Instructables

Create an awesome personal background

This is a quick instructable about how to make your OWN custom background in vista (im not sure about other systems, but i did it in vista.

it involves using an awesome screen saver (called mystify), adobe photoshop and a little bit of luck.

with my name it's relatively easy do this, because it's small and the letters are basic - so you should always use 'short' names.

Samuel becomes Sam in my case.

Johnathon becomes John.

and so on...
 
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Step 1: What you need:

Adobe Photoshop or another program that allows you to work in layers.

Vista or a screen saver like Mystify in another operating system

luck, timing and the ability to concentrate over a potentially long period of time.

Step 2: Setting up...

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it's very easy...

follow the text.

1 right click, personalise

2 Screen saver

3 scroll down to mystify, then press aply, cause it's the best screen saver.

Step 3: Setting up... continued

With mystify on, and the program open now open up Adobe photoshop.

make sure you have the layers option up (window, layers) and the tools, which should be a default.

now put on some good music.

Step 4: Getting some graphics

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now we're gonna get some input

press preview on the mystify 'program'

DO NOT MOVE YOUR MOUSE OR PRESS ANYTHING.

The only thing that you can press is Print Screen. Ha ha! this is how we get the graphics.

Wait and wait until you see a shape that could make up a letter in your name, then press Print Screen.

flip to photoshop and copy what you just image dumped.

if you like what you see and it makes up part of your letter... save it.

It is always better to have a full letter in one print screen than half a letter. Why? cause the ones in the same screen will always look smoother.

got all your letters?

these are the first to 'thingimajiggies' i found:
Couldn't you just play around on photoshop and save the picture and use it as a desktop background
barrax (author)  TwistedParadox5 years ago
yeah, but this is absolutely personal.
maruawe5 years ago
The thingamajiggie is a fractal. In opposition to the magic wand in photoshop under select go to select color and adjust to preference by sliding the bar left or right .. then cut and paste onto new layer .. Same type of thing can be done in gimp hope this helps to crate your own fractals try apophysis a fractal program thats free
barrax (author)  maruawe5 years ago
uuh, i meant the graphic thing was the thingimajig.
ebo1005 years ago
That is fantastic, kept my kids quiet for ages. Thanks
barrax (author)  ebo1005 years ago
hehe. cool.
ChrysN5 years ago
That looks really cool!
barrax (author)  ChrysN5 years ago
thanks!
barrax (author) 5 years ago
oh, and you can show me the ones you've made here.