Originally posted by Phrosting
how did u get the nice leather look?
Pretty much blindly fiddling with bump, specular, and reflectivity maps till it satisfied me.
Reflectivity is really low. Specularity is a bit higher though not very. Bump, if I remember correctly was rendered clouds with another filter applied (unfortunately I don't remember which) and then a blur to smooth the transitions a bit. Then I darkened the layer and added the thread bumping.
If your more curious than that I can post the different maps for you.