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January 10 2014

11:00

Wallpaper for jQuery Adds Image or Video Backgrounds to Any Website Easily


  

Such is life. Client X needs a landing page within the next 15 minutes. It’s a rather simple page with not a lot more than a full-screen background image. Now, how can I achieve that in the quickest and easiest way? Having evaluated a few alternatives I decide to go with Ben Plum’s newest jQuery plugin Wallpaper. This lets me do the job in less than ten minutes. Being able to change the image to a video background using the very same solution made my client smile with joy…

February 08 2012

23:55

November 02 2011

18:48

DNA11 + COLOURlovers Palette Contest: Place Your Final Vote!

The DNA11 Palette Contest was a huge success thanks to many COLOURlovers artists. Finalists have been determined from over 6,000 entries and the final round of voting is now open! Ten (10) Finalists have been selected with COLOURlovers LOVES, five (5) of which will receive prizes.

DNA11 is hosting the final voting on their Facebook Page - facebook.com/dnaart, so head on over and place your vote!

VOTE NOW

 

To vote, you need to LIKE the DNA11 Facebook page. Choose the DNA11 Artwork Palette you would like to vote for and click on the thumbs-up below it. If you are not already on the voting panel, it is located in the left menu under, COLOURlovers.

 

Make sure you vote ON the DNA11 Facebook Page, NOT on COLOURlovers.com.

Voting will last until Thursday, November. 10th at midnight (12am) PDT. Winners will be announced Friday, November 11th.


Finalists

In no particular order, the 10 finalists are:

Tranquility by ChairmanCao

When I glow up... by jazminredux

moon trip by sirda

Dog DNA by Miaka

ROCKIN TOWERS by rubyvillasenor

Peace in the Blood by OrigamiMei

Under my Skin by BerryColor

DNA by Any Palacios

big city lights by earlgrey

Art is in my DNA by synthetic innocence

 

Winners & Prizes

First prize: One finalist will be voted as the winner. The winner will receive a 24x36 DNA Portrait (value $500) their palette becomes a permanent part of the DNA 11 collection.
Secondary prizes: Four runners up will receive $250 DNA 11 gift certificate and their palettes also become a permanent part of the DNA 11 collection.

Good luck to the finalists!

October 24 2011

17:47

October 20 2011

15:00

DNA11 + COLOURlovers Palette Contest: Color Your DNA

Time for a palette contest with a mix of science and art! COLOURlovers has paired up with DNA 11 (dna11.com) to bring you a creative, unique way to further personalize your DNA artwork.

DNA 11 is the original creator of DNA Art Portraits, Fingerprint Portraits, and Kiss Portraits -- the World’s most personalized art on canvas.

Who knew that you could do such beautiful things with your DNA?!

Turn your palette into beautiful personalized art!

The contest will be open and accept entries for the first phase from Thursday, October 20th through Thursday, October 27th, 2011.

Enter the Contest  |  View the Entries  

Color and submit as many DNA Portrait Templates you would like. Only one (1) of your entries will be eligible for prizes.

Prizes!

The top ten (10) most LOVED entries will go on to further voting through DNA 11. One winner and four runners up will come of the final round of voting.

If one of your entries wins, our friends at DNA 11 will send you your very own, palette-customized, 24 x 36” DNA Portrait and add your winning palette to their line of color options for personalized DNA art.

If you are one of the four runners up, you will receive a $250 DNA 11 Gift Certificate and your palette will also be added to the DNA 11 color collection.

DNA 11 will also publish a blog post with links to the top five COLOURlovers DNA artwork winning creations (winners and runners up).

The Rules Summarized:

  • Each entry must be 2-5 colors
  • Top 10 entries with the most LOVES (as voted by the COLOURlovers community) will become finalists. 1 winner and 4 runners up will be voted from this 10 through DNA 11.
  • Unlimited entries, but only 1 of your entries may be eligible for prizes.
  • First prize: 24x36 DNA Portrait (value $500) plus the winner's palette becomes a permanent part of the DNA 11 collection.
  • Secondary prizes: four runners up receive $250 DNA 11 gift certs. Plus their palettes become a permanent part of the DNA 11 collection.
  • Participation prize: everyone gets a $100 DNA 11 gift certificate.

