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Here's some of the wallpapers I have been working on over the last few months. All of them are made in Blender, some based on tutorials some from my imagination.

Edit: I have added links to Imgur. If anyone wants to download any of them click the image link then right click and save as. Some of them are 4K.
https://i.imgur.com/g6YmTcA.jpg
Green Petals.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8CFroF7.jpg
Black.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZAltxMH.jpg
2001.1.jpg
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All of these are really well done, Caz; thanks for sharing them. I like the middle one the best, although the top one looks like it may have been the most difficult to create.
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Thanks CtrlAltDel, it's much appreciated.
For the top one I followed a tutorial which was recreating the WIn 11 wallpaper, then played around with it until it looked not like the Win wallpaper.
I got the inspiration for the middle after watching a TV show about a eastern European dictator who built himself a big palace from the people's money. Inside were some odd looking stone carvings and that's what I based the wallpaper on.

Here's a few more
https://i.imgur.com/dqJM8Pj.jpg
Blue-Green Waves-4K.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Qdpgafm.jpg
Shining Green.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dFkuA1u.jpg
UFO.jpg
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caz wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:27 pm
Thanks CtrlAltDel, it's much appreciated.
For the top one I followed a tutorial which was recreating the WIn 11 wallpaper, then played around with it until it looked not like the Win wallpaper.
I got the inspiration for the middle after watching a TV show about a eastern European dictator who built himself a big palace from the people's money. Inside were some odd looking stone carvings and that's what I based the wallpaper on.
It seems as if you really take your time on these and it shows. I'm currently using the middle one from the first post as my wallpaper. I wish I could see inside some of our American dictator politician's homes to get some inspiration but we aren't ever allowed to see inside them.

On the second set, the rays coming out of the Mint logo on the second image are nice and the plasma look of the first one is great too. Keep them coming.
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Yeah, I don't rush any of these, it's a hobby after all so no deadlines to meet. Democracy, it has its share of dictators who are busy making loads of money whilst claiming to care about the people. Maybe that's why they're not keen on sharing.

I have added Imgur links to the high res versions.
https://i.imgur.com/v1TSKvN.jpg
Circuit.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1N8HlXW.jpg
Glass.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/hX31eK1.jpg
Nebula.jpg
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caz wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:15 pm
Yeah, I don't rush any of these, it's a hobby after all so no deadlines to meet. Democracy, it has its share of dictators who are busy making loads of money whilst claiming to care about the people. Maybe that's why they're not keen on sharing.
Wow. The motherboard image is outstanding. After seeing your creations with Blender, I'm going to have to give it a try. I've been putting it off for a while now because I haven't really even mastered Gimp, not by a long shot.
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CtrlAltDel wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:15 pm
Wow. The motherboard image is outstanding. After seeing your creations with Blender, I'm going to have to give it a try. I've been putting it off for a while now because I haven't really even mastered Gimp, not by a long shot.
Thanks. I've been using Blender for six years now and I have only scratched the surface of what it is capable of. It's an amazing piece of software and it's free 8) That is so cool.
Just to let you know, the last time I tried the version of Blender from the Mint repo I couldn't get cuda to work, and I need it for my Nvidia graphics card. It might have been fixed by now but just in case it hasn't I usually download the latest stable version from the Blender website.
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caz wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:34 pm
CtrlAltDel wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:15 pm
Wow. The motherboard image is outstanding. After seeing your creations with Blender, I'm going to have to give it a try. I've been putting it off for a while now because I haven't really even mastered Gimp, not by a long shot.
Thanks. I've been using Blender for six years now and I have only scratched the surface of what it is capable of. It's an amazing piece of software and it's free 8) That is so cool.
Just to let you know, the last time I tried the version of Blender from the Mint repo I couldn't get cuda to work, and I need it for my Nvidia graphics card. It might have been fixed by now but just in case it hasn't I usually download the latest stable version from the Blender website.
That is pertinent information at just the right time, Caz, because I too have an Nvidia card. I think I'll d/l Blender today and start familiarizing myself with it. I'll have to spend more time with it than I have with Inkscape, which I installed about a year ago and have opened only around 3 times just to basically look at the interface and check out the menus. :(
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I'm not much of an Inkscape user either. It is good for turning images into SVGs and then opening them up in Blender.

