First things first, here is a list of a ton of great washi tape pieces for you to download for FREE:
|Pugly Pixel Tape Trios. I use these all the time...my fave!|
|Pugly Pixel Tape Strips (super cute colors and lots of different shapes)|
|More from Pugly Pixel! Love this site.|
|Free from the Bonjour Blog. Super cute. I use that chevron a lot.|
Okay, let's learn how to customize any selection of tape you have with some of your Project Life papers or any pattern you have in Photoshop, shall we? It's super, super easy!!!
1) Open your tape file you'd like to use and open the pattern you'd like to have on that tape piece.
2) Resize the pattern so it won't be so gigantic on the small piece of tape (I generally resize it to 1500 pixels)
3) Drag your pattern over to the washi tape and let it sit on top (it will create a new layer in your layers palette)
4) Right click over the pattern layer and click "Create Clipping Mask"
5) Resize the pattern over the tape shape so that it looks the way you want it to (the easiest way is to put your cursor over the corner of the pattern outline, hold down shift and drag it down to resize it).
7) Right click on the pattern layer and click "Merge Down"
1) select the "Rectangular Marquee Tool" from your tools palette and select the piece of tape you want to use.
2) drag that piece of tape onto the document you're working on
3) Move the tape to the correct location on the document, resize it if needed (by using the method in step 5 above), turn it by using the "move tool" (looks like the arrow with the crosshairs in the tools palette) and press enter to lock the layer down.
Simple as that! Enjoy!