a new file
is easy. Click on File >> Then New
the size of your file
white, background or transparent. If you select transparent
you can always add a background color later.
the width and height of your file. You can choose
inches or pixels. For print graphics it is sometimes
easier to work with inches. We have used 1 inch by
1 inch for this example.
the resolution. For print graphics, the higher the
resolution the better the quality (and the larger
the file). A resolution of 200 is good for print graphics.
A resolution of 72 is good for web graphics.
resolution is the same as 200 dpi (dots per inch)
fill color/Foreground fill color
can select your background color in advance by clicking
on the background color box and selecting a color.
Or if you create a new file as a transparent file,
you can use the fill tool to fill in your background.
Click on the Edit menu at the top. Then click on fill
and select foreground color or background color.
the Paintbrush Tool
Use the Paintbrush tool. Click on the Paintbrush Icon
in your toolbox. Select Paintbrush Tool
Scrapbooking Tutorial - Creating a Simple Pattern
written for Photoshop 6.0 and higher)