Ever wonder how people add “washi tape” to images? Well you’re in luck! Today I’ll show you just how easy it is!
But first, you need some washi tape. Here are some sources:
Creature Comforts: Mint + Mocha Stripes
Now onto the tutorial!
1. Go to pixlr.com and click on “Open Pixlr Editor (Advanced)”. Then click on “Create New Image”. Name your image and edit the canvas size, if needed.
Note: I left my canvas white because I knew the final image would be on a page with a white background. If your image is going on a different colored background, change the color accordingly.
2. Now go to File >> Open image to open your images. I did this twice. Once for my picture and once for the tape.
3. Next, click the window for your main image. Now go to Edit >> Select All. Then Edit >> Copy. Now click on your canvas and go to Edit >> Paste. (Basically you’re just copying and pasting your images onto the blank canvas.)
4. If you need to crop your tape, you can do so by using the crop tool then double clicking the area you want cropped. Now redo step #3 with the tape image.
5. Now you should have your image and your tape on your canvas. As you can see, my tape was a bit too large, so I had to scale it down. To do this, go to Edit >> Free Transform. While holding the shift key, use the corners to scale your image to the appropriate size.
Note: The tape was already semi-transparent when I downloaded it. But if you have tape that isn’t, select the tape layer in the layer box (right side of screen) and click the bottom left button (toggle layer settings). Then you can adjust the opacity.
6. Place your tape where you want it (using the Move tool). Now crop as close to your images as possible without cropping anything off. Go to File >> Save and save your image! I saved mine as a PNG, but that’s just my preference.
Here’s the finished image!
I hope this tutorial helped! If you’re confused about something let me know!
If you use this tutorial to make something, show me! I’d love to see what you made!
And a big shout out to Evani, who suggested I do this tutorial!