stretch gradient background
What's a good way to get a gradient background to stretch vertically to 2200 px without streaking? The only way I've been able to it so far is create a gradient in Word for a page fill then do a screen clipping in another Word doc, save it as a png or jpeg then stretch it out to 2200 px in MS Paint, save, use that as my background using MS Expression Web which does the coding for me. That worked fine except for the streaking that happens when I have to stretch the image that far. I'm sure Photoshop could do it better but I'm on a budget. There must be some free online resources for creating high quality images that can be stretched.