New to the wallpaper making scene
Posted 10 February 2005 - 11:04 PM
Tips would be apreciated such as what sort of wallpapers are popular?
sort of effects to use?
Posted 11 February 2005 - 01:59 AM
As for programs, there are several and ultimately it comes down to your budget.
If money is no object I 150% suggest Photoshop.
Visit Abode's site for more photoshop details.
Next down the list and in no particular order is the less-expensive, but almost as good,
Photoshop Elements. All PS Elements is, is basically a "scaled down" version of the fully featured Photoshop CS. Elements is a good start.
Jasc's PaintShop Pro which is, to many a competitor of Photoshop, only much more affordable. I tend to lean towards Photoshop myself, but you'll have to ultimately decide for yourself which YOU prefer.
There's also Corel's Creative Suite which is, by most means a very substantial program. Especially handy for icon making.
Lastly, there IS a free option and I know many who use it:
It's freeware, licensed under the GNU [general public license]. I'd say it's at least worth a shot if you can not afford a graphics program.
Before you even delve into a 3d application [Bryce, Vue d'Esprit, 3DS Max, Lightwave8, Cinema4D or Maya] I'd suggest fully familiarizing yourself with a good graphics editor. This includes, but is not limited to, web site template making, custom banners, bullets, sigs, avatars, wallpapers and so forth. Photo manipulation is also a good means of familiarizing yourself with any given graphics tool.
As for popular effects, there's many. I'd suggest browsing this site to start with, starting with the wallpaper section then moving onto other sites.
MillaMeter.com -- [A Friend]
- Those sites should get you started, at least on deciding for yourself what styles/effects you're after or wanting to learn.
If you're wanting a good photoshop tutorial site, the only one I have ever frequently visited is Good Tutorials. All of the tutorials there are user-submitted, so there's literally thousands there to give you a nice heads-up.
If you'd like to check out some of my work, you'll find 60 or so at WinCustomize.com, several here and some on my site.
I hope this was a help... Happy wall-making!
Edited by sbgFX, 11 February 2005 - 02:00 AM.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 04:59 AM
Edited by Aqua Structure, 11 February 2005 - 04:59 AM.
Posted 11 February 2005 - 01:21 PM
Like SBG-FX said, get familiar with the program that suits you best, and DO NOT BE AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT and do CROSSOVERS between programs, like Ulead Photo Impact 8 crossover with PS CS and others.
Also, if you desire other additional member sites to display your "masterpieces" of Wallpaperism, here are other links too:
For Signatures/Avatar Submissions and Competitions:
Edited by Level1, 11 February 2005 - 01:41 PM.
Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:46 AM
Requierment: One Computer that works best For Any Lattest Softwares....Like Photoshop CorelDraw ,Illustrator CS etc... i recommend you to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS for Wallpaper Creation.....And Knowladge to use them......
Here are some Tips For Wallpaper designing.
Colors: use such cool colors which any can see them for longer....it means wallpapers should have propers colors which gives you cool look and anybody keep that Desktop for longtime....And if you are posting your wallpaper here ...than everyboly here is color lovers it means all are fan of cool colors ...basically blue....green...red...yellow ...etc....
Keep your themes: Keep your sub in focus and highlight them .... and your wallpaper should tell story as you mentioned in tittle....dont try to put any unnessesary things in your wallpaper...
Size: size is matter when you are posting your wallpaper....Genrally its 4:3 aspect ratio means (1600px x 1200px,1280px x 1024px...) Try to keep your size 1600px x 1200px so everybody can resize them as their needs....
if you are designing wallpaper for HDTV screen then you should have your aspect rastio 1.85:1 its for wide screen TV
if you are designing wallpaper for Dual Display then size should be 3200px x 1200px
after apply all this principals you can create Standard Wallpaper.
All the Best for Wallpaper Creation....
Posted 15 February 2005 - 07:34 PM
Rest you well understand
Posted 07 April 2005 - 09:35 PM
Yes, I agree....just do you own thing and don't be afriad to show us what you got man!...
And when you make a wallpaper you shouldn't expect that everybody would like it. It's possible that for you your wallpapers is the best but for someone else that can be worst. So don't be disappointed by reading unlikely comments. Try to learn out of that criticism.
Rest you well understand