Chevron stripes are so cute. I really love them. Recently, I’ve been using them in the backgrounds of the images for College Prep posts. A while ago, there was a tutorial on how to make chevron striped walls in a bedroom. My goodness, the process looked super complicated.
I assumed, wrongly, that it would be complicated to make in Photoshop. In fact, it’s pretty simple. I think it requires basic skills in the software. (If you know how to make shapes, transform shapes, create new layers, duplicate layers, and merge layers you’re good to go!)
First things first. Open up a new document. I made mine 375px by 375px at 300dpi (but you can work with whatever size you want). The one thing that makes this super super super easy is to turn on the grid function.
View > Show > Grid
Here’s the secret trip: Using Arrow #2 over and over again makes the perfect chevron stripe!
Custom Shape Tool
Under Arrow section, click on Arrow #2. (It’s the second one in the first row.)
Draw the shape in one of the grid boxes. I like to zoom in super far so that I can make sure it’s all lined up properly.
Rotate the shape 90º. I click Command + T and then start the rotation. But I go to the top of the toolbar and just type in 90 so that it’s precise.
And the duplication process begins. Duplicate that original shape and then move it to the next square. (See how helpful the grid becomes?)
Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Then you merge the layers together, which makes it easier to continue duplicating.
You can play around with the layers to create different looks… basically have fun, fun, fun with it!!!