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Mac Style Wallpaper - Set by Varcolacu Mac Style Wallpaper - Set by Varcolacu
Hi!
I've managed to stay afloat with another wallpaper pack.
They all look like the one you see now, all 1650x1050 resolution.
I even managed to make a tutorial out of this.
Honestly, these aren't made following the tutorial, these i think are worse :D
Anyhow, here's the tutorial.
Made especially for Pixelmator.

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Now, i'm not sure if i did anything properly. I still have some questions, like : "Is the contrast good, or should i modify it a little bit." Also, do you think that the elements are positioned correctly. Should i include more colors? Are the color variations nice, or are they worse than the original one (orange) ?
I have so many questions, ... and further more, i think i should've darkened the whole composition, just a little bit. Seems too bright.
I trust your judgement, please tell me what's wrong with it.

PS. a personal note to #GimmeFeedback ... i know i messed the request last times, i thought i read the whole FAQ, as instead i only read a part. I hope that this time i've done it right :| ... I really need some feedback on this. So that i can modify the tutorial as quickly as something bad comes out.
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:iconrobin-huzell:
Robin-Huzell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongimmefeedback:
Let me start of saying that the best way to see this wallpaper is if you use it on you cpu. So that's what I did. Then finally before writing this feedback/ comment to you I was looking at the picture's in about 10 min each!
*More than 10 min later*

So.. When I looked through the entire set, the first thing i noticed was. It's the same picture all the way through. Now this is deffently not a bad thing (but it could be nice with just some few differences between them :meow: ) Anyway this is indeed not a Mac stylish wallpaper. This is your OWN style. But it's darn awesome, It's fresh, colour full, innovative, And "lazy". Now when i'm writing lazy, then I am referring to the many colour choses you have made in advance, so if one of us users are getting slightly bored of watching at the same colour day out and day in. They just choose one of your other wallpaper colours there are made in advance. And that my good sir is cleverly done!
Oh and by the way try adding some bokeh in next time. And thanks a lot for having a gray/desaturated version in the pack. (gray is my favorite colour :la: )
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:iconrobin-huzell:
Robin-Huzell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh and one last thing. You should fix these corners on your shapes. If you don't get what i'm meaning then look at this screen cap I made (don't worry it's uploaded in my scraps, and i'm linking to this work) :b
[link]
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:icondarkmagic1an:
darkmagic1an Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongimmefeedback:

It's not bad but can be improved upon. This is just a personal thing but aren't mac wallpapers usually a single wave consisting of 2 bands only? If you try that, it may give a more desired effect.

But I honestly have no idea of how you wanted this to turn out, so I can't really say much more.
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
It depends, the main leo wallpaper is an aurora borealis.
I will try.
Thanks for the feedback :)
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:iconraishuu:
Raishuu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
from :icongimmefeedback:
Now, I just have to comment on this because you used my favourite colour ever: orange :woohoo:
So, I really like this. Especially the upper part, it flows really nicely, there are many different shapes keeping the eye occupied but it's not too busy. I also like the light shine on that one curve, really well done.
The lower part lacks that in my opinion. There's this big empty space that's not really bad but doesn't quite fit in with the rest, the darker orange part in the right corner that just seems out of place to me and could us some colour variation or an additional darker line at a slightly different angle and then that blob on the left that doesn't seem to flow like the rest does and brings in a different, darker colour, that makes it stand out from the rest. I would adjust the curve there and change the colours a bit so that it fits in with the rest but is still different from the part on the right. I'm really sorry I can't tell you how to change it but I hope it helps if I tell you what to change and why (in my opinion of course) :aww:
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Varcolacu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback :D
I'm glad i made the best choice :)
Okay, i'm going to try to use what i've learnt on my next one :D
Thanks again for the feedback,
and sorry for replying so late, i got busy making some video tutorials ^^
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:iconraishuu:
Raishuu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
You're welcome, glad I could help :aww:
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TROverdoSe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
nice. apple would be pround
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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n1k4r0 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
from :icongimmefeedback:

comparing this to the abstract folder of my mac wallpapers the first thing which came to my eyes is that you have too defined shapes, this kind of wallpaper (or at least the apple wallpapers of this kind) have a more blurry look without sharp lines.

