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In this instructable(also my first), I will show you how to make interesting and sometimes really cool backgrounds. It's actually quite simple, really.

Here's a few examples I made for you.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Paint

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Open the start menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, then Paint. Here's where you will make some art!
 
Gage9875 years ago
Have You Seen Paint In Windows 7 Yet? It Makes This Version Of Paint Look Ancient.
Xamith6 years ago
i found this out on my sisters laptop a little while ago and had so much fun with it! glad to see you sharing it with the 'ibles community!
PKM6 years ago
As well as drawing your pattern, you can make one from an existing image by opening it in Paint and making it tiny- do a Stretch/Skew by 1% in both directions, so a 1280*1024 wallpaper would end up 13*10 pixels. I just made one of the default XP wallpaper, attached below. I like the technique, it's simple but surprisingly effective if you draw a good pattern or find a nice image (look on the "interesting images" section of Flickr).
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saxmaster765 (author)  PKM6 years ago
Hmm... Never thought of that. I'll try that.