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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Twill Ribbon

This tutorial will show you how to make a twill fabric ribbon with a knobby weave in Paint Shop Pro.

1. Open a new canvas 3600 wide by 150 high.

2. Fill the canvas with a color of your choice (I used #7996bd).

3. Apply the halftone effect (Effects > Artistic Effects > Halftone), choosing an ink color that is a dark shade of your original color (I used #2c3c5e). To make broader stripes, increase the size. Use only even numbers.

 Halftone pattern = Line
Size = 8
Screen angles = 60
Use as overlay = Checked
Blend mode = Normal
Opacity = 100
Color Scheme = Greyscale
Ink = #2c3c5e
Transparent = Checked

4.  Duplicate the layer (Layers > Duplicate).

5.  Increase the canvas size (Image > Canvas Size) to 300 pixels in height.

Width = 3600
Height = 300
Top = 0
Bottom = 150
Left = 0
Right = 0

6.  Flip the layer (Ctrl + I).

7.  Merge the layers (Layers > Merge > Merge Visible).

8.  Apply the blinds effect.  Make the width the same value as the size as in the halftone effect.

Width = 8 (same as size value in halftone effect)
Opacity = 50
Color = Black
Horizontal = Checked
Light from left/top = Checked

9.  Add noise (Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise) .

Gaussian = Checked
Noise = 30
Monochrome = Checked

10.  Adjust > Blur > Average.

Filter Aperture = 3

11.  Go to the selection tool and make a custom selection.

Left = 0
Right = 3600
Top = 75
Bottom = 225

12.  Mirror the selection (Ctrl + M).

13.  Ctrl + D to select none.  The ribbon is now complete.

I am providing the script that I saved while writing this tutorial.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [11 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

  3. Just wanted to let you know your site was featured on :)

  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Apr. 13, 2010. Thanks again.

  5. I just love this tutorial. I went a head and did one of these and it turned out great! Thanks

  6. I didn't know you had a new tutorial here. I love the detail you achieve in this ribbon. You are an excellent teacher. Very nice!

  7. you have a lot of nice tutos ! thks :)
    but for this one I don't understand which filter to use :(
    and I even don't know if I have it and where to find it dawn :(

  8. Thank you! This is a wonderful idea!