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SkinWalker
10-27-2002, 04:44 PM
Okay... some cool desktops getting posted in the Desktop Thread, but how 'bout a contest?

Here are the rules:

1) Wallpaper art must be original (or at least not something you can download from a themes site, etc.)

2) Post as many Desktop Screenshots as you like, but make separate posts... (dunno why, but the contest on the back of my cereal box says I can enter as often as I like, but have to send in separate entries :p )

3) All posts have to be made before Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 at 2400 hours (12 midnight) GMT. If you live in a CST locality, like Oklahoma, USA, subtract 6 hours.

4) On Sunday we all vote, but only on someone else's work. You don't have to post a ScreenShot to be eligible to vote.

5) To keep it simple, we simply vote for the best all around Desktop, but give credit to Humor, Originality, Technical Proficiency, and Icon Content (subtact points for having AOL on desktop? .... just kidding).

6) Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 will be the deadline for votes (2400 hours GMT). Simply make a post and say "SkinWalker gets my vote!" and maybe say what you liked most.

Good luck! Have fun!

SkinWalker

*Runs off to open Photoshop!

Jah Warrior
10-27-2002, 04:47 PM
aha ,


contest threads, i like it!!

i will have a bash at this i think, hmmmm what can i do?

SkinWalker
10-27-2002, 04:50 PM
http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/NewDesktop.jpg

I made the Wallpaper entirely in Photoshop by first using a middle to wide sized paint brush to create some random strokes of the colors. I then put it through several filters to get the molten effect. If anyone wants a copy, I'd be happy to send it to them. Just PM with an email addy. I'm also using custom icons and descriptions for My Computer, Network Places and Recycle Bin and Window Blinds to give my Win2k desktop an XP look.

SKinWalker

Jah Warrior
10-27-2002, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by SkinWalker
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I made the Wallpaper entirely in Photoshop by first using a middle to wide sized paint brush to create some random strokes of the colors. I then put it through several filters to get the molten effect. If anyone wants a copy, I'd be happy to send it to them. Just PM with an email addy. I'm also using custom icons and descriptions for My Computer, Network Places and Recycle Bin and Window Blinds to give my Win2k desktop an XP look.

SKinWalker

thats wicked man!

leXX
10-27-2002, 04:58 PM
Ok, here's my entry. I made the wallpaper myself. It was my first ever photoshop creation.

http://lexx1.users.btopenworld.com/leXXTrinityDesktop.jpg

SkinWalker
10-27-2002, 05:00 PM
Ok, here's my entry.

LOVE it!

Skin

Clem
10-27-2002, 06:00 PM
http://www.pclemow.fsnet.co.uk/dekstop.jpg

not my own screenshot but ill get my own in there ... and work on the icons

but ragdoll physics has to feature ... it rocks :)

obi
10-27-2002, 06:15 PM
I think my desktop gets the most original award.

(not one word about the clutterness, please.)

gorganfloss
10-27-2002, 06:45 PM
Why is it that goddam Imagestation always has to shrink my pics?:rolleyes:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid37/p8141fadb8ca1d58a8c6d67e859e3fdd0/fd1db5e6.jpg

Pad
10-27-2002, 07:00 PM
here u got mine:

http://members.lycos.co.uk/padanime/background.jpg

i made desktop items invisble so u could see the pic good.

Pedantic
10-27-2002, 08:59 PM
Is there any prize for the cleanest desktop? ;) :D

Acrylic
10-27-2002, 10:50 PM
skinwalker, wher do you get those cool icons? mine are so boring!

SkinWalker
10-27-2002, 10:56 PM
skinwalker, wher do you get those cool icons? mine are so boring!

Man,.... I forgot. I was bored with mine, so I did a Google search for "replacement icons" or something like that.

Try it. You'll find something, I'm sure.

Skin

Jah Warrior
10-28-2002, 01:19 PM
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/graham.phillips200/screenies/desksub1.jpg

to make the desktop i took a creenshot from a winamp plaug in then took a small section of the screenie and filtered it over and over until i was happy with it, then i added some text and drips on the text. the style xp theme is chrome4xp2 and the icons are from the globe collection.

hope you like.

Rogue15
10-28-2002, 01:30 PM
http://www.webspawner.com/users/saber2/images/invasionxwa.jpg

available to use now. (didn't feel like posting a screen of it on my desktop cause i'd have to upload it, and that takes my patience.)

