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The Winners! – Fedora 19 Supplemental Wallpaper

April 20th, 2013 von buergermeister

A few hours ago the voting for the Supplemental Wallpapers for Fedora 19 ended. This time we had not so much submissions like for Fedora 18 but still enough to make it hard to vote. So it’s time to present the results. If you are interested in the totally results, you will find them here.

I am happy, that we also got this time submissions from people they are not amongst the Fedora contributors yet. But also the submissions from our contributors was damn good. So I looking forward for the Supplemental Wallpaper Contest for Fedora 20.

But for doing it, I need some help. During this contest a lot of problems became visible, the wiki isnt a good place to do it and also our voting application isnt written to handle so much candidates. It looks we need a new application for it, in case you are interested writing such one – join the design channel and speak to me.

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Supplemental wallpaper F19 – Go for the vote!

April 17th, 2013 von buergermeister

The voting process for the supplemental wallpaper for Fedora 19 is open now, just in case you haven’t noticed yet every Fedora contributor can vote this time! So go look for them and vote, but please vote for the picture not for the person who submitted it ;) The time for voting ends on 19th of April 12pm UTC.

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Schroedingers Cat will be beautiful

März 15th, 2013 von buergermeister

A few weeks ago, we started the submission phase for the Supplemental Wallpapers for Fedora 19Schrödingers Cat“, normally there would be the half of the submission phase. So time to make a status report, but the good news is we can expand the deadline for submissions to 10th of April.

We’ve definitely got some awesome contributions and this are my personal favorites right now.

But that is just me, remember this time all Fedora contributors can vote. For participating with wallpapers simple submit them to the wiki (if you have problems with it, contact me gnokii@fpo). But watch for the regulations and licenses. One thing is definitely for sure, Fedora 19 will look awesome & beautiful. We’ll have an awesome default wallpaper, a reworked boot process, and a guaranteed nice set of supplemental wallpapers.

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Call For Supplemental Wallpaper Submissions

Februar 20th, 2013 von buergermeister

The Design Team is still working on the default wallpaper and design for Fedora’s next version, called “Schrödingers Cat“. We had two public brainstorm sessions and a lot of nice ideas came out: if you want to participate, Mizmo collected the ideas in a Pinterest board.

But that is not the only way you can contribute to Fedora 19. In addition to the default wallpaper, each Fedora version has a package with so called ‘Supplemental Wallpapers,’ submitted by the community. From these submissions, the Design Team traditionally chooses the best (here you can find the for Fedora 18 chosen ones.) This time, not only the design team will vote for the best ones – all Fedora contributors can vote. But first, we need your submissions. So how do you do that?

First there are some rules. Here are the technical specifications:

  • Submitted wallpapers must use a format that can be read by software available in Fedora Package Collection. Preferred image formats include SVG and PNG.
  • Master files, which may be further edited, should be maintained in non-lossy formats. Preserving vector graphics, raster layers, and channels is important for such materials.
  • Originals for landscape formats must be a minimum of 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The larger the better. Photographic submissions should be made at the highest resolution the camera is capable of.
  • Submitted wallpapers should be provided in a 16 x 9 aspect ratio when possible.
  • No watermarks, signatures, photographer/creator names, or messages may be included in any part of the work. However if the license allows, and the photo is compelling enough, we could remove watermarks.

Now here are the organizational rules:

  • Submissions must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. If your submissions include or derive from artwork created by other people, please make sure the license of the original work you incorporate is compatible with Fedora and that you are not violating any of the provisions of its license. Just because a work is licensed with a Creative Commons license does not mean it is free to use (make sure you provide attribution to artists that license their work with a CC Attribution clause.)
  • Submission should have the consent and approval of the author or creator
  • Submissions re thereby licensed to the public for reuse under CC-BY-SA unless specifically identified as being licensed by another approved liberal open source license. See a list of approved licenses for Fedora. Note that we can not accept NC or ND submissions.

