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Daniel_R says

Hey creative nation! it’s been a while, but I’m back.

I’m sorry the newbie question (please dont shoot me, lol).

I have this file vintage tileable backgrounds:

file

and I want to create a background for a website like this:

Website

and I have no idea how to make it. It’s something I usually have problems with my clients websites since I purchase templates here and I usually change backgrounds like every 2 months.

I know I have to make a small slice of the vintage background, but what I dont understand is how they add that shadow / overlay to the background and is still tileable. The file I got from GR has the ai pattern, which I can use to make the repeated .gif but it also has a shadow and there my problem.

Of course I can make a high res image and compress it a bit but I guess someone around here will slap me…lol

I will appreciate any help on this or resource / tut that can help me understand this.

Have an awesome day.

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duotive says

patter oferlay to a layer in photoshop and a mask with a gratient…. with the bg image use it as a repeat x and fixed settings… i you need help u can email me with the file….

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rvision_ says

The image is repeated horizontaly:

http://www.ibethel.org/site/sites/all/themes/ibethel/images/bg-main-background.jpg

You don’t need to make high-res.

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Daniel_R says
patter oferlay to a layer in photoshop and a mask with a gratient…. with the bg image use it as a repeat x and fixed settings… i you need help u can email me with the file….

thank you Duotive…I think I will send you the file since I’m lost…and please send me your paypal…the Coffee is on mee!

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duotive says

okey

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Daniel_R says
The image is repeated horizontaly:

http://www.ibethel.org/site/sites/all/themes/ibethel/images/bg-main-background.jpg

You don’t need to make high-res.

I’m so Dumb Fullthank! lol..it never come tome to download the bkg image….

question, what is the right size for a website background? I want the website to display a full background on bigger monitors (24” 27”).

Thanks again…

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duotive says

pattern can be repeated so no need for fixed sizes…. ( only the height )

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duotive says

use in general like 800 – 900 px if you are designing for display resolutions that big

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duotive says

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