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#1 2008-03-11 12:37:41

ProfessorTomoe
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[Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

A pseudo-thumbnail JPG of a quick-and-dirty attempts at giving my Arch desktop a carbon fibre feel:

archlinux-wp-cf1-640x480.jpg

Original 1280x1024 PNG available here.  It looks better without the JPG artifacts.

Assembled/edited using The GIMP, with the carbon fibre 'borrowed' from elsewhere (thank you GIS tongue ).  Suggestions welcome on how to improve it.

BTW, it looks really good under KDE when you configure KDesktop to use a horizontal gradient of #003082-#6C8BB9 with intensity blending. tongue

Last edited by ProfessorTomoe (2008-04-16 07:04:04)

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#2 2008-03-11 13:02:06

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

i like it


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#3 2008-03-11 13:02:51

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

how bout a drop shaddow or black glow around the logo instead of just the outline? be cool to have two versions?


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#4 2008-03-11 13:46:34

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Here's a drop shadow for you...

archlinux-wp-cf2-640x480.jpg

Full 1280x1024 PNG here.

I might try the glow later on.  What I really wanted to do was give the carbon fibre a raised look, sort of like the Arch logo was extruded from behind and then enameled onto the raised surface.  Anyone have any ideas on how to do that in The GIMP?

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#5 2008-03-11 14:24:55

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Yeah! the second version is much better, very cool big_smile


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#6 2008-03-11 15:13:35

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Yeah I like it! Better then what I was pictureing

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#7 2008-03-11 16:07:05

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

my version:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i123/ … ersion.jpg

you are inspiring! big_smile I had to copy and past from your wallpaper the 4 pixel patten and then tile it and then find the logo you used, lol

yay for gimp!

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#8 2008-03-11 16:08:44

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

verticalht9.png


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#9 2008-03-11 21:40:01

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Hey there, I also like your second revision better than the first one. Also, I like the concept with the brushed/pinhole look as the background texture - great concept!

Cheers

EDIT: @staticvoid - your version is really sweet as well! :-)

Last edited by xaw (2008-03-11 22:20:45)


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#10 2008-03-11 22:11:36

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Nice work!


Dammit, haven't been here in a while. Still rocking Arch. smile

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#11 2008-03-12 17:05:04

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Nice wallpaper ProfessorTomoe any chance of a widescreen version?
Cheers

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#12 2008-03-12 17:08:53

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Paul-S wrote:

Nice wallpaper ProfessorTomoe any chance of a widescreen version?
Cheers

I second the request

sv's version is really nice, too. Can we have it in a bigger version, please?

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#13 2008-03-12 17:15:01

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Paul-S wrote:

Nice wallpaper ProfessorTomoe any chance of a widescreen version?
Cheers

mines widescreen tongue not as cool as ProfessorTomoes but you could check it out big_smile
I can make a high res one... photobucket makes it smaller... i just realized..  doh!

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#14 2008-03-12 17:26:30

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Yes please staticvoid, I did mean to ask for a bigger widescreen version of yours too. Ideally 1680x1050 smile

Cheers

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#15 2008-04-13 15:15:58

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

I don't have a non-shaded original of the carbon fibre background, so I couldn't really stretch the wallpaper as I'd wanted to.  Nevertheless, here's a shot at a widescreen 1680x1050 version.

I've also uploaded a smaller file of the second 1280x1024 PNG.  The image itself is identical, but the filesize is only 282k vs. the original 325k.  Ah, the wonders of Ken Silverman's PNGOUT program... big_smile

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#16 2008-04-13 15:55:16

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Cool. Can you make the second with a dark green background instead of black? Would be awesome.

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#17 2008-04-13 20:20:22

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Cool, thanks ProfessorTomoe smile

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#18 2008-04-14 02:39:43

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Here's a reduced-size jpeg preview of the green version:

archlinux-wp-cf2g-1280x1024-preview.jpg

Full png file here.

You didn't say if you wanted a widescreen version, nor did you specify how dark of a green you wanted, so please forgive me if I didn't hit the marks exactly.  tongue

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#19 2008-04-14 04:01:16

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Oh, sorry about that. 1600x1200 would be very nice (or any other 4:3 format). The green is good though smile

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#20 2008-04-14 07:45:17

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

rine wrote:

(or any other 4:3 format)

http://tomoe.lbjackson.com/fnord/archli … 80x960.png

This is 1280x960 and should scale up to what you need.  Glad the green works, though. big_smile

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#21 2008-04-14 22:05:43

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

These are really good! Keep up the great work! big_smile

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#22 2008-04-15 01:55:59

rine
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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Yea perfect, thx smile

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#23 2008-04-15 15:36:59

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

Thx man awesome work

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#24 2008-04-15 15:50:24

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

I like the very first version's logo with the contours (gives it a happy cartoony look), however, I feel dizzy when I look at the carbon texture. Could you replace it with a plain background (ar a gradient one)?

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#25 2008-04-16 07:03:13

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Re: [Wallpaper] Arch Carbon Fibre (NEW - "Cobblestone" variant)

yettenet wrote:

I like the very first version's logo with the contours (gives it a happy cartoony look), however, I feel dizzy when I look at the carbon texture. Could you replace it with a plain background (ar a gradient one)?

That kind of defeats the purpose of the Carbon Fibre look, doesn't it?  tongue  No worries, I know what you're getting at.  Let me work on that a bit to come up with something that does the logo justice.

Meanwhile, I came up with a rather darkish "cobblestone" variant while I was playing with the background:

archlinux-wp-stones01-preview.jpg

Full 1280x1024 PNG file here.  I also applied a bit of bump mapping to the "happy cartoony" version of the logo.  Feedback would be most appreciated.  big_smile

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