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[personal profile] violamay
I'm just getting into making wallpapers for myself and also to give away. I know what resolution my laptop screen has and consequently what resolution to make a wallpaper for my own use. But how do you approach making various resolutions for others? Do you have to remake the wallpaper in different sizes? That seems like a huge pain. But if you don't, then how do you resize it without distorting it? What are the sizes that you make your wallpapers for general use?

Thanks in advance.
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[personal profile] jjhunter
Hey all--

I'm playing around with some banner designs for a comm I run, and someone suggested doing a Warhol-esque version of the black and white variant. Does anyone know how to do that? I can easily modify the background, but the greyscale image of the 'poetree' is much more challenging.

Black & white version:

Larger version behind the cut )

Two different colored backgrounds: (note that the tree remains in greyscale)

How do I selective tint only a portion of a particular layer's tonal range a particular color?

Andy Warhol image behind the cut for illustration of effect I'm talking about )
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I've managed to somehow undock the tool options from the lower half of the toolbar window. I can dock other dialogs there, but I can't get the rassle-frassling tool options dialog to stick back on there (and no, I have no idea how I removed it in the first place -- it was one of those things where my hand slipped and something happened and I went aw crap.)

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling 2.6.11 twice this afternoon, to no avail.

Thoughts, anyone?
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[personal profile] jjhunter
Hello hello. I was creating a banner last night for the Poetry Friending Meme I'm hosting over at [personal profile] jjhunter & was struggling mightily in terms of displaying text boxes (and the text inside) at an angle. What I ended up with is skewed text for the words 'poetry' and 'meme' using the 'Shear' tool:

[image deleted due to link being overwritten by new image - see below]

Is there any way simply to rotate a text at an angle without skewing it?

ETA: Second take.

Poetry Friending Meme

ETA2: apologies for excessive linking on the earlier version of this post - thank you to [personal profile] jana for the reminder about comm rules re: advertising without permission. And thank you everyone else for the assistance -- I'm much happier with the modified image.
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