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Windows 7: Custom Windows 7 Wallpapers

25 Apr 2009   #11
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I just use the magic wand tool and adjust the tolerance until it selects just the parts I want to delete and then just clean up all the little bits afterwards, the magic wand works allot better on pictures that more defined colours and edges an as you can see that isn't the case with this picture.

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26 Apr 2009   #12
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

To start with open your background Picture which in my case was the grassy fields and then add the second layer which is the windows glass that I made earlier that was saved as a PNG.

Then go to your layers tool box and double click the the second image and change it to multiply.

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Once you have done that, select your magic wand and click in the transparent area around the windows glass and then merge the layers down to create one image.

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Once you have one image and you still have the are selected hit delete and you will be left with just the windows glass and the rest will be transparent.

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26 Apr 2009   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Is that the Magic wand software seen at The Magic Wand you used there?
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26 Apr 2009   #14
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Is that the Magic wand software seen at The Magic Wand you used there?
No it's a tool in Panit.NET
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26 Apr 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I'll have to give that one a good look for some ideas here. Paint.NET - Download
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26 Apr 2009   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I know... I know... but I just couldn't help it when finding my balance with 7!

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26 Apr 2009   #17
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Once you have one image and you still have the are selected hit delete and you will be left with just the windows glass and the rest will be transparent.
Thanks for this mate

However this is the point where my results differ. If I leave the area selected and then hit delete, it deletes the Glass section and not the background: (check the History Box )

Custom Windows 7 Wallpapers-erase1.jpg


If I invert the selection and then delete, I get the Glass - but I also get a large blank grid filled area surrounding it: (same as your non-inverted delete shot)

*Duplicate pic*

Having this grid filled background makes it difficult to merge as it washes out whatever I'm merging it with:

Custom Windows 7 Wallpapers-erase3.jpg

End result. Close but not close enough

Custom Windows 7 Wallpapers-bloody-grids.jpg


I know I'm missing something simple, but how do I get rid of the bloody grid when merging the two so it only applies the glass image and not the bloody background as well?


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26 Apr 2009   #18
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

When you use the magic want select the area around the glass and set the tolerance to about 65% and then when you hit delete it will take out the parts you don't want.

The grided background represents transparency so it shouldn't effect the other picture when you add it into a layer.

Another tip is to resize all your pics before you add them so the page size doen't change half way through.

Looking nice by the way.
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26 Apr 2009   #19
TheBull

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit
 
 

Not as impressive as Mr Grim's, but I like it.

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26 Apr 2009   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Thanks Mitch, I think that one has enough flavours now.
mmm, nah Just messing about, how are these looking?

Custom Windows 7 Wallpapers-currentdesk.jpg

Custom Windows 7 Wallpapers-w7tripsimlicity.jpg

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