Add a repeating gif background to your Twitter profile..

January 26, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Creating a simple background for your Twitter page.

    1.    Open Photoshop (I use CS3) and create a new file.
    2.    I started with a 25px X 25px square; resolution 72, RGB, transparent
    3.    When the new file window is open hit CMD+A to select the entire canvas
    4.    Now go to 'Edit' and 'Fill'
    5.    In the Fill window select 'Pattern' for 'Use' and click on the 'Custom Pattern' option to see your pattern choices
    6.    I chose the 'gauze' pattern. Blending = Normal; Opacity = 100% --I left the 'Preserve Transparency' option Unchecked
    7.    Hit 'OK'
    8.    Hit 'CMD+D' to deselect the canvas
    9.    Double click on the layer to reveal the 'Blending Options' window
    10.    Now check -AND- select 'Color Overlay' to reveal further options
    11.    If you click on the default color (mine is red) you can then select the color of your choice. Set 'Blend Mode' to 'Overlay' I left opacity at 100%
    12.    Hit 'OK'
    13.    Now you can 'Save As' for later…I like to save the layers in either PSD or TIFF format for later use.
    14.    Go to 'File' and 'Save for Web & Devices' to save a GIF file for upload [as a repeating tiled image in your Twitter or other background].


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