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Homemade Abstracts

Do you usually upload wallpaper images that you see on line? Try doing something different. It is very fulfilling to create your own designs. You will be truly amazed at what you can create with graphics arts tools!

This group celebrates the joy of making your own wallpaper designs with a program, such as SUMO Paint, The Gimp, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, etc.

Using the SUMO Paint program is a great way to get started. You can try it for free on line. One of the best tools in it is the Gradient Tool. It is easy to use, and you can get beautiful results with it easily.

I made a couple hundred browser designs with SUMO Paint for free before I finally purchased it, so that I could use it off line also. I still use it for everything I make.

Whether you enjoy fractal patterns, kaleleidoscopic designs, interesting shapes, repeating patterns, or wild swirls of color, you will enjoy the walls displayed here. Be sure and add to them with your own creations!

CollieSmile :)

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an important tool to use as you work-the note book

1ellen1 says: 16 Months Ago
I always have a note book with me when I am working on an image, this is used to write down any problems that I had while working on an image and what I did to correct it.
If I try something new in whatever software I used -I write down the steps that I did as I worked on the image -what worked and what didn't and if I used a new tool and how that worked out.
If I am working on an image I start a new file called project whatever-and assemble any of the .gif images in this fine that I want and where to put them back or if I have done a copy of the .gif image and where it came from
an example of this is my wallpaper:


I noted the following:
a) how I drew in the background-what software I used and what tool and colour for the background
b) what images I used and what folder they came from and if I had to do any corrections in the way of colour corrections or if I had to re-size the .gif etc before I was finished with that individual gif
c) what order I used to place the gifs in the image and any problems I may have had
d) an most time consuming is to type out this information and using a software that I have put this in the information box--something like the comments are available in the properties of a .jpg
e) I write down what software I used-if only 1 or a combination of software to get the effect that I wanted
LuckyHorseshoe12 says: 8 Months Ago
This is a great idea.
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