Turn any photo into a dot grid artwork with these Photoshop actions. You'll get great results with dots that change size. They get larger in brighter areas and smaller in darker areas. Free download available.
Step 13 - Blur Texture
On your 'Texture' layer go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and apply these settings.
Step 14 - Smudge Texture
To give it more of a random effect grab your smudge tool (40px soft round brush, Strength: 50%) and spread the texture around a bit, so that it looks like the image below. Erase the parts that go outside of the pocket.
Step 15 - Pocket Flap
Create a new layer and name it 'Flap'. Grab your pen tool and make a shape like the one below make sure to fill it with #ffffff. Duplicate this layer.
Step 16 - Apply these settings
On your first 'Flap' layer apply these settings.
Bevel and Emboss
Step 17 - 2nd Flap Layer
On your 'Flap Copy' layer add these layer styles starting with the Drop Shadow.
Step 18 - Flap Texture
Your image should now look like the image below. Now lets add some texture to the flap. Create a new layer and name it 'Flap Texture'. Select a 77px soft round brush with a Flow of 50% #000000. Make some random marks on the flap.
Also change this layer to 'Soft Light' with an Opacity of 50%. Erase the parts that go off of the flap. Use the Smudge Tool if need be.
Step 19 - Flap Stitching
Make a new layer and name it 'Flap Stitching.' On the 'Flap Copy' layer make that layer a selection by clicking the little box of the image while pressing 'ctrl.' Once you have done this Select > Modify > Contract 10px
On the 'Flap Stitching' layer go to Edit > Stroke 1px #bba958 Inside
Step 20 - Flap Stitching effect
On this 'Flap Stitching' layer add a layer mask and erase until it looks like the image below. Note: I used a 5px hard round brush
Change this layer to 'Color Dodge'
Step 21 - Small Buttons
Click on the folder icon to 'Create a New Group'. Name this folder 'Small Button.' Create a New layer inside of this folder name it 'Circle' or whatever you like. Grab your Elliptical Marquee Tool and make a circle like the size below and fill it with any color (we will change the color later).
Step 22 - Circle layer styles
Add these settings to the 'Circle' layer. Drop Shadow
Step 23 - Highlight
Create a New layer and name it 'Circle Highlight'. Grab your Paint Brush Tool (5px soft round brush, #ffffff) and paint a highlight around the edge of the circle, like the image below.