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In this article, Yilu Li summarizes the key steps to make realistic lace fabric and embroidery in two ways.


Lace-Method 1: Use a Non-Background Lace Texture Image
1. Make a displacement map of the Lace Texture in Photoshop. The Lace texture image and its displacement map
2. Apply the lace texture and displacement map to the fabric.
3. Higher the displacement amount to increase the fabric thickness.

Lace-Method 2: Use an Opacity Map
1. Make the Opacity Map of the lace image in Photoshop. Black areas on the opacity map contain 0% of the set opacity value. The grey area contains an opacity value of the same degree of grey percentage (e.g. 60% grey means 60% opacity value.). White areas contain 100% of the set opacity value.
2. Apply the opacity map, texture image, and displacement map to the fabric.

1. Make a displacement map of the embroidery image.
2. Apply the embroidery image as a graphic on the pattern. And import the displacement map in the Graphic Property Editor.

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