EZ Da-Z Tile Tutorial
by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on June 24, 2002.
It is property of and 2001-2002 to Whisper's Web Works.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site,
email or elist without written permission directly from me. If you would like to share the url for this tutorial, you may do so without writing for permission, but I always welcome a "who, where" email.  Thank you.

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.
Simple Filters ~ download here.

Open a new image:
150 x 150 pixels
16.7 Million colors

Flood fill with a medium color. (I am using #97B367.)

Effects > Noise > Add > 15% uniform > ok.

Colors > Grey Scale.

Colors > Increase color depth > 16 mil (24 bit).

Colors > Colorize > your choice - I used Hue 58, Saturation 81 > ok.

Add a new layer.

Select your paint brush tool.

Set your foreground to color of choice (I am using #97B367) and background to null.

In your Tool Options box click on the brush that has the little arrow by it, choose Custom, in the pop-up find the daisy shape. 


(Click for larger view.)

Set the size to 101, Opacity to 100 and step to 25.

Set your cursor at 75,75 and click once.  You should now have a single daisy in the center of your tile.

Effects > Noise > Add > 10% uniform > ok.

Add a new layer.

Set your foreground to white and background is still null.

Set your paint brush back to normal by clicking on the small brush in the Tools Options box.

Set your brush to the following:
Size 15
Hardness 20
Opacity 100
Step 25
Density 100

Place your cursor at 75,75 and click once.

In the Layer Palette lower the opacity of the center dot layer to around 75.

Layers > Merge > Merge visible.

Now play with the Simple Diamond and Quick Tile filters.
(Effects > Plug-in Filters > Simple > Diamond/Quick Tile.)

If you use the Diamond filter you will get smaller daisies.

You can also colorize this tile and use different brushes to your liking.

Have fun!

Thanks for trying my tutorial.


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