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davbren
May 19th, 2010, 01:22 PM
Hey all, I thought I'd do a bit of photoshopping so I decided to jump on the new ubuntu colours badwagon and produce something.

Here it is...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/662241/Ubuntu_Wallpaper.png

I was thinking of putting in an Ubuntu logo or something to identify it. If someone has an idea for it please go ahead and modify it and post it back here for show :D

Cheers,
Dave.

davbren
May 19th, 2010, 08:04 PM
:( nobody likey?

NTHQ
May 19th, 2010, 08:26 PM
:( nobody likey?
lol, that's not it
Maybe nobody knows what to do with it.
Personnaly, I prefer to put a photograph than an abstract color. But that's just me. :)

sidzen
May 20th, 2010, 01:57 AM
lol, that's not it
Maybe nobody knows what to do with it.
Personnaly, I prefer to put a photograph than an abstract color. But that's just me. :)
good backdrop!
add something like this to it to gain interest (hehe)

emilywind
May 20th, 2010, 02:32 AM
lol, that's not it
Maybe nobody knows what to do with it.
Personally, I prefer to put a photograph than an abstract color. But that's just me. :)
Yeah, it is nice for what it is, but I am not really a fan of abstract backgrounds so I personally would not use it. I used to enjoy abstract works and vectors with simple colours, but nowadays I prefer artsy stuff which incites thought within me and others.

As an example, my current background (http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k235/Domei/backgrounds/1257519204026.jpg) incites deep feelings related to how the girl is morning the loss of the clockwork android whose head she is holding. I also like to think she is an android as well, and the background tends to resonate the idea that everyone has feelings, no matter what the world wants to think.

And on an entirely aesthetic note, the artwork is absolutely smashing as well. Hope this helps you understand why there might not be a ton of lovers of this. You have to remember that everyone's tastes in art are different, and not every form of art can speak to them even if they can respect it and like it for what it is. Something has to fall in line with what someone loves that you get the "omg this is exactly what I was looking for" comments. Cheers. :)

davbren
May 20th, 2010, 10:01 AM
That's fair enough. I wasn't really looking for adoration of any sort lol. I was hoping to develop some Ubuntu specific backgrounds though. I understand that everything is down to personal preference and I'd probably change this from my own background soon enough.

I do, however, see a pattern with default wallpapers. They all tend to be abstract art. They also advertise the OS in what ever way they can. Thats the look I'm after. I think we need more, professional looking wallpapers that advertise Ubuntu. I know that this is nowhere near that but it maybe a start.

for example there a countless apple mac wallpapers that mac users have on their desktop because they are proud to use the apple machine. I think we should have similar art with the aim of similar sentiment. Of course I don't mean copy the art style per se. More, portray the same dedication to the cause.

Dkkline
May 20th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Well, I like it, if it helps :), but I prefer something saying "Linux Join the revolution," or something with Ubuntu, or linux on it,

davbren
May 25th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Well yh thats what I was wondering. I have no idea how to integrate that so I was hoping someone else might wanna edit it or at least provide a mockup...

I'll keep trying :)

rob-ward
May 25th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Decided to have ago at integrating the ubuntu logo into the wallpaper, not sure how good it is but i'm a software engineer not a designer so you know.....

anyway thought I would upload it for people to see/mock :-)

http://www.rob-ward.net/storage/ubuntu/UbuntuWallpaper.png

davbren
May 25th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Oo I kinda like that. I'll see if I can do anything like that lol

Timmer1240
May 26th, 2010, 05:23 AM
good backdrop!
Add something like this to it to gain interest (hehe)

now that catches the eye!

emmag
May 27th, 2010, 04:23 PM
look really nice

niandreins
May 27th, 2010, 07:32 PM
Yeah! Looks good.

I've found a new desktop wallpaper for the next week :)

Thanks dude.

jasonpeel
May 27th, 2010, 07:42 PM
i like it a lot and have set it.

personally i like abstract colours so that i am not distracted.

will have a go adding txt or similar using inkscape

very curious as to how you created it in the first place. then i can see if i can do similar in inkscape and help develope the idea with txt etc.

thanks for good work

jason



http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3971551/Ubuntu_Wallpaper_branted1.png

WinRiddance
May 27th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Not meaning to be a party pooper, but why bother when there's ...

http://www.wallpaperlinux.com/v/Ubuntu/
and
http://www.desktopnexus.com/tag/ubuntu/
and
http://gnome-look.org/ (close to 20.000 wallpaper backgrounds there, no typo)

.

cprofitt
May 28th, 2010, 01:53 AM
Here is one I did.

davbren
May 28th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Not meaning to be a party pooper, but why bother when there's ...

http://www.wallpaperlinux.com/v/Ubuntu/
and
http://www.desktopnexus.com/tag/ubuntu/
and
http://gnome-look.org/ (close to 20.000 wallpaper backgrounds there, no typo)

.

Coz these sites got their wallpapers from somewhere. If we don't keep trying to improve things, it will all get stale. Theres not harm in trying now is there?

@cprofitt: I like it, its quite Minority Report: Ubuntu

Rasa1111
May 28th, 2010, 11:21 AM
looks good davbren!
i like it. :)
nice job!

shaka_zulu
May 29th, 2010, 01:07 AM
Why did you photoshop it when you have tutorial for GIMP for exactly the same wallpaper? I have already made it few months ago. Just can't find it in the moment. :D I will send it later.

infamous-online
May 29th, 2010, 01:36 AM
It's not bad, it's just plain, it would be nice to add Ubuntu or the logo or both into the image. Either way, it's a nice start. :)

davbren
June 1st, 2010, 11:50 AM
I didn't use GIMP because I'm more familiar with photoshop. I have nothing against GIMP I think its excellent software.

The wallpaper is meant to be plain(ish) I was just trying something out. I'm gonna post a couple of others soon. I'll be submitting to gnome-look as well.

chin2boy
June 1st, 2010, 12:19 PM
Logo maker software is the best for this.

moongia
June 1st, 2010, 01:16 PM
Heres my spin on it....

blchinezu
June 1st, 2010, 04:43 PM
i know this topic should somehow go around the first posted wallpaper but i prefer to praise the beans :P

http://i45.tinypic.com/xom5op_th.jpg (http://i45.tinypic.com/xom5op.jpg)

the beans were already made of course.. i've just added the ubuntu logo

davbren
July 22nd, 2010, 01:18 PM
i know this topic should somehow go around the first posted wallpaper but i prefer to praise the beans :P

http://i45.tinypic.com/xom5op_th.jpg (http://i45.tinypic.com/xom5op.jpg)

the beans were already made of course.. i've just added the ubuntu logo

praise the beans indeed!

I've uploaded another one. Again a bit amateurish but they, I'm an amateur! hehe

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ubuntu+Watercolour?content=127807