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I use 12×12 inch patterned background papers (digital scrapbooking paper) for everything! I’ve made hundreds of these because they whip together in no time. The best tutorial I can share is the one below, on how to make a basic repeat pattern using Photoshop Elements.
I generally use a higher resolution of 300 when I’m doing this. But this technique can be used for EVERYTHING. If you want your pattern to have larger circles, just increase the width and height at the beginning. Just remember that your offset needs to be half the size of your canvas. For example, if you set a width and height of 1000 pixels when you made a new file, use 500 for your offset.
Now say you want to be trendy and make a chevron pattern. Also easy!
These videos are from Mavi Singh’s Youtube channel. She also has a video on how to make stripes:
How awesome is that?! You can now make your own digital scrapbooking packs! You’re going to need to a bunch to do the next few lessons on making party printables, so make a ton! I actually keep blank versions of these in a folder I call Templates, and then organize based on type (stars, polka dots, chevrons, baby boy, baby girl, etc.) Then when I want to make the same papers in a new color scheme I can just use the eye dropper and paint bucket tools and it takes seconds!
Want a free digital scrapbooking paper pack? You can use these any way you’d like, but I’d love credit or a tag back if you decide to use them commercially. Enjoy!
Be sure to come back for more tutorials on how to use these to design party printables, fabric, and more!
Interested in purchasing Photoshop Elements? Here’s a link to where you can.
Please comment with your favorite tutorials for making digital scrapbooking paper. Feel free to promote your own blogs. 🙂