I need to make bump-map for objects like shirts or sofa that I could apply new patterns to it so how should convert the following shirt

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into this:

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? How can I make bump-map for this? Thanks

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Photoshop has a great filter doing the job called displacement here you can find a pretty good tutorial how to apply any design on any "folds" please follow the link

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  • thanks,But I don't want to use photoshop to apply patterns.I need to make a template which allow me to add patterns to it.I have searched and I find out that I need to create bump map for that.
    – user970956
    Dec 2, 2014 at 4:51

The images that you show give an example of the exact opposite of what you're asking for. Its easy to apply a pattern or color onto a photo of a blank peace of cloth, but very complicated to remove it. I'd say its defenitely not worth the effort. Also because i can't see any reason why you would have to use that exact shirt.

I recommend mockups. You can find them all over the web (mostly free) like here for example:

T-Shirt Mockups

or here

Mockup Selection on Pinterest

Of course, a mockup for a Couch is a rather rare thing amongst the web, but for that i'd recommend just a photograph of a blank white couch like these and then apply your design or whatever you need to be on the cloth.

Hope that helps. Sry for bad english.

  • thanks.Actually I'm trying to make a stimulator for cloth and sofa.Let's make it more simple.I need to make bump map to apply different patterns to a sofa.Do you know anyway to make bump map for a sofa or cloth?
    – user970956
    Dec 1, 2014 at 15:45
  • i dont think its possible to make something like a template for all kinds of shapes. you will have to do it for every single picture. therefore i'd just use a picture of bumps und whitecloth and then apply that to your picture with blending mode like multiplay or darker color.
    – pute
    Dec 1, 2014 at 16:13
  • Thanks,Let's assume that I have a white cloth .To apply patterns to it I need to make a bump map for that to be able to apply pattern using HTML.DO you know how to make a bump map for that?
    – user970956
    Dec 2, 2014 at 5:01

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