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@ ptuZ I think it looks great. I can't imagine what I would change it it.

@ Gazek The only thing I would change would be to center the Windows logo using "align object".

@ Psycho Harmonic I would have added a question mark, but otherwise very nice.

Today is the opening day for the Indianapolis Colts 2010 Football season. To celebrate I've made a wallpaper for my laptop. This is a letterbox format wallpaper 1490 X 900. If you are a Colts fan, feel free to download it and use it if you want. I may make a few more for some friends and fellow Colts Fans so check my gallery if you want. :D Go Colts !

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COLTS!

Nice, a little too busy for my liking. I will prepare a simplistic Colts wallpaper soon, stay tuned!

Edit: As a 49'ers fan (I live in Bay Area)... of course I will also make a niners WP.

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@ Possum: Very nice, neat looking 3d text with lots of gloss and shine, i like that :) The golden wire-frame football in the back is also really cool. Not sure if the background with the "Indianapolis Colts" really fits, I think that adds a lot of the "busyness" csm725 is talking about. But I guess it's a matter of taste how much you want to have going on on your desktop background.

@ aguba: Definitely professional looking. Simple idea yet very nice, neat and glossy. Beautiful.

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Thanks flip. I actually posted a different image using the same technique as a reply on your tutorial thread.

Also,

@Possum: Awesome. Love the 3D text, and the football looks just cool.

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@ Possum: Very nice, neat looking 3d text with lots of gloss and shine, i like that :) The golden wire-frame football in the back is also really cool. Not sure if the background with the "Indianapolis Colts" really fits, I think that adds a lot of the "busyness" csm725 is talking about. But I guess it's a matter of taste how much you want to have going on on your desktop background.

@ aguba: Definitely professional looking. Simple idea yet very nice, neat and glossy. Beautiful.

Thanks. I think I do see the problem. The background image of the new Lucas Oil Stadium does not go well with the textured text overlay. On the wallpaper I made last year I used a photo from a game of Peyton Manning throwing a pass to Dallas Clark and it was a more subtle effect. The photo of the stadium is too harsh with the texture overlay. Thanks for pointing that out. I need to change that.

Thanks flip. I actually posted a different image using the same technique as a reply on your tutorial thread.

Also,

@Possum: Awesome. Love the 3D text, and the football looks just cool.

Thanks, I appreciate it ! I really like what you did with flip's tut. The juxtaposition of the color and grayscale really makes the image for me. Very nice and clean.

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Actually, not grayscale. There's a subtle dash of color in there. I didn't like the (what I perceived to be) harsher contrast of color and black and white, so I just desaturated the image enough to provide a soft contrast, while still leaving color.

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Actually, not grayscale. There's a subtle dash of color in there. I didn't like the (what I perceived to be) harsher contrast of color and black and white, so I just desaturated the image enough to provide a soft contrast, while still leaving color.

Ah, now that I look again, there is the faintest blush of green on the leaves. How did you get that effect? It's so very subtle.

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Thankies, Sharp. I'm currently making a siggy like that, except instead of being blurry and desaturated, it will by grungy. And yes, I will keep it up. ^_^

I will post a new background soon...

Edit: Just wanted to mention that I LOVE the Cross Processing plugin. I see that effect ALL the time on DA, and to finally be able to do it without having to mess with gradient maps on PS is awesome.

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Don't think a tutorial will be particularly necessary. It's essentially just a reversal of flip's tutorial, with some added effects (atleast the way I've done it).

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