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10+ Embroidery Works That Will Brighten Your Day

10+ Embroidery Works That Will Brighten Your Day

It's just amazing when you find artists that excel in their creative field. Everybody loves a beautiful illustration, photograph or architecture project, but how many of us are appreciating state-of-the-art embroidery works? Well, here's your chance. Chloe Giordano is an English artist that come ups with delightful, extremely detailed embroidery, filled with all kinds of forest animals and plant life. These will definitely brighten your day! Look at the details, look at the colors. This is one talented artist! For more of her fantastic works, please check out her Instagram account and follow her! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Chloe Giordano (@chloegiordano_embroidery) em Set 25, 2017 às 10:22 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Chloe Giordano (@chloegiordano_embroidery) em Set 15, 2017 às 11:03 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Chloe Giordano (@chloegiordano_embroidery) em Set 3, 2017 às 4:03 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Chloe Giordano (@chloegiordano_embroidery) em Jul 27, 2017 às 8:06 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Chloe Giordano (@chloegiordano_embroidery) em Jun 28, 2017 às 9:29 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Chloe Giordano (@chloegiordano_embroidery) em Mai 24, 2017 às 8:16 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Chloe Giordano (@chloegiordano_embroidery) em Mai 5, 2017 às 9:42 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Chloe Giordano (@chloegiordano_embroidery) em Abr 26, 2017 às 11:27 PDT

Sew Good : Danielle Clough's Magical Embroidery Design

Sew Good : Danielle Clough's Magical Embroidery Design

A new beginning. A second life. Not something you usually associate with an old tennis racket, (a wooden one, no less)! But that is just what multi-talented South African photographer, designer, VJ and embroiderer Danielle Clough has done - and quite beautifully. Clough takes ordinary found objects and literally transforms them into works of art through the decidedly old-school handicraft technique of embroidery design.  "It is a striking fact that in the development of embroidery ... there are no changes of materials or techniques which can be felt or interpreted as advances from a primitive to a later, more refined stage. On the other hand, we often find in early works a technical accomplishment and high standard of craftsmanship rarely attained in later times." - Wikipedia While not limited to just tennis rackets, Danielle's vivid embroidery style transforms and gives these objects a beautiful and one-of-a-kind new life. Whats old is new again... Learn more about what inspires Danielle and check out more of her amazing work on her website. And be sure to troll her Instagram if you want to be awestruck by her amazing ability to embroider everyday objects.  Embroidery Design About Danielle Clough As a photographer-designer-vj-embroiderer, Danielle Clough has lived a life forever bound to the hyphen.  Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa (and referred to as "Dee" by those who know her), Clough completed her studies in art direction and graphic design at The Red and Yellow School before embarking on a career in visual art, digital design and thing-making. For more information check out: http://www.danielleclough.com/

Embroidery Effect with Illustrator and Photoshop

I have received quite a few emails asking me how to create a embroidery effect in Photoshop. It is a really nice effect and I had no idea how to do that in Photoshop. So one of these days while running I sort of had this idea of using the Scribble effect in Illustrator and then going to Photoshop to make it look real. After giving it a try I got a very nice result and that is what I share with you today. So for this tutorial I will show you how to create a embroidery effect using Illustrator and Photoshop. The whole process is quite simple and it will take an average of 45 minutes to get it done. Step 1 Open the logo or shape you want to apply the effect in Illustrator. In my case I am using the Abduzeedo logo, the 2011 version. Step 2 Select the shapes and go to Effect>Stylize>Scribble. The Scribble Options will open and you will be able to customize the settings. The Abduzeedo logo has a sort of 3D effect, so I used different angles for the Scribble direction. Step 3 Now it's time to go to Photoshop. The first thing to do here is to find a really cool texture. The one I am using is courtesy of Shutterstock and you can find it at http://goo.gl/PNAHF Place the texture in your design. Again, the texture is really important to make your design look real. Step 4 Copy the logo from Illustrator and paste it in Photoshop. I aligned it in the center of my canvas. Step 5 Go to Layer>Layer Styles>Inner Shadow. For the Blend Mode use Color Dodge with white for the color at 45% Opacity. For the Angle use 90º, 3 pixels for the Distance, 0% Opacity and 3 pixels for the Size. Also for the Contour use the one I used in the image below. Step 6 Select Inner Glow. For the Blend Mode use Linear Burn with black for the color at 40% Opacity and 0% Noise. Change the Size to 8 pixels and keep the rest as it is. Step 7 Duplicate the layer once and move it up a few pixels and to any size a few pixels as well. Step 8 Duplicate the layer a few more times and move it to the sides and up and down. The idea is make it look less uniform. After that select all layers and merge them (Layer>Merge Layers) Step 9 Go to Layer>Layer Styles>Drop Shadow. Use black for the color with Color Burn for the Blend Mode and 50% Opacity. For the Angle use 120º, for the Distance keep 0, for the Spread use 0% and for the Size use 15px. Step 10 Select Inner Glow and then for the Blend Mode use Color Dodge at 50%, white for the color, Center for the Source, 0 for the Choke and 40 pixels for the Size. Step 11 This is the result after the layer styles. The whole idea is to create the highlight and the depth that we always see on the embroidery effects. Step 12 Here I added the Abduzeedo word with the custom font with the same effect. Just repeated the previous steps. Step 13 Select all layers and duplicate them. After that go to Layer>Merge Layers. You can use the keyboard shortcut for that Command (mac)/Control (pc) + Shit + Alt + E. Then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Change the Blend Mode to Screen. Conclusion Go to Layer>Layer Mask>Hide all then with the Brush Tool (B) and a very soft brush with white start painting in the center to make that area visible. As you can see the technique is pretty simple, it's all about some layer styles and the Scribble effect in Illustrator. There's also another ways to do that, like with custom brushes, but I think the scribble filter does a really good job for a quick result with nice realism. Download the Photoshop File Click here to download the Photoshop file used for this tutorial