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Giant Speck
February 28th, 2009, 04:29 AM
Hey, everyone!

I just thought I'd share my newest wallpaper, inspired by my Macchiato GTK theme!

Sand & Mercury
February 28th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Delicious :D

I can really see this used as actual wallpaper behind the tables in a cafe. Great work.

KhaaL
March 2nd, 2009, 12:34 AM
looking good! a higher res and maybe an image of a nice coffe mug surrounded by beans would enrich it more? :)

Crafty Kisses
March 3rd, 2009, 09:34 AM
looking good! a higher res and maybe an image of a nice coffe mug surrounded by beans would enrich it more? :)

That'd be nice. :)

Utnubu810
March 6th, 2009, 03:01 AM
Good Job!

seancarlgrech
March 7th, 2009, 07:04 PM
really good job!

if it where bigger in size ie. higher resolution it would be great :P

Ben Crisford
March 8th, 2009, 09:47 PM
I now have it as my desktop :).

But a bigger res would be great, at the moment I have brown space around it :(.

joey-elijah
March 8th, 2009, 09:59 PM
ooh i do like! If i was in Ubuntu now (and it was available for 1440x900 (hint ;P ) then it would be getting used. My current coffee themed wallpaper is this: -

http://img.wallpaperstock.net:81/wallpapers/thumbs1/8063wide.jpg

(but bigger, obviously! :P )

I use Dust GTK and i'm never too sure what colour wallpapers go best with it.

Ben Crisford
March 8th, 2009, 10:44 PM
ooh i do like! If i was in Ubuntu now (and it was available for 1440x900 (hint ;P ) then it would be getting used. My current coffee themed wallpaper is this: -

http://img.wallpaperstock.net:81/wallpapers/thumbs1/8063wide.jpg

(but bigger, obviously! :P )

I use Dust GTK and i'm never too sure what colour wallpapers go best with it.

Oohh!!!

Oohh!!!

Where can I get that wallpaper?

oblivian516
March 9th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Where can I get that wallpaper?

David (oblivian516) wants to know too!!!

joey-elijah
March 9th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Haha! Glad i picked a winner!

it's available in most sizes via this link: http://wallpaperstock.net/coffe-flavour-wallpapers_w8063.html

Ben Crisford
March 9th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Haha! Glad i picked a winner!

it's available in most sizes via this link: http://wallpaperstock.net/coffe-flavour-wallpapers_w8063.html

:), I could kiss you right now ;).

But that wouldn't be very appropriate. So have a hug instead :).

lukjad007
March 9th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Nice work! When's the Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar going to come through the screen? :D

Giant Speck
March 10th, 2009, 11:15 AM
Okay. I finally found some time tonight to sit down and scale the wallpaper to 1440x900.

Fortunately, I still had the .xcf file saved in my home folder. I opened it up and scaled the background to 1440x900. Then I went into each text layer and increased the size of the text 112.5%. Finally, I used guides and a calculator to reposition all of the text layers.

I'm going to try doing a 1600x1200 one next. It's going to be a little more difficult considering that 1600x1200 is an x-change of 125% and a y-change of 150%.

EDIT: Give me a second on the upload. The forums rescaled my attachment to meet the upload size requirements.

EDIT 2: Okay, here it is. I had to upload it to Imageshack because Photobucket and Flickr both tried to rescale it. If I can get a complete set going, I'll upload it to deviantART.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4247/macchiato1440x900.th.png (http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4247/macchiato1440x900.png)

lukjad007
March 10th, 2009, 01:41 PM
You might want to try mediafire for uploads.

Ben Crisford
March 10th, 2009, 11:14 PM
Me loveses your wallpaper now.

I downloaded your theme also, but I can't work out how to install :confused:.

Giant Speck
March 11th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Me loveses your wallpaper now.

I downloaded your theme also, but I can't work out how to install :confused:.