Playing around with the new geometry nodes today and came up with this .

https://i.imgur.com/UKrjq7I.jpg
Flower.jpg
Just wondering in anyone knows what causes the white edge on the right hand side and bottom. It always appears after scaling down images in Gimp and running crop to content?
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CtrlAltDel wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:24 pm
Just wondering in anyone knows what causes the white edge on the right hand side and bottom. It always appears after scaling down images in Gimp and running crop to content?
You may wish to try Image/Scale Image instead of the scale tool. If you only have one layer, you are likely scaling the layer instead of the image when using the scale tool. Or, perhaps a Layer/Layer To Image Size would help.
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I'm sorry to say this, but GIMP is really too stupid to cut away the erroneous margin of 2 pixels wide on the right and bottom.

FastStone makes it quick and easy:

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Cool image by the way - I first thought of an animated GIF in the LM logo.
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absque fenestris wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:32 pm
I'm sorry to say this, but GIMP is really too stupid to cut away the erroneous margin of 2 pixels wide on the right and bottom.

FastStone makes it quick and easy:

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Cool image by the way - I first thought of an animated GIF in the LM logo.
On closer examination, there is no white line either on the right side or bottom when opening the images full sized. It seems to be something to do with the Mint forums. I've opened several of the images that Caz has created and saved them and there are no white lines anywhere.
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CtrlAltDel wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:22 pm

You may wish to try Image/Scale Image instead of the scale tool. If you only have one layer, you are likely scaling the layer instead of the image when using the scale tool. Or, perhaps a Layer/Layer To Image Size would help.
Yes, thanks. Image/Scale Image solves the problem. The white lines only appear when using the scale tool and crop to content.
absque fenestris wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:32 pm
I'm sorry to say this, but GIMP is really too stupid to cut away the erroneous margin of 2 pixels wide on the right and bottom.

FastStone makes it quick and easy:

Cool image by the way - I first thought of an animated GIF in the LM logo.
Thanks. Yes it looks like the scale tool is not 100 percent accurate.
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On closer examination, there is no white line either on the right side or bottom when opening the images full sized. It seems to be something to do with the Mint forums. I've opened several of the images that Caz has created and saved them and there are no white lines anywhere.
The full sizes images are straight from Blender and not scaled down. The images that have the line are the ones added to the post, I have to scale them down so that they are under the 200kb limit.
It just appears to be a problem with Gimp's scale tool, so thanks to everyone for the solution, it's a problem that's been bugging me for ages. :D
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caz wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:09 am


The full sizes images are straight from Blender and not scaled down. The images that have the line are the ones added to the post, I have to scale them down so that they are under the 200kb limit.
It just appears to be a problem with Gimp's scale tool, so thanks to everyone for the solution, it's a problem that's been bugging me for ages. :D
Ah, I see. I got a bit confused about which images you were specifically talking about. I'm glad the Image/Scale Image solution worked properly for you. On a related topic, if you ever want to know anything, anything at all about Gimp, you should try out

https://www.gimp-forum.net/Forum-General-questions

The serious heavy hitters hang out there and there literally is not a single question about Gimp that can't be solved by the posters there. I mean, a guy named Rich that posts there rewrote parts of Gmic to make it work properly with a version of a Gimp AppImage we were both using, just to give you an idea of the level of expertise that resides there.

Another poster, Ofnuts, writes tons of scripts that greatly extend the capability of Gimp.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-p ... s/scripts/
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Thanks for the links. 8)
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caz wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:22 pm
Thanks for the links. 8)
You're welcome, Caz. Here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-t ... s/scripts/

is another page of scripts by the same person.
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