The deadline until you can submit your artwork is the March 31 2013 at 23:59 UTC. You can submit your material directly to the wiki: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F19_Artwork/Submissions/Supplemental_Wallpapers. For further questions, you can send me a mail gnokii@fedoraproject.org. We are looking forward to many great submissions…

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Supplemental Wallpaper Fedora 18

September 11th, 2012 von buergermeister

The submission phase for supplemental wallpaper ended already last week. We got this time 65 submissions, not the biggest sum we ever had but the biggest since a few releases. Also this time the quality of the submissions was very good, which made it not easy for the Design Team to decide which should be the choosen. The submissions came from 20 people some submitted only one, some more. Now the Design Team has voted and the results are there. So let us take a look at what will be in the supplemental wallpaper package.

 

The first one called “Churi” is a submission from Kushal Das – damn if I am honest, that was even my favorite. I like the colors. The next called “Vienna Nights” comes from our own Nicubunu and was taken during the last LibreGraphicsMeeting in Vienna. The “Pink Flower” comes from Cleide Isabel, who contributed her first time to Fedora but I am sure it will be not the last time. She also has two other wallpaper in the package “Patagonia” and “Caminhos”. The really confusing structure on the next wallpaper is somewhere in Duisburg and was submitted by Charly Kühnast, german users might know him more as columnist from LinuxMagazin, but he also does amazing photographs. And because it is so one more of his submissions called “Calluna” was selected. The Lighthouse on the next wallpaper in that really amazing waves was shoot from Francisco Crippa. The next wallpaper comes from Diego Turtulici who normally contributes more to Mageia and Ubuntu, think he submitted two good wallpapers and the one called “Trama calda” was selected. The next one called “Calm” speaks for itself and comes from Harald Hoyer, who contributed also that amazing widescreen wallpaper on the end of this article called “Bastorf Lighthouse”. Sylvain Naudin submitted first one wallpaper unfortunatly the same wallpaper was choosen from Ubuntu for his next version, but everything he submitted after that was even better and so his snowy landscape called “Lioran” and his submission “Luminaire” was selected. Last wallpaper called “Giza At My Roof” and “Schmetterling” came both from our own Tatica.

If you are interested in all the other submissions you find them in the wiki, and I am sure you will also get to the conclusion it wasnt an easy job to decide. For the next collecting for Fedora 19, there will be some changes so stay tuned.

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Reminder

August 29th, 2012 von buergermeister

There is still one week until the 5th of September. Still time for submitting your ideas for the supplemental wallpapers! More about how and where to contribute to the supplemental wallpaper you can find on the wiki.

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Her mit den Wallpapern!

August 21st, 2012 von buergermeister

Linux und freie Software lebt ja bekanntlich vom mit machen. Viele Nutzer wissen allerdings nie, wie ihr Beitrag aussehen soll. Eine der wohl einfachsten Möglichkeiten beizutragen, ist mal seine Fotos durch zu sehen, ob da nicht ein toller Schnappschuss der Wallpaper-verdächtig ist, dabei ist. Auf diese Weise kann man, wenn nur einen kleinen Beitrag zu seiner Lieblingsdistribution leisten.

Ubuntu ist derzeitig auf der Suche nach zusätzlichen Wallpapern für Quantal Quetzal und hier hat man noch bis zum 28. August Zeit zur entsprechenden Flickr-Gruppe beizusteuern. Hier ist allerdings die Anzahl auf nur einen Beitrag, der mit CC-BY-SA lizensiert sein muß, begrenzt. Die Auswahl findet später öffentlich im IRC #1210wallpaper statt.

Ebenfalls auf der Suche nach zusätzlichen Hintergründen ist man derzeit bei Fedora, hier hat man allerdings noch bis zum 5. September Zeit seine Beiträge einzureichen. Hier ist die Anzahl allerdings nicht begrenzt, alle Beiträge sollten ebenfalls unter CC-BY-SA oder einer ähnlichen Lizenz stehen. Zusätzlich verlangt Fedora allerdings das man das Contributors License Agreement im Fedora Account System akzeptiert. Die Beiträge werden bei Fedora in deren Wiki gesammelt. Dort findet man auch mehr Hinweise zur Gestaltung der gewünschten Wallpaper und deren Anforderungen.

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Call for Supplemental Wallpapers

August 19th, 2012 von buergermeister

Fedora brings in addition to the great design standard wallpaper always supplementary wallpapers. That wallpapers are collected from the community and the best 15 of them are chosen from the Design Team and packaged. Now its time to collect that supplementary wallpapers for Fedora 18 “Spherical Cow“.