decide if add colors or keep this monochromatic feeling it's all up to you, adding colors you could put more dynamism in the illustration but lose the monochromatic thing.

personally i couldn't use a wallpaper with this color because is too strong, but i'm a hard-to-please guy and in fact i have a single color background for my desktop (light grey) so forget about it and go on with this (^____^)

bye
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback :)
I know i shuld've made it a little bit more blurry, but when i realised that, i allready finnished it :D
I love dark and light grey's, but i kinda got bored of them, after a while, and made this light set, and then finally activated the screensaver wallpaper thing :D
Now all i have is a gorgeous arabesque animated background.
Thanks again for the feedback, and sorry for replying so late, i had some video tutorials to attend to, the kind that takes forever to finnish ^^

Have a nice dat :)
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:iconkakyc:
Kakyc Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this wallpaper, but when I tried using it on my desktop it turned out to look to bright. But composition seems alright to me.
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks.
I know it is a little too bright, i'll try to make it better next time :D
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Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:icongimmefeedback:
As has been said before, it's very hard to give critiques on this. You really have to see what would look good. I don't know if you could make a poll, but maybe you can display more than one of the images on your journal and ask people which they would put on their desktop. It sounds like you're making it for others instead of yourself, so I can see why opinions are so important. It's a little bright for me, personally. I usually like blacks or darker colours mixed with the brighter ones for easiness on the eyes. I do like the flow though.
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Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback.
I initially made this for myself, but then i wanted to make a tutorial out of this, and then i decided as a last minute ideea, to add some diffrent color schemes. It's something like : i got what i wanted, and gave away some more to the public :XD:
I enjoy darker wallpapers too, but i just got bored of dark, dull, recently, and wanted something that would leave a lot of space to breathe and at the same time seem a little complex.
Again, thanks :)
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Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Glad I could help, and good luck with your further wallpaper adventures!
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Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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GarnetKate Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009   Photographer
:icongimmefeedback:

This looks quite good to me, I'd probably have to agree that it's a little bright. And to me, I think the middle and bottom right areas look a little flat -there isn't and shading or shadow to give it depth, like there is throughout the rest of the image.

Hopefully that helps a little bit. Thisisn't really my area of expertise though, so I could be wrong about everything!
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Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yes, it does kinda seem dull. On the other hand, i didn't have any ideeas as to what i can help it when i initially made this thing.

Thanks for the feedback :)
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Zeela12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
:icongimmefeedback:

Nice! Very solid wallpaper you got here. Definitely Mac styled for sure.

Now about what you asked, there's really not much to say. I like the variations on the page there but it's not "Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow" in terms of abstract goodness, ([link]). You can definitely work the proportions with the top 2 lines there, seems a bit crowded I guess.

Well I guess it's hard to comment. Still, very nice piece of work. Hope I was able to help.
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback :)
I'll see what i can do next time.
I wanted something that leaves some space to breathe, but also seem a little bit complicated :D
I hope i managed that.
Thanks again. Your comment is pretty helpfull. I'll try to use your advice in the next one :)
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Zeela12 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Alight sure, good luck!
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Solder666 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
:icongimmefeedback:

So much... yellow XD if you can contrast more with another colors like orange or green maybe you can get a better contrast
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback :)
I have made several versions including blue, purple, red, green, ... even a yellowish orange :XD:
They're all in the download.
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:iconblaqkie:
Blaqkie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Cool style. Definitely one of my favorites.
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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JayDeeDo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This very good wallpaper :D
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D :D
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necoconeco-101 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
ooo its a pretty color!! it reminds me of aa orange smoothie!!!! :D awesome job! :)
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
More colors included in the archive :)
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sokpupit77 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
no problem
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sokpupit77 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Nicely done!
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:iconvarcolacu:
Varcolacu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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