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clem wrote:Thanks a lot Zwopper! It's too soon to say for sure, but these might end up being default in Helena.

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Thanks a lot Zwopper! It's too soon to say for sure, but these might end up being default in Helena.
I think both the Gnome and KDE wallpapers would make good defaults. I have used both wallpapers and they are my current favorites. Both wallpapers look good with the themes used in each edition and the artwork has a very original look and feel to it. There is the bling effect without being too busy or overdone. There is a great balance of color, style and uniqueness. Just my two cents on default wallpaper. :D
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Since version 2 this is my desktop wallpaper. Great work! Together with Shiki Dust it all looks awesome. Shiki Mint is a drag while it makes texts unreadable in some majors like Thunderbird and Open Office.

If it's up to me: a +1 for it being the default for Helena.
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I go for Fresh Air version 2 for Helena too...as long as it is part of a consistent artwork troughout the Mint 8 distribution. Simple, elegant and consistent I would say.

Shiki Dust would be a better theme (I agree with ESM). Good work Zwopper!!
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Hi everyone !
Don't get me wrong but I would not like this to be my default linuxmint wallpaper for Helena. As I said in the first comments, this is great wallpaper and very artistic, but I think it is too dark for something that is "fresh". And If the default theme is still Shiki, I think it will be too dark :( If this is default wallpaper I would make it a bit lighter with lighter shadows in the corners and somehow make it lighter and more freshy. If the theme changes to something lighter, than it's very good choise.

Zwopper, I respect your artwork and this wallpaper is great !
All I want is that our linux mint desktop looks great ;)
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Very, very nice...
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Thanks Man!

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rhY wrote:Thanks Man!

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Hi,

I have a strong feeling that these 2 wallpaper (By Zwo) will be the default ones for
The Linux Mint 8 Helena (Gnome--Xfce - green colour) (Kde - blue colour)

They are Wonderful! Best! Incomparable!

Ok, beeing redundant, i still miss the Linux Mint Slogan

Congrats Artist.

Best wishes
Roberto :)
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Rob Brill wrote:Hi,

I have a strong feeling that these 2 wallpaper (By Zwo) will be the default ones for
The Linux Mint 8 Helena (Gnome--Xfce - green colour) (Kde - blue colour)

They are Wonderful! Best! Incomparable!

Ok, beeing redundant, i still miss the Linux Mint Slogan

Congrats Artist.

Best wishes
Roberto :)
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They've got a fair chance indeed! ;)

Using v2, and envious of your skills in GIMP. Where'd you learn all this wonder?
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RelicKylias wrote:They've got a fair chance indeed! ;)

Using v2, and envious of your skills in GIMP. Where'd you learn all this wonder?
Thanks! :)
I'm glad you like them and use it!
About my GIMP "skills"
My attitude when I started out was this:
"I wonder what happens if I do this?" :mrgreen:
"I wonder how he/she did that?" :mrgreen:
"I wonder if I can achieve that?" :mrgreen:

...and...

Layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers,

Use "New layer from visible" every now and then and save the xcf OFTEN!!!
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Looks fantastic, I cant help but wonder how it would look if the bubbles were 3D.
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Stealing_Lillies wrote:Looks fantastic, I cant help but wonder how it would look if the bubbles were 3D.
I did try that, but found it to obtrusive.
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Zwopper, can you produce a standard ratio version of this wallpaper for Gnome and KDE? The one you made is really nice but it's widescreen and the logo looks deformed on 4/3 screens.

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Zwopper, don't mind what I said... I realize now, if we use zoom then the aspect should be fine no matter what the resolution is.

For some reasons Gnome doesn't care about the zoom option in /usr/share/gnome-properties... and uses fill-screen instead. I'll check how to fix that, but there's no need for extra artwork.

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I agree my vote is in for helena default
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clem wrote:Zwopper, don't mind what I said... I realize now, if we use zoom then the aspect should be fine no matter what the resolution is.

For some reasons Gnome doesn't care about the zoom option in /usr/share/gnome-properties... and uses fill-screen instead. I'll check how to fix that, but there's no need for extra artwork.

Clem.
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I'm glad you found the zoom function, xfce does this by default I believe, as long as the logo is centered it should look OK.
kiowa wrote:I agree my vote is in for helena default
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Dear Zwopper,

I recently changed from Helena to Isadora. Because of the new wallpapers are too bright (to have a good contrast to the icons), I still use your freshmint wallpaper. Probably I will do like this in next version beacuase of some additional reasons: freshmint theme does not distract from the icons too much and in the other direction some icons does not disturb the wallpaper itself.

So here a long term evaluation: After the first upgrade to next version your wallpaper ist still the best (for me)!

:-)
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spf wrote:Dear Zwopper,

I recently changed from Helena to Isadora. Because of the new wallpapers are too bright (to have a good contrast to the icons), I still use your freshmint wallpaper. Probably I will do like this in next version beacuase of some additional reasons: freshmint theme does not distract from the icons too much and in the other direction some icons does not disturb the wallpaper itself.

So here a long term evaluation: After the first upgrade to next version your wallpaper ist still the best (for me)!

:-)
Thank you spf! :D
It's really heartwarming to hear that you like my wallpaper that much, it helps me to stay focused and creative.
I'll keep trying to come up with a worthy successor to it - rest assured! :wink:

Cheers!

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