stripe patterns in Photoshop
Open a new 200px x 200px at 72dpi (you are not going
to print it!) transparent document
Pick the 2 colours which you wish to use as background and foreground
colours – for my example I’m using purple & bright pink.
Press G to select the Gradient
Tool, Foreground to Background, and in the options bar
select the Linear Gradient.
Now, holding down the Shift
Key (to keep to a straight line, pull your gradient from
left to right.(this will give you horizontal stripes, for vertical
stripe pattern, holding down the shift key, pull your gradient
from top to bottom & carry on from 5)
Now select Filter
> Distort > Wave and make sure your settings are
as in the illustration:
Number of Generators not important, mine is 999
35 and 35 (Tip: set the Maximum one first)
Square is checked
Repeat Edge Pixels checked
Now click OK and there you have your stripe pattern!
Now all that’s left to do is Edit
> Define pattern and give your new pattern a name
and you are ready to use it for a background or elements of
My thanks to Hatch www.wz2k.co.uk
for this great timesaver!
Enjoy it and take care, Meryl