Mac desktop

Posted by: carp

Mac desktop - 05/08/05 10:51 AM

Them pups must be down for the count been trying for the last few days<br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 11:14 AM

Can't get there either. I am using my own I took at sunset on the way home from Mom's last weekend. It is the tulip fields. I got a bunch of great shots. I included the tree because there were people out there taking pictures of each other and I didn't want them in the shot. I ended up liking the ones with the tree the best.<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 11:19 AM

Very nice shot<br><br>I would make my own just to dang lazy<br>I can see where all the mothers day flowers come from <br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 11:21 AM

I like to find different ones too. Spymac.com has some. I know because I have some there. Just a drop in the bucket of what's available. Macmonkies.com also.<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 11:49 AM

Whaaaa<br><br>PC Wallpaper vs Mac desktop - theres no difference right ? all I have to do is size the image <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 11:50 AM

Now that's purty! Love that golden light on the tree. <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 12:07 PM

This may sound stupid<br>The res of the image does it have to match the screen res ??<br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 12:10 PM

Yes or it will distort it. Although you can choose to make it fit actual size and it will show the color around the border depending on size. That can be changed to match or compliment.<br>If resolution is 1024x768 the picture should be that size and 72dpi is fine.<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 12:25 PM

Thanks Humm<br>Mine was set at 1152 X 870 < -- kinda odd size ??<br><br>I notice that most images are set like 1024 X 768 then jumps to 1280 X 1024<br>Mine was set in between, so next stupid question ? Is there a standard res I should use<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 12:30 PM

Now I am really getting pissed<br><br>I guess I should just resize the image to match the monitor res<br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 12:48 PM

Most definitely.<br>Open a new Photoshop document. Size it 1152 pixels wide X 870 pixels high, 72 dpi in RGB mode. Copy and paste the image you want there. If it is too big hit command+T to resize that layer. If you make your workspace bigger than the view of your picture you can see the grab handles to resize even if they are off the document. If it isn't big enough position it where you want it and make a layer behind and color it. Make a gradient even. You can even rotate the picture or add a drop shadow. Only on pictures that are too small. If too large you should be able to get them in the whole area even if it crops part off. Then flatten save as and put in your pictures folder. Voila!<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 12:50 PM

Just go by one dimension and set it to size "fill screen". As long as one dimension is right, you'll be fine. I usually go by the width in those cases.<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 12:58 PM

Thanks makes note to buy PScs<br>Humm maybe iPhoto will resize - guess I download a size bigger - be back<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:07 PM

Never mind I cheated and used steves suggestion <br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:11 PM

Lazyass. <br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:13 PM

Too easy! Nice image. Aw you saved Lesh and I in the photomat booth. How sweet.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

I have a one-track mind right now. - 05/08/05 01:18 PM

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Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:21 PM

And a dumb fuuck too<br>Since I am on a roll of stupid questions those "sit files" and installers on the desktop - can I trash those or do I need to place them somewhere special ?<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:24 PM

Say Goombye. Unless you wanna save some of the installers for a later re-install or use 'em on another machine.<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:35 PM

[color:blue]Too easy! Nice image. Aw you saved Lesh and I in the photomat booth. How sweet.</font color=blue><br><br>Yes for Black mail <br>I learned from the best - YOU. Although I cannot PhotoShop the way you do LOL<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:38 PM

You wanna fix da goilz up with a black male? Shizzle mah nizzle, Homey!<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:49 PM

Only as a defense pal <br>Just in case Shelie throws me to the Mat again<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:50 PM

You & Sheli & Matt?! I had no eye-dear! <br><br>
Posted by: iRock

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 01:53 PM

Bring it on!<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 03:04 PM

Oh MOMMY!<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Michael

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 05:00 PM

I like to use screen shots from what ever I'm watching at the time. <br><br><br><br><br>Which brings up another thing. What is with networks who put their damed bug logo in the middle of the picture? Gawd I hate those things.<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 05:23 PM

This place has some great desktops photos.<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 05:28 PM

Thanks - just not sure "Printed on Recycled Internet"<br>Is that good or bad ?<br><br><br>
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 05:52 PM

Nice shot. I like the 'idea' of having a cool desktop image, but I always have programs running that cover it up.<br><br><br>
Posted by: LoveTheBomb

Re: Mac desktop - 05/08/05 07:38 PM

My favorite place for desktop pictures<br><br>
Posted by: Topper

Re: I have a one-track mind right now. - 05/08/05 08:26 PM

I would love to have nice desktop picture like everyone else but I have to use a medium gray for image and video editing.<br>You are a graphic designer, Steve, I guess you don't use your home computer for graphic design or do you just change the desktop picture?<br><br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: I have a one-track mind right now. - 05/09/05 03:54 AM

Nope. Btwn the work file window and all the app. pallettes, the DT is usually completely covered up anyway. Besides, I don't do that much high-end color work. Most of what I do is concept and layout and copy writing, and I farm out the production work to people who can make my ideas look their best.<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: I have a one-track mind right now. - 05/09/05 07:06 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I farm out the production work to people who can make my ideas look their best.<p><hr></blockquote><p>You mean you're NOT a primadonna artist???? Don't tell me that you actually believe that your talents do NOT lie in actually pounding the keyboard until there's a Gold Pencil award on the screen??? <br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
Posted by: steveg

Re: I have a one-track mind right now. - 05/09/05 07:15 AM

LOL. Old school, dewd, old school. Make it a team effort and let the specialists build on the concept. And anybody who puts ego before the job is off the team in one click.<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: I have a one-track mind right now. - 05/09/05 11:34 AM

That's a very refreshing attitude, I wish more ADs and CDs had it.<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
Posted by: steveg

Re: I have a one-track mind right now. - 05/09/05 11:59 AM

T'anx. Only way I've ever worked. Makes for better, smarter creative, and much happier clients!<br><br>
Posted by: RubenC

Re: I have a one-track mind right now. - 05/09/05 12:23 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>LOL. Old school, dewd, old school. Make it a team effort and let the specialists build on the concept. And anybody who puts ego before the job is off the team in one click.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Very well said Steve, I'm an Old School Dawg myself.<br><br>