There are some restrictions for what can be submitted some are technical nature:

  • Must use a format that can be read by software available in Fedora Package Collection. Preferred image formats include SVG and PNG. Master files, which may be further edited, should be maintained in non-lossy formats. Preserving vector graphics, raster layers, and channels is important for such materials.
  • Originals for landscape formats must be a minimum of 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. The larger the better. Photographic submissions should be made at the highest resolution the camera is capable of.
  • Should be provided in a 16 x 9 aspect ratio when possible.
  • No watermarks, signatures, photographer/creator names, or messages may be included in any part of the work. However if the license allows, and the photo is compelling enough, we could remove watermarks.

some are more organizational nature:

  • Must be covered by the Contributor License Agreement. We cannot accept contributions from individuals who have not signed the CLA in the Fedora Account System. The CLA allows us to properly license artwork submissions for distribution with Fedora and other Fedora projects.
  • Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. If your submissions include or derive from artwork created by other people, please make sure the license of the original work you incorporate is compatible with Fedora and that you are not violating any of the provisions of its license. Just because a work is licensed with a Creative Commons license does not mean it is free to use (make sure you provide attribution to artists that license their work with a CC Attribution clause.)
  • Should have the consent and approval of the author or creator
  • Are thereby licensed to the public for reuse under CC-BY-SA unless specifically identified as being licensed by another approved liberal open source license. See a list of approved licenses for Fedora

The deadline until you can submit your artwork is the 5th of September 2012 23:59 UTC. You can submit your material directly to the wiki: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F18_Artwork/Submissions/Supplemental_Wallpapers. For further questions, you can send me a mail gnokii@fedoraproject.org. I am looking forward to many great submissions…

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Spherical Cow needs a face

August 1st, 2012 von buergermeister

A german floss news page wrote yesterday that Fedora 18 has his shape now. What it still misses is a face and thats not so an easy task with an name like Spherical Cow. Some might read Mizmo’s post about the things that happend yesterday arround the design for Fedora 18. We had yesterday a little brainstorming what to do and it turned into an hackfest and things moved forward. There are some ideas for the design for “cosmic cow”, you can all see them in the post from Mizmo.

But I like to talk a little bit more about mine. In Vienna I saw at the Fedora booth the game OSMOS running, I dont know whats the game about but it creates beautiful spheres and I saw them and thaught thats how spherical cows look like. Gergely took a screenshot of some of them and reminded me yesterday on that idea. So I tried yesterday to create similar spheres with Inkscape. My creation turned out a little bit more “electrical” looking, but thats not bad because electricity is power and Fedora has power.

So thats the status now and right now, I am unhappy with. Especially with the background which contains simple formulas from quantum computing (which should be a cow) e.g. of a qubit. I am also unhappy with the colors. So maybe someone has a idea which brings me forward. You can find the source for playing with it on my fpo account.

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Branding stupidity

August 11th, 2011 von buergermeister

One of the last talks I attended on Desktop Summit was “Swimming upstream or downstream? Both!”. Announced as speaker was Vincent Untz, but he didnt the talk alone, there was also Allison Randal, Harald Sitter and our own Jaroslav Řezník.In this talk came up the problem with the branding.

I should start with an quote: “Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit der Andersdenkenden”. Translated it says “Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters” or better Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. This quote is from Rosa Luxemburg a socialist politician from the begin of the 20th century. On the end it means, that you can have your freedom so long that you can accept that other people have an other opinion and give also the freedom to them. So let us talk a little bit about it what it means.
All this started with an blogpost from Aaron Seigo about Building brand together. There was also offered help to doing that. So where is the problem then? So let me show a little bit how the help looks like.

That are the Striped wallpaper done by Ivan Cukic, they was mentioned in the talk as example but it wasnt looked in all sides of that topic. So let me explain a little bit more on that. It was mentioned that they can do the wallpaper in the color of the distribution., fine. There the problem begins. So look how many distributions use blue as main color? So would you see which distribution it is when the logo is removed, in the case of debian, arch or fedora one? So when the colors are interchangable then its very clear that the color dont make it typical, its the pattern. Btw. KDE dont like dark colors so another limit, and they need some light differences in the wallpaper otherwise, the AIR theme dont looks so good (it becomes Win95 grey). So not every color is chooseable.
There is no problem for distributions like Kubuntu or Pardus who provide only the KDE desktop environment that they use the upstream wallpaper or such a striped wallpaper in the color of there distribution. There are more problems on distributions who give the user the possibility to choose the environment they want.
The experience with the desktop of a “normal” user dosnt begin with the desktop himself, it begins with the bootsplash. So what pattern should be used then, the KDE one or that of GNOME? In the case of openSUSE it begins earlier the backgrounds are used in YaST installer.
Anaconda does that not, so no problem for Fedora there. But it should become clear a distribution should look well designed from the begin of installation, over the booting process and finally on the desktop.

