View Full Version : Dc Screens Wp

01-12-2004, 10:00 PM
I tried to make a wall outta a couple screencaps, hence I don&#39;t think the quality is too good :<_<: Anyhow tell me what you think. I think it&#39;s a little simple though, maybe I&#39;ll add a few sparkles or something.

Btw is there any filter or anything that I can use on PS that can enhance colour? since it seems kinda, well, not vibrant lol :^_^:

01-12-2004, 10:19 PM
It&#39;s a good wallpaper, other than the quality issues.

Enhancing color in photoshop is real easy. Just use Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation and raise the saturation. You can also saturate individual areas using the sponge tool. (Press "O" to hilight the tool on the toolbar, make sure it&#39;s set to saturate and not desaturate.)

A good way to make better screencap based wallpapers is to capture an image when the camera is panning across a scene. Capture multiple times and then combine the two images in photoshop. Then you don&#39;t have to stretch the image is far because you have a larger image to work with.

01-12-2004, 10:33 PM
Ok, changed the contrast and saturation a bit. Argh I can&#39;t get the picture of Kotori to be less blurry in the middle, guess I&#39;ll try to screencap another one and put it overtop. I&#39;m open to any other ideas btw :D

01-12-2004, 10:56 PM
Hmm is this one better, or the one before it?

01-12-2004, 11:35 PM
I can&#39;t tell which one I like better. The one without the trees has a better image of Kotori in the middle. But there&#39;s almost too much of her in it. The trees in the other image provides a good contrast, but then you can&#39;t really see her well in the center.

01-12-2004, 11:44 PM
I could probably get a smaller screencap of that.. (the second one that is)

01-13-2004, 11:29 AM
i think the one with the tree looks better, except for the blurry character. i&#39;m not sure how well it would look, but if you have a larger version of kotori in the same pose, you might be able to shrink it down to fit in place of the one in the screen cap, it&#39;d be much sharper and would look much much better if it worked.

01-13-2004, 05:28 PM
Ok here&#39;s a newer version, I think it&#39;s a lot better than the other one... :^_^:

01-13-2004, 08:32 PM
Much improved&#33; Good job. =D

01-13-2004, 10:49 PM
indeed it is much better, good work. the only other thing i think could be changed is maybe putting the two faint images in such a way so they look like they&#39;re on the sky (cut out where the tree(s) are or something) just a thought

01-14-2004, 12:47 AM
I like it, but there are a few things I would change

1) the black boarder: the image is so light and cute, which totally doesn&#39;t fit the black. Maybe change it to a lighter color or even white.

2) the text location: I&#39;m not a fan on seeing text all over the wallpaper and would prefer to see it in one location, if at all. If you just moved the text up to the top to get it out of the way, why have it?

3) the sparkles: good idea, but they look repetitive. Try using a variety of brushes to add depth.

01-14-2004, 03:17 PM
Yeah, I agree with acamori, the two faint images are a bit distracting the way they are now.

Otherwise nice concept.

01-14-2004, 05:42 PM
Okie how&#39;s this, or should I take out/make more transparent the other pic too?

01-14-2004, 05:52 PM
I liked the fourth one more.

01-14-2004, 06:50 PM
Lol can&#39;t please everyone now can I ne? Anywayz I&#39;m keeping one to my liking for myself, and just modifying this one to maybe submit later on.. Anyway the fourth one is still there if you want to use it lol. :^_^:

01-15-2004, 05:37 AM
Try to remove the left pic (in my opinion is distracting).
I would also do something about the bg, it is ok the way it is but it needs a bit of retouchment (maybe blur, or some brush stroke, try to play an see).

01-15-2004, 09:06 AM
Kind hard to stroke a screencap, so I guess I&#39;ll just blur it for now. K how&#39;s this? Personally I liked it better with the pic, but since I have my own copy anyway I&#39;ll just modify this one to how people think lol :D

01-15-2004, 01:26 PM
I reallllly like it with the white. it brings out the sparkles ^-^ I liked the 2 faint images in the background; it added balance whereas the one image in the background was distracting and no faint images in the background made the wallpaper look empty.

01-15-2004, 05:14 PM
Yea thats kinda what I thought too, well now I have to choose who&#39;s advice to take on which one&#39;s better lol :mellow:

01-15-2004, 05:18 PM
Better with the blurred bg.

Now I realy can&#39;t think of any other suggestions to improove this wp. :D

PS. I like the stary effect, u gave me an idea&#33;