So make a new file in photoshop like this…
now create whatever it is that you want, make sure it’s centred in the square then duplicate the layer
now go to filter>other>offset
set the offset to half of the width and height of the box and select the “Wrap around” thingy
save as a png and then apply as your background
hope that was helpful!
This article here has some tips for writers on how to create unique plots. As we know, ideas are almost always recycled, and there are hardly more than a handful of different major plots being written worldwide, and across generations. However, we can still attempt to create unique ideas, situations, or subplots for our stories. Andrea Simoncic explains 5 brainstorming techniques:
(All content is taken directly from the article and I do not possess any of them.)
1) The unrelated ideas plot technique: This type of plotting involves taking two different and distinct concepts and marrying them to each other in a way that gives birth to a unique plot-line. An excellent example of this technique can be found in the short story collection entitled, Many Bloody Returns, which features a plethora of tales centered around vampires and birthdays. Some of the advantages of this technique include the opportunity to explore seemingly unrelated ideas and the ease of creating a compact plot for short stories or flash fiction. One of the disadvantages, however, is that it is more difficult (although not impossible) to use this technique when plotting longer works of fiction, such as a novel.
some nice programs to draw
- mtPaint: free source tool designed to make pixel art. for Linux or Windows.
- character maker: it’s to make charsets for rpgmaker but you can use it for whatever you want. it’s in both english and spanish.
- scribblertoo: really nice website to draw with.
- sekka: free source tool to draw things like these:
Can I add Pixen? It’s Mac OSX only, but it’s really nice. You can make gifs and animations with it, too!