Plaid Side Divider Paint Shop Pro

Supplies needed:  Psp 9, other PSP 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 filter 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. You might want to "sharpen" the image.

 Click on your Quick Simple Tile filter.  Then go to Name Suppressed, Plaid filter with these settings: (or any settings that give you a nice plaid effect)

2.  Go back to your original image, promote background layer to raster layer. Go to Image: Canvas Size:  This is what you will have now: Make your image 1280 x 300, and click in the left hand middle box.  This is what you'll have:

3. Add a raster layer.  Fill with same color as the background for your first image. Send to bottom.

4. ** Next step is optional.  Go to your selection tool, Rectangle: Add: 0 feather; Antialias checked.  Select a small piece of your image, copy then paste as a new layer.  Duplicate this piece twice more and stagger on your large background.  Lower the opacity of each piece to about 22.  Hide background layer and image layer on the left hand side.  Make sure one of the small pieces are highlighted and merge visible.  Now you have this:

4. Go to your plaid image, copy, paste as a new layer on your large image.  Move over to the left forming a border.  You may use the transform tool to make the plaid smaller in width if desired.  Add a drop shadow of your choice.  I used: V 0, H 4, Opacity 50, Blur 12, color black.

5. Now make sure the plaid is seamless.  Open a new file 1280 x 600, transparent.  In your color materials pallette make the image you have made a pattern.  Then flood fill your new transparent image.  Then you will know for sure if your strip is seamless.

6. Add new raster layer, make sure it is the top layer.  Add your watermark.  Merge all.  You have just created a new stat!!

7. 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. 

Here's the final result:

Here is another example:

Send me email if you have any questions at all:

Bobbi @ Ramblin Roots