PREPARATION

1. Launch Paint Shop Pro and open the graphic

2. Shift+D to duplicate it

3. Close the original

4. Activate the Dropper Tool (E)

5. Right click a lighter shade in the graphic to set the Background and Fill Color in
the Materials Palette

6. Left click a darker shade of the color to set the Foreground and Stroke Color in
the Materials Palette

7. Set the Background and Fill Properties to Gradient Settings:











SEAMLESS TILE

1. Image>Resize Settings:
No greater than 350 pixels on the largest side
Make a note of the height
Lock Aspect Ratio: checked
Smart Size is selected
Maintain original print size is not checked
Resize all layers is checked

2. Adjust>Sharpness>Sharpen if necessary

3. Layers>Promote Background Layer

4. Layers>Load/Save Mask>Load Mask From Disk Settings:
2020 Mask
Source luminance is clicked
Fit to canvas is clicked
Invert transparency is not checked
Show all mask is clicked

5. Layers>Merge>Merge Group

6. Shift+D to duplicate it

7. Effects>Image Effects>Seamless Tiling Settings:
Default




8. File>Save As A JPEG image and name it "
seamlesstile"

9. Minimize it

MAIN IMAGE

Working with the maximized copy

1. Layers>Duplicate

2. Layers>Merge>Merge Visible

3. Effects>Image Effects>Seamless Tiling Settings:
Tiling Method Mirror
Direction Bidirectional
Horizontal offset (%): 0
Vertical offset (%): 0
Width (%): 50

4. File>Save As A PSP file and name it "mainimage"

5. Minimize it

BACKGROUND TILE

1. File>New Settings:
Height: 1/2 the height of the image height noted from the seamless tile section step 1
Width: same as the height
Makes this image a square
Raster is checked
Transparent is checked

2. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F) Settings:
Match mode: None
Use all layers is not checked
Blend mode: Normal
Opacity: 100

3. Right click the canvas to flood fill it with the background gradient

4. Effects>Plugins>Filter Factory A - Pool Shadow Settings:
Control 1 151
Control 2 208
Control 3 118
Control 4 146
Control 5 79
Control 6 192
Shadow Intensity 15
Brightness 160

5. Effects>Plugins>I.C.NET Software>Filters Unlimited 2.0>Distortion Filters -
Cracked Settings:
105

6. Effects>Plugins>Unplugged Tools - Copystar Settings:
Amount 3
Angle 0
Zoom 127
Control 0 (some versions do not have this slider)

7. Effects>Image Effects>Seamless Tiling

8. File>Save As A JPEG file and name it "
backgroundtile"

9. Minimize it

SIDE BORDER

Working with "mainimage"

1. Layers>New Raster Layer

2. Right click the canvas to flood fill it with the background gradient

3. Effects>Plugins>Filter Factory A - Pool Shadow

4. Effects>Plugins>I.C.NET Software>Filters Unlimited 2.0>Distortion Filters
- Cracked Setting:
105

5. Effects>Plugins>Unplugged Tools - Copystar

6. Effects>Image Effects>Seamless Tiling Settings:
Tiling Method Mirror
Direction Bidirectional
Horizontal offset (%): 0
Vertical offset (%): 0
Width (%): 50

7. Layers>Arrange>Send To Bottom

8. Layers>Merge>Merge Visible

9. Layers>Load/Save Mask>Load Mask From Disk Settings:
Right edge or double edged mask of choice Source luminance clicked
Fit to layer is clicked
Invert mask checked or not depends solely on the mask being used
Show all mask is clicked

*
If the mask is backwards just follow this
Layers>Invert Mask/Adjustment

10. Layers>Merge>Merge Group

11. Image>Canvas size Settings:
Width is 2,400 pixels or your preference
Height: Original Dimension shown
Lock aspect ratio: not checked
Left center placement arrow is clicked

12. Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow Settings:
Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 2
Opacity: 95
Blur: 2
Color: dark color from the image
Shadow on new layer is not checked

13. Change the Foreground and Stroke Properties in the Materials Palette to Pattern Settings:
"seamlesstile"
Angle: 0
Scale: 100

14. Change the Background and Fill Properties in the Materials Palette to Pattern Settings:
"backgroundtile"
Angle: 0
Scale: 100

15. Layers>New Raster Layer

16. Layers>Arrange>Send To Bottom

17. Right click the canvas to flood fill it with the background pattern

18. Change the opacity on the Flood Fill Tool (F) to 15 to 20%

19. Layers>New Raster Layer

20. Left click the canvas to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

21. Layers>Merge>Merge Down

22. Effects>Image Effects>Seamless Tiling

23. Layers>New Raster Layer

24. Layers>Arrange>Bring To Top

25. Add your credit(s)

26. Layers>Merge>Merge All (Flatten)

27. File>Save As A JPEG file and as the letter background


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Requirements

Paint Shop Pro - Free Trial
I.C.NET Software Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Free Trial
Unplugged - Tools
A graphic

Supplies



Filter Factory A - Pool Shadow
Put into your Paint Shop pro Plugin directory
2020 - Mask
Put it into the "My PSP" Masks folder
Some edge masks (you only need to choose one or user one of your own
Put into the "My PSP" Masks folder

*
This tutorial was created with Paint Shop Pro 9
*Do not deselect until instructed to do so
*Settings will remain the same as last used unless otherwise noted
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