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?

2/8/2014 1:54:00 AM

Accepted Answer

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):

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The steps (for any program, not just Photoshop), would be:

  1. Create a new file measuring 70 x 70 pixels
  2. Using the Rectangle tool, draw a square that is 35 x 35 pixels and place it in the top left position
  3. Duplicate the square, change the color and move it to the top right position
  4. Do the same for two more squares.

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2/8/2014 1:52:00 AM