Ambie here with your Tuesday Tidbits, Or as I am calling it today your Tuesday Tutorial! I am going to show you how to make a stitched border
First things first go here and download the stiching brushes and install them into photoshop. Once you have installed brushes
Select Brush 47 and make it size 18.
Step One Open up your Photoshop, Open New and Make your size 850 by 315 (also the dimensions for Facebook cover photos)
Step Two Select your Paint bucket tool and select a color you want to make your background. I am going to Choose Green (feel free to choose any color you like)
Pour into your opened work area, Next create a new layer (blank layer do NOT duplicate the one already open) after doing this select another color in your color panel to use later ( I chose Hot Pink)
Step Three hit ctrl then click onto your green layer( make sure to click on the green area not the words) This will select your area another option is to make sure you are on your colored layer, and go to your tools at the top and click select then select all.
Next Step Four we go to Select, Contract (I did 20) then OK.
Now on your layer panel select the blank layer; hit the P on your keyboard to select your Pen tool. In your layer panel you can change from layers, channels and paths. I want you to select Path.
Now that we have made a working path I want you to Right click, Stroke Path, It is going to bring up another window, click the drop Arrow and select Brush and make sure that Stimulate Pressure is UN-checked then hit Okay. Click on the Path layer if already not selected and hit Ctrl+H which will hide the path layer or you can delete it. Now you will see your stitch.
Now this looks a little boring right? So we are going to add a drop shadow
I made my numbers 2,9 and 6 which made a decent drop shadow then i bevel and embossed. Style Emboss Technique Smooth Depth 15 direction Up, Size 4 Soften 0
I hope my tutorial was easy to follow and you can all make your own stitched boarders now