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    Striped background?

    I was just wondering how one achieves the striped background effect? I do not think it is with images because look at the background for the SP forum...it doesn't contain any images, yet it is striped.
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    It does have a background image - it's a thin segment of blue stripes which is repeated horizontally.

    Right-click on the blue stripes and select "view background image" to look at it.
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    Yea you could probably achieve it by other methods with css, but I'd say that bg images are still the best option around. Say that you want a yellow/blue stripe vertically, just make a 1 px height image with 1 yellow stipe and 1 blue stripe, then make the background-repeat repeat both.

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    Can y'all recommend a good free grpahics program which allows you to make striped backgrounds?
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    I typically create mine in Photoshop or Illustrator but you might be able to find something here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman77
    Can y'all recommend a good free grpahics program which allows you to make striped backgrounds?
    The best free image editors for Windows are probably The Gimp and PhotoFiltre.

    The Gimp comes from the Linux/Open Source side, but it is a powerful enough Photoshop replacement that it has been ported to Windows by some industrious developers.

    Hope that helps - I am a huge fan of good free software and use it as much as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozbk
    I use Photofiltre right now and it is good as a basic editor but nothing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman77
    I use Photofiltre right now and it is good as a basic editor but nothing more.
    And free - which is why it doesn't do everything a $600 app does. I would have imagined one could make a striped background tile in PhotoFiltre regardless of it's simplicity - heck you could even use MS Paint.

    Although it does not match Photoshop feature for feature The Gimp has been used by some talented folks to create some excellent graphics. Perhaps you will find it robust enough for your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman77
    I use Photofiltre right now and it is good as a basic editor but nothing more.
    Here is a tutorial on how to create those Web 2.0 graphics: http://www.photoshoplab.com/web20-design-kit.html

    part two covers, among others, a striped background. All done with Photoshop but it should also be possible with Gimp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wozbk

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    Off topic - I see you are into the saxophone?! I used to love playing.

    Have you ever heard Skerik or Karl Denson play? They aren't as well known as they should be (more funk avant-garde than strait traditional bop), but both are the most powerful sax players I have witnessed - even out maceo'ing maceo.
    Never heard of Karl Denson or Skerik, I will check them out. Maceo Parker is awesome, though!

    I will probably check out the Gimp.
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    I have donwloaded the GIMP. It is very powerful, and also difficult to use. I guess ill just have to get used to it.
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