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Windows 7: Custom Made Wallpapers

29 Apr 2010   #411
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Awesome sphere work, Nick I loved it . Grabbed the black one BTW, is it to cut down the edges after making a sphere ? In my case they always come with edges
Quick rundown on how I get a "deep etched" (cutout/sharp edge image)

1. Drew the image in Vector format
2. Added all the shading/lighting
3. Converted the image to bitmap, and added the "sphere effect"
4. Bitmap is pretty dithered, so I need to sharpen the edges.
5. Created a "vector" "elipse" in CorelDraw. (blue outline)
6. Used the "intersect with" function in Corel, (this sort of cuts the image out) so now I have a "metafile" (bitmap/vector combined image) so the dithering (jaggys) is now minimalized, this also means I can put solid objects behind the image (black block)

The beauty of doing it this way is that I can now click on image 6 and goto "edit bitmap" and I can then do colour changes, effects or whatever etc. and the image still keeps it's crisp outline.




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29 Apr 2010   #412
Arc

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Difficult, Nick ! But I'll have a try
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01 May 2010   #413
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

New one ... can't quite decide which I prefer --- with the blur behind the text or without ?? What you think ?


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01 May 2010   #414
Arc

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New one ... can't quite decide which I prefer --- with the blur behind the text or without ?? What you think ?
Both are nice, Nick Dont think about it
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02 May 2010   #415
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If anyone wants the 3D sevens logo I did with the little sperm dudes ... here's the psd


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02 May 2010   #416
Arc

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Thanks for sharing, Nick ! They are beautiful
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03 May 2010   #417
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

Great share PooMan, as far as preference, I like the unblured one a little bit better, both are great but the unblured has a nice clean, and crisp look to it, great job and I'm excited to see what you come up with next!

Thanks,
Kukag
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05 May 2010   #418
blockie

 

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I am using a downloaded Windows theme of a slide show. I would like to add a few pictures to it but cannot find it. What folder do I look in?
C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\{your theme}\Wall (or wallpaper, whatever it may be )
Browse to this location, and add the pictures you like to add
I get there but am unable to open a theme so I can add or remove pictures in the theme slide show. In other words, I want to edit the theme.
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05 May 2010   #419
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
I am using a downloaded Windows theme of a slide show. I would like to add a few pictures to it but cannot find it. What folder do I look in?
C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\{your theme}\Wall (or wallpaper, whatever it may be )
Browse to this location, and add the pictures you like to add
I get there but am unable to open a theme so I can add or remove pictures in the theme slide show. In other words, I want to edit the theme.
Go to the location bordered in the snipshop, pal ! (it will be your theme name insted of soft 7) . If the theme has wallpaper slideshow, there will be a folder named "wallpaper". Put the pictures there.

BTW, are you talking about themepack ? then the situation is different.
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05 May 2010   #420
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

New one


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