Just for entering, you will receive $100 gift certificate to use at DNA 11. In addition, you may use a 20% off discount at DNA 11 through November 17th, 2011 whether submitting an entry or not (code and gift certificate are not combinable). 20% OFF Code: Color20

You must be a member of COLOURlovers.com to enter the contest. Sign-up for FREE.

September 08 2011

18:21

July 13 2011

06:00

MadPattern Educational Series: The Awesomeness of Patterns

Patterns are way easier to make than you may think, you just have to learn the tricks. That's where I come in. It seems like the pattern world is real hush hush about their techniques and the tools out there are nothing short of awful - besides the COLOURlovers Seamless Pattern Maker and my own resources at madpattern.com. In this Educational Series I'll be helping you understand the different types of patterns. Let's first start with getting you Lovers up to speed on some of the universal laws of patterns.

Pattern Types

 Pattern examples A, B, C, D (P1, P4, P6M, P3M1)

It is mathematically proven that there are only 17 different types of pattern symmetries. this is a surprisingly nice and natural way to organize the patterns you see around you.

Do you notice the symmetries?

Do you see how pattern A is just a bunch of images in a grid while pattern B is a motif rotated around its center four times?

Notice how pattern C has a naturally formed six-sided shape in it while pattern D has three naturally formed three-sided shapes.

Each of the 17-different types of patterns has a noticeable quality to it that you can learn to recognize. It actually takes a while to get good at, but it's a pretty fun game you can play while walking around throughout your day. For more information about some of the mathematical background, I recommend you read this Wikipedia article on it called, Wallpaper Group.

Pattern by Type: P1

We are going to focus on the type of symmetry in pattern A, called P1. P1 is the mother of pattern styles because it is the easiest to understand. Over the next few months, I will be continuing these educational posts to encompass all of the 17-different pattern types.

That Repeating Square - The Cell

Every pattern has a square/parallelogram that becomes the repeating part (that's the tile that you would make your desktop or website background). From here forward, this tile will be referred to as the Cell.

The biggest difference you'll notice later in this Educational Series, is that P1 has only one cell, whereas other pattern types have a smaller unit that can be reflected/copied/rotated to generate the cell. P1 has the least amount of symmetry, which means that it distorts your original art the least. This makes it ideal for showing off your artwork clearly within a pattern repeat. It'll be good to note here that the COLOURlovers seamless patterns are a P1, using the Cell for pattern repeats as seen in the Seamless Studio shot (above).
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Getting to Know P1: Donut World

P1 is a donut!

Situation: Imagine you're standing on top of a delicious gigantic frosted donut. You hear there are sprinkles on the other side and decide to walk around (this donut has gravity, so you wont fall off). Once you've gotten to the sprinkles you keep walking and you end up back where you started at frosting, yay! Weird though, to be stuck on this giant donut, it seems like as far as we walk in that direction, we will keep just seeing frosting, then sprinkles, then frosting again, etc. We're trapped!

Here's yet another situation you can walk yourself through: You're standing on a vanilla frosted donut. Your buddy told you that the other half of the donut is chocolate glazed. Cool, lets go investigate. You walk around the top part of the donut and sure enough you find the chocolate frosting. Ok, so we head back around the donut, and now we are back at the vanilla side again. If we keep walking, we will continuously see vanilla, chocolate, vanilla, etc...

Ok, but what is the point? The point is that we have experienced a space that has this funny quality that no matter how far you walk in any direction, you'll just keep seeing the same things over and over. Not a terrible situation considering we’re on a donut. The world of your donut, is the world of P1, and actually, when you look at normal p1 patterns printed out, what you're really looking at is your donut world unfolded onto a plane.

donut world unfolded onto a plane

Notice if you're standing on the chocolate glazed area and you walk vertically, you will pass into the vanilla frosted section, and then the chocolate section again and on and on. Same as the donut, but it looks very different, not as delicious.

The point of this exercise is to help you see that patterns are not just things you see on fabric and around the world, they are abstract spaces that have been unfolded onto a plane. So remember, when you look at patterns, you are really looking at an infinite world of wonder.
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Hands-On Learning: Making Plaid (next time)

So ok, we've learned a little. Next time we will focus on understanding and creating a plaid. I'm going to show you how you can break down a pattern, and build it back up again from scratch. Stay tuned...


