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More Fun with Filters: Make your own RicRac or Chevron

by Steph on 5 February 2013
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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!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Debbie 8 February 2013 at 11:18 am

Great tutorial….love filters…endless possibilities…Thank you!


2 Yez 8 February 2013 at 4:34 pm

Awesome tut, thank you very much! What settings did you use for the Inner Shadow to make it look so smooth? Mine looks kinda rough. It would be great to see tutorials on Inner Shadows and Bevels


3 Faith A 10 February 2013 at 1:00 pm

How simple and very handy a great tuorial thank you.


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