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#1 2012-10-26 18:51:11

kaipee
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Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Simpler Arch symbol versions here

Tarball of all images 1600x900 (v1 + v2): tar.png

Gimp XCF file in case you want to make your own (all layers and groups included - full HD 1920x1080): gimp.pngv1.3

Hi all,

I'm a bit of a newbie to Arch, couldn't find a good 1600x900 wallpaper so I made a few myself using the Arch colours.
They are simply the various styles of the Arch logo centred on the Arch coloured backgrounds (not sure if it has been made before - apologies if it has)

black logo
thumb-arch-0.pngthumb-arch-1.pngthumb-arch-17.png

white logo
thumb-arch-7.pngthumb-arch-8.pngthumb-arch-20.png

blue/grey logo
thumb-arch-2.pngthumb-arch-3.pngthumb-arch-4.png

blue/white logo
thumb-arch-5.pngthumb-arch-6.png

black/white line
thumb-arch-16.pngthumb-arch-19.pngthumb-arch-18.png

Last edited by kaipee (2012-10-30 00:02:29)

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#2 2012-10-26 18:59:08

kaipee
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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Same again with variant of gradient and added drop-shadow

blue/grey gradient
thumb-arch-10.pngthumb-arch-11.pngthumb-arch-12.png

blue/white gradient
thumb-arch-13.pngthumb-arch-14.png

blue/white vignette
thumb-arch-15.png

Last edited by kaipee (2012-10-27 12:39:13)

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#3 2012-10-27 03:38:45

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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

These look great, thanks! I downloaded my two favorites.

My only suggestion is that I think the transitions in the vignette could be smoother.

Anyway, thank you. smile

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#4 2012-10-27 04:59:14

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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

@kaipee
It does not matter if it has been made before or not. It is a community contribution and you are always welcome. By the way nice work though. Thank you. smile


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#5 2012-10-27 06:09:25

solamir
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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Excellent. Minimalism is something that we should.

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#6 2012-10-27 11:02:41

kaipee
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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Thanks for the feedback guys, nice to see someone else use them

@drcouzelis Yeah, GIMP doesn't seem to be able to 'smooth out' the vignette very easily. I'll try to add a blur effect or something also, to try to smooth it (I use that one too)

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#7 2012-10-27 11:42:54

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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Minimalistic arch wallpapers FTW!!!
I'm thinking now on how to adjust my conky config just for this.

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#8 2012-10-27 11:53:48

kaipee
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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

@drcouzelis I've now tweaked the gradient by adding noise and a blur to it. It should be a little less 'bandy' now

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#9 2012-10-27 18:59:48

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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Very nice. smile

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#10 2012-10-28 04:54:59

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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Using one of these now. Nice work, appreciate it.

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#11 2012-10-29 00:32:23

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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

A tarball with them all would be awesome : )


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#12 2012-10-29 14:15:02

Atronach
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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Hey, looks wonderful. The downside is that it's only 1600x900, my laptop's internal display resolution is 1680x1050 and the external one has 1920x1080. I would also like to use these wallpapers for ksplash insead of OxyArch theme's background.png which unfortunately doesn't support widescreen so the original background stretches unnaturally to fill a widescreen display. After upscalling it looks a bit blurry, so could you plese post also FullHD versions? Thanks!

Last edited by Atronach (2012-10-29 14:18:06)

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#13 2012-10-29 22:50:17

kaipee
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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

@Crunch  tarball added

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#14 2012-10-29 23:45:57

kaipee
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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

@Atronach  GIMP file now created with all backgrounds, logos, layouts and gradients in 1920x1080 format. You can pick and choose your favourite colours/layout smile

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#15 2012-10-30 01:40:04

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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

kaipee wrote:

@Crunch  tarball added

Awesome thanks, downloading each one individually would have been time consuming lol


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#16 2012-10-30 17:05:33

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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Thanks for the gimp file, I didn't even have to fiddle with it, it is all prepared just for exporting to a fullhd png picture.

Last edited by Atronach (2012-10-30 17:45:16)

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#17 2012-10-30 23:04:32

kaipee
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Re: Simple Arch wallpaper 1600x900 (v1)

Atronach wrote:

Thanks for the gimp file, I didn't even have to fiddle with it, it is all prepared just for exporting to a fullhd png picture.

Aah another fan of the dark gradient style wink

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