Desktops / wallpapers
The (semi) monthly desktop collection
At one time I tried to publish a new desktop each month and of course failed miserably. The following are those who made it.
This first desktop of the month contains all the required clichés for a modern techno background, bound for instant success:
- The typewriter font
- Some retro clipart
- Buzz words mumbo jumbo
- Vague html coding reference
- An asterisk * from marketing
- A limited time only offer
- Available in two trendy colors
The Popcorn Battle Rages
As an attempt at pop art, I modified a photograph I took of a single popcorn, specially popped for this purpose.
Then for some plagiarism I scanned a text from a respected magazine and added to the picture. Somehow there is nothing war-like about popcorn - or is there?
This is an actual photo, only slightly color adjusted.
This is a picture I took between Christmas and New Year and it shows the view down a valley in east of Iceland, called Breiðdalur.
As you can see there wasn´t much snow in Iceland this Christmas, but I believe Breiðdalur is somewhat whiter now (at the end of January). The sun is setting and the colors in the sky are as "real" as they can be - although I admit I did add some brightness to it since the original was slightly darker.
Recipe for Disaster:
- One beer
- Two older images from hard disk
- No clear direction
- Blur, Multiply, Color, Lighten
- Two new scans
- Masks, Gradient, Opacity, Levels
- Save for web
If you want to frighten someone, put this as the desktop on his or her brand new laptop without them noticing and then casually question "Is the screen is supposed to look like this?"
The red ones
Here are some desktops created in various shades of red. The red theme originates from a small competition in my old workplace, which had a red and yellow color sceme.
This is a picture taken out of the window of a car, I then modified the colors to spice it up.
This one is based on a pastel drawing I made. I scanned it and manipulated so that icons would feel at home to the left.
By mixing two similar pictures of a green bush I got a kaleidoscopic image. Then I added the (now familiar) red theme to get a somewhat eerie effect.
Dedicated to my friend Már - this is a blend of him drinking water and a composition of somewhat dubious images from an undisclosed web site. The title "free pron" comes from Már.