October 30th, 2003, 04:48 PM
I'm having a tough time getting a shadow border to lay seamlessly on a tiled background. While it looks fine in photoshop, it doesn't on a web page 'cause the border looks all jacked up. I can make it work no prob with a solid background, just not one that uses a pattern.
Here's the design: http://ggroup.ungratefulgrandchild.c...aceToShow2.jpg
Some say the background is too busy, which is fine, I just wanna be able to make it work. Once I get it locked, I will try different, more subtle patterns.
Thanks for any help.
October 30th, 2003, 06:18 PM
If I understand corrrectly, the main section of the site that contains your content is a separate piece from the background, and you layer those two in html which causes the matte that had to be made in photoshop for your drop shadow, to look bad.
Yeah I hate this problem too.
Is this background tiled? If not, you could put the drop shadow effect on your background, and just layer your main site page over that, without a drop shadow of it's own (because the shadow would be part of the background).
But if the background is tiled, or would end up be; I would suggest you experiment with .pngs. I don't know a whole lot about them, but they have better transparency options.
October 30th, 2003, 06:58 PM
Yep, the background will be tiled (in the web page). And yeah, I've heard pings can do this actually, I'm just not familiar with them either...yet
Ahhh, I just might add a pattern later as I really want to get this site up now.
Thanks for your help.