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My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« on: May 26, 2013, 03:23:44 pm »
"Planet Peppermint"

Added a small moon

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Anodized Aluminium version with tighter striping

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Newest version

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Previous version (fixed texture layer, added emboss layer for candy stripes)


Older version (broken planet texture layer .. bumps just off the planet at 10 o'clock)


Even older version (no planet texture, Kendalls layer and lens flare too dark)

« Last Edit: May 30, 2013, 03:17:34 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 03:52:47 pm »
The embossed layer look great, looking forward to the new release

on that subject, no I'm not gonna ask when it will be released I know you must be sick of hearing that, but can you tell me will I need to do a fresh install or will I just be able to upgrade ?



ps any idea when it will be released ? :)



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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 03:57:17 pm »
You know better than to ask that ;)

Yes I'm afraid you'll need to do a fresh install.
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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 06:37:07 pm »
Anodized Aluminium version added (top of page) :)

Better or worse ?

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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 07:46:36 pm »
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Better or worse ?

Better because it's sharper and it takes away that fuzzy texture effect for want of a better explanation :)






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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 07:56:05 pm »
There's a slight imperfection in one of the layers .. but I'm already trying an aluminium ball with more embossing, but without the weirdness at the point the stripes meet (which is what you're talking about ?)
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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 08:45:26 pm »
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(which is what you're talking about ?)

Yes the texture is more like a tennis ball than a peppermint, but apart from that I just prefer the smoother image and besides don't you think the fuzzy image looks out of place in a cosmic environment ?
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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 10:07:14 pm »
Yeh I think you're right .. I was going with

a) an atmosphere layer
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b) motion blur which was "supposed" to infer motion

But yeh, the crisper edges work better .. as does the aluminium rather than rocky texture .. and as it's no longer a planet as such I did away with the atmosphere too :)

Just learning as I go (hence the "evolving" in the title) .. it's all new to me .. but bloody good fun.

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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 10:25:45 pm »
You're doing a grand job Mark to be honest any of them would be a huge improvement on the last one :)
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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 10:29:59 pm »
I take it you mean the PM3 wallpaper .. that blew chunks, sucked em back in, and blew them again  :o

BTW, this is NOT an official Peppermint wallpaper .. just me playing.
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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 10:40:32 pm »
I didn't want to elaborate too much in case it was your work :)

but honestly that was something only a blood spatter analyst could appreciate.

I don't want to sound patronising but in my honest opinion I think your planet theme would make a great default wallpaper




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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 10:44:28 pm »
I'm not 100% sure what they're doing with the default wallpaper .. but this is here if you choose to use it.
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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2013, 10:30:12 pm »
Hey so I know I'm way late to the party...I'm assuming all Peppermint 4 beta tester opportunities are gone? I saw the thing when it was first offered, but at the time I wasn't able to do any testing.

Just FYI I've got a Lenovo S10-3 I'd be testing it on.

If I can't, could you at least give some kind of ballpark as to when it would be released? :)

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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013, 10:34:56 pm »
Beta testing is pretty much over .. no show stoppers discovered .. so SOON :)

All I'm allowed to say is historically it's been May/June .. and I can see no reason that won't apply to 4 .. so SOON ;)
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Re: My Planet Peppermint Wallpaper (evolving)
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2013, 10:35:53 pm »
The official spin from Team Peppermint is it will be released when it's ready, probably early June.

Personally I think Mark knows exactly when it's to be released but he's not telling anyone because he's mean and heartless  :)
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