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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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What to do when an image needs to be made bigger or smaller

1ellen17
1ellen1 says: 7 Months Ago
I am going yo discuss the use of an image that is to be used in an other image such as a wallpaper.
You will need the image to have a transparent background so that it will blend into the wallpaper, so this image will be usually in either .gif or .png format.
If you do a small amount of re-sizing the image is normally fine to use with out any post processing [pp].
If you enlarge or down size an image for the most part there is a transparent shadow that can show up in the wallpaper.
The tool that you will need is the eraser tool or brush

Enlarge the image on your computer screen to at least 500% [bare minimum]-if there is a lighter shadow then you need to use the eraser tool to get rid of it. Often you only need to remove 1 row of pixels to get rid of this shadow.
I know this can be a lot of work but it results in a better image to use
hope this has helped in doing this sort of work or for others to have an idea of what people do with the graphic arts programs like the Adobe Elements or Adobe CS6 or another one that I use a lot is Paint.Net
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