Paper Texture Backgrounds

All credit for this tutorial goes to Mary at Mary's Sea of Dreams http://www.geocities.com/mcjd83/

Mary wrote this tutorial, all I have done is convert it to PSP7 with Mary's permission, changed the plugin used to tile the image, and added the blend emboss step.

 

LETS GET STARTED :)

You'll need Simple Filters and FM Tile Tools

 

1. Select an image to use for your background - you can use this butterfly - right click to download it

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2. Open your image, then press shift D to make a duplicate copy. Close your original image.

3. Go to image > plugins, open Simple Filters and select Quick tile

4. Go back to image > plugins, and choose FM Tile Tools > Blend emboss with the following settings.

5. Select file > save as and browse to your PSP TEXTURES FOLDER. Name your image and save it as a .bmp

6. Set your background colour to white, and select a colour for your foreground colour - I used #4D164F. You can reverse these settings if you wish - with a white foreground you get a lighter background - this is how your tile will look if you reverse the colours

7. Open a new image 200 X 200 with a white background.

8. Go to layers and add a raster layer.

9. On your colour palette, choose the third tab down, and browse for the texture we created before.

10. Flood fill your image - you will notice that you now have the image the same colour as you chose for your foreground colour - cool huh :)

11. Go to layers and merge visible.

12. Now for some reason, this tile will not tile seamlessly, to fix that, choose your crop tool and using the picture below as a guide, crop your image down.

That's it :) Easy huh!

I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial as much as I enjoyed writing it

If you have any problems or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me


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