Make any graduate know how happy you are for him with this Graduation Pennant. It is to make and assemble.
Open a new 8.5×11 inch image.
You can increase each image by clicking on it so you can easily see all settings used.
Go to View and put a check mark beside Show Grid and Snap to Grid. Then go to Image > Configure Grid. Make sure that the chain is NOT linked and change the width to 1650 and the height to 2550 px.
Using the Rectangle select tool, highlight the first half, making sure that the design is equal all around. Go to Select > Invert, then press the Delete key on your keyboard.
Right-click on the top layer and click Layer to Image Size.
Copy the first half and copy it to the next. Two flags will be made from one sheet. Merge the first two layers together.
Click on the Pencil Tool and change the FG color to white. Write down in the middle of the image by following the grid line.
Go to Image > Configure Grid. Change the width to 825 and the height to 2550.
Hide the design layer we had just applied so we can see the grid. Click on the Move tool and drag it down to about 1 inch before the bottom.
Using the Free Select Tool, create two triangles at the bottom to make the bottom of the flags.
Unhide the top layer and press the Delete key on your keyboard.
Create a new transparent layer. Using the Rectangle Select tool, create a long rectangle in the middle of each flag. Click on the Blend tool, choose the Golden gradient, and change the Shape to Bi-linear. Click and drag down the selected area until where the arrow ends to apply the gradient. Do the same on the other flag.
Create another rectangle inside and fill it with the white color using the Bucket Fill too.
I added another element from the same kit, and attached it on the middle of each flag. This is where the letter would go.
With that layer selected, click on Color > Colorize. I made it a black and gray image instead because the red color looked out of place.
Using the Text tool, add each letter of the word “Congrats” to each circle. This means you may need to duplicate the background to accommodate the other letters. You may add an exclamation point if you want to.
Right-click on the design layer and click on Alpha to Selection. Go to Select > Invert and press the delete key on your keyboard to remove the excess gold and white strip in the middle of each flag.
Right-click on the same layer and click on Alpha to Selection again. Go to Edit > Stroke Selection and change the line width to 2. This will outline the flags so that it would be easier to cut when printed.
Print them out.
Cut each one.
Using tape or a stapler, attach the flags to a ribbon.
Your Graduation Pennant is now ready to hang!