View Full Version : stripey backgrounds with paint.net

06-25-2007, 06:15 PM
stripey backgrounds

Iíve spent ages trying to find a way of producing cool stylish backgrounds without having to buy any new, expensive software and finally Iíve discovered a simple technique:

Step 1

Resize the background to the size you think it best, I went for about 1200px wide and 1000px high.

Click the gradient tool and drag to however you want your gradient to look.

Step 2

Create a new layer called stripes or something like that.

Click the fill button and select Ďfill: backwards diagonalí then simple fill the whole new layer with stripes

Double click on the layer ĎStripesí and set opacity to 17 this will give you a nice stripy background, save this as a .png file and away you go!

thats basically it, i decided to make this tutorial because i cant afford any expensive software like photoshop and searched for ages to find a tutorial like this, only to realise just how easy it is using paint.net

have a look at an example of this here (http://aesthetic-design.co.uk/tutorial/tutorial1.html)

06-25-2007, 08:20 PM
That doesn't repeat well at my resolution... :)