This tutorial was created February 12, 2006.
This tutorial was written using PSP10 and can be done in Version 8 and 9.
This is how I make seamless tiles ..
With the "redrose_gh" tube open in PSP and go to Image/Resize with these settings ..
Width 132 pixels, Height 180 pixels with "Lock aspect ratio" and "Resize all layers" checked.
(If you are using another tube resize to so the height is no taller than 180 pixels.)
Go to Edit / Copy.
Open a new image 200 x 200 with a white background.
Go to Edit / Paste as new Layer on the white background.
Move it to the top left corner ..
Using your Text Tool with these settings ....
In your Materials palette make your Background color #be1c06.
Apply your text like below ...
Using the control arm on the vector box turn your text like below ...
Using the Mover tool move your text like below and go to Layers / Merge Visible.
Now go to Effects / Image Effects / Seamless Tiling and use these settings ...
You can play with the settings, transition and tiling method, anything goes.
Do make sure you check "Bidirectional" so it will tile seamlessly, though.
That's it for this tile. Before we save it let's make the muted tile.
<!-- here are all your borders in blue text, you can change the colors and the size. The first group is the border that
goes around the edges of the stationery and the second group, tab 1, are the small double borders around the table. -->
BORDER-RIGHT: #ffffff 2px groove; BORDER-TOP: #ffffff 2px groove; BORDER-LEFT: #ffffff 2px groove; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ffffff 2px groove
BORDER-RIGHT: #000000 3px double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; BORDER-TOP: #000000 3px double; PADDING-LEFT: 5px;
PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; OVERFLOW: auto; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 3px double; PADDING-TOP: 5px;
BORDER-BOTTOM: #000000 3px double
<!-- here are your dotted borders in blue text, and your Font, size and color in aqua -->
BORDER-RIGHT: #000000 3px dotted; PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; BORDER-TOP: #000000 3px dotted; PADDING-LEFT: 5px;
FONT-SIZE: 10pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; OVERFLOW: auto; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 3px dotted; COLOR: #000000;
PADDING-TOP: 5px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #000000 3px dotted; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma
<!-- Here you can change the background color for the stationery and add the path to your background image -->
<BODY bgColor=#ffffff background="your seamless tile here">
<!--This is your main table, you can change the background color, table width, spacing and padding here. -->
<TABLE class=tab1 cellSpacing=6 width="85%" align=center bgColor=#ffffff>
<!--This is where you will add the file path to your main image -->
<DIV align=center><IMG alt="" hspace=0 src="your custom image here"
<DIV>Hi-light and type your text here.</DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Now open Outlook Express and look at the Create button, you will see an arrow there. Click on that arrow and then Select Stationery. Find the seamlesstile.htm and click on OK. Click on the Source button (at the bottom) and you will see the htm
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