Stripes to Chevrons
by Jen White
Double the usefulness of a an angled striped paper by turning it from a stipe to a chevron.
Step One: Open a Paper
- Open an angled striped paper (File > Open).
If you’d like to use the paper I’m using by Susie Roberts, you can download it here.
Step Two: Duplicate and Flip the Paper
- Press Ctrl J (Mac: Cmd J) to duplicate the paper layer.
- Press Ctrl T (Mac: Cmd T) to get the Transform options.
- On the paper, Right click (Mac: Cmd click) and choose Flip Layer Horizontally. (PS: Choose Flip Horizontal.)
- Click the checkmark to commit.
Step Three: Move the Paper Left or Right
- Get Move tool.
- On the document, hold down the Shift key and click and drag the paper to the left or to the right until the lines in the design form a chevron.
TIP: Depending on the pattern repeat in the paper you are using, you should have many options for the size and location of the chevrons.
Step Four: Crop and Save the Paper
- Press Ctrl A (Mac: Cmd A) to select all.
- In the Menu Bar, choose Image > Crop.
- Press Ctrl D (Mac: Cmd D) to deselect.
- Save the chevron paper (File > Save As) as a JPEG image with a unique name.
- Close the original without saving.
Here are some other stripes I quickly turned into chevrons:
And, here’s a scrapbook page I made using this technique.
Scrapbook Page: Winter Magic by Jen White
Kits: Fuchia by Susie Roberts, Winter Bliss by Kristin Cronin-Barrow