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Image along a path in Photoshop CS4?
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Hey everyone! I've been playing around more with making some custom textures for clothing and I want to try making more elaborate designs.  

I've seen beads, ribbons, etc on SL clothing textures that look like they are made with paths and not hand-drawn...so I'm really hoping to figure out a way to do this.

I'm trying to make some beaded straps for a dress but in Photoshop CS4 I can't figure out a way to make the bead texture follow the path I made.  I can only find an option to use a brush along the path.  

Here is a screenshot of the path I made along the dress strap and a brush I used to make the yellow dotted line, but I want Photoshop to use the bead texture instead of the brush...

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#2
can you not make the bead into a brush and use that brush to go over the path ????
Creating your own custom brush is really quite easy:

Open an image, any image.
Select all or part of the image.
Go to Edit –> Define Brush Preset.
Voila! New brush…
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#3
Your best bet would be to use layer FX.

Draw a vector of your bead-path.
Set your brush to a circle with a hard edge, and adjust the brush spacing to your liking
Go to the Paths tab and select the empty, solid-outline circle button. (This draws along your selected path, with your current brush. So, brush settings can be applied for spacing, jitter, etc.)
With your beads drawn out, select the layer FX Bevel and Emboss. Tweak the settings until they look like beads

This is probably OK if you know what you're doing, and the area you're texturing needs only minimal detail.

Otherwise, you're better off achieving this in another way. Namely, copy-pasting an actual bead graphic, and positioning it manually along a path, or using mesh to create actual beads.
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#4
Thanks guys for the tips! I made the bead into a brush and then used some of the layer effects to give it a bezel and fill it in with a metal texture. It looks OK but I might go in and manually do the beads anyway. I was just messing around with some full perm mesh items to make some custom clothes for myself, but I don't know much about making textures OR photoshop so I'm learning a lot along the way :P
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(05-17-2018, 02:06 PM)sumire Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Thanks guys for the tips! I made the bead into a brush and then used some of the layer effects to give it a bezel and fill it in with a metal texture.  It looks OK but I might go in and manually do the beads anyway.  I was just messing around with some full perm mesh items to make some custom clothes for myself, but I don't know much about making textures OR photoshop so I'm learning a lot along the way :P

I ahve been using Photoshop since 7 Elements was new... you will NEVER know everything.. to this day.. I STILL find new and more fun ways to do things. Enjoy your en-devour and may your knowledge grow as your creations do as well
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I've seen beads, ribbons, etc on SL clothing textures that look like they are made with paths and not hand-drawn...so I'm really hoping to figure out a way to do this.
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I'm trying to make some beaded straps for a dress but in Photoshop CS4 I can't figure out a way to make the bead texture follow the path I made. I can only find an option to use a brush along the path.
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