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Finding Attractive Color Palettes and Patterns

COLOURlovers.com I have been visiting this website since the early 2000’s for ideas and inspiration. It’s also a great place to find patterned backgrounds. There are groups and discussions, and you can even make your own color palettes and try them out on a variety of patterns. Other members can then “love this” and comment on your creations. You can share your creations as a badge on your website, blog or other outlet. Or, you can simply browse for what you need and leave the social aspect behind. This site has grown tremendously over the years, and now has–like most …

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Creating Custom Paint Shop Pro Brushes

This tutorial will teach you how to make your own custom brushes with Paint Shop Pro. I’m using version X3, however the steps are the same with earlier versions. 1. Find an image you’d like to use. Black and white vector images work best. 2. With your image opened, crop it so there is not a lot of excess white space. 3. Resize if needed – The image must be 999 or smaller in both width and height. 4. Go to SELECTIONS > SELECT ALL. 5. Click on the Paint Brush Tool, and click the drop down menu beside the …

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