How to Create Black & Orange Halloween Check Repeating Pattern Scrapbook Paper Repeating Design Tutorial

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Open a new document 3″ x 3″ [This creates a fairly large check.  For a smaller check, open a smaller document.  Repeat until you get the size check that you want.] The Background Color is White at this point.

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Be sure that both the Tools Panel and the Layers Panel are open [Go to Window along the top, Click Layers and Click Tools]

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Create a New Layer by Clicking on the word Layer on the same top bar.  From the drop-down menu, click New

Go to the word View on the top bar; and click Rulers, Snap, and New Guide, Select Vertical Guide.  Using the ruler to assist you, pull the vertical guide to the middle, at 1.5″  Create another New Guide – Horizontal – and position it at 1.5″

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Using the rectangle tool and fill color as black, create 2 squares as shown

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Using the rectangle tool and fill color as Orange # ff4500 create 2 squares as shown;

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Push the Horizontal and Vertical Guides away from the tile and greatly enlarge it to be sure that all 4 squares meet completely.

Go to the word Edit on the upper bar.  From the drop-down menu, select Define Pattern.  A dialog box will appear; and you will name the pattern.

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Open a new Document 12″ x 12″.  Go to the word Edit on the top bar – Fill – Pattern

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