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For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.
Simple's Filter ~ download here.
Golden gradient ~ download here.
(Unzip into your gradient folder in PSP.)
Xenofex - download here
(The demo will not work for this.)
FM Tile Tools ~ download here
(The demo will not work for this.)

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

Set your foreground to null and your background to gradient.

Click on the gradient in the Styles box and set at:

Golden gradient
Horizontal & Vertical 50
Repeats 0
Style Rectangular Gradient

(You may need to change to Linear Style to change the Angle and then set it to Rectangular.)

Flood fill your image with the gradient.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Xenofex > Shower Door > at these settings:

Dot Size 12
Random Seed 17

Effects > Geometric Effects > Spiky Halo > these settings:

Horizontal offset -100
Vertical offset 100
Radius 1
Amplitude 10
Frequency 10

For a softer look skip this next step.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > FM Tile Tools > Blend Emboss > these settings:

Horizontal offset -1.000
Vertical offset -1.000
Intensity 0.250
Gray Level 64
Red, Green, & Blue Blends 0.938
Edge Wrap checked

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Simple > Quick Tile.

All done!

Without Blend Emboss

With Blend Emboss


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