Creating and using a diagonal line pattern

Creating and using a diagonal line pattern
Difficulty: Easy
Description: Create a diagonal line pattern for people to quickly apply to all creations.
Author: Daniel St. Jules; Date Added: 2005-09-05; Views: 102974
The diagonal line pattern is one of the most used and in my opinion, one of the best patterns. This simple tutorial will teach you how to quickly use this pattern with any of your creations.


You'll begin by creating a new image by going to File->New and setting the dimensions to 3 pixels in height and 3 in width on a transparent background.

Step 2:

Press D and select the pencil tool.preview Click on the arrow that's pointing down beside 'Brush' in the options bar. Now adjust the size of the pencil by setting the master diameter to 1px and make sure the Mode is set to normal.

Step 3:

Zoom in as much as possible by continuously pressing Ctrl and + together on your keyboard until you can't zoom in any more. With your pencil tool, draw a diagonal line that climbs from the bottom left corner to the top right corner.

Step 4:

Next, go to Edit->define pattern from the top menu and in the text box that pops up, type 'dlines' for the name and click ok.

Step 5:

Open up the image you would like to incorporate the dlines in ,create a new layer by going to Layer->New->Layer and select the paint bucket tool.preview

Step 6:

From the drop down menu beside "Fill:" in the options menu, select pattern and make sure the mode is set to normal.
Click on the arrow beside "Pattern:" and select the diagonal line pattern. Next, simply click anywhere on your design and the diagonal lines will fill the layer.

Here's my final product: