Today I want to talk a little about making patterns in GIMP. I'm no expert, and there could be a better way to do this, but this works perfectly for me. If you're no expert, and you'd like a simple way to replace the boring free patterns GIMP comes with, this tutorial is for you.
Then open the pattern selection dialog box.
Once the image is open in it's own window, increase the px to 800%, which can be found on the bottom bar. Next, select the eraser tool, and run it over the entire square.
Then I turned both layers back on, and played with the opacity of the top layer until I got the look I was looking for. I'd use this background for a photo collage or maybe just some simple text for a header. Like my Saturday Blogger Love, Fun Friday Fascinations, and Nom Nom Monday banners I made recently.
Hope ya'll enjoyed, happy DIYing, chris.