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Thread: August Decorate Your Desktop

  1. #11

    Very Nice Desktops

    I just found this thread, as I am pretty new to this, and am very inspired to try it out. Do you just make the image you create the background for your desktop? I noticed the calendars on some of them as well. Do you use a kit for those or just create your own?

    Thanks and sorry for the newbie questions!

  2. Thanks Amanda

    Proud to be CTM for Created by Jill and ViolaMoni

  3. #13
    You asked how we do these layouts for the desktop. The answer is: the same as a regular layout, just in the pixel size of the display monitor. You can find that on a Mac by going to System Preferences--Displays and see what the resolution of your monitor is, for example 1024 x 768 pixels. Then start a new file in PS or PSE at that pixel size, and 300dpi, and add a background and whatever elements you wish to the layout. Flatten the image and save it as a jpg file, at full 300dpi resolution, and it will be ready for the desktop. Go to System Preferences--Desktop & Screen Saver, and find your file; click on it and it will display on your screen immediately.

    As for the calendar, various designers have calendar templates available. Do a search in the store for "calendar" and they should come up. Andrea Gold has a full line of desktop calendar templates available for any month any year.

    If you have a PC, the place you'll find the pixel dimensions and add the desktop image will be in settings. Perhaps someone else will tell you exactly where.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Here is my Gallery Link Thanks for the challenge!

    Last edited by mama4bears; 08-15-2012 at 11:37 AM.

  5. #15
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    Dec 2007
    Belleville, Illinois

  6. #16
    Wonderful desktops ladies!!

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