As I did the in the talk mentioned “positive example” I was totally captured between limits and sitting between the chairs. First of all green as color for a distribution sucks or better use it for the distribution wallpaper sucks. It looks totally different on every monitor. Move away from this color is extrem hard, there is a party who think the design for openSUSE has to be green because it was always green. What isnt true, there was some versions with blue and some with photo backgrounds. That party doesnt even think about to use the green as a accent. First limitation.
Second limitation, I mentioned KDE needs a lighter color with differences in the lights that the AIR theme looks good. First I came up with a green tone like teal or pine green. To dark for KDE, but they didnt come up with a better solution until short before christmas or the Release Candidates. The solution for them was celadon an light green, they even let Coolo change the codename for the release to using it. It was not the problem using it, but noone of them considered how it would look compared to the color for GNOME.
On GNOME side there was only a limitation called Sonar theme. Jimmac did it once and it looks good and the people love it. There are crazy dudes on ubuntu who make it available for there distribution. The problem with Sonar is, it uses a dark olive green what is additional blended with black. It looks not so good on every green. Two opportunities, first remove Sonar and risk a flame war with the openSUSE is green lovers, second one choose a neutral color who looks Sonar good on and which looks also fine with the KDE color.
I thaught second solution would be the best and choosed a dark grey for the GNOME environment. Vincent Untz spoke with me, that he dont think that GNOME can be represented from the grey I choosed. After a short discussion why I like to use it, the GNOME team had understanding for the choice I made.

So whats the point of all this? Retrospective on the quote I mentioned on the begin, it means if you claim all freedom for yourself you deny it same time to others. There are so many limits of technical nature, ressources and others that one desktop environment cant have all freedom it maybe want. It’s more that one environment can have so much freedom as it is possible if it grant the other ones the same.
The solution is definitly not that KDE designers do the artwork for KDE in Fedora. They would do artwork what gives KDE all freedom but would not think what Fedora, GNOME, XFCE, LXDE and all the others need.
Means to provide an KDE look&feel in a distribution really using a pattern provided from them or means it more to come up with a design what respects the design of KDE?

In the first case the claim for an KDE branded desktop in distributions is so senseless like the claim that all linux distributions should be called gnu/linux! In the second case some people should definitly think about, that a distribution is more then the desktop environment and that they are not the only desktop.

So hopefully some people start to think about that what others need instead of claiming only what they need for themself. Retrospective looked on Aaron Seigos article “Building brand together”, together is not offer something without talking to the other side what they need ;) Using upstream artwork on a multi-desktop distribution will never work! What can work is design artwork what gives the look&feel what KDE like to have but only it needs not more ressources.

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Graphical improvements for 11.4

August 18th, 2010 von buergermeister

Some days ago, I showed some of the wallpaper proposals they Ivan Cukic made for openSUSE 11.4. I think they are not the final version but we got good feedback for them and I think they will happen in 11.4. So I played a little bit with them how it could look in generally with the installer, splash and so on. I choosed the grey version because grey is neutral color. And when u come from splash to the windowmanager there changes not the green and it looks very different. So look and tell me what u think. And of course its not final and I have, to make some things better.

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Improve artwork openSUSE 11.4

August 16th, 2010 von buergermeister

It was a little bit quiet about that topic last days, thats because I had a little bit other work to do. The only thing I did now for the installer is, to make deliberations which pages are needed and helpful in the slideshow. More I cant do at this time. A generally background is needed first.  I did some wallpaper but I found no really idea, one of them looke like a commercial for lemonade, there was some the liked it but me self not.

The greatest problem here is, you have to find a theme, that fixes GNOME and KDE installations. Remember 11.2 splash in Jimmacs solar theme and after that followed Nunos KDE styled wallpaper looked very different. For 11.3 we tried to avoid that and all became same looking artwork. But her for my opinion on GNOME it looks not so good with Jimmacs great solar theme.

