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    How To Make A Tiling Image

    Chapter 2: Making Tiling Images With Windows Paint

    So, let's get started and begin making a tiling image using the Windows Paint accessory:
    (I'm using Paint, because just about everybody with a PC has it, as this program is included with Microsoft Windows).
    1. Load the original image into Paint:



    2. Click Select All on the Edit menu. Then click Copy on the Edit menu. This copies the original image to the Windows clipboard.

    3. Click Attributes... on the Image menu and make a note of the original values (in this case a width of 75 pixels, and a height of 100 pixels).



      Still on this screen, double the Width value (so, in this example, 75 becomes 150), then click OK.

    4. The screen should now look something like this:
      (Note that there is a blank part of the image to the right of the main image).



    5. Click Flip/Rotate... on the Image menu. On this screen, select Flip horizontal then click OK.



      On this screen, select Flip horizontal then click OK.

    6. The screen should now look something like this:
      (Note that the image is now the mirror image of the previous image, with blank part on the left).



    7. Click Paste on the Edit menu, and the screen should now look something like this:
      (Note that the blank area has now been filled in, and there is a smooth join down the middle).



    8. Now, click Select All on the Edit menu. Then click Copy on the Edit menu. This copies the new image to the Windows clipboard.

    9. Click Attributes... on the Image menu:



      Still on this screen, double the Height value (so, in this example, 100 becomes 200), then click OK.

    10. The screen should now look something like this:
      (Note that there is a blank part of the image below the main image).



    11. Click Flip/Rotate... on the Image menu. On this screen, select Flip vertical then click OK.



    12. The screen should now look something like this:
      (Note that the image is now the vertical mirror image of the previous image, with blank part at the top).



    13. Click Paste on the Edit menu, and the screen should now look something like this:
      (Note that the blank area has now been filled in, and there is a smooth join across the image).



    14. Now click Save As... on the File menu to save the image under a new file name. Your tiling image is complete!

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