I am trying to duplicate the following image in Photoshop of weaved, wavy lines so I can make it higher resolution or vector but I'm not having any luck getting the pattern right. I have managed to get wavy lines, but they are uniform and don't really have the "fabric" or "flag" look that this image has.

This is what I'm trying to achieve:

example image

Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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If you have Adobe Illustrator, you can do the following.

  1. Create a grid using the Rectangular Grid tool. enter image description here

  2. Make a gradient mesh. Go to Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh and select the number grid lines of lines you want to distort with.

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  1. Use the direct select tool and grab the handle of the mesh to distort the grid. enter image description here
  • +1 Great answer, but I think you should let them know to do this in Illustrator to avoid confusion since the question is about Photoshop. Jul 2, 2015 at 7:51

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