Some days ago I read a blogpost from Ivan Cukic and I had the feeling that could it be and so I asked him to do as openSUSE version of his wallpaper. And he did and her are they so take a look and say what you think could they work in next version of openSUSE?

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First Art-Team meeting

Januar 31st, 2010 von buergermeister

Since my first posting for the formation of a openSUSE art team has a lot done. There have been really in a short time, some Interested found. Thus, the idea is not for the kind of team again It was relatively fast
asleep a meeting with interested parties to organize. For this, I’ve got a Doodlevoting for the best time placed. It turned out that it is not easy. For half of the prospective resident on the other side of the Globe. The one side is asleep, while the other is awake. Actually, I had hoped to be able to solve the problem a little, in I receive them into the Saturday with the election. Nevertheless, could only just under half of Interested to participate in the meeting.

The following points were discussed:

Introduction of ourselves
Resources to use
Extra Wallpapers to ship on 11.3
Process for requesting artwork
Polls to get feedback and prioritizing work
Training skills

For some of the problems to which solutions were also now will work. A protocol of the meeting can be found here. A vote for the next appointment can be found here. There’s even been the first tasks for the Artteam. Who else is interested: you can never have enough volunteers – Geeko wants you!

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ubuntu-Wallpaper

Januar 11th, 2010 von buergermeister

Nachdem ich einen Desktophintergrund für openSUSE nach dem entsprechendem Gimp-Tutorial gemacht habe. Habe ich nun nach dem gleichen Prinzip auch Wallpaper für Ubuntu und Fedora gemacht.
Die entsprechenden Ergebnisse der Wallpaper gibt es wie immer auch bei kde-look zum Download. Allerdings nur in der Desktopauflösung 1024x768px. Wer andere Größen benötigt kann sich ja einmal selbst ans Werk machen oder bei mir nachfragen.

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openSUSE-Wallpaper

Dezember 28th, 2009 von buergermeister

Wie ich im Gimp-Tutorial hier geschrieben habe, dass Ganze läßt sich eben auch mit anderen Farbverläufen und natürlich Distributionen machen. Ich habe das hier ganz einfach einmal mit einem grünen Farbverlauf und openSUSE als Schriftzug gemacht. Voila hier ist das entsprechende Ergebnis, ein openSUSE Wallpaper. Wie immer gibts dasbei kde-look zum Download.

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Gimp – wir treibens bunt

Dezember 14th, 2009 von buergermeister

Die letzten Tutorials, welche ich alle hier veröffentlicht habe, waren mehr oder minder alle für Inkscape gedacht. Gimp ist bei mir immer seltener im Einsatz, für das folgende Tutorial ist er allerdings das Werkzeug der Wahl. Wenn ich das mit Inkscape bauen würde, würde mein Rechner ganz schnell durch die Anzahl der Farbverläufe und vor allen die vielen Unscharf-Einstellungen, die ich dafür benötigen würde an seinen Leistungsgrenzen.
Seit einigen Wochen hab ich Lust auf farbiges und habe viel mit Farbverläufen in Gimp und Inkscape herum gespielt. Ich hab irgendwo ein Wallpaper gesehen mit einem Farbverlauf und plastischen Linien mit schönen Leuchteffekten.

Im Gimpforum fand  ich diesen Eintrag und habe es eine ganze Weile mit dem Fraktal “Barcode” versucht, was meinem Ergebnis schon sehr nahe kam aber immer häßliche Nebeneffekte hatte. Irgendwann fand ich dann eine Anleitung die schon eher dem entsprach,was ich suchte. Allerdings experementiere ich immer noch mit dem Leuchten, denn damit bin ich noch nicht so zu 100% zufrieden. Hier allerdings schon mal ein Tutorial mit dem man etwas anfangen kann.

Als erstes legen wir ein neues Bild mit unserer Desktopauflösung, bei meinem Beispielbild sind das 1024×768 Pixel und einem schwarzem Hintergrund an. Da die neueren TFT auch eine Auflösung vonmehr als nur 72 bzw. 75 dpi schaffen, nicht vergessen diesen Wert auf 90 hochzusetzen.

