Tutorial on creating Opaque Backgrounds

Creat a new image. The one below is 200 x 200 and I have placed a tube image in the middle.
Be sure to have lots of blank area around your object so you can make the tile seamless.

Colors - Greyscale (to change image to black and white).

Select area on your image,

note that you must have a large amount of space

all around your image or you will get an error message

If necessary Image add borders set to 50 and sysmetric might help

then do a selection convert to seamless tile.

Psp will do it's thing and create a new image

If you get the cannot create seamless add more borders and try again.

Just save your image and you are done. To view a page with this background click here If you don't like it continue!!

Want the image to be a lot lighter. Then do the following:
Edit undo the convert to seamless tile step above:
In the layer command or palette box, right click on the background layer and then click on promote to layer. The name of the layer will change from background to layer#.

Now you can change the opacity of the layer my moving the slider to the left.

You may need to experiment (the final one I did for this page had the slider at 25.

Then you do the convert to seamless tile thing (Selection the area, selections/convert to seamless tile.

Don't forget to save your new image. I would also save the other image as a psp so you can go back to it and adjust the opacity to suit your page.

now click to see the new page

Email Me  Page Updated December 1, 2002.

If you liked this tutorial, try one of my other tutorials . You can find sites with great bladepro presets, tubes, frames, etc on my psp quick links pages .

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