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Wallpaper for use with the Peace theme.

Some thoughts

One thing that I really like about the Dapper Wallpaper is the dark and deep brown used in the upper left corner. It offers mystery and depth behind those shiny new Human folder icons. I'd like to borrow from that technique for this paper. I also like very little detail on the desktop paper because of the way the Gnome fonts shadow doesn't really allow for easy reading otherwise. Glows are OK, smooth transitions are good, detail is OK in the bottom right corner near the trash icon as it's rarely used to store icons.

Sample Ideas

attachment:wheatglow-screen.jpg To me this paper is a bit on the bright side for use with Peace. Peace has a lot of dark hues that get lost on this background. It's here because I like the glow underneath the top panel. Cool effect.

attachment:readwheatglow.jpg This is better but the color is now a bit too red. If it weren't for the wheat in the corner not being to my liking I would probably colorize it in a burgandy. Tomorrow I may draw a new grass design by hand or tinker with these techniques on a few images. Note to self: Human icons on dark red look nice.

attachment:peace-wheat-red1.jpg This wheat is better in the corner. I need to figure out a way to make it stand out more and to control the patina effect to allow for deeper tones where I want them. Still too red, want more burgandy and browns...

attachment:peace-wheat-red2.jpg Same shot but this time I added a very slight shadow to the top of the image, falling behind the top panel. It's hard to do this for just one wallpaper that should fit every size monitor under the sun.

Working Files

attachment:peace-test-shadow.xcf.tar.gz attachment:peace-test-shadow.jpg.tar.gz Sorry about the large filesizes but I want to be able to test this paper on machines at will. This is a very centralized location. Wink ;)

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