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Here's the monthly what-is-on-your-desktop-thread.
Sadly [or not] it's Friday night here in Oz .....7 hours after 'beer o'clock' so I haven't set up anything "sexy" to show...just the same-old-same-old....look-at-me-I'm-fantastic-with-a-winamp-skin-and-other-stuff.
What do you guys have? ...
Naked Noir (vStyler), and a wall I composited... original shots seen in Photoshop.
Wall is cool. Like walking through an Aquarium and looking through the glass window.
Excellent work Doc!
My current desktop... Kinetix!
^ Really like Kinetix... very restful to the eye, nice hues and excellent start button, Tom.
@Dave and DP - Thanks, guys, I should have been working with smart objects though, because of all the resizing.
nice shopping Doc...
that looks very snazzy Tom..
I have Eros... until the slacker gets the Reaktor kickstarted....
Still waiting on the Plutonium delivery.. The Russians can be so... ahhhhh..
Nice one Syd!
My take on the XB-37. No secret stuff here. Espionage smx.
Wall is Italysat courtesy of NASA
I need to look into that.
Very nice compositing Doc!
To get you started -
http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/tag/smart-objects-and-smart-filters - first and second articles by her.
Very informative articles Doc. Been messin' with them for a bit in PS9 and learning more about them is a big plus. Thanks!
This is Contrast, a WindowBlinds and theme skins by pinchecl and RedneckDude. The theme is based upon the IconPackager Contrast also by pinchecl. The themed skins are currently available on Skinnalicious at http://www.skinnalicious.net/ and will be uploaded to WinCustomize soon. Click on the link and visit the site and join in, all you have to do is register. You will see many familiar names from the community and no doubt find some nice skins for your desktop.
I think pinchecl and RedneckDude did a fine job in putting this theme together. Click on the screenshot and zoom in and check it out.
^^^Excellent! Thanks Philly
You're welcome, Ross.
Thanks for the linkage, Doc.
Here's my version of Contrast, the new WB by Pincecl, made to match his IconPackager theme. The IP has been updated as well with some new important icons. All the usual skins have been made for it by Pinchecl and RedneckDude. It will be up here at WC pretty soon, but if you can't wait, go here: http://www.skinnalicious.net/
Just scroll down the page, and you'll see a box with links to all the skins and wallpaper.
Heres mine for the month. a good 4hr render
I likes Contrast in blue. This'n is a good'n.
Can't go wrong with the milky way.
Vaporglow stuff by Neone6 and Me.
Endoplasmic Integral Lapis by submicron at DeviantArt.
4 monitors at 7040 x 1080
next goal is to make my windows 8 laptop look exactly like this.
WB is Serica 2 by roflmfaoo. Wall is mine
Return to the WinCustomize homepage.
Use Stardock's Bootskins XP to change your XP startup screen easily without hacking
CursorFX is a utility which allows you to have much more flexibility in the cursors
you use to interact with Windows. CursorFX users can create and use cursors that
look and feel far superior to anything you've ever seen before! Best of all, it's
really easy to create your own super-charged cursors!
DesktopX is a program that lets users build their own desktops. It does this by
giving users access to desktop objects. These objects can come in all sizes and
shapes. They can have scripts attached to them, they can be combined together to
form mini applications or turned into an entire desktop.
Stardock DeskScapes is a program that allows users to have animated wallpaper on
their Windows 8, Windows 7, XP or Vista desktop. It supports playing video as animated wallpaper,
dynamically generated content as animated wallpaper, and more.
IconPackager is a program that allows users to change nearly all of their Windows
icons at once by applying "packages" of icons. A package of icons contains
icons to replace most of the common icons on your Windows PC.
Icons for applications and folders.
LogonStudio is a free program that allows users to change their Windows 7, Vista
and XP logon screens. It comes with several logon screens to choose from, along
with thousands that are available online.
ObjectDock™ is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs
and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock. By allowing users to
have more control over how they organize their desktop, users can take control of
their desktop icons and shortcuts to have them be available when where and how they
Show off your favorite desktop configuration by uploading a screenshot of your desktop!
SoundPackager brings customization of your auditory experience to Object Desktop!
Users can now choose from "sound packages" to enhance their Windows desktop
experience. Over 30 different system sounds are supported; unique new Stardock Design
sound packages are included with the package.
Microsoft Windows® 8 is shipped without the "Start" menu. Stardock heard the cries from Windows 8
users. We put the "Start" menu back in Windows 8. We accurately recreated the most used desktop
feature billions of users depend on every day and packed it with additional functionality.
Theme Manager is a program that changes the look and feel of the entire Windows
environment. It works by talking to existing desktop enhancement programs and then
applying a MyColors or Suite file. In short, Theme Manager is a front-end to other
desktop enhancement programs to simplify the user experience.
The finest collection of desktop backgrounds on the Internet!
WindowBlinds changes the look and feel of your Windows desktop by applying visual
styles to your entire Windows environment. When a visual style is applied, they
change nearly every elements of the Windows GUI such as title bars, push buttons,
the Start bar, menu and more.
View a list of all of the different galleries available in WinCustomize, which you
can then browse individually.
Explore all available galleries on WinCustomize.
This option is only available for subscribers of WinCustomize. If you are a subscriber
it will allow you to select which categories you would like to see in this menu
from a list of all galleries available on the site. This information will be stored
on your account for all your future visits.