Can I change the background color on a free web design?

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I am using one of the free web designs. It hasa background that looks like burlap. It is a dark grey and I want to know if I can lighten the background color. I went into background and tried but it did not take. Is there something else I need to do.

Dennis
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Hi Dennis. It looks like you're using one of the "Burlap" styles. That's a background image so you'd have to replace it with one of your own. You can uncheck the background image box and use a plain color if you want.

Hope that helps some.
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I was hoping I could keep the burlap but just lighten the color of the burlap but I guess a standard background does not allow you to do that. I think the texture of the burlap gives some dimmension to the website.

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Hello Dennis,
How about you take the burlap picture into a picture editor (Lunapic, Photoshop, GIMP, etc.) and just lessen the contrast to get it lighter and then reupload it and set it as the backround?
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lambofgod, how would he get the "burlap picture?" Is that possible with a background on a Yola style?
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@lambofgod: nice workaround! To get a copy of the background image on the Burlap style: right click on the background image in preview mode or on the published site. Click: "view background image". A copy of the image will load in your browser. Right click on it and then select "save image as". You can then save a copy of the image to your desktop, edit it as lambofgod suggested and reupload it back to Yola as a new background image.