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    Very Simple Background Image Question

    You see the background in the "About Us" section of this site:

    http://www.grigorlawyers.com.au/

    I was wondering what filter is used to do that (or if a filter is). That's a popular type of background (I see it a lot) and it provides a nice, subtle visual effect instead of a boring solid background color.

    I use GIMP now (as much as I hate it). Does anyone know of a quick way to do that in GIMP (or Photoshop--I can try to adapt it to GIMP)? I just want to find out how to do it. I tried using some different filters in GIMP but did not come close.

    Also, would it be possible to create a gray-scale semi-transparent PNG background with that effect that can be overlayed on top of a solid background color to enable quick color changes? I've never tried playing around with using both a background color and an image on top of it. I don't know if it would work.

    Thanks for your help with this simple question.

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    filter -> texture -> grain in photoshop to get a simimilar background.

    border-top: 1px solid #342928; for the border

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    If you don't have access to a grain filter, you can try adding a little noise. filter -> noise-> add noise

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    OK, thanks for the tips. I assume nothing special has to be done to get the finished image to tile properly--to look seamless? I have done backgrounds before for my personal sites and they all looked tiled because I couldn't get GIMP to make the background seamless.


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