Create Seamless Pattern Tiles
with Corel PhotoPaint 5 Plus
or PhotoPaint 6 or 7
This tutorial will teach you how to create seamless pattern tiles using the paint program Corel PhotoPaint 5 (Plus version) or Corel PhotoPaint 6 or Corel PhotoPaint 7.
1. Open an image or photo to begin. You might want to start with some of the clipart or clip photos that come with Corel PhotoPaint. You'll be generating seamless pattern tiles from this image using a filter set built into Corel PhotoPaint.
2. Select the entire image using the Rectangular Mask tool. Next, select Effects/Artistic/Terrazzo. The Terrazzo filter will create a seamless pattern tile from your image. Experiment with the Symmetry and Feather settings. When you find a tile that you like, select Save Tile. You can continue to experiment with different settings and saving the results, thus generating many seamless patterns from the same image. You can only save tiles in the .BMP format from within the Terrazzo filter, so you'll need to open the .BMP files and resave as a gif files later.
3.Open the .BMP file you've created. Chances are that the texture you selected is too intense to use as a background on a web page and still have text that's legible. To fade the tile, select Effects/Colors Adjust/ Brightness-Contrast-Intensity. Raise the Brightness number and lower the Contrast number.
4.Select Image/Convert To/256 Colors, and save this as a gif file.
You can create dozens of interesting seamless pattern tile backgrounds from the same original image in just minutes by following these steps. Experiment, and have fun!
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