For this tutorial you will need the free filter Simple/ Quick Tiles NAB IT
Save your filter to your plugins folder in PSP. If you
have not created that folder yet do so before downloading the filter.
Simply look in the PSP files folder and see if a folder exist named plugins
or Plugins. If it isn't there, create it.
If you have a problem using filters in PSP read the help files near
the bottom of the page where the filters are listed at the site link
Ever wanted a quick and easy way to make a
background that matches your tube or transparent gif or object? This is
just to easy.
Open PSP Click File/New and set it to size 350x350 or smaller if you desire
Fill it with White color.
Click Layers/New Raster Layer
Put your tube, transparent background or object onto this new
Click Layers and click Layer 1 to activate it.
Click the Paint Brush ... Set the size to about 3 via the
Click the Top bar in Styles area and choose to color.
Click the Color to open it and choose a color in your
Then simply scribble lines of that color.
Choose another color that is in your image and continue to scribble
with colors chosen from your image.
I like a little bit of dark showing and top it off with white and a
light shade from the image. Here you see I chose the light pink along with
my white to be the top scribble colors.
Click Effects/Blur/Gaussian Blur and slide it up to about
8 to 20 depending what you like.
Click Layers/Click Layer 2 to activate it.
Click Selections/Select All
Click Effects/3D/Drop Shadow
Choose a dark shade, I most always use black.
Horizontal and Verticle size set to 1
Opacity about 85
Click Layers/Merge Visible
Click Effects/Plugin Filters/Simple/Quick Tile
Dare ya go... way easy huh
I use this filter very often!!!
Notice above... Red images... second one is already merged
and quick tiled. How did I get effect for the third one?
Before I merged the scribbles and the image I copied the
image. I did not drop shadow it.
Then Merged, Quick Tiled it then..... new Layer/Pasted and moved it
into place, then drop shadow onto it. I think tile 3 looks better than 2
for it still gives me a distinctiveness of the flowers.
Bonus on this tut... HOW TO MAKE YOUR
And a little trick I like to do to make my
background light as in the one filled on this page... the
New Raster Layer/Send to bottom/Fill
Select the top (merged Layer) hover over Layer
Palette and use the Opague slider to the left to lighten the top layer so the
bottom filled white layer shows thru some.
Don't see your layer palette? Click
View/Toolbars check mark Layer Palette.
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