Diamond Pattern Background for Planner Page

Diamond Pattern Background for Planner Page
In this tutorial, we will continue building the diamond patterned background. We have already built one row of diamond shapes at the top of the canvas. We are ready to use the Power Duplicate feature to place several rows of diamonds over the entire canvas.

  1. With the Move tool, select the Row of Diamonds group layer in the Layers panel. Click Edit - Duplicate to create another row. Drag the row downward until the top of the diamonds in this row touch the bottom of the diamonds of the row above (see screenshot).

  2. Click Edit - Duplicate to start the Power Duplicate feature. Repeat clicking Edit - Duplicate, to duplicate rows of diamonds until you have covered the entire canvas.

  3. You will notice that the bottom row of diamonds does not extend all the way to the bottom of the canvas (see screenshot). We need to make this rows 8 pixels taller to compensate. If we do, the top and bottom of the border will be different. So we will leave this row as is and we will enlarge one of the middle rows, so that the border will appear to be even.

    We will move the bottom seven rows of diamonds downward 8 pixels, to touch the edge of the canvas.

  4. Select the bottom seven rows of diamonds and drag them downward 8 pixels, until the bottom row touches the bottom of the canvas (see screenshot).

  5. Now the empty 8 pixels area is at the middle of the canvas (see screenshot). There are seven rows above and seven rows below the empty space.

  6. Select the row of diamonds that is directly above the empty area (seventh row from the top) and drag the handle downward to extend the height 8 pixels.

  7. In the Transform panel, this row should now be 64 px high (see screenshot).

  8. Select all of the layers in the Layers panel and group the layers. Name this new group Diamond Pattern Background (see screenshot).

At this point, you can change the colors for the diamonds for each page design that you create.


Screenshots used by permission of Serif (Europe) Ltd. This article is not endorsed by Serif Ltd.
Screenshots used by permission of Time Base Technology Limited.

Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map

Content copyright © 2023 by Diane Cipollo. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Diane Cipollo. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Diane Cipollo for details.