 

January 20 2011

18:03

December 23 2010

12:16

Beautiful Christmas Wallpaper

At this time of year you may be looking for a way to decorate your laptop or desktop to celebrate the season. Here you’ll find 30 Christmas wallpapers. If you see something you like, click on the image and you’ll be led to the source where you can download the wallpaper.

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: princepal

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Chopeh

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Vladstudio

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Crossmap

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Vladstudio

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Rachel Fu

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: DigitalPhenom

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Stamga

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Vladstudio

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: freechristmaswallpapers.net

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: JPeiro

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: PixelResort

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: fragmentx

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Vladstudio

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: DigitalPhenom

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: DigitalPhenom

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: offthewallposters.com

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: jusso11

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: PsdDude

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: freechristmaswallpapers.net

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: freechristmaswallpapers.net

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: freechristmaswallpapers.net

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: offthewallposters.com

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: offthewallposters.com

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: offthewallposters.com

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: Maquita

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: dim.po

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: sndk.no

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: indeziner

Christmas Wallpaper

Credit: spiritcoda

November 23 2010

18:13

Free Texture Tuesday: Retro Wallpaper Difference Clouds

For this week, I’ve got some retro wallpaper textures with a twist. I took pictures of some vintage wallpaper designs, inverted them and rendered difference clouds, then applied a small amount of lighting. These would probably work nicely as a low opacity overlay to add a little more texture to a background that already exists but needs a little more spice. Hope you put them to good use. (You can click on the images and get the full size ones from Flickr)

Free Texture Tuesday: Retro Wallpaper Difference Clouds

Free Texture Tuesday: Retro Wallpaper Difference Clouds

Free Texture Tuesday: Retro Wallpaper Difference Clouds

Free Texture Tuesday: Retro Wallpaper Difference Clouds

Free Texture Tuesday: Retro Wallpaper Difference Clouds

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October 12 2010

23:00

Free Texture Tuesday: Vintage Wallpaper Urban Decay

For today’s Free Texture Tuesday, I have some cool vintage wallpaper that I mixed with some urban decay and mixed in a little grunge. I hope you all can find some cool uses for them, enjoy! (Click on the images to grab the full size images from Flickr.)

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Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper

Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper
Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper
Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper
Free Texture Tuesday: Grungy Nebula Paper

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September 22 2010

20:59

45+ Creative and Beautiful Wallpapers for iPhone 4

Now it’s time for something fresh, original and creativie. Let’s take a look at some creative and beautiful wallpapers for your iPhone 4. This is downloadable for free. Check them out!

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July 12 2010

21:00

Ultimate Roundup of Best Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorials

The best ways to learn and try new things with Photoshop is to create beautiful wallpapers. The huge size will give you plenty of ideas to try anything you want, and there really is no destination to what you can create. I’ve compiled a list of the best Photoshop tutorials that teach you how to make really great backgrounds. All the tutorials here give a top quality final result and teach you some new and better techniques.

