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Backgrounds - Grid
Created by: Kawliga

This is a simple way to make a grid.
 

Open a new image 25x25 pixels, background = white.
This will depend on what size your tile will be. For larger tiles, create a larger image. For smaller tiles create a smaller image.
 
Zoom in on your image to see more clearly.
 
Choose your foreground color. For this tutorial, we chose green: Red = 0, Green = 192, Blue = 0.
 
Select your Paintbrush tool:
PSP 5:
Paper Texture = None
Brush Tip tab:
Shape = Square
Size = 1
Opacity = 100
Hardness = 100
Density = 100
Step = 1

PSP 6:
Shape = Square
Size = 1
Hardness = 100
Opacity = 100
Step = 1
Density = 100
Tab 2:
Paper texture = None

 
Draw a one pixel line on the left of the image – from 0,0 to 0,25.
 
Draw another line on top, from 0,0 to 25,0.
 
Open a new image 100x100 pixels.
Again, this can be any size you wish.
 
Select the Flood Fill tool:
PSP 5:
Fill Style = Pattern
Match Mode = None
Tolerance = 0
Opacity = 100
Click on Options:
New Pattern Source =
   your grid image

PSP 6:
Fill style = Pattern
Blend mode = Normal
Paper texture = None
Match mode = None
Tolerance = n/a
Opacity = 100
Click on Tab 2:
New Pattern Source =
   your grid image

 
Click into your 100x100 image to fill it with the pattern –

And you have a grid!

 
To make a double-barrelled grid, activate your 25x25 image and duplicate this image by going to Window || Duplicate (Shift+D).
 
Select your Paintbrush tool.
Draw a line from 25,0 to 25,25.
Draw another line from 0,25 to 25,25.
 
Open a new image 100x100 pixels.
Again, this can be any size you wish.
 
Select the Flood Fill tool, leave all the settings as are, but under Options / on Tab 2 select your new grid image as the New Pattern Source.
 
Click into your 100x100 image to fill it with the pattern –

And you have a double-barrelled grid!