Make Your Own Chevrons in Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to make your own chevrons in photoshop but didn’t know an easy way to do it?  Well I’m here to the rescue with this super easy, super quick tutorial on how to design your own chevrons!





Step 1: On a new document, make sure your grid is turned on and using the rectangle tool, draw a rectangle that is about 4 inches wide and 1 inch tall. You can really make it any size you want, but you’ll want to maintain a 3:1 or 4:1 width to length ratio.


Step 2: Using the direct selection arrow on your tool bar, hold down shift and select both far right endpoints so that their points turn black as shown.

Step 3: Still using the direct selection tool, drag the line between the two endpoints upwards 1 inch so that both endpoints move together.

Step 4: Duplicate the layer, and hit CMD+T or CTRL+T to transform the selection and drag the center point all the way to the right edge. This changes the point of transformation from the center to the outside edge of the shape.

Step 5: In the top tool bar, put a negative sign in front of the horizontal transformation percentage, this will flip the shape horizontally from the center point, which you’ve already moved to the right edge.

Step 6: Leaving your two chevron halves as separate layers, you can duplicate and arrange them to create stripes, arrows, whatever motif you want!

Step 7: For the purposes of this tutorial, I’ve made stripes.

Step 8: From here, you can merge any combination of layers to create your own design!

Merged horizontally:

Merged vertically:

Kept as individual pieces for a patchwork look:

You can offset the two halves, make a series of arrows instead of stripes, the possibilities are endless!

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