Washi tape is a semi translucent paper tape used in paper scrapbooking and mixed media art journaling to add a bit of color and interest to a page. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a realistic digital version in Photoshop Elements, although the same steps apply in the full version of Photoshop. I’ll also show you how to make a semi-transparent ribbon or border element using a little known feature buried in the Shape tools in Photoshop Elements — with instructions for the full version of Photoshop, too.

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  1. sherry pennington

    Wow, who knew !!!
    Thank you for sharing this technique 🙂

    • Vicki Robinson

      You’re very welcome!


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