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Articles tagged with patterns



Easter Shapes

By Karen Brockney  ·  April 16th, 2014

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Use the Shape tool to create these cute Easter shapes that can be used to create a pattern for digital scrapbook paper.


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Glitter Decorations

By Karen Brockney  ·  November 27th, 2013

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Karen shows you how to make glitter patterns and decorate frames, text and stickers.


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How to Create and Apply Five Essential Patterns

By Liz Ness  ·  November 20th, 2012

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Patterns can be used for all sorts of projects, from birth announcements to unique photo borders. Liz shows you how to make your own basic patterns and then how to apply them in multiple ways!



Creating Fall-Inspired Leaf Patterns and Brushes

By Dave Cross  ·  November 14th, 2012

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Using just a plain image of a fall-colored leaf, Dave shows you how to turn it into a pattern and a brush that can be used in multiple different ways!



Adding Borders Using the Pattern Fill Adjustment Layer

By Elizabeth LePage  ·  April 10th, 2012

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In the second part of this Instagram-inspired series, Elizabeth demonstrates how to add cool, film-like borders to your photos using the Pattern fill Adjustment Layer.


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Argyle Pattern Play

By Liz Ness  ·  May 3rd, 2010

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Brimming with nostalgia and surprisingly easy to create, an argyle pattern makes a great background for your next project.


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Uncover Hidden Patterns

By Dave Cross  ·  October 20th, 2008

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Dave shows you how to find a hidden folder full of great patterns you can use in your images.


Making a Checked Pattern

By Wendy Williams  ·  June 22nd, 2007

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First stage of making our pattern is to create a new file. File>New>Blank File … I used 980 pixels by 770 pixels, Resolution 300, RGB with a white background Now you have to be pretty accurate at this stage so…


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From Pixels To Patterns

By Irene O’Neill  ·  July 22nd, 2006

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In Elements, it’s easy to create your own repeating patterns using the shapes already provided. You can then save them as permanent additions to Elements’ patterns so you can use them again and again to create beautiful patterned papers for your scrapbook pages.

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