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I was trying to figure out how to get the cool Apple "Aqua" effect. I think I got kind of close. Hope this looks cool. Use with Mosfet's Liquid! :)

ATTN: a lot of people have emailed me, asking if they are allowed to use this graphic in derivative works. My answer is always the same: I am VERY happy to have other people take this and use it in new and creative ways. It thrills me when someone takes my work and builds upon it or enhances it. This is exactly the phenomenon that makes open source the best philosophy for development of ideas. So please, use this image in any way you see fit. All I ask is that you don't try to "steal" credit by saying you created it. :)

Also, upon request, I will email anyone the original layered image for this picture.
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17 years ago

I added a dark gray and a blue version. I hope this is to everyone's tastes! :) Sadly, they are JPEG's because kde-look.org is buggy and ignores the filename that you upload (a png is ref'ed as a jpg for screenshots... dumb). Enjoy!

PhilippeP

13 years ago

I made some icons based on your work for my kmenu button...

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=57796

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silcndrgn

18 years ago

Scope this URL: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=1828 for a really cool logout / shutdown screen that uses the gear bubble in this graphic.

Keep is up guys! I am loving the derivatives of this work! :)

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silcndrgn

18 years ago

...who want a softer version of this image, someone made a VERY nice mod to this image. You can check it out here. :)

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=1654

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silcndrgn

18 years ago

I had thought about doing that, but it's not very likely to find stipples that will look good for any given color. I'll give it a shot though. :)

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beorn

18 years ago

I think you should make it into an icon. It could probably be a nice replacement for the standard K button.

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silcndrgn

18 years ago

http://www.kde-look.org/content/preview.php?file=1601-2.png (You have to use this URL because the kde-look people seem to not like wall paper people offering content thru the screenshots.)

Anyway, you guys asked and hopefully I got it right. I dimmed the background a bit. I am not quite sure if I like it (I'm a big fan of "bright" on my display ;) but I will make another attempt at darkening it with a better look tomorrow (when I am not so tired). :)

Suggestions? I was actually pondering a black background with blue stiples...

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qq1122qq

18 years ago

If you keep the central figure, but make the rest of your graphic transparent, then people can use whatever background they like, rather than you having to hard-code a small selection. There are several examples of this in the standard KDE 3 artwork.

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opjose

18 years ago

Ahh...

Thanks I missed using grey, this fixed it..

I can see again!

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snoogelpoof

18 years ago

Good work, but i must say it makes my destop look too "flat"

Probably better if it looks more like:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=1606

(sorry i called it a screensaver :)

Btw that's just an elliptical blend with a greyish colour.

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snoogelpoof

18 years ago

If you want, ask mosfet or look at his/her (what is it anyway? sorry...) liquid theme code...

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logixtek

18 years ago

Looks very familiar to something I did(‘nt finish). http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=960. Nice concept and execution none the less.

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opjose

18 years ago

I'm going BLIND! It's too bright even with adjustments.

How about something similiar but with a much darker background?

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andyb

18 years ago

I'm using it on a laptop, and it's perfect! I haven't used it on a CRT yet...

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Richardve

18 years ago

I assume it was made using the GIMP? :)

Looks great!

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jonboy

18 years ago

This is a great backdrop and by using elliptic blending can be made to look even better (takes the bright white away without losing the feel).

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17 years ago

I added a dark gray and a blue version. I hope this is to everyone's tastes! :) Sadly, they are JPEG's because kde-look.org is buggy and ignores the filename that you upload (a png is ref'ed as a jpg for screenshots... dumb). Enjoy!

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