Solid color background

Pattern backgound

Gradient background

Style background

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  • Background--foreground color
  • Open a new canvas. Make it 4 by 4
  • Select the paint bucket
  • Pour a color for the background. It will match the foreground color on your pallet.
  • Style tools
    • Open a new layer.
    • go to layer-duplicate layer and duplicate the background layer
    • check right side and be sure the duplicate background layer is selected
    • double click and rename it 'styles'
    • Select the paint bucket (under the gradient tool)
    • Select a style
    • Pour the 'style' with the paint bucket
    • change the style by selecting a new one
    • Go to 'Custom Shapes' (under the rectangle tool)
    • Add some to your background--any you like
    • Recolor them by selecting a style that goes with them
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    styles_in_PS_001.png
    • Add text and stylize it's colors also
    • paste a screen shot into your wiki. Heading 1 should be 'Styles'.
  • More on Styles:

  • Patterns
    • Create a new layer. Name it 'Patterns'
    • Select the paint bucket
    • Select 'pattern' from the top tool bar
    • Select a pattern you like
    • Pour it onto your canvas
    • Add text to tell me about this
    • Add to your wiki
  • Gradients
    • Go to the layer icon and create a duplicate layer
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    • Name it 'Gradient'
    • Pick your gradient tool as follows:
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  • Drag mouse across screen and create a background