Many people often ask how I am so comfortable using patterned papers for my backgrounds. I can tell you, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, a while back I wrote a series that detailed my problems using patterned papers, and gave some tips on how to use them more successfully. Since then, I’ve become more comfortable using patterned papers for backgrounds, but still struggle with making sure the pattern doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the layout. Today, I thought I’d share with you one of the strategies I am using a lot these days to incorporate patterned papers into my backgrounds. Plus, I did it as a screencast!
I hope that the video will give you a better idea of how I incorporate more patterned papers into my layouts.
What strategies do you have for using patterned papers as backgrounds?