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This tutorial will show you how to create lined notebook paper using Photoshop just follow these simple steps1) Assuming you have Photoshop open and running, open a new file Ctrl + N with dimensions of your choosing and a transparent background. I am going to use 200px by 260px for the purpose of this tutorial. I suggest using the same dimensions for your first run, so that the measurements add up correctly. Make sure you have rulers on your canvas Ctrl + R and that they are set to pixels. To set rulers select Edit >> Preferences >> Units & Rulers... and set your Units Rulers: pixels, Type: pixels.
2) Select the Fill tool and fill your canvas with your paper color. I used #FAECEC a nice almost "white" color.
3) Now set your foreground color to #605CA8 This color will serve as your papers horizontal line color.
4) Choose the Single Row Marquee tool and place it at the 20px dash mark of your vertical ruler. You should now have a line selected like this
5) Fill your line with the foreground color by pressing Alt + Backspace
6) Now hit Ctrl + D to de-select your line. You should now see your colored line. Skip one dash mark and make your next selection at 30px again fill your selection with the foreground color using Alt + Backspace. Your image should now look like this
7)Continue to place lines on the paper and fill them with your foreground color until you reach the bottom of the image. Be sure to skip one dash mark or 10px between each line. Once you have done that your image should appear something like the one below.
8) Now we need to select the Single Column Marquee tool and place it at the 20px dash mark of your horizontal ruler. So that you have a selection similar to this one
9) Set your foreground color to #B96262 and fill this selection using the same method as above. De-select Ctrl + D and you should now have a colored line.
10) Almost done! Next we need to add the 3 binder holes. Select your Elliptical Marquee tool and set the Style: Fixed Size, Width: 12px, Height: 12px
11) Here's where it gets a little tricky. Set your cursor so that it is positioned at 5px on your horizontal ruler and 30px on your vertical ruler. Click there to drop your circle. You should now have a small circle selected
12) Now press Delete to delete the contents inside the circle. Now de-select Ctrl + D the selection.
13) Now repeat Steps 11 & 12 sitting the next circle with your cursor at 5px on your horizontal ruler and 130px on your vertical ruler, and your last circle at 5px on your horizontal ruler and 230px on your vertical ruler.
14) Save your image and you're done! Make sure you save the image as a GIF file otherwise your holes will not show as transparent. You have just created a nice piece of notebook paper! Your finished image should look something like mine