One of the most profound ways to give a look or feel to your template is to use a background image.
The picture on the left shows you a list within the Background dialog box that offers color choices for a background, and choices for other effects.
Not so obvious here is that you can select a graphic to apply as the background. You get to that option by clicking Fill Effects, and then clicking the Picture tab.
In the practice session, you'll complete steps to use a graphic as a background. You'll also see how to prepare the graphic so that it's washed out (by adding transparent effects) and makes a good background.
Note This course assumes that you'd apply a background image first and then select your color scheme to work well with it. You might prefer to decide on your color scheme first, though (more about colors, next section).