Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Hello fellow scrappers! Rosy here with one of my favorite little digital scrapping tricks. A few of you have been asking about how I turn stripes to plaids in my layouts.
I have no idea if this is the “proper” way of doing this, but I’m going to show you my method. It’s super simple.
First I open my striped paper. (this one is from the Tropical Winter kit)
Then duplicate it.
Rotate the top layer 90 degrees.
Turn down the opacity of the top layer to 50%.
Merge the two layers together.
Right click on this layer and select “layer from background” and then rotate it 45 degrees and you have a plaid paper!
Just remember not to permanently save your paper this way or you will lose your original striped paper!
I often use this when I want the linear look of a stripe, but don’t want it to be directional (like when I use it to mat a photo). A lot of SP’s kits have a beautiful plaid in them already, but I’ve found this a handy trick when the papers I’m using don’t have a coordinating plaid in the kit.
Here are a few of my pages where I’ve done this. (linked to the gallery for credits)
I hope that answers the questions that anyone had about it! If not, just let me know in the comments and I’ll try to clarify.
Thanks for checking out the blog today! Casharina will be with you tomorrow to share some of her scrapping inspiration with you.