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Old Aug 6, 2004, 02:42 PM   #1
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How can I get plain black wallpaper/background?

I looked at a few sites for wallpapers that people provided, but have yet to find some I really dig (except for interfacelift.com and maybe one other one).

Anyway, I'd just like my background plain ol' black. How can I do that? The solid colors provided w/ OS X does not include black - the closest is like dark gray.

I can't find a free drawing application similar to MS's "Paint" (which is included w/ Windows) to just draw a big black rectangle and use that as my background.

Help would be appreciated.
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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If you have a newer mac, you should have something called "Graphic Converter." Just make your black box in there.
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 02:48 PM   #3
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Better yet.. download, save and stretch.
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 02:49 PM   #4
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Or just use this...

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Old Aug 6, 2004, 02:57 PM   #5
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It's easy...

1) Download your favorite wallpaper.

2) Buy a copy of Photoshop.

3) Open the wallpaper.

4) Make white your foreground color.

5) Edit: Fill with foreground color.

6) Filter: Gaussian Blur: 73 pixels

7) Filter: Sharpen

8) Image: Adjust: Invert

9) Save as "convoluted black background.jpg". Use the highest quality.

10) Pass this on to all your friends.

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Old Aug 6, 2004, 03:11 PM   #6
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If you have a newer mac, you should have something called "Graphic Converter." Just make your black box in there.
heh. . . ive been using macs for a couple of years (since about the time OS X came out) and i never knew about graphic converter! there are a number of other posts asking for a program similar to paint that comes with windows. wow. i feel smart.

<edit> well i guess i just always used photoshop so i never looked to hard</edit>
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 03:47 PM   #7
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Open AppleWorks. Start a new painting. Under "Format" then "Document" change the painting size to 2000 by 2000 pixels. Click the paint bucket icon. Select Black. Click the painting. Save as jpeg, best quality, on desktop. Then launch iPhoto. Click "File" and then "Import". Select your image and press "Import". Find your image under the photo library. Click your image ONCE to select it. Then press "Desktop" at the bottom of the page. Close iPhoto. Close and do not save your created image under appleworks. Drag your image into the trash from your desktop. Hold the right "Control" button at the bottom of your keyboard. Move the cursor to the picture of the trash can. Click the image. Let go of the control key, and click "Empty Trash".

That was easy, right?
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 03:56 PM   #8
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I had a black background once, and I used one black pixel. Works fine.
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 04:59 PM   #9
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1) Download your favorite wallpaper.

2) Buy a copy of Photoshop.

3) Open the wallpaper.

4) Make white your foreground color.

5) Edit: Fill with foreground color.

6) Filter: Gaussian Blur: 73 pixels

7) Filter: Sharpen

8) Image: Adjust: Invert

9) Save as "convoluted black background.jpg". Use the highest quality.

10) Pass this on to all your friends.

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wow, that is easy!! awesome post!
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Old Jun 30, 2008, 06:57 AM   #10
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Just use snapshot!

It's so easy:
Choose any background that doesn't fill the whole screen.
Choose black as the color for remaining background.
Use Command + Shift + 4 for snapshot tool.
Snap any part of the black background- any size.
That's it. You have a piece of perfect 100% black you can you as your wallpaper- just choose stretch or tile.
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Old Jun 30, 2008, 08:40 AM   #11
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I can't believe there is actually a thread on how to do this.
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Old Jun 30, 2008, 08:40 PM   #12
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I can't believe somebody grave dug a 4 year old thread for a background change, but there's 25245346 threads about the 3g iphone launch time, lol. At least somebody was searching!
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Originally Posted by jayscheuerle View Post
1) Download your favorite wallpaper.

2) Buy a copy of Photoshop.

3) Open the wallpaper.

4) Make white your foreground color.

5) Edit: Fill with foreground color.

6) Filter: Gaussian Blur: 73 pixels

7) Filter: Sharpen

8) Image: Adjust: Invert

9) Save as "convoluted black background.jpg". Use the highest quality.

10) Pass this on to all your friends.

- j
The point of blurring and sharpen? haha. Why don't you just say

1) Pick a color.

2) Find the opposite color of your chosen color.

3) Pass this on to all your friends.

haha it was save that person a lot of money$$$$
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