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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
Simple Filters
FM Tile Tools

STEP 1) OK, let's get started.

Open a new image. It can be any size you like, as long as it's square. For this tutorial, I openned a 100 x 100 image.
STEP 2) Set your background color to a color you want in your background tile.
Set your forground color to another color you want in your background tile.
I chose #DCAAFF (lavendar) and #7FF0FC (a bright blue-green).

Set your forground to GRADIENT, using the settings shown at the right.

Flood-fill your image with the gradient.
STEP 3) Effects - Texture Effects - Weave

Use the settings shown to the right.

If you openned a 200 x 200 image, use width 19. Basically, if you want your tile to be seamless, the width and height of your image must be a multiple of your gap size + width settings.
STEP 4) Effects - Reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope

Use the settings shown to the right.
Your tile should now look like the picture to the near right.

Step 5) Apply Simple - Diamonds.
Your tile should now look like the tile to the far right.
(This step is optional)

Step 6) Apply FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss.
(JUST FOR FUN) Look what happens, if you reverse Steps 4 & 5!
Diamonds
Kaleidoscope
Blend Emboss

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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