I was asked how to make a gradient type background for
web pages and stationery. It's SO easy!
Open an image stationery/web size 1024x768
Click on the solid dot under the color palette as shown.
Now you have two other options, gradient and pattern.
Select the middle one, gradient.
A window pops up.
Here you can select the options you want.
Click on the down arrow to pick a gradient.
You can find these pre made on google.com
just type in 'gradients for psp'
Now fill your image with your gradient.
Save and your done! With the settings I used
the image will auto tile.
If you want a bar, like on the next page:
add a layer.
Click on the selection tool with this setting.
Draw a long narrow bar like this.