Open the graphic you wish to use as your left border in PSP.
Click on Image on the file menu then choose Image Information...
Under Image Dimensions find the height of the graphic (the one I am using is
Click on the Flood Fill icon and make
your foreground color and your background color the color you wish the plain
part of your background to be
On the File Menu choose File then New
In the window that pops up make the width 1300 pixels wide and the height
the height of your graphic you will be using for the background (I will put
1300 X 127 pixels.
Once that is done you can click OK and you should have a graphic open in PSP
with a background color that you have chosen.
Now go back to your graphic you previously opened and right click on the
outer box of the graphic window (outside of the graphic itself) and choose
Switch back to the graphic that you created with the background color and
right click and paste as new layer.
Move the graphic over to the far left side so it is lined up against the
left, top and bottom margins of the graphic.
Go to the File Menu and click on Layers, then Merge, then Merge All
Save your graphic and you have now created a bordered background.