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[resolved] Background effect (5 posts)

  1. winnopeg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There's a really commun background that is used a lot with WordPress themes, and the past WordPress site even had it. What I need is to know how to do it. A background such as this one (http://winnopeg.com/wp-content/themes/red_is_nice2/images/bg.PNG). It's rounded off to make itself look closer to your screen than the content. Does anyone know how to do this in Photoshop or possibly have a tut for this?

    Sorry for the messed up post, it's hard to describe :P

  2. paultwo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    First, make the background (with the space for your blog to be in the middle).

    Make a new layer.
    Use Select tool to select a rectangular box along the edge of where your blog content will go.
    Use the gradient tool to create the faded effect within that box that you just selected.

    Note: Make sure when you use the gradient tool that you are going from black or a dark color to transparent.

  3. winnopeg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Um, how do you make it black or whatever to transparent? Sorry lol.

  4. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In the dialog box of gradient tool, you should see options something like solid-to-solid, solid-to-transparent, etc.

  5. winnopeg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you :)

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