Originally Posted by sunfighter
and that show the top part of what he wants it's not a page but the top part.
The background shows to me as a 500x500 texture that repeats over the page. The top is a small transparent .png, I don't see the footer image.
As to the OPs problem, you could flatten or 'bleach' the image with any number of photo applications. Or simply find another background that you like. There are tons of textured backgrounds available.