Chevron is everywhere.
Walls, bulletin boards, wallets, watchers, shirts, and even nails… Since I do love a good trend, it should come as no surprise that I am using a hint of chevron in my wedding decorations.
We are having a few paper goods printed and I decided early on to design most of these myself (i.e. programs, thank you notes, menus, etc.). I am having several designs for our printed goods – Stripes, chevron, polka dots… oh my!
You know I had no problem making a strip design or polka dot design in Photoshop – go figure! I can draw a straight lines and circles on the computer! I was so proud and maybe a little too big headed because my chevron attempt was not successful. I actually had to think and work at this one! I didn’t want anything to be actual work, where’s the fun in that?!
I have since perfected it based on a few other tutorials online that I combined. I thought I
would share my revelation with you to save someone else frustrations.
Create a new file… I made mine the size of a notecard 4”x5.5” and put on the grid option.
Select your color and the rectangle tool. Using the grid measure out equal boxes (for me I needed 6).
Then rotate every other box either 45 degree or -45 degree, then line up the corners to be overlapping.
Once your first chevron print is done for the entire length then select the layers and link together.
Finally, duplicate the layers and space them out evenly.
There you have it, a nice chevron print that was easy to make and no hair pulling was necessary.
Since I wanted to add words to my design, I created a nice white box on top of the print.