Gingham Gone Disco
Tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on January 04, 2003.
It is property of and 2001-2003 to Whisper's Web Works.
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For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.
Gold_ripple.bmp ~ open here, copy then paste in PSP and minimize.

Open a new image:
20 x 20 pixels
Transparent
16.7 Million colors

View > Zoom in by 5.

Flood fill your first layer with white.

Add a new raster layer.

Choose the selection tool and set at:
Rectangle
Feather 0
Antialias UNchecked

Place your cursor at 0,0 and draw to 10,10 (those are the third set of numbers in the bottom left of your PSP window.)

Flood fill this selection with your choice of colors, I am using #4F51B5.

Selections > Select none.

In your layer palette duplicate your layer 2 twice.

Activate one of the duplicated layers.

Image > Flip.

Activate the other duplicate layer.

Image > Mirror.

In the layer palette slide the opacity down to 50% on both duplicated layers.

Layers > Merge > Merge Visible.

Now you have your gingham block.

 Save for future use if you wish.  You can now minimize this image.

 

Open a new image:
200 x 200 pixels
Transparent
16.7 Million colors

Set your foreground style box to pattern:
Gingham
Scale 25%
Angel 0

Set your background style box to pattern:
Gold_ripple
Scale 100%
Angel 0

Flood fill your image with the gingham.

View > Zoom in by 5.

Select your magic wand and set at tolerance 10 and feather 0.

Click inside one of the true white squares.

Selections > Modify > Select Similar.

Flood fill the selections with the gold_ripple.
(Be sure that your match mode is set to none on the tool options.)

Selections > Select none.

This is what we should have now.

Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Antique > these settings:
Columns & Rows 25
Tile opacity 100
Grout width 1
Grout opacity 40

There you have it!

Save as preferred format.

Try different gradients also!

:o)

See Page 2 for examples from my testers!

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