This is a very easy tutorial, but it is not for BEGINNERS. I have assumed that you already know the basics of Paint Shop Pro.

To complete this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro
20/20
Eye Candy
FM Tile Tools
FM Paint Engine


Let's get started...
Find a picture with nice autumny colors, and resize it to 200 X 200. You may use this one, if you like.
Make it a seamless tile, using 20/20, or the seamless-tiler of your choice.
Apply Eye Candy 4000 SWIRL with the settings in the example below, on the left. The result should look like the picture on the right.

If you have Eye Candy 3, the Little Crystals setting will give a very similar result.

Now you have a perfectly lovely background. You may want to save a copy of it.

Also, you need to make a duplicate of this image, so we can use it a bit later on. SHIFT-D to duplicate this image, and minimize the duplicate, so it won't be in the way.
Apply
EFFECTS
EDGE ENHANCE
ENHANCE


Now you have another perfectly lovely background. You may want to save it.
Apply FM Tile Tools - BLEND EMBOSS

Apply
BLUR
GAUSSIAN BLUR
Radius:0.50


Now you have another perfectly lovely background. You may want to save it.

You may also want to duplicate the image, add a layer, flood fill it with a light color, crank the opacity of the new layer down a bit, and merge all layers. This will make a tile that it is easier to read text on. Like the one your reading text on, right now.

Now you have, yet another perfectly lovely background. You may want to save it.
OK, let's go back and maximize that tile that we minimized earlier. Here's what it looks like, in case you have any trouble finding it.
Apply PAINT ENGINE with the settings in the example below.



It should give you this result. That's right, another perfectly lovely background.



OK, that's it. You're done. Unless, of course, you want to keep playing with the image, applying different Paint Engine filters and options. I think I only made about 20 different tiles from this picture.

Have fun!
Thank you for trying this tutorial. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, or, if you have any suggestions for improving this tutorial. There is an e-mail me link on my home page.
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