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Tips and Tricks: Digital Washi Tape

May 29, 2014

What the heck is washi tape, you ask? It’s a decorative, patterned tape from Japan that’s very much used by crafters, scrapbookers and the homemade card makers to jazz up their designs. I’ve seen some imaginative uses for the stuff. Very trendy! Check out Pinterest: Washi Tape Ideas and Pinterest: Washi Tape Greeting Cards for examples.

If you’d like to create your own digital washi tape, here are some tutorials to help you out. Don’t forget in your product description, use “digital washi tape” or “faux washi tape” to avoid shopper confusion.

You may need to photograph/scan your own piece of blank tape and save it as a PNG on a transparent background. Inexperienced users will probably need to look for a free commercial use brush or PNG file of tape.

How to Make Washi Tape in Photoshop and Elements

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Tutorial: How to Make Washi Tape (video)

How to Make Digital Washi Tape in GIMP

I’ve been unable to locate tutorials for Paint Shop Pro and Corel Draw … if anybody has a tip, leave it in the comments! 🙂

One Comment leave one →
  1. paintedcottages permalink
    June 1, 2014 6:11 pm

    this looks like fun!

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