I am trying to find out how to get "pressed on sides" effect as seen the brown leather header in attached picture ( image on right side ) . I don't have a very good hand with photoshop layer effects but was experimenting with bevel and emboss style but not much luck. ( I could get some bevel like effect on black nav bar , image on left side , but not close to what I want to achieve ).
This is a learning stage for me. Any any help in the right direction would be great! Thanks in advance.
Update#1:- sample image is taken from dribbble link ( posted by a great designer) : http://dribbble.com/shots/558934-islamic-app
update#2: After spending hours the best I could do to is below. Used a combination of gradient layer effect along with white eclipse ( with gaussian blur filter applied) on either sides of the leather to emphasize the lifted leather effect. I am not convinced its the best choice of tools in PS. I believe there is a better way to achieve much better and subtle effect like the original sample. Pls feel free to try it out and share your result.