The ideas and settings for using the PSP7 Chrome and Charcoal filters to make these textures are the inspirations of my e-pal Char. Please visit her beautiful sites.
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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

To complete the optional steps, you will need:
Simple Filters
Graphics Plus
Eye Candy

Open an image to use to make your tile. Duplicate it (Shift-D), and close the original image.

I'm using this little picture. You may use it too, if you like.
Resize your image to 200 x 200.
(OPTIONAL STEP)

I wanted to distribute the colors in the picture more evenly, so I applied Simple - Quick Tile.
(OPTIONAL STEP)

I wanted to make bigger, brighter globs of color, so I applied Eye Candy - Jiggle (Bubbles).

Don't worry if you don't have this filter, you can use PSP7 - Effects - Geometric Effects - Wave.
Now you need to apply a Kaleidoscope Filter. I used Graphics Plus - Kaleidoscope, with the settings shown below. The settings are not important. Just play with them until you find a pattern that you like. You can also use the PSP7 Kaliedoscope filter.
(OPTIONAL STEP)
Depending on how large or how fine you want your pattern, apply Simple - Diamonds, as many times as you like. I applied it 3 times.
Duplicate (Shift-D) your image, so that you can use it in a later step.

Texturizing your tile with the PSP7 CHROME filter
Apply the PSP7 - Effects - Artistic Effects - Chrome filter.
I used settings Flaws - 8, Brightness - 80. Depending on the lightness of your image, you may want to adjust them. Just play with the settings, until you find a combination that you like.
(OPTIONAL STEP)
I wanted my tile a little darker, so I adjusted the brightness with PSP7 - Colors - Adjust Brightness/Contrast. The settings I used are shown to the right.

Texturizing your tile with the PSP7 CHARCOAL filter
Open the duplicate image that you created earlier.
Apply the PSP7 - Effects - Artistic Effects - Charcoal filter.
I used settings Details - 100, Opacity - 25. You may want to adjust them. Just play with the settings, until you find a combination that you like.

OK, that's it. You're finished.

If you have any questions or problems with this tutorial, feel free to E-MAIL ME.
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