How to apply a texture to the background

I was trying to follow this tutorial to build a website and on Step 2, it said that I should paint the jpeg texture to the background.

http://www.designzzz.com/how-to-make-web-template-photoshop/

I’m new to Photoshop so I’m not sure how this is done. Is there some specific technique to which the author is referring?

Answer

there is a very simple way to do this,in this tutorial the guy used another technique to apply pattern,we have something very easy than that
go to the layer on which you want to apply texture/pattern.double click on it,a window will pop out saying layer style,in tutorial he also applied a color to make blue bit dark/another color, you can do this by applying a new colored layer just above the background layer(which contains the pattern) with less opacity.I have attached a SS to make you clear about how to apply pattern on layer in another way,don’t get confused with it, it’s very simple,hope this will help you….you can create your own pattern of anything,very detailed explanation given by Farray in another answer Please follow the same.

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