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    How To Make A Tiling Image

    Introduction

    As you probably know, when you make web page, you can place an image in the background of your page, using HTML code something like this:

    <BODY BACKGROUND="tile01.gif">

    If the image is bigger than the screen, all is well and good. However, if the image is smaller than that the screen, copies of the image are placed next to each other ("tiled"), but unless these image tiles join together nicely, it can look a mess.

    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to solve this problem, and create create image tiles for web page backgrounds that will join together smoothly.

    This is quite a long tutorial that covers a lot of ground, so I've divided it up into chapters:
    1. The Problem
      We begin by taking a look why most images don't join together smoothly.

    2. Making Tiling Images With Windows Paint
      I'll show you a simple technique to convert any image that you start from, into images that tile together smoothly.

    3. The Result
      Here you'll see the results of the technique from Chapter 2.

    4. How To Make Realistic Tiles
      If you want to create tiles containing pictures of objects (whether it's dollar bills on a money-making site, leaves on a gardening site, or whatever), you want your tiles to look as realistic as possible.

    5. How To Make Tiles Less Obvious
      In most cases you probably won't the fact that your background is made of tiles to be too obtrusive to people viewing your site. This is because an over obvious tiling effect can make your background look unnatural (which is particularly out of place if your background shows plants, leaves, flowers, etc.).

    6. Drawing Tiles From Scratch
      So far, in this tutorial, we've talked about taking existing images and converting them into tiles. In this chapter, I'll discuss drawing your own tiles from scratch.

    7. Tiles and Issues with JPEG Images
      While using the JPEG format for the tiling image is usually okay, there are some cases where it can produce some odd (and usually undesirable) effects. In this chapter, we'll discuss these cases, as well as some work-rounds.

    8. Background Images From the Internet
      Finally, if you don't want to create your own background images, we'll discuss some of the best web sites that offer them.

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