Plaid Side Divider

Supplies needed:  PI 10, other PI versions probably will work  as well. Image or tube of your choice, Name Suppressed filter, Quick Simple Tile   You can get Name Suppressed Plaid Lite demo here          You may use this image if you wish. Right click on the picture and save as....


1.  Choose an image that is longer in length that width. Duplicate it twice .  Close your original for safe keeping.  Take one of your images, and resize so that the length is no longer than 300 pixels.  Take your second image and resize it to 75w x 310h.  Be sure to unlock the "keep aspect ratio" in your resize screen.

 Click on your Quick Simple Tile filter.  Then go to Name Suppressed, Plaid filter with these settings:

This will be the resulting image: 

2.  Create a new file, 1280 x 300 using a color from your image.  Go to Effects: Fills & Textures: Texture filter and choose a nice texture for your background.  (Your texture filters may be found differently from my directions as they changed with PI versions)  This is what you will have now:

3. Go to your first image, copy, then go to your background image, and paste it as an object.  It will now be on the far left of your large image.  Go to your plaid image, copy and paste it as an object on your background image.  It, also, will be on the far left of your large image, ontop of the smaller image.  Move your plaid over so that it forms a divider between your image and the background. You may want to use the distortion tool to make the width less, I did.  Add a shadow to the plaid piece.  Shadow: Black: 3rd box from the left, X 10, Y 5, all the rest the same. To make sure you have a seamless tile, go to File: Preview in Browser: as a tiled background.  If it is not seamless, then you can go back and make some adjustments.

4. Add your watermark, right click and click on properties and select merge box and go to overlay.  Click OK.  Merge all.

5. You are done.  Wasn't that easy?  You are welcome to distribute my tutorial, a link would be appreciated.  Please do leave the tutorial intact.  Any resemblance to other tutorials is purely coincidental.  Write me with questions...

Bobbi @ Ramblin Roots