Jungle Tile Tutorial


This tutorial was created 17th May 2003©Copyright Artwork by EssexGirl
Updated for use with PSP9 5th March 2005
please do not copy it, or put it anywhere else without my written permission.

Sometimes the links for filters change, it's difficult (and a lot of work) to
keep changing them on individual pages, so I have created a page with
links to filters and programs that I have used in my tutorials.
That way it is easier for me, because when there are changes I will
only have one page to update and hopefully better for you, because I'm
less likely to miss a page out when doing the updates :)

You will find links to filters/programs used in this tutorial Here
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Filters and programs used in this tutorial :-
Paint Shop Pro

Materials :-
There is a text file included in the zip, if you don't know where to place the items.
My sg_spider texture Here

The tile is shown on the background of this page

This tutorial assumes that you already know where to find the
tool boxes and palettes and have set up the workspace and
preferences to suit yourself.
Some images have been made smaller to shorten file size

Step 1.
I have stated the colours, texture and blend modes that I used to
make my tile, but please feel free to experiment with your own.

Open a new image 300 x 300

width=300, height=300, raster background, 16 million colours, Colour=#3E777E

On the materials palette click on the foreground materials
box. In the dialogue box change the colour to #00FF00.
Put a tick in the texture box, click on the little arrow
beside the texture window to open up the list of textures
available and choose sg_spider.
Angle=341, Scale=100


Step 2.
Go to Layers...New Raster Layer...
Flood fill with the spider texture


Go to Layers...Duplicate...then
Image...Mirror... Mirror Horizontal...

Step 3.
In the layer palette, change the blend mode of 'raster 1' to
soft light and the blend mode of 'copy of raster 1' to exclusion.
Feel free to try the different blend modes on both layers.
Go to Layers...Merge...Merge all.


The tile has quite a nice soft look and if you like
this better than the final version, you could skip the
next step and go on to tile it seamlessly as in step 5.

Step 4.
Go to Effects...User Defined...
Use these Settings.


Step 5.
Go to Effects...Image Effects...Seamless Tiling...
Tiling method=corner, Direction=vertical (if you have used
different colours or blend modes, you may have to use bidirectional),
Vertical offset=0, Transition=8

To make the muted version of the tile, add a new raster layer,
flood fill with white (no texture), lower the opacity of the layer,
by moving the slider in the layers palette, then merging all layers.

You can resize the tile if you like.
I resized mine to 200 x 200 using bicubic resample.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Thankyou to my great testers
To see my other tutorials click Here

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