texture in Photoshop.
The texture looks woven with delicate threads. You can use it for website backgrounds and such. It is easy to make and we will use Photoshop [Fiber].
We will also show how to clip specified size images.
Open [New] dialog box.
Set the canvas size to create the fabric texture on. You can pick any size but make sure you will set the width and height the same lengths to make a square.
Set draw and background color.
This time we set the draw color white (#ffffff) and the background color gray (#efeded). Draw color will be the fiber color and background color will be the texture’s background color.
Click [Filter > Draw > Fiber].
[Fiber] dialog box will open. Set the preference as shown above. Click OK.
Fiber is applied and now we have vertical fibrous texture.
Copy the layer [Layer > Copy Layer].
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Next, rotate the copied layer.
Click [Edit > Transform > Rotate].
Option bar about rotation will appear on top. Set it like above.
Copied layer (background copy) rotated 90 degrees and the fiber texture turned horizontal.
Select the copied layer (background copy) in [Layer Panel] and change the generate mode into [Multiplication].
The top and bottom texture layers overlap nicely and make a good fabric texture.
This is all for the fabric texture. If you are happy with the size, this is the end of the steps.
Next steps will show how to clip the image for specified size.
Currently the size of the texture is an 800 x 800 square. We will transform it into an 800 x 600 rectangle.
Select [Rectangle Tool], [Lock] the style in the option bar and specify the width and length.
By clicking the art board, selection will appear with the specified size. Select the part you would like to clip.
Display rulers [View > Ruler]. Guide appears by dragging the ruler. Set the guide on the selected part.
Next, select [Clipping Tool] and clip in accordance of the guide. (Clipped parts get absorbed into Guide).
We have successfully clipped the texture with the specified size.
Now the texture in an 800 x 600 pixel rectangle.
How was it? We also used Photoshop [Fiber] in the tutorial Create Wood Texture in Photoshop. The fabric texture is an applied version of it.
The texture looks like natural fabric. You can also create different colored texture by changing the generate and background colors.