[Design-team] Beta wallpaper revision

Máirín Duffy duffy at fedoraproject.org
Mon Sep 13 21:18:47 UTC 2010

Hi Emily,

On Fri, 2010-09-10 at 18:50 -0400, Emily Dirsh wrote:
> I know it's a bit down-to-the-wire, but I (finally! ;)) finished a new
> revision of the beta wallpaper. It's up on the wiki now here:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/File:F14-wallpaper-remix-em-light-rev1.png
> I replaced the light spots/lens flare with a light streak/aurora effect.
> I don't have the source file uploaded just yet - it's huge! - but I'm
> working on it and I'll post a link on the wiki ASAP.

I think the aurora effect you created is gorgeous, absolutely stunning -
but it just doesn't seem to fit the wallpaper, like others have noted.
(I'd love to see us use it for Fedora 15 though!) I've been using your
latest wallpaper all this weekend and today and it seems the aurora is a
bit out-of-place and the base wallpaper is a bit too simplistic. (It
kind of reminds me a bit of the Fedora 9 wallpaper actually; that one
didn't go over so well :( )

So I poked around a bit with Kyle's original alpha file, adding in some
bits and bobs from your file (mostly I used the base gradient to recolor
the image), smoothing & streaking out the lines on the right background,
and smoothing out where the lines pop out from the center of the object.
Then I imported it into mypaint and used mypaint's brushes to add some
electricity-like effects and then exported the effects as transparent
layers back into gimp. 

Do you think this is something we could use for beta? Or is it the wrong

(source is: http://fedorapeople.org/groups/designteam/Resources/Fedora%
20Release%20Themes/F14/Wallpaper/F14-2400x15363.xcf )


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