1. Avatar Wallpaper Tutorials

2.Chroma wallpapers

3.Glowing extreme wallpaper

4.Retro sunflower design

5.Creating typography wallpaper

6.Creating an abstract watercolor wallpaper

7.Smoke effect on grungy wallpaper

8.Awesome digital bokeh effect wallpaper

9.Create an intensely grungy wallpaper

10.Create a funky wallpaper

11.Futuristic computer wallpaper

12.Linux operating system desktop wallpaper

13.Touching story scene in photoshop

14.Vector wallpaper tutorial

15.Valentine wallpaper

16.Design a grunge car wallpaper

17.Animated Rainbow Wallpaper

18.Floating island scene similar to avatar

19.Retro pop style wallpaper

20.Creating an ecological fairy tale wallpaper

21.Create fantasy wallpaper in photoshop

22.Design a surreal desert scene

23.Seacoast wallpaper

24.Ford Mustang Wallpaper

25.Summer camp wallpaper

26.The screamusic wallpaper tutorial

27.Windows Vista wallpaper

28.Using some free stuff create wallpaper

29.Water drops on a spider web

30.Wallpaper with logo

31.Calendar wallpaper

32.Create an awesome music wallpaper

33.Design a halloween pumpkin wallpaper

34.Retro grunge apple wallpaper

35.Theatrical scene using cute animal icons

36.Fleetwood Mac Wallpaper

37.Pepper Wallpaper

38.Full Moon in The Midnight Forest

39.Designing a Diving Wallpaper

40.Microsoft Windows Vista Wallpaper

April 16 2010

04:27

The Principles: Wallpapers

When we released The Lost Principles of Design we had amazing comments about the artwork that was used. So, we’ve created some backgrounds for a few of them that worked the best. If we didn’t include your favorite let us know and we will add it to the post. These come in various sizes for all your devices & monitors.

Principles-01

File Type: Jpg’s
Number in Set: 9

  • 2560×1440
  • 1920×1200
  • 1680×1050
  • 1440×900
  • 1280×1024
  • 1280×800
  • 1024×768
  • iPhone (320×480)
  • iPad(1024×1024)

License Type: Creative Commons 3.0
Author: Chad Engle

Download

Principles-05

File Type: Jpg’s
Number in Set: 9

  • 2560×1440
  • 1920×1200
  • 1680×1050
  • 1440×900
  • 1280×1024
  • 1280×800
  • 1024×768
  • iPhone (320×480)
  • iPad(1024×1024)


License Type: Creative Commons 3.0
Author: Chad Engle

Download

Principles-06

File Type: Jpg’s
Number in Set: 9

  • 2560×1440
  • 1920×1200
  • 1680×1050
  • 1440×900
  • 1280×1024
  • 1280×800
  • 1024×768
  • iPhone (320×480)
  • iPad(1024×1024)


License Type: Creative Commons 3.0
Author: Chad Engle

Download

Principles-09

File Type: Jpg’s
Number in Set: 9

  • 2560×1440
  • 1920×1200
  • 1680×1050
  • 1440×900
  • 1280×1024
  • 1280×800
  • 1024×768
  • iPhone (320×480)
  • iPad(1024×1024)


License Type: Creative Commons 3.0
Author: Chad Engle

Download

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The Principles: Wallpapers

January 27 2010

14:35

29 Avatar Movie Wallpapers And Navi Recreating Tutorials

Title-avatar-navi-movie-wallpapers-tutorialsIt seems like Avatar is becoming the most popular movie ever made, everybody is buzzing about it, creating fun clubs, tutorials, recreating navi persons and so on. Of course design community with their skillset can create something really beautiful, they can explain what’s needed to recreate such effects doing simple professional research.

This is most fun post – I think everybody will enjoy those beautiful Avatar wallpapers and maybe even get so excited, so they would like to recreate even Navi effects and turn his own photo into navi one! Enjoy as always -that’s why I deliver you daily inspiration and resources!

1. Avatar Wallpaper by boozerguy47

Resolution: 1600×1200

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2. Avatar Wallpaper - One life ends, other begins by Nightwulff

Resolution: 1680 x 1050

Couple-together-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

3. Avatar Wall by Vangarde

Multiple resolutions, max:1920×1200

Vangarde-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

4. Jake and Neytir by kigents

Resolution: 1280×1024

Jake-nejtir-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

5. Avatar Movie Wall by PixelAnge

Resolution: 1920×1200

Collage-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

6. Avatar – Epic by SEnigmaticX

Resolution: 1280X800

Epic-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

7. Neytir Navi Wallpaper by Loeken

Resolution: 1680×1050

Navi-woman-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

8. Neytir Avatar Wallpaper 2 by boozerguy47

Resolution:1600×1200

Neytir-navi-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

9. Avatar Widescreen 10 by Dappiee

Resolution: 1920×1200

Jake-human-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

10. Avatar Widescreen 9 by Dappiee

Resolution: 1920×1200
Helicopterr-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

11. Avatar Navi Together by Dappiee

Resolution: 1920×1200

Navi-meetingr-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

12. Furious Jack In Navi form by Dappiee

Jack-navi-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

13. Neytir Portrait by Dappiee

Resolution: 1920×1200

Neytir-portrait-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

14. Avatar Wallpaper by NigthmareOfHades

Resolution: 2657×1993

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15. Avatar Eye by Mistic-Gohan

