Country Inspired Background

This is what we are going to create:
Finished Background Tile

This tutorial is written for Paint Shop Pro, version 9.
To do this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro (v.9):
Simple Filters: download here.

Open up a new image 200x200 with these settings:
New Image settings

Choose two colors - a light one and a dark one.
I picked #59819b as the dark one and #b1cddf as the light one.
Make sure that you have your dark color as your foreground color.

Floodfill your image with the dark color.

Now switch places of your foreground color and your background color
so that you have your light color as your foreground color.

Click your Crayon Tool Crayon tool   which can be found below your Oil Brush tool   Oilbrush tool   
use these settings:
Crayon settings
and draw 4 lines similar to this:
If you take a look at your Layer Palette you will see
that it looks like this:
Layer Palette
The Art Media Layer is one of the new features for PSP9.

Go to Effects/Distortion Effects/Displacement map with these settings:
Displacement map settings
If you get a popup window like this
Auto Actions
just press OK.

Choose Layers/Merge/Merge Visible.

Now go to Effects/Plugins/Simple/Top Left Mirror - press OK.

And finally; Effects/Plugins/Simple/Blintz.

Your background is finished!

Thank you for doing my tutorial.
If you have any questions or comments - feel free to email me.