Rogue15
10-28-2002, 01:32 PM
as you can tell, it's from everyone's favorite game, Force Commander. I took it while I was headed to the rebel base..unfortunately only like 2 of those units survived the assault, but i was able to bring in some bigger backup. :)

:atat: :atat:

Rogue15
10-28-2002, 01:47 PM
http://www.webspawner.com/users/saber2/images/focomdesktop.jpg

Rogue15
10-28-2002, 01:49 PM
nevermind...forgot they had to be cutsom made. (the first one IS, i snapped a screenshot in force commander) :p

Clem
10-28-2002, 01:53 PM
Clem entry number 2

http://www.pclemow.fsnet.co.uk/desktop.JPG

XERXES
10-28-2002, 01:54 PM
i need somebody to host mine, yall will love it ;)
PM me if you can host it

Clem
10-28-2002, 04:50 PM
** bump **

Clem
10-28-2002, 05:02 PM
hmmmm what about this for a background .... dos power :)

http://www.pclemow.fsnet.co.uk/cprompt.JPG

TheJackal
10-28-2002, 06:21 PM
Here are my 3 entries for my WindowsXP system. Afterwards I'll also release 3 others on my MAC system.

Every single wallpaper you see is made by me. I can give you proof if you do not believe me.

(these are links due to resolution size (1280x960) and big file size)

entry #1-xp:
http://members.rogers.com/comradcanuck/blueaura_windows.jpg

entry #2-xp:
http://members.rogers.com/comradcanuck/dustywaves_windows.jpg

entry #3-xp:
http://members.rogers.com/comradcanuck/flareburst002_windows.jpg

Clem
10-28-2002, 06:30 PM
id love to look jackal .... but they too big ... take too long

fancy posting smaller versions ... maybe shrink them to 800x600?

TheJackal
10-28-2002, 06:53 PM
Hehe, then you wont like my Mac wallpapers. They are a bit bigger. I'll post the original sizes and leave it at that because making them smaller takes the beauty away in my opinion. However, if more people want me to reduce the size I will do it for you guys and gals.

Here are my Mac wallpapers as promised.

Entry #1-Mac:
http://www.indieriot.com/sjacques/flareburst_mac.jpg

Entry #2-Mac:
http://www.indieriot.com/sjacques/greengreed_mac.jpg

Entry #3-Mac:
http://www.indieriot.com/sjacques/yellowspin_mac.jpg

Rogue15
10-28-2002, 07:42 PM
those are awesome, tj.

ok, i'm going to submit a wallpaper that S1DC made:

(warning 56kers, this one's 2048 by 1536)



http://images.deviantart.com/large/wallpaper/wabstract/Stone_Blue_--_snake_orb.jpg

SkinWalker
10-29-2002, 12:58 AM
Wow! Awsome desktops! I've got to get busy and come with a number 2 entry..... I'm glad TheJackal posted links. If the LucasForums servers crash, uh.... its not my fault :rolleyes:

SkinWalker

Clem
10-29-2002, 03:29 PM
http://www.pclemow.fsnet.co.uk/desktop3.JPG

simple ... but i thought it looked cool :)

Clem attempts : 4

Better Attempts: all the others

SkinWalker
10-31-2002, 10:09 AM
Here's my other Desktop. I used two existing images (one from NASA and one from www.crewoftwo.com).

http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/sithcap.jpg

I'm working on one more that I want to post later... hopefully before the Saturday deadline!

SkinWalker

Jah Warrior
10-31-2002, 11:00 AM
2 more


http://homepage.ntlworld.com/graham.phillips200/screenies/ltj.jpg
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/graham.phillips200/screenies/bluting.jpg

Kstar__2
10-31-2002, 11:08 AM
jah, how do you get those round icons? they are really great!

Darth Talliusc
10-31-2002, 11:36 AM
not technically my desktop but it IS the background i use http://www.lucasarts.com/products/starwarsbountyhunter/images/wallpaper/vosa_1600.jpg

Elijah
10-31-2002, 11:48 AM
My desktop has looked better... i'm just to lazy to change it :D

MY favorit was my XBoc theme throughout my PC... if you want i can change it back for a screenie... mmm...

anyways, here is my current setup:

http://nrgteam.com/zdawg/desk.jpg

Rogue Nine
10-31-2002, 11:58 AM
Hey Jah, where'd you get that Style XP skin in your second screenshot? I like that.

leXX
10-31-2002, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Darth Talliusc
not technically my desktop but it IS the background i use http://www.lucasarts.com/products/starwarsbountyhunter/images/wallpaper/vosa_1600.jpg

Damn that's ruff! I'm using it without the logo. Is Bounty Hunter coming to PC? If not, I think I'm gonna have to buy a Gamecube just to play this game!

SkinWalker
10-31-2002, 12:07 PM
The DJ (at least that's my inerpretation) is my fav so far!

