[ubuntu-art] Default background... Some thoughts

Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen kamstrup at daimi.au.dk
Wed Apr 5 09:46:09 BST 2006

A good while ago Viper550 did some backgrounds that had some really good
effects in it, and I want to draw attention to them again.

Look at this screenshot: http://www.skim.dk/viper550-ubuntu-shiny.png
Original wallpaper:

Notice how well the top light source goes with the gloss on the icons. 

More importantly look at the window title bar. The top light source of
the bg makes it look like the light is actually reflecting in the window
title bar.

I really think that the default dapper background should utilize some of
these techniques (if it's not going to be ubuntuglow?), since it makes
for some pretty nice effects.

Well just some idea-tossing, for whom it might concern :-)


PS: The original discussion on the wallpaper can be found here:

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