For my theme to work, you need to be running the newest SVN version of the Murrine theme engine, which can be found here: https://launchpad.net/~suraia/+archive/ppa

Just click on gtk2-engines-murrine - 0.60.1+svn143~intrepid and download the .deb file that is right for you. Install it.

Then go to System > Preferences > Appearance. Then drag the .tar.gz file into the Appearance Settings window and it should automatically install.

cmat
March 11th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Your theme and wallpaper are very nice. I love the association with coffee.

Giant Speck
March 11th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Your theme and wallpaper are very nice. I love the association with coffee.

Thank you! I created Macchiato to show that brown can still be a nice color for an operating system as long as it's done with the correct shades of brown.

sMash!
March 11th, 2009, 10:18 PM
yes, a lot of people have a hard time believing me when i say i "have some really nice brown themes"...until i show them my setups (incl. of course, your theme). but then, they also don't get my absolute distaste of the OS from Redmond's insistence on glaringly brite shades of blue as default.
:popcorn:

Giant Speck
March 11th, 2009, 10:54 PM
yes, a lot of people have a hard time believing me when i say i "have some really nice brown themes"...until i show them my setups (incl. of course, your theme). but then, they also don't get my absolute distaste of the OS from Redmond's insistence on glaringly brite shades of blue as default.
:popcorn:

Let me tell you, if I had WIndows XP instead of Windows Vista, I'd be trying to make a Visual Style out of Macchiato for use in Windows. I don't know if it's possible to make Visual Styles for Vista. Is it? If it is, then hell, I should get to work!

Therion
March 11th, 2009, 11:20 PM
... but then, they also don't get my absolute distaste of the OS from Redmond's insistence on glaringly brite shades of blue as default.
I've used Ubuntu's brownish "Human" theme for so long now, every time I come to work and see XP on my computer this is all I can think of (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OshdiCd6oc4/R3O9PKBgqAI/AAAAAAAAAWg/75oof99rrLA/s400/Playskool%2BBusy%2BBall%2BChoo%2BChoo.jpg).

(Reference may be lost on those outside the U.S.)

Ben Crisford
March 11th, 2009, 11:26 PM
For my theme to work, you need to be running the newest SVN version of the Murrine theme engine, which can be found here: https://launchpad.net/~suraia/+archive/ppa

Just click on gtk2-engines-murrine - 0.60.1+svn143~intrepid and download the .deb file that is right for you. Install it.

Then go to System > Preferences > Appearance. Then drag the .tar.gz file into the Appearance Settings window and it should automatically install.

Thanks :D:D:D.

I'll give it a go tommorrow ;).

sMash!
March 12th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Let me tell you, if I had WIndows XP instead of Windows Vista, I'd be trying to make a Visual Style out of Macchiato for use in Windows. I don't know if it's possible to make Visual Styles for Vista. Is it? If it is, then hell, I should get to work!

it is possible, and, granted, there are some really nice ones out there. but judging just from the complexity of installing and getting the themes to work (you're not just dropping a folder in /themes anymore, you're playing with .dlls...ohnoes!!!) it must be shear murder to design them. honestly though i've gone over to the cleaner and minimal side of things lately after the wow-factor of Wista wore off....and haven't fired up my HP/Vista box since i got *buntu running on my old Toshiba standby laptop. ^_^

UbuntuNerd
March 12th, 2009, 05:31 PM
I've used Ubuntu's brownish "Human" theme for so long now, every time I come to work and see XP on my computer this is all I can think of (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OshdiCd6oc4/R3O9PKBgqAI/AAAAAAAAAWg/75oof99rrLA/s400/Playskool%2BBusy%2BBall%2BChoo%2BChoo.jpg).

(Reference may be lost on those outside the U.S.)

thats to funny LOL

cespinal
March 12th, 2009, 08:14 PM
great job there :D

cmat
March 12th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Thank you! I created Macchiato to show that brown can still be a nice color for an operating system as long as it's done with the correct shades of brown.

Ubuntu's orange brown doesn't do to well. The deeper, grayer browns (like coffee) are the ticket.