Aside from my own, of course. ;)

GOOD LUCK :thumbsup:

SkinWalker

PhantomHelix
10-31-2002, 12:08 PM
lexx, its comin out for PS2 as well.



as for tis topic, i dont kno how to take a pic of my desktop (which isn't interestin anyway) so im not gonna participate. :D

Darth Talliusc
10-31-2002, 12:08 PM
is ruff a good thing or a bad thing where you come from?

i dont think its coming for pc. i know its coming for GC and Ps2. ill buy it for gc because... well i have one and i dont have a ps2 heheh. *bought mario party 4 on the weekend now THAT is an amazing drinking game*

leXX
10-31-2002, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by Rogue Nine
Hey Jah, where'd you get that Style XP skin in your second screenshot? I like that.

That's the Ninja style from www.themexp.org

Mex
10-31-2002, 12:21 PM
Wow, you all have really great desktops, I am too lazy to post mine, well, i'm gonna mash up some pumpkins, bye!

SkinWalker
11-01-2002, 03:15 AM
Okay.... lemme slip one more in before the contest ends:

http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/globedesk.jpg

I made the background in Photoshop. Nothing fancy... just stuck to a couple of colors and filtered a duplicate layer which I set to near transparent. The icons are from wincustomize.com, but since they were XP only (I'm sporting Win2k... much more stable), I had to make a few minor adjustments.

SkinWalker

Jah Warrior
11-01-2002, 03:31 AM
yeah man that looks wicked skin!

nice work!

Darth Groovy
11-01-2002, 05:14 AM
My present desktop:

Kstar__2
11-01-2002, 08:29 AM
jah or skinwalker, how do you get those nice round large icons?

i'd really like to know, they are beatifull

SkinWalker
11-01-2002, 12:05 PM
jah or skinwalker, how do you get those nice round large icons?

Check out skinbase.org or wincustomize.com... there are tons of icons and skins at both for many programs. Most of the icons are for WinXP, however. Check the Icon section and go to the second to last page.

Good luck.
Skin

leXX
11-01-2002, 03:26 PM
ok, here's my latest wallpaper entry:

http://images.deviantart.com/large/wallpaper/wmovie/Matrix_Reloaded_Women.jpg

Quotation
11-01-2002, 05:54 PM
Looks great!

SkinWalker
11-02-2002, 02:04 PM
Only about 5 hours left! I'm going to post one I made a while back when I was first learning PhotoShop. I don't remember exactly what all I did, but I know that the cliffs were imported from a digital pic that I had and the planet was made from scratch (as if you couldn't tell).

Cheers and Good Luck! I'll cast my vote (for someone other than myself) tonight.

Remember: ANYONE can vote! even if you didn't post a desktop!

SkinWalker

http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/planet_scape.jpg

Acrylic
11-02-2002, 06:50 PM
http://www1.freewebs.com/virtuamuzik/desktop.gif

check that out :)

if the image fails, go to

http://www1.freewebs.com/virtuamuzik/desktop.gif

if clicking it fails, then just copy and paste it into your adress bar

Acrylic
11-02-2002, 06:56 PM
ok, heres a question, if i download these icons...how do i change their current one to the one i downloaded? (I have a '98 btw)

SkinWalker
11-02-2002, 08:35 PM
Okay... Time to vote! Pick any ONE entry prior to this post as long as it isn't your own.

I went back and looked them all over and MAN! The choice is hard! I liked Clem's mini and LeXX's first post, but I ended up going back and forth between Jah's "DJ" and The Jackal's "Blue Aura" (http://members.rogers.com/comradcanuck/blueaura_windows.jpg).

I think I gotta go with Jah's "DJ," but it was close.

Jah, you get my vote, Bro!

SkinWalker

Clem
11-02-2002, 09:03 PM
im going to use this post for 2 purposes

1 to vote for jackals dusty waves (2nd windows 1)

2 to beg people to vote for me

Jah Warrior
11-02-2002, 09:13 PM
well this is a really hard one to call.

there are a lot that deserve a mention.


skinwalkers wallpaper with a tie fighter is wicked, in fact i would liek a copy of that. and his green circles desktop is nice and clean looking, lexxs matrix one with the three chicks deserves a mention for the drool factor;) all of jackals wallpapers are gorgeous and i love the smokey effect he has going on there.

lexx's trinity desktop is wicked, the taskbar, the sysmetrix and the icons go together brilliantly, its just that teh wallpaper is a little too dark for me.

Time to be honest now...

my vote goes to skinwalkers green circles one.
its very neat, has custom icons and shortcut overlays which was nice to see.
http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/globedesk.jpg

leXX
11-02-2002, 11:25 PM
My vote is with Skinwalker's crewoftwo wallpaper.

