Drawing realistic shoelaces – Photoshop exercise

shoelace_ref
The reference image
Ben_shoelace
My shoelace created on Photoshop

Photoshop is really amazing. I followed an online tutorial┬áto create photorealistic shoelaces, using just the pen tool, brushes, textures and layer effects. Although the difficulty level was rated as “beginner” with an estimated completion time of one hour, I took at least four hours doing this. I also could not follow a few of the instructions exactly, and used some unorthodox methods to get around them. I need more practice.

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  1. Photoshop is an extremely complicated and versatile program, that can perform many functions – most of which are not useful or particularly well-suited to animation. Thank you for share.