After the last tutorial on an intro to filters, a few of you were interested to learn a little bit more about them. So we are continuing fun with filters! Today I am going to show you how to make your own chevron stripes or ric rac with the wave filter.
First make a slender rectangle strip across your canvas. I used the shape tool to make mine.
In the menu bar go to Filter->Distort->Wave
A little menu box will pop up. This is where you will set how big and how frequent you want your waves to be. These are the settings I used. However, you can change these up and get lots of different results. It’s really fun!
Sometimes, the end product will have funky edges. I simply use the marquee box to erase them and make the edges straight. Look, we made a chevron stripe! Easy right? But, if you wanted to, you could take it one step further and make this look a little like ric rac.
I changed the color so we could see it easier. We are going to dive back into filters->texture-> texturizer.
Again, these are the settings I used, but there are so many possibilities!
Here I added just a little inner shadow for depth. A nice little piece of ric rac!