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EddieChingLives
07-05-2003, 06:52 PM
Quick cool background in 6 easy steps:

1
Step one, create a new layer and name it gradient.

2
Fill the gradient layer with a gradient of any color fading into WHITE.

http://aftershock.250free.com/aaa1gradienttowhite.gif

3
Double click on the gradient layer and change the blend mode from normal to darken.

4
Add noise.

http://aftershock.250free.com/aaa2gradientnoise.gif

5
Fill the background layer in any color that will compliment the color. Make sure it's a solid fill, and not a gradient.

http://aftershock.250free.com/aaa3solidbackground.gif

6
Slide the opacity of the gradient layer down until satisfied. I like around 40-50 percent.

This is how it turned out for me.

http://aftershock.250free.com/aaa4final.gif

I hope this helps. I was inspired by the background in Invincible. And by the way, I used Paint Shop Pro to do this.

Tony Moore
07-07-2003, 11:08 PM
a quicker, less complicated way is to fill the background one color, and then add your gradient color with the merge value set to "Diffuse."

almost the exact same effect, and in a fraction of the time.

-T

EddieChingLives
07-08-2003, 12:26 AM
Thanks Tony.

And I can't wait for Brit to come out. Good luck with that.

Tony Moore
07-08-2003, 02:43 AM
thanks, man. i hope people enjoy it!

-T