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RE: today's puzzler

Aaron Rester
Thanks again for the help with the tiling image. I used Jon Wilcox's suggestion re: offset (I wonder how many other things I still don't know about Photoshop after 9 years?). That worked great, but it still left me with obvious seams at the bottom of the header of the page and the top of the footer of the page. To combat that I:

1) created a new background layer on header and footer images
2) placed the middle image on the background
3) did some soft erasing at the bottom of the top image and the top of the bottom image so that they blend into each other

It's not perfect -- there's still a bit of a seam at the top of the footer depending on where the middle image tiling ends, but I don't think it would be too obvious if you weren't looking for it -- but it's workable.

uwebd to the rescue again!

- Aaron

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University of Chicago Law School
1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637
phone: 773.702.4782


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RE: today's puzzler

Smith, Michael A.

One thing I did on a side project ( http://www.grum.com/temp/sm2/index.html ) was make a portion of the graphic transparent.

 

In this case, I applied this to the top right corner images and the bottom right corner:

http://www.grum.com/temp/sm2/_images/_design/TR_header_back-l.gif

http://www.grum.com/temp/sm2/_images/_design/TR_menu_back-l.gif

http://www.grum.com/temp/sm2/_images/_design/bottom-right-l.gif

 

It isn’t perfect, but it certainly got rid of the obvious switch between images.

 

Hope that helps…

 

Mike Smith

 

 

From: Aaron Rester [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 10:45 AM
To: University and College Webmasters
Subject: [uwebd] RE: today's puzzler

 

Thanks again for the help with the tiling image. I used Jon Wilcox's suggestion re: offset (I wonder how many other things I still don't know about Photoshop after 9 years?). That worked great, but it still left me with obvious seams at the bottom of the header of the page and the top of the footer of the page. To combat that I:

 

1) created a new background layer on header and footer images

2) placed the middle image on the background

3) did some soft erasing at the bottom of the top image and the top of the bottom image so that they blend into each other

 

It's not perfect -- there's still a bit of a seam at the top of the footer depending on where the middle image tiling ends, but I don't think it would be too obvious if you weren't looking for it -- but it's workable.

 

uwebd to the rescue again!

 

- Aaron

 

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Aaron Rester

Manager of Electronic Communications

University of Chicago Law School

1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637

phone: 773.702.4782




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RE: today's puzzler

Ordway, Eric
In reply to this post by Aaron Rester
Alien Skin Software makes a Photoshop plugin for creating seamless
patterns.  It's been a few years since I used it, but I'm pretty sure
you could start with you own file & convert it to a seamless tile.
They've broken up their "Eye Candy" product into 3 separate packages.
Eye Candy Textures has the seamless pattern feature.

http://www.alienskin.com/ 

Eric M. Ordway
Web & Database Specialist
Information Technology
Ursinus College
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From: Aaron Rester [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 3:58 PM
Subject: today's puzzler

Hi all,

I'm working on a site that has as its background an image of an antique
piece of paper, with lots of subtle gradations in color, wrinkles, etc.
Ideally, I had wanted to slice this image into three divs -- a header
with the top of the image, a footer with the bottom of the image, and a
content section that would expand to the height of the content and tile
the middle of image down the y-axis. Unfortunately, the aforementioned
color gradations and wrinkles make it really obvious when the page
tiles, no matter where the slice happens to be. The only way I can think
of around this is to have a single, complete background image and give
the content div the property of overflow:auto (creating a decidedly
non-antique looking scroll bar in the middle of this piece of antique
paper).

Does anyone know of any other ways to tackle such a problem?

thanks,
Aaron

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Manager of Electronic Communications
University of Chicago Law School
1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637
phone: 773.702.4782
email: [hidden email]



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