Resolution: 1280×800

Eye-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

16. Avatar background: Neytiri by berkk

Resolution: 1600×1200

Neytiri--avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

17. Avatar wallpaper by spookyzangel

Resolution: 1280×800

Fear-no-more-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

18. Neytiri wallpaper painting by Jerner

Resolution: 1920×1200

Painting-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

19. Avatar Movie Official Wallpaper #1

Resolution:1280×1024

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20. Avatar Movie Official Wallpaper #2

Resolution:1280×1024

Landscapel-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

21. Avatar Movie Official Wallpaper #3

Resolution:1280×1024

Fly-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

22. Avatar Movie Official Wallpaper #4

Resolution:1280×1024

Pandora-high-quality-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

Tutorials how to recreate Avatar effects

23. Avatar making by Azurelle

Azurelle-tutorial-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

24. Avatar Tutorial by Siryann

Tutorial-photo-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

25. Zei’s Na’vi Avatar Tutorial by LuNar-doLLz

Navi-tutorial-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

26. Avatar The Movie – Reference Tutorial by UnknownBlood

Helpful guide to learn about differences between human face form, placement and navi.

Professional-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

27. Tutorial: My Na’vi Avatar… by SolarShine

Recreate Navi Avatar from your own picture, this tutorial is pretty interesting guide how to do it – change color, eyes, nose.

Tutorial-my-navi-avatar-movie-desktop-background-wallpapers

28. How to make an AVATAR Na’vi by BlueSunset2006

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29. Create Avatar movie poster in Photoshop

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I found also four Deviantart Avatar related fun groups you could be interested in if you enjoy Avatar movie and everything related with it:

Do you know more great Avatar wallpapers or tutorials? Share them with us!

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  2. 40 High Resolution And Elegant Apple Wallpapers
  3. 60 Extremely Creative Movie Posters
  4. 40 Most Impressive Abstract 3D Wallpapers
  5. 33 High Resolution And Eye-Catching Spring Desktop Wallpapers

January 06 2010

11:26

40 Most Impressive Abstract 3D Wallpapers

thumbnail-3D-inspirational-desktop-wallpape We all know how cool 3D images can be when they are created by professionals, even a small and unimportant thing can create tons of good feedback from 3d fans. If you are into 3d modeling, then you would love to have some inspirational stuff around you.

I’ve collected for you some of the best 3D wallpapers around, and I’m pretty sure that you will like them too.

Most of the 3D modeling were made in: 3dsMax, Maya, Blender, Caligari, Shrek Software or just plain Photoshop.

Before I start this I want to wish you all the good things and best of luck in the new year 2010. Hope it will be a good year for all of us and for the design industry too.

