EZ Country Block Tile
Tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on April 12, 2003.
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For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.

 

Open a new image:
50 x 50 pixels
Transparent
16.7 Million colors

Set your foreground to null and background to a light color, I am using #DCEADC.

Set your shapes tool at:
Rectangular
Retain style, Antialias & Vector UNchecked
Line width 1
Line style solid

You may want to zoom in once or twice for this step.

Place your cursor at 0,0 and draw to 25,25.

Right click on this layer and duplicate.

Image > Flip.

Image > Mirror.

Add a new raster layer.

Change the background color to a medium shade of the same color as before, I am using #9CC49C.

Using the shapes tool set the same, place your cursor at 25,0 and draw to 50,25.

Right click on this layer and duplicate.

Image > Flip.

Image > Mirror.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 0
Opacity 80
Blur12
Color an even darker shade of your previous colors, I am using #3D653D

Selections > Select none.

Effects > Noise > Add > 4% uniform > ok.

Activate the next layer down and repeat the Select/Float/Cutout/Select none/Noise sequence.

Activate the third layer down and repeat the Select/Float/Cutout/Select none/Noise sequence.

Activate the bottom layer and repeat the Select/Float/Cutout/Select none/Noise sequence.

After applying the Cutout & Noise to each layer, right click on one of the layers and Merge > Merge visible.

Effects > Geometric effects > Twirl > 25 degrees > ok.

There you have your basic Country Block Tile!

Enjoy!

 

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