Dann öffnen wir den Ebenendialog und legen eine neue Ebene über dem Hintergrund an und setzen die Vordergrundfarbe auf einen dunklen Farbton, ich habe hier ein dunkles Blau mit dem Wert 0D0077 gewählt. Wir wählen aus dem Werkzeugfenster das Werkzeug Füllen mit Farbverlauf und stellen auf einen Kreisförmigen Farbverlauf von Vodergrund nach Transparent. Und füllen die neue Ebene von Zentrum ausgehend mit einem Farbverlauf, das ganze sollte dann aussehen, wie auf Abbildung 1.
Wir legen im Ebenendialog eine weitere Ebene an und wechseln auf diese füllen diese komplett mit Schwarz und rufen den Filter Render > Wolken > Differenz-Wolken auf. Den zufälligen Anfangswert setzen wir auf 3, schalten die Turbulenz an, setzen den Wert für die Details auf 15 und den Wert für X setzen wir auf 16 und den für Y auf 0.1 . Die Einstellungen kann man auch auf dem Bild mit dem entsprechenden Dialog finden, zum Vergrößern einfach klicken.

Das Ergebnis sollte dann in etwa aussehen, wie auf Abbildung 2.

Dieser Ebene geben wir noch etwas Schärfe mit Filter > Verbessern > Schärfen, der Wert dafür liegt bei 80. Siehe auch  Abbildung Nummer 3.
Jetzt legen wir wieder eine neue Ebene an und füllen diese mit einem linearen Farbverlauf. Dafür stellen wir die Werkzeugeinstellung entsprechend um und wählen aus den vordefinierten Farbverläufen “Full saturation spectrum CW” aus. Das Ergebnis sollte in etwa so aussehen, wie auf der  Abbildung 4.

Das kann man gut und gerne auch mit einem anderem Farbverlauf machen, nur sollten die Farben möglichst grell sein, das sich nachher wie man sieht nachdunkeln. Für Ubuntufans an dieser Stelle, ein Farbverlauf von Gelb über Orange nach einem kräftigem Rot wäre da durchaus geeignet. Dann solltet ihr allerdings auch für den Fabrverlauf überdemHintergrund eher einen dieser Farbtöne wählen.
Dann setzen wir den Ebenenmodus dieser bunten Ebene auf Ãœberlagern und duplizieren diese Ebene. Siehe auch auf die Abbildung mit dem Ebenendialog.

Nun blenden wir die Ebene “Hintergrund” und die Ebene mit dem dunkelblauen Farbverlauf im Ebenendialog aus, in dem wir auf das Augensymbol klicken und wählen die oberste ebene mit dem bunten Farbverlauf.

Ein Rechtklick im Ebenendialog öffnet das Kontextmenü und in diesem wählen wir alle sichtbaren Ebenen vereinen.
Jetzt wählen wir in den Werkzeugeinstellungen einfach die rechteckige Auswahl und ziehen einen Rahmen etwa bis zur Hälfte des Bildes und schneiden die Auswahl aus in dem wir die Entfernen-Taste drücken. Nachdem wir im Ebenendialog die Ebenen mit dem Hintergrund und dem dunkelblauen Farbverlauf wieder sichtbar gemacht haben dürften diese wieder im Bild sichtbar sein unddas Ergebnis sollte so aussehen wie im nächsten Beispielbild.
Was jetzt folgt ist mehr oder minder eurem Geschmack überlassen. Ich füge dem Bild noch einen Schriftzug hinzu. Ich habe mich hier für den Schriftzug des Goblin-Projektes entschieden. Ihr könnt aber gerne auch eigene nehmen oder selbst etwas ins Bild schreiben, ihr müßt dann die Schritte nur entsprechend anpassen.

Ich importiere den Schriftzug, den ich bei Andrew Wafaa im Blog gefunden habe ganz einfachals neue Ebene ins Bild. Dann wähle ich im Ebenendialog den Alphakanal aus und vergrößere die Auswahl um 5 Pixel (Auswahl > Vergrößern) und wechsle auf die Ebene mit dem bunten Farben und entferne die Auswahl von dort mit der Entfernentaste. Dann hebe ich die Auswahl auf (Auswahl > Nichts auswählen) und wähle auf der Ebene mit dem Logo wieder den Alphakanal und fülle jetzt die Auswahl einfach mit Weiß. Das ist hier nötig, weil das Logo ja schwarz ist. Die Ebene vergrößere ich dann auf Bildgröße (Ebenendialog, Rechtsklick im Kontextmenü Ebene auf Bildgröße) Dann füge ich einfach noch einen Schriftzug “geeko powered moblin” hinzu undverankere diesen wenn ich ihn an die entsprechende Position verschoben habe auf der Ebene mit dem Logo.