1. 3D Ball

Resolution: 1280×1024

3d-ball

2. Nature captured by neo101

Resolution: 1280×1024

nature-captured

3. Around by sevenblah

Resolution: 1280×1024

around

4. Elevation

Resolution: 1280×1024

elevation

5. Pink 3D Wallpaper

Resolution: 1280×1024

pink-3d-wallpaper

6. LMFAO by shilpinator

Resolution: 1280×1024

lmfao

7. The Screamy Wallpaper by emciem

Resolution: 1920×1200

the-screamy-wallaper

8. Self Illumination by kutsche

Resolution: 1280×1024

self-illumination

9. Walk The Duck by reginalbull

Resolution: 1280×1024

walk-the-duck

10. Drunk by donbertone

Resolution: 1280×1024

drunk

11. Injektion by weirdone

Resolution: 1280×1024

injektion

12. The Opiated Wallpaper by emciem

Resolution: 1280×1024

the-opiated-wallpaper

13. CG Deep by webst3r

Resolution: 1280×1024

cg-deep

14. Cherry Beats by bra1n

Resolution: 1280×1024

cherry-beats

15. Lust by donbertone

Resolution: 1280×1024

lust

16. Above The Clouds by 1alpha1

Resolution:1280×1024

above-the-cloud

17. Deviant Pixi by altermind

Resolution: 1280×1024

deviant-pixi

18. Heliox GL by calzinger

Resolution: 1280×1024

heliox-gl

19. Dice by scogs

Resolution: 1280×1024

dice

20. Matter of life and death by icebone

Resolution: 1280×1024

matter-of-life-and-dead

21. Gears by 1alpha1

Resolution: 1280×1024

gears

22. OH6Disco by 1alpha1

Resolution: 1024×768

oh6disco

23. YouEFOwe by 1alpha1

Resolution: 1024×768

you-ef-owe

24. AirPlay by videa

Resolution: 1024×768

airplay

25. Rainbow DNA by khameleon

Resolution: 1024×728

rainbow-dna

26. I day dream in 3D by skokie

Resolution: 1024×768

i-day-dream-in-3d

27. Metal Girl

Resolution: 1024×768

metal-girl

28. Revolution by j-pettit

Resolution: 1024×768

revolution

29. The Real You by sha-x-dow

Resolution:  1024×768

the-real-you

30. Emploding Sunflower by andidas

Resolution: 1024×768

emploding-sunflower

31. Inflict by 1alpha1

Resolution: 1024×768

inflict

32. Alien Metal by maroc68

alien-metal

33. Oga by tukan

oga

34. Glow by antonisfes

Resolution:  1024×768

glow

35. Recreation by 1alpha1

Resolution: 1024×768

recreation

36. Skypha by loth

Resolution: 1280×960

skypha

37. Faithfulness by videa

Resolution: 1280×960

faithfulness

38. Cantaloupe by divineerror

Resolution: 1280×960

cantaloupe

39. Black Gold by divineerror

Resolution: 1280×690

black-gold

40. Blue Ice by subaqua

Resolution: 1280×960

blue-ice

I finish this article with the hope that you found here some inspirational 3D works which will help you to continue your work. Thank you for your time and don’t forget to share this with your friends ;).

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  3. 40 Inspiring High Quality Typographic Wallpapers
  4. 33 High Resolution And Eye-Catching Spring Desktop Wallpapers
  5. 78 Stunning Landscape Desktop Wallpapers

November 24 2009

21:55

78 Stunning Landscape Desktop Wallpapers

title-inspiration-wallpapers-landscapedesktop This is a really huge article showcasing beautiful landscape desktop wallpapers, where everybody should find one, which suits for their desktop perfectly. Maybe there is winter coming, but we can warm our hearts with colourful, deep and inspiring wallpaper, while taking break or working hard on deadlines. Whole article is ordered in resolutions from lowest to highest, from 1280×960 to 2560×1600 and even higher. Just scroll through, enjoy and pick up your favorite wallpaper!

1.Lost Lagoon – Print Version by stotty

Resolution: 1280×960

2. Terragen – Erat by tigaer

Resolution: 1280×1024

3.

Breaking The Foundationby Vincent Hernandez

Resolution: 1280×1024

4. Eclipse III. WP by realityDream

Resolution: 1280×1024

5. Koh Kood Sunset Wallpaper by nxxos

Resolution: 1280×1024

6. Colorful Dream by hypnotic

Resolution: 1280×1024

7.

