This background is the inspiration of my e-pal CHAR. Char provided me with examples of the tile, and instruction for how to create them. She has kindly given me permission to write this tutorial.

Thank you, Char!

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
Toadies Filters

Open a new image, 200 x 200.

Flood-fill it with a linear gradient, using the settings shown.

The colors used for this tutorial are Foreground #FFFAC8, Background #CB3C34.

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel, using the settings shown

Apply Simple - Diamonds

Apply Simple - Pizza Slice Mirror

Apply Toadies - Band suppressing noise - Noise set to 255
Effects - Reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope,
with the settings shown.

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

If you have any questions or problems with this tutorial, feel free to E-MAIL ME.
This is what the tile would have looked like, if I had skipped the Optional Step (Pizza Slice Mirror).