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Stripes to Chevrons

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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:

Bright Spark by KimB Designs
Stand Out by Red Ivy Designs
Musings by Etc by Danyale

 

And, here’s a scrapbook page I made using this technique.

Credits
Scrapbook Page: Winter Magic by Jen White
Kits: Fuchia by Susie Roberts, Winter Bliss by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Font: Aleo

 

 

 

 

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