Beautiful Flower

Resolution: 1280×1024

8. Blue Waters And Hills Landscape

Resolution: 1280×1024

9. Neverending Walk

Resolution: 1280×1024

10. Hill Houses

Resolution: 1280×1024

11. Riverside by Deinha1974

Resolution: 1440×900

12. Green Land by Deinha1974

Resolution: 1440×900

13. Divine Connection by Deinha1974

Resolution: 1440×900

14. IR Island by nxxos

Resolution: 1680×1050

15. Seasonal Rains by gtxx1015

Resolution: 1680×1050

16. Lovely Hill Background 16:10 by Mega-Art

Resolution: 1680×1050

17. Grass by Jorlin

Resolution: 1680×1050

18. Auroral Dawn by dilekt

Resolution: 1600×1200

19. Newport Beach, California

Resolution: 1600×1200

20. Tahitian Paradise

Resolution: 1600×1200

21. Mystical Waters, Yosemite National Park, Califor

Resolution: 1600×1200

22. Best Of Nature Islands Wallpaper Pack 2

Resolution: 1600×1200

23. Alpine by Gus7avO

Resolution: 1600×1200

24. Luminosity by dilekt

Resolution: 1920×1200

25. Valley of Lambs by Deinha1974

Resolution: 1920×1200

26. Dawn On The Deck by l8

Resolution: 1920×1200

27. Down On The Deck by l8

Resolution: 1920×1200

28. End of Autumn by peehs

Resolution: 1920×1200

29. Suite Clouds Rain

Resolution: 1920×1200

30. Pebble beach

Resolution: 1920×1200

31. Ibis

Resolution: 1920×1200

32. Blue Dock by dimage

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33. Taiwan Wallpaper Pack

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42. The Spectrum Of The Sky

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45. Grassy Sunset

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46. Before The Storm

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47. Canadian Pacific Railway

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48. Lake Louise

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49. Moraine Lake

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50. Stream’s End

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51. Monumental Simplicity

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54. Same Color At Night

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56. Silent Day

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58. Conquer the World by Dawn42

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59. GRNSCR by NickCreevy

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64. Sunrise over the fog

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65. Tree in a Spring Meadow

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66. The end of a great weekend

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67. Dramatic Sky

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73. Forever Lake

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74. Smoke on the Water

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75. House in the Sea

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November 08 2009

11:51

How To Create Great Typographic Wallpaper In Photoshop

title-typographic-tutorialThis tutorial will lead teach you how to create really interesting and unique typographic wallpaper in few easy steps. Really even beginner will be able to recreate this effect, add their own style and thought in it, I am sure you will enjoy and learn a lot from this tutorial! You will learn how to create good looking background, add lightning effects and work with fonts, sizes, colors to make just necessary places stand out! Let’s get started!

Step 1 – Creating background

First open blank document with size 1920×1200 pixels. Fill the background with color #242424. Duplicate the background layer and name it Film grain. Then go to Filter – Artistic – Film Grain. Apply settings shown below.

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Set layers opacity to 50%. So far your wallpaper should look like this.

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Step 2 – Lightning

Create a new layer and name it Lightning. Then select Radial Gradient Tool with black and white color.

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Draw the gradient as shown below.

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Set layer to Overlay and opacity to 55%. You should have something like this.

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Step 3 – Adding Brushes

Download Adys grunge brushes, create new layer and brush around little bit. Set layers opacity to 15%. Download Concrete texture, place it in your document and set it to Overlay and opacity to 10%.

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Step 4 – Creating Main Text

Download BEBAS font, create a new layer and type your text. I chose 350 pt size with smooth mode. Color really doesn’t matter. Name layer PEACE.

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Step 5 – Add Background Text – Important Step

Lower your text opacity to around 15%. Create a new group (Layer – New – Group) and name it Words. Create new type layers in this group and start typing. Try to use different fonts and sizes. Try to avoid large spaces between words. Fonts I used:

  • Arial
  • Cambria
  • Candara
  • Impact
  • Tahoma
  • Times New Roman
  • Verdana
  • And little bit more default fonts
  • Some free fonts from dafont, Colaborate, Extravaganzza

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Step 6 – Creating effect

When you’re done duplicate your words group (Layer – Duplicate Group) and merge it (Ctrl+E). Make invisible your unmerged words group. Find your large text layer (in my case it’s PEACE), hold CTRL (Command on mac) and click on layers thumbnail. That should load it’s selection.

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Then click on your merged words layer and press Ctrl+J. If you make invisible your merged words layer (and unmerged words group is still invisible) you should get something like this.

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Step 7 – Create Background Text Effect

Make merged words layer visible again and apply following layer style.

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Set layers opacity to 30%.

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Then duplicate merged words layer and place it under merged words layer. Then go to Filter – Blur – Motion Blur and apply following settings.

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Set layers opacity to 15%.

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Add text under your title if you want.

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Step 8 – Final touches

Locate your PEACE text layer and lower its opacity to 4%.

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Create new layer, go to Image – Apply Image, then go to Filter – Render – Lightning Effects and apply following settings.

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Set layers opacity to 30% and we’re done. I also added gradient map to one of the letter layers. Here’s final result. Click to enlarge.

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Download wallpaper (various sizes):

You can download *.psd version as well here! Enjoy!

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