My research showed that I had the option to use textures as the background for my website. I really like textures. Textures give a more professional look and feel to a site. Textures are conspicuous in their absence on the UAWA site so it seemed a great opportunity to use them.
I thought a linen texture would look great. I used this tutorial which I would strongly recommend. Some linen tutorials are long but this one is very short and effective.
The diamond texture I used in my design is inspired by the Simple Key website. I learnt how to make a repeating pattern here:
Next I made a jeans texture. Here is the tutorial I used. I would recommend this tutorial but…
So be careful of that. This would be fine for some peoples needs but it really distracts from the text and photos I’m using so I had to remake it with a more zoomed out appearance. I did this by scaling the image down and then using the clone stamp tool to repeat the pattern:
I got the final texture from here: