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randipoling
July 31st, 2008, 09:03 AM
I have made a couple of Desktop backgrounds for Ubuntu. Let me know if you like them. If this is the wrong forum, my apologies.

Desktop 1 (http://flickr.com/photos/25714828@N07/2719237010/sizes/o/in/photostream/)
Desktop 2 (http://flickr.com/photos/25714828@N07/2718564083/sizes/o/in/photostream/)Desktop 3 (http://flickr.com/photos/25714828@N07/2718564331/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

Im not really that skilled with photoshop since im self teaching myself, but hopefully they came out good enoug for some people to use =)

also, if you use it, let me know, just interested in how many people end up using it =)

lyceum
July 31st, 2008, 01:32 PM
First, this is the right place, and thank you for making them. I love seeing people contribute to the Ubuntu art.

Second, I love the design. I am not sure if PhotoShop is the right program to make it though. Have you tried InkScape? It is a scale vector graphics program. I use it to make art like backgrounds and buttons all the time. You export the SVG to PNG for regular use, but to can make the PNGs any size you need, which is great. If you want to learn how to use it (I found it much easier than PhotoShop or Gimp to learn) I would recommend you google for some tutorials, find some things you find interesting, and after making 2 or three different things you will get the hang of it.

randipoling
July 31st, 2008, 03:24 PM
thanks for the feedback. =)

also is that program kind of like Adobe Illustrator? or kinda like photoshop, but with vectors and so on like you was saying?

T2manner
July 31st, 2008, 04:44 PM
No offense, but I don't like them.
It feels like the logo is trying to hard to stick out.
The part behind the logo is very nice though.

randipoling
July 31st, 2008, 04:51 PM
none taken, just gives me an isnight of what i should do when i make some more

LittleLORDevil
July 31st, 2008, 04:53 PM
Possibly shrink the logo and put it in a corner or something that is a bit more discreet, bottom right or so. Also I would love to use some of this if you make a wide screen version (1280x800).

pcybill
July 31st, 2008, 04:56 PM
Very nice work randipoling, thank you for sharing with us.

randipoling
July 31st, 2008, 07:57 PM
Possibly shrink the logo and put it in a corner or something that is a bit more discreet, bottom right or so. Also I would love to use some of this if you make a wide screen version (1280x800).

I can do that for ya, ill make this 1280X800 and then ill work on some more tonight after the queen goes to bed...lol, i love her to death

lyceum
August 1st, 2008, 12:06 AM
thanks for the feedback. =)

also is that program kind of like Adobe Illustrator? or kinda like photoshop, but with vectors and so on like you was saying?

GIMP is like PhotoShop, Inkscape is more like Illustrator. It is a vector graphics program. PhotoShop and GIMP are made for editing pictures but can be used to great them. Illustrator and Inkscape were designed to make pictures. Here is a nice easy one that is fun to do:

http://howto.nicubunu.ro/inkscape_pacman_baddies/

Making this sold me on Inkscape.

steveneddy
August 1st, 2008, 12:12 AM
Number three is the best of all in my opinion.

Get rid of the ubuntu word.

Push the ubuntu logo to the background or make it more transparent.

Maybe make it smaller and off to one side or a corner?

I really like what I see behind the logo.

TheSlipstream
August 1st, 2008, 10:59 AM
I sure hope the brushes you used on the back don't have any kind of restriction...I think you'd be best off either removing the Ubuntu logo and word, or making it flat (no bevel and emboss), making it smaller, and sticking it in the corner. Feels a little unoriginal, though.

UbuDad
August 3rd, 2008, 06:10 PM
Noticed you have "All Rights Reserved" Are you familiar with the Flickr's Creative Commons licensing (http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/)?

Are you willing to allow others to use and build upon this?

CloudFX
August 4th, 2008, 04:56 AM
I think that the black outline around the logo is a bit thick.