Washi tape is one digital element that I have a hard time just slapping onto my page as is. It looks eerily flat and perfect if I do.

I always Dodge & Burn it to make the tape “jump the edge” of whatever I’m taping down. It makes me feel better about life. It makes me trust the tape.

I’m all about trustworthiness on my pages, afterall.

In case you want to be nutty about washi tape (or any semi-opaque tape, really – I’m equal opportunity tape!) I put together a quick video tutorial on how I do this on my layouts in case you’re not familiar with the Dodge & Burn Tools.

It takes less than 30 seconds to do this on your own page, and it’s completely worth it.