Making a square pattern background
I want to make a basic square pattern background in Photoshop. However, I'm a real newbie at it.
My plans are to make a 70x70 pixel square and divide it into 4 squares - each one with 35 pixels. Then paint 2 of one color, and 2 of the same but lighter color.
How do I split it in half, vertically and horizontally? And when painting how to I block the other squares to not affect them?
So if I'm right you want to create a basic pattern that looks something like this? (I used other colors so it's easier to see):
The steps (for any program, not just Photoshop), would be:
- Create a new file measuring 70 x 70 pixels
- Using the
Rectangle tool, draw a square that is 35 x 35 pixels and place it in the top left position
- Duplicate the square, change the color and move it to the top right position
- Do the same for two more squares.