Easy Gingham Tutorial
This tutorial was made with Paint Shop Pro 8. You can download a free 30-day evaluation copy of PSP8 HERE.
1. Open a new image 20x20 pixels, 72 dpi
2. Choose a medium blue for your background color and flood fill the image with that color.
3. Layers/New Raster Layer to add a new layer. Flood fill with white. Add a third layer and flood fill it white, also.
4. On layer 2, move the opacity slider down to 50.
5. Click on your eraser on the left toolbar and use these settings:
6. Click on layer 2 to make it active. Erase the top left hand corner by clicking on it once with the eraser. *Note: You will NOT notice any changes in the image at this time*
7. On layer 3, erase the same upper left hand corner as you did on layer 2. You should now see the medium blue color showing through in that corner.
8. Now on layer 3, erase the upper right hand corner, and the lower left hand corner. You should see a light blue color in those two spots now.
There are easier ways to make gingham, but this one has a special trick. Click on the bottom layer on the layer palette. Now flood fill that layer with any color of your choice. The layers are set up to make the lighter colors match the darker one that you choose. Here are some of my results:
Now merge all layers (layers/merge/merge all(flatten)) and save as a .jpg image. Flood fill an image with this pattern to see what it is supposed to look like.
I hope you had fun with this tutorial! Feel free to contact me with questions/comments.
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