Stripes

I love sending cards to everyone, but it’s easier for me to create for women (lots of flowers) and children (animals) than teenage boys and men. They are harder though cars and sports are a place to start.  Sometimes even architecture or ocean scene are appreciated.  But for a real masculine look, type your sentiment over stripes.  Here is how to create the stripes.

Stripes

Open New document of 1 inch by 1 inch

Pull guide to ½” line to divide the area in 2 equal parts

Use Rectangular marquee to select an area of 1” by ½” and Fill with Black, gray or whatever color you want

Now Ctrl/Cmd D to deselect

Ctrl/Cmd A to select the whole area and Fill – Define Pattern  –  I called it Stripes

Now open New document for your card – ie. 5×7

Layer – New Fill Layer – Pattern (it will use the last pattern created)

You can adjust the width of stripes by the % dropdown

Fonts in this card – Arial for “Happy” and “Day” – Magnolia for “Father’s”

2 thoughts on “Stripes

  1. Thank you or sharing your knowledge and talent, Susan. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    Diane Imfeld
    Canada
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    • Thank you Diane… greeting cards are such a great way to brighten someone’s day and I love finding new techniques to make them special. The fun in PhotoGraphics is that many of the Photoshop techniques can be used for other projects too. Have a great day.

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