Wacky_Baccy
11-02-2002, 11:50 PM
Hmmm... After careful consideration (:p), I think I'm going to have to go with Clem's second one - http://www.pclemow.fsnet.co.uk/desktop.JPG


...Minis are just too awesome not to, and I like orange ^_^

Taos
11-03-2002, 12:03 AM
It took me a little while to go through it all.....my vote goes to Jah's second one.......the one with the guy that looks like he's from a TooL video, just sitting there chillin'


Looks great man! ;)

Clem
11-03-2002, 02:14 PM
Bump

Votes So Far

Jahs DJ - 2 (skin, leemu)

Skins Green Circles - 1 (jah)

Skins crew of 2 - 1 (leXX)

My Mini - 1 (cheques in the post wacky :))

Votey votey votey people

Wacky_Baccy
11-03-2002, 03:05 PM
Posted by Clem
[...]

My Mini - 1 (cheques in the post wacky :))

Votey votey votey people
LOL :D



I thought we agreed cash...

Clem
11-03-2002, 03:12 PM
errrrr yes .... i meant the CASH is in the post

Wacky_Baccy
11-03-2002, 03:21 PM
That's more like it...









:D

Acrylic
11-03-2002, 04:36 PM
waaaaaaaaaaaaaah *cries* nobody likes mine! *wipes a tear* eh, its not that good anyways, but my vote goes to.......
ZDawg....purty dernd gooooood

TheJackal
11-03-2002, 05:15 PM
I vote for Jah's bluting (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/graham.phillips200/screenies/bluting.jpg)

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Votes so far:

1) Jah's DJ (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/graham.phillips200/screenies/ltj.jpg) (2 votes - skin, leemu)

2) Clem's mini (http://www.pclemow.fsnet.co.uk/desktop.JPG) (1 vote - WackyBaccy)

2) Jackal's DustyWaves (http://members.rogers.com/comradcanuck/dustywaves_windows.jpg) (1 vote - Clem)

2) Jah's bluting (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/graham.phillips200/screenies/bluting.jpg) (1 vote - Jackal)

2) SkinWalker's Green Circles (http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/globedesk.jpg) (1 vote - jah)

2) SkinWalker's Crew of Two (http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/sithcap.jpg) (1 vote - leXX)

2) ZDawg's desktop (http://nrgteam.com/zdawg/desk.jpg) (1 vote - AcrylicGuitar)


edit: it was distored (and used the glowing edge effects)... how was I supposed to know if its BMW or not

Clem
11-03-2002, 05:25 PM
THATS NO BMW MINI!!!!!

thats a real mini not BMW heap of junk

<deeply offended>

Wacky_Baccy
11-03-2002, 05:40 PM
Posted by TheJackal
[...]

2) Clem's BMW mini (http://www.pclemow.fsnet.co.uk/desktop.JPG) (1 vote - WackyBaccy)
:eek:

AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He dissed the MINI!! NOOOOOOO!!!!! :( :(

*almost as offended as Clem*

...How could you, Jackal? :(




We'll forgive you - just don't do it again ^_^ :D :p ;)

SkinWalker
11-03-2002, 08:03 PM
Jah's DJ (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/graham.phillips200/screenies/ltj.jpg)!

Congrats!

*The crowd is wild! "Speech!Speech!Speech!" is the chant!

BTW, if anyone wants my first two entries they are:

MoltenMetal (http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/MoltenMetal.jpg) and SithShip (http://home.earthlink.net/~ctfeagans/SithShip.jpg). Both are 1024 x 768 Jpegs.

It's been a great contest! Hats off to everyone... there were a lot of good desktops and Honorable Mention has to go to the Jackal for his entries... they rocked.

Now somebody think up a new one

SkinWalker

Jah Warrior
11-03-2002, 10:01 PM
My god I won something, thsi aint right!!!

thanks for the votes fellas, I never win anything so it means a lot to me :D easpecially since its my buddies that decided. so thanks a lot amigos!!!:eek:

leXX
11-04-2002, 05:10 AM
Congratulations Jah!! :D :thumbsup:

Darth Groovy
11-04-2002, 05:44 AM
Well I know the contest is over, but each month I change my wallpaper, and I would like to share it with you all somehow. This month I am dedicatating my website and everything to James Bond in honor of the 40th anniversery and upcoming film Die Another Day. The wallpaper here commemorates my favorite film in the Bond series. :cool:

leXX
11-04-2002, 05:48 AM
nice, very nice!

you should check out www.themexp.org and customize your XP too! ;)

Darth Groovy
11-04-2002, 05:52 AM
I think I will do that leXX, and I will post here the end results, thanks again for another wonderfull link! :cool:

leXX
11-04-2002, 05:55 AM
ah, don't mention it :D

Darth Groovy
11-04-2002, 07:21 AM
Ok leXX thanks to you, I chose a theme that fits me, my favorite color is silver, and i changed the wallpaper as well. :D

leXX
11-04-2002, 08:00 AM
Glad to be of service. Looks cool! :thumbsup: