In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a fun, card in Photoshop. Everything you see below, including the background, text, starfish, and balloons is explained in the tutorial!
1. The Patterns
First thing to do is make the background pattern for the birthday card.
First open a new document in Photoshop, I used 40×20 pixels.
Now fill the background with #345877.
First create a new layer, then get the Rectangular Marquee Tool and set the selection style to Fixed Size with 20 pixels as the width, set anything as the height.
Make the selection in the far left of your document, then fill it with white (#FFFFFF)
Now make the selection in the far right and fill it with black (#000000)
Set the layer mode for that layer to Soft Light and lower the opacity to around 50%.
Merge the Background and main layer together, then apply Filter > Noise > Add Noise with the following settings:
This is my final result for the background pattern:
To make your image into a pattern, select your document (CTRL+A) and go into the edit menu, click define pattern and give it a name.
I used these patterns in my tutorial in varous places.