Help me with a desktop background.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Dobbs2, May 19, 2012.

  1. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    I know what I would like I'm just horrible with photoshop. Anybody take pity and help me?
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    So what do you want Dobbs2?

    So far there isn't much to work with here. ;)
  3. Dobbs2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Oh sorry last time I checked the thread was locked.
  4. Dobbs2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Well the Picture of Pistol Pete I would like as the Background.

    The Picture with the Ride Em' Cowboy. I would like to actually say Ride Em' Cowboys and be in the upper left hand corner and slanted. I kind of would like to see how it would look with Pistol Pete off center and to the right.

    If its not too much trouble I would like to see how it is with Pistol Pete in the middle and these first Football hemet on the bottom left and the second football helmet bottom right and the white Basketball in the upper right. Also with the Ride Em' Cowboys the same. And throw in a Dobsie with the same font somewhere not to big, but visible.

    Also you can throw in your artistic style if this sounds stupid. I just am horrible at photoshop and the iPad app is not my best friend. Thanks for your time. As you can see I like OSU and would like a background to show it off.:D

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  5. TyroneShoes2, May 21, 2012
    Last edited: May 21, 2012

    TyroneShoes2 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    First, it's good to see someone enthusiastic about something.

    I think the problem here might not be that you are not sure how to incorporate all of these images together, as much as it might be that doing that might not be the best approach.

    I think any of these images of the helmets or PP himself are probably a lot stronger on their own than together. Having lots of stuff removes the focus on what you are trying to say; there is a point of diminishing returns in anything, and for this that line is crossed just after you try to put more than one of these images into the same background.

    If it were me, I would forget PhotoShop, and create three individual backgrounds of the 2 helmets and PP and then rotate them in a screen saver program, or rotating wallpaper program, or both. I'm not sure the screen saver is that easy on Windows, but it is pretty simple on a Mac. On either platform you can have the wallpaper target a folder with multiple images in it and have them rotate. The Mac OS screensaver app will even do "Ken Burns" zooms and dissolves, which is pretty neat
  6. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    I realize that this is just for a desktop, but you are still dealing with the limitations of copyright.


    Here is one that I found on DeviantArt.

  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    Alternatively, there are wallpapers available at the OSU website.

    Have you checked these out?
  8. Dobbs2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
  9. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

    Jan 4, 2012
    What is your screen resolution?
  10. citizenzen, May 24, 2012
    Last edited: May 24, 2012

    citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    That doesn't really answer the question though.

    Your friend could draw Mickey Mouse, and Disneyland would still come after you / him.

    Is your friend the creator of Pistol Pete?

    Or did he have permission to recreate the character?

    Edit: I don't think there's a need for permission to recreate Pistol Pete for your own personal use. However, I think issues could arise if you tried to distributed and sell that image.
  11. Dobbs2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    My 20 iMac is 1680 x 1050. My 27 inch no clue.


  12. THX1139 macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    There is such a thing as derivate work that it okay to do. That's when you take a public image and manipulate it enough so that it becomes a new work of art. Warhol's Marilyn comes to mind. But the changes have to be significant enough to justify calling it something new.
  13. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

    Jan 4, 2012
    Here's something quick.

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  14. JGowan, May 30, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012

    JGowan macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2003
    Mineola TX
    Here are a couple of desktops I put together -- I used Illustrator to trace a hi-res logo I found and then PS'd it. Hope you like. It will fit a 27" Apple display which is 2560 x 1440. It's quite a bit different from what you were requesting but I just didn't have time to follow the instructions to the letter.

    It's the next day and played a little more with Pete. I think this third one's the best yet.

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  15. Dobbs2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Awesome! Thanks for everything. I wasn't too sure about the private messages. I've never sent those on macrumors.

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