How to: Create a Stitched Fabric Effect in Photoshop

10th October 2014

In this tutorial I’m looking at the basics of how you can use custom shapes and the text tool to create a realistic looking stitching effect. I start with a circle and apply a pattern overlay to make it look like a piece of denim. Then I create a second smaller circle inside which will become the path for the stitching itself. The smaller circle fill colour is knocked out and I use the edge as a text path for a continual line of hyphens, which I can then style with colours and effects to look like stitching.

I recently hired Jo to give me some basic HTML and website editing training. I learnt so much in one hour, and she really demonstrated her knowledge, without jargon, and demystified some of the magic of web programming. I would recommend Jo to anyone who needs to brush up on their HTML knowledge, but I would also hire her for larger projects. She was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Ruth Holroyd