Created 6th March 2005. ©Copyright
Property of Shelley Marlow

Today we are going to be practising seamless tiling. I will show you what happens when we use a regular pattern background against when we make it seamless. This is particuarly good when using heavy patterns.

This tutorial is written and made in Psp Version 9 and assumes you have a working knowledge of Psp. It can be made in earlier versions of Psp with a few adjustments, but for this tutorial I will only be explaining how it was made in version 9.

You will need:-

JASC's PSP (free 30 day trial) which you can get here

Let's get started:-

Step One

Right click the above image and save to your my documents. Then open up in your psp.

Step Two

Go to Window/Duplicate.

Close the original so that you can use it at a later date if you wish, and keep open the duplicate for us to work on.

Step Three

Go to Effects/Image Effects/Seamless Tiling
A new window will open like below.


Can you see where it says presets at the top of the second pic above and right alongside it is an arrow, click this arrow, it will reset all the settings in the boxes back to default as show above. Or you may change the settings manually so that they are the same as in the example above. Then click OK.

Step Four

Your picture should now resemble this:-

Now you may be thinking to yourself that you cannot really see how its changed much, so I have made a couple of example pages so that you can see the difference when we use the patterns as a background within a webpage.

Example one shows the original picture we used before seamless tiling, can you see how it gives us a tiled type of page we can clearly see that they are individual tiles all blocked together a little like a patchwork quilt. See Here

Example two shows the tile that we used the seamless effect on, can you see that the background now all flows into one and looks like its all naturally one. See Here

Step Five
There now we are all done, congratulations you now have made your first seamless tile. Why not have a practise and play with all the different settings on the seamless tile and see what you come up with. Don't panic you can always click default so that you can go back to the beginning again!!

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Created 6th March 2005. ©Copyright
Property of Shelley Marlow