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Software developer with over 20 years of professional experience in a multitude of platforms/languages. JavaOne rockstar and highly rated speaker in multiple conferences. Shai has extensive server and desktop development experience and in the past few years has focused on mobile.

Since 96 spent most of my time coding in Java (including VM porting/authoring/internals).

Co-founder of the Codename One Open Source project allowing Java developers to build native application for all mobile platforms in Java. Co-author of the open source LWUIT project from Sun microsystems and multiple other open source initiatives.


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accepted How do I breakdown a PSD Background To Tileable layered elements
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comment How do I breakdown a PSD Background To Tileable layered elements
It doesn't quite look like the image above and if it was darker you would see that the vertical lines from the surrounding image with the hole start and then end abruptly when hitting the image tiled in the back. Thanks for the effort. Please submit this as an answer if I won't get the answer I want I'll accept this. Sorry if I was a bit vague.
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comment How do I breakdown a PSD Background To Tileable layered elements
You are forgetting the TILLING! When I place two of these one next to the other they won't look like a single large board but like two boards with two spots... I want ONE board so the background is tiled but the foreground tints the background. The seam will appear when I have two layers one on top of the other that replicate some of the same pixels. Try doing this not with one image, with two (one next to the other) and you will see what I mean.
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comment How do I breakdown a PSD Background To Tileable layered elements
The image I have would be lighter not darker. The masks I have are MASK objects which I can't convert to an actual layer. If I flatten them they will merge with the image producing an opaque image. If I make a hole in the image (to show the lighter colored center) there will be a seam between the image within the hole and the image above.
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comment How do I breakdown a PSD Background To Tileable layered elements
An image with a hole in the center can't be tiled... I need the LIGHTER image to tile (which should be easy) and I need an overlay on top of the tile which I can scale. If the overlay has too much opacity in it, the scaling will break into the tiling of the images.
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comment How do I breakdown a PSD Background To Tileable layered elements
Yes. The tiling and the layering are one and the same in my mind, I can't tile the image as it is and if I scale it as it is there will be visible distortion. However, if I can separate it to two layers I can tile the background and scale the overlay layer producing a great effect for all resolutions.
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comment How do I breakdown a PSD Background To Tileable layered elements
Thanks. I'm assuming (and I may be wrong here) that I can get a PNG mask image that will include the effect only (a transparent image) that I can just overlay on the last image within my question to create the first image within my question. This can work well because then I can tile the background image and scale the mask image. If I have a hole in the middle of an image you will see a seam that wouldn't fit.
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