I will show you how you can create your own heart-patterned paper.
Open a new transparent document 600 x 600 px, 300 dpi
Activate the Custom Shape Tool, if the tool is not selected then click on the little arrow and choose Custom Shape Tool
We want a heart shape. In the newer versions of Photoshop it’s in the folder Legacy Shapes and More. If you don’t see that folder, you have to go to the Shapes panel. Open the Shapes panel, click on the menu icon at the top right corner and choose Legacy Shapes and More
Now go back tot he Shape menu at the Menu bar, choose the folder Legacy Shapes and More / All Legacy Default Shapes / Shapes and choose Heart Card
Set Forground Color on 50% gray (808080) (or any other color)
Place a New Guide at 50% Horizontal and 50% Vertical. Go to Menu View / Guides / New Guide / Vertical 50% and then repeat these steps and set to Horizontal 50%
Be sure that the Custom Shape Tool is still active
Hold Shift+Alt, click in the middle of your document and drag to one of the corners so that a heart shape is drawn in the middle of your document from about 400 px width. In the Properties Panel check the chain (default it is checked) and change the Width into 400 px, Deactivate Stroke, it’s default at 1 px.
Now duplicate the Heart Card 1 layer
We are going to apply a filter to the duplicated layer (top layer)
Make sure the heart shape is exactly in the middle of the document.
Go to Menu Filter / Other / Offset
A pop-up screen will appear, click on Convert To Smart Object
Fill in Horizontal +300 px right and Vertical +300 px down. Check Wrap Around if it’s not checked
Your duplicated heart is split into 4 parts and put into the 4 corners. If your document looks different, you did somewhere something wrong. You will have to do it again otherwise the pattern will not be okay.
To fill the gaps, duplicate the first heart layer, transform (smaller, rotate).
Repeat this as many times as you like
Select all the layers and merge them. Menu Layer / Merge Layers (Ctrl+E) and name the layer Pattern
If your document looks like my screenshot above with the heart(s), you finished part one.
Create a New Document 3600 x 3600 px, 300 dpi
Go back to your first document with the Pattern layer
Menu Edit / Copy
Go to the new document. Menu Edit / Paste
With the Move Tool drag the Pattern to the left uppercorner, make sure it’s right up against the edges
Duplicate the Pattern layer 5 times
Activate the top layer (Pattern copy 5), hold Shift and drag to the right uppercorner, make sure it’s right up against the edges
Select all 6 pattern layers
Activate the Move Tool
Click in the Menu Bar on Distribute Horizontally
All 6 layers are now in a row at the top of the document.
If you see any gabs between the pattern layers, it means that one of the two corner patterns (or both) were not exactly against the edges.
Select the 6 pattern layers
Menu Layer / Merge Layers
Name the merged layer pattern
Duplicate the merged layer 5 times
Activate the top layer
Make sure the Move Tool is activated
Hold Shift, click on a heart of the top layer and drag the layer to the bottom, make sure it’s right up against the edges
Select all 6 layers
Click in the Menu Bar on Distribute vertically
You did it, your paper is filled with hearts
Create a pattern
Menu Edit / Define Pattern
A pop-up appears to name the pattern, you can give it any name you want. I gave mine the name Hearts
Now we are saving the pattern for future use
Go to the Pattern Panel. If you don’t see it go to Menu / Window and check Patterns
In the Patterns panel, select the pattern you just made
Click on the menu icon at the top right and choose Export Selected Pattern
Name the Pattern whatever you wish and save it in the Folder where you know where to find it.
Use the pattern
Create a new document 3600 x 3600 px, 300 dpi
In the Layers panel click at the bottom on Create new fill or adjustment layer
Choose a color of your choise and click OK. I used color # dfd4c7. You can always change the color afterwards if needed
Create a new layer
Name the layer pattern
Fill the new layer with any color
Set Fill at 0%
Add a layer style on the top layer
Click on the fx icon at the bottom from the Layers panel and choose Pattern Overlay
If you don’t get the pattern you created then click on the arrow and search for your created pattern and click OK
If you don’t like the size of the hearts, you can change it
Double click in the Layers panel on the layer style Pattern Overlay
Decrease the number of the Scale to your choice
Once you’re satisfied with the size of the hearts, click OK
Right click on the pattern layer and choose Rasterize Layer Style
Add a new Color Fill layer with a color of your choice for the hearts, mine is #8a0003
Clip the top Color layer to the pattern layer
Add Overlay or Texture to your paper to make it more realistic