Als letzen Schritt muss man eventuell noch die Ebene mit dem dunkelblauen Farbverlauf ein wenig verschieben, so das auch sie zentriert hinter dem Logo erscheint. Dann ist unser Wallpaper schon fertig undichwünsche euch viel Spaß, beim Nachmachen. Ergebnisse oder Anregungen, wie immer dafür ist Platz in den Kommentaren.

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Maltes Xinerama

Dezember 6th, 2009 von buergermeister

Es geht nun endlich wieder weiter in der Desktopaktion hier auf Karl-Tux-Stadt, ich hoffe das es nicht wieder so eine lange Trockenzeit hier gibt und weitere Desktopsnapshots folgen werden. Seit zwei Tagen kann Malte nun den Komfort vin zwei Monitoren geniessen. Er findet das vor allem beim Programmieren sehr hilfreich, auf der einen Seite die IDE und auf der anderen Dokumentationen und Programme. Auf welche Distribution Malte setzt, dass verschweigt er mir in seiner Mail und das er KDE benutzt eigentlich auch, aber das kann man ja deutlich sehen auch ohne Brandings-Wallpaper, die ja neuerdings sein müssen.
Das Wallpaper hat er ganz einfach gespiegelt um auch die Ränder seiner beiden Monitore mit einbeziehen zu können. Malte Dir sei an dieser Stelle ein kleiner Tip gegeben, wenn Du Xinerama Wallpaper suchst versuche es mal hier. Notfalls kann man Dir auch mal eines gestalten.
Das Wallpaper kommt dann auch so bei KDM und KSplash um Einsatz schreibt er. Mehr gibt es zu seinem Desktop einfach nicht zu sagen.

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Wallpaper-Quickie

Dezember 3rd, 2009 von buergermeister

Ich hab mal wieder ein Wallpaper zusammengewerkelt, die Idee dazu schleppe ich eigentlich schon relativ lange mit mir herum. Seit September um genau zu sein, seit dem ich Frederico Menas T-Shirt gesehen habe. Da war immer, das geht doch eigentlich besser im Hinterkopf. Nun hab ch mich eben einfach mal hingesetzt unddas getan. Und das gibts wie immer auch zum Download, dieses mal aber eben bei gnome-look.org.

Ja ich weiss, das kann man auch mit  Ubuntu-Circles, Swirls, Fedora-Signs und natürlich auch in einer Menge anderen Farben tun, drängelt einfach mal nicht! ;)

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SuperSUSE

Oktober 21st, 2009 von buergermeister

Wenn ich mich etwas frage, dann ist das warum, wenn ich ein Wallpaper mache alle ankommen und sagen “mach das doch auch nocht mit Distribution xyz”. Nach der Veröffentlichung des SuperDebian Wallpaper, kamen wieder einige an, mach das doch bitte noch für openSUSE. Da kommt man sich manchmal vor, wie der persönliche Wallpaper oder Bildchenerstellsklave.

Das hier ist jetzt für Raul Libório und alle anderen, die deshalb gefragt haben. Bitte kommt aber jetzt nicht noch an und fragt, bitte mach das doch noch für Ubuntu und dann drängelt auch noch. Dafür muß man auch mal Zeit haben ;) Logischerweise gibt es auch das bei KDE-look zum Download.

update: 1400x1050px und 1280×1024

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Super-Debian

Oktober 19th, 2009 von buergermeister

Es war mal wieder Zeit ein neues Wallpaper zu kreieren, dieses mal keine bunten Fedora-Bubbles oder giftiggrünen Geekos, sondern mal wieder eines mt dem schicken Debianswirl. Schlicht einfach und simple sollte es werden, ich weiß nicht ob es mir gelungen ist. Superdebian – das Betriebssytem für Superhelden :D

Wie immer gibts das Ganze natürlich bei kde-look zum download.

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