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    Default WD11 - how to use graphics in Website Background?

    okay - first, I know how to use them as a website background.

    My question is...

    In the design gallery there is a folder of tiling backgrounds. I would like to use some of these two tone images as a texture on some objects and panels on my page.

    Everytime I try to use one it just applies it as the page background. Is there some way to get to these so you can use them otherwise?

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    Default Re: WD11 - how to use graphics in Website Background?

    Select your object.
    Open the Fill gallery and click on the required Fill.
    Right click and select Apply as Fill.
    Or, drag from the gallery onto a shape.
    Or select the Fill Tool and Bitmap.

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    Default Re: WD11 - how to use graphics in Website Background?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Select your object.
    Open the Fill gallery and click on the required Fill.
    Right click and select Apply as Fill.
    Or, drag from the gallery onto a shape.
    Or select the Fill Tool and Bitmap.

    Acorn
    that works if you are using the fill gallery - which I am not...

    I'm trying to use the design gallery > Website backgrounds > Tiling Backgrounds (as a texture on a shape)

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    Default Re: WD11 - how to use graphics in Website Background?

    You can't use these on a shape as they are website backgrounds (the clue is in the name )
    But there's a work-around:

    Drag one from the designs gallery and drop it into the document window.

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    Once done, right click the pasteboard and chose Pasteboard Background>>Reset.
    This will remove it from the document background.

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    Then go to the bitmap gallery and you'll find the tile there now.
    Select the object you wish to fill, hold SHIFT and drag it from the bitmap gallery to the selected object.

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    On the info bar, change the dpi to 96 and change the fill type to Repeating tile.

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    Default Re: WD11 - how to use graphics in Website Background?

    Thanks Steve - that gave me the hint I needed.

    I completely understood the "this is a background" hint of the folder - I just really liked some of the images in there and wanted to use them as a texture on top of some elements in my project.

    I slightly modified your instructions to achieve the same result.

    When working on a project I just open a new blank document. I drop the background I want to use in there.

    Then, I switch to the document I am working in where I want to use this file - I can go to the bitmap gallery for the OTHER temp document and drag that bitmap over to my current project. Then finish your steps of making it repeating and scaling it accordingly.

    This way I don't have to worry about it messing up any settings I have on my real project pasteboard.

    Thanks!

 

 

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