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Digi Challenge for this week

 Hi Peas! Sande Krieger here.

This week's digital challenge is to make your own background paper using brushes and/or filters! Rhonna did a super cute layout for this challenge using a variety of brushes. You can check it out here.

Using brushes to make a background can be as simple as using a round brush to make a polka dot pattern on your paper.

If you are using Photoshop or PHotoshop Elements here are some easy steps to get you started.

  1. Open a new document (12x12 or 8.5 x 11 - at 300dpi)
  2. Fill the background with a color - I used blue.
  3. Change your foreground color to the color you want the polka dots to be.
  4. Select your brush tool.
  5. Select a round brush and make it as big as you want your polka dots to be.
  6. Go to the brush palette and set the spacing to be how far apart you want the dots to be.
  7. Start a new layer by clicking on the New Layer Icon button at the bottom of the Layers palette.
  8. Hold down the SHIFT key and drag your brush along your paper. By holding down the SHIFT key it will make the dots go in a perfect line.
  9. Copy that layer by dragging it down to the New Layer Icon at the bottom of the Layers Palette and letting go.
  10. Use your Move tool to stagger the new line of dots you just copied.
  11. Keep copying and staggering each line of dots until you've filled your entire paper.

For a video on how to use brushes in Photoshop Elements, click here.

I'm excited to see all the fun background papers you make for this challenge!

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