Pixlr :: This site is just like Photoshop but it’s free and you don’t have to download it. Photoshop is pretty expensive (especially if you aren’t a student) and this is a great alternative. You just have to create an account and thats mostly to just save them to your account if you aren’t finished.
These 2 sites are both for creating patterns that you could use for a background on your blog. They are all seamless so there wont be a line when it’s tiled. The first one is textures, you can add color to match your blog after you save it (I’ll explain it later)! The other site can be bolder depending on the colors you use. It also gives the option to add texture!
You are going to be working with the layers panel in both Photoshop & Pixlr.
1:: You are changing the blending modes. For photoshop you just click the panel thats circled & Pixlr you have to click the button on the very bottom left side and then the panel pops up.
2:: If the texture you picked is white/light, change the blending mode to multiply.
3::If it’s black/dark, change it to screen. (you can also click on all of them to get different effects, those modes just make them more subtle).
4:: Work with the texture on the top layer and the color you want is under it.
I like a lot of the layouts you have posted. Site design is something that people love to alter and tweak, Webimax seo reviews has some great ideas.