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DeathsExtinction Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I saw "XMB" I was thinking the Cross-Media Bar on the PS3...
...oddly enough, these look similar to the initial background the PS3 provides...

Cool stuff, though.
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's a tribute to the Cross-Media Bar. :D
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:icondeathsextinction:
DeathsExtinction Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought as much :nod: I've started to make my own XMB friendly backgrounds...lol.
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me know when you've uploaded some, I'm curious ^^
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DeathsExtinction Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've already uploaded a few...
...and when I get ready for my next set, I'll probably add in some of your images as backgrounds additions; I'll be sure to let you know of them ^_^
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding work simply outstanding!
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:iconchef-of-kh:
Chef-of-KH Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
It's done! The skin download is in this [link]
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks nice, credits are ok too. ^^
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Chef-of-KH Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
thanx^^
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Chef-of-KH Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
nise work, bro.
can i include them in my fl studio skin ([link])?
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead! As long as you give credit, a link to my profile or the deviation will do. ;)
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Chef-of-KH Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
okay, thanx!
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Koki-v3 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Great work, I just wish you'd use more dithering in all your images, because as soon as I see any banding in a wallpaper, I get rid of it. And unfortunately that's an issue in almost any wallpaper you put up :(
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Banding? Do you mean edges caused by contrast in areas where it should be just a smooth blur?
I'm nowadays working on a laptop with a slightly worse screen than I had on my desktop, especially red and yellow regions are biassed. Also, in XMB Tribute, the background does have some cloudy elements in the background which were intended, I didn't want it to just be a smooth blur, but to add a slight detail in a seemingly unimportant region of the wallpaper.
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Koki-v3 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Just google banding and dithering and you'll see what I mean. It has nothing to do with contrast, it just means the gradients are messed up and unfortunately look ugly.
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Senzune Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fairly certain the dithering is an illusion caused by many layers for the background, as I used smooth undithered gradients to start with. I used filters like clouds at very, very low opacity and with soft light as blending option, the combination of which created the dithered looking background. It's not a mess-up, it's just to conceal simplicity by adding insignificant detail.
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Koki-v3 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
This is what I mean: [link]
Check the "dithering is everything" paragraph.

And this is what the images look like on my monitor, it's mostly visible in this corner and on darker wallpapers: [link] [link] [link] [link]
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Senzune Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see now, well as for the strange shapes you see, these were intended. I remember having used a picture of rocks in my yard paths, which I faded out in the center and blended in slightly on the sides. As for any gradient specific things, I never experienced the effects of dither vs non-dither, even on a large display with high contrast ratio and color range, but it's certainly worth taking in mind next time.
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Koki-v3 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Oh, just noticed it even more on "Yinean Laelia" ([link]), however "Yinean Muonia" is beautiful, no banding at all. I really like your wallpapers, looking forward for more without these issues ;)
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Senzune Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes well, Yinean Laelia was created with a fractal program, unfortunately what you see wasn't even 'programmed' to be a smooth gradient, it's a side effect by the fractal which duplicates and transforms in this case a bend shape, there's nothing to prevent that from happening in fractal software, because it's not the result of lack of dithering. I can try to eliminate these things in Photoshop perhaps, but it depends on the fractal. Yeah, Muonia definitely worked out better. I still see a band, very slightly, but thats most likely because the display of this laptop isn't that great with color. xD
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ElementalDragons-Art Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Genius. This is amaaazing!
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ElementalDragons-Art Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Np. :3
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DeadLettuce Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
.. Mate.
This is bloody unbelieveable.
I just found out about Rainmeter a couple of days ago. I am mass downloading a bunch of Wallpapers I can swap and change to my Rainmeter Skin.

Speaking of Rainmeter Skins Suites, do you know of any off by hand on DeviantArt here?
Any dark red or wallpaper matching ones? Cheers!
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Senzune Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and for the skin, go to [link] . I highly recommend Enigma, the second result on the most popular of all time page. ;)
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Exceeding-Studios Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This earned you a watcher. :)
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, great :D
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anime1999 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shocking work!
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fixer Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
looks nice, not a big fan of the lines in the background.

Maybe a gradient or something.
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Senzune Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I added the lines so the background wouldn't look too empty, rather. It's filled with details but very hard to see, and I wanted to distribute the 'weight' of the main waves a bit by adding something distracting everywhere else - hence the lines. ;P
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Tunnelvizr Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very great tribute, I'm sure this would be genuine if Sony ever made some sort of Dynamic theme creator for PC users..
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that might be an idea, but Sony's not that open to things like that. Especially since the attack.
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IzzuThug Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
wow amazing, and yes this will go amazing with not only window's slideshow but also my targus mouse which changes colors
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Senzune Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that's pretty nice then :D
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Absolutely beautiful! You put a lot of time in creating these I'll bet. Thanks for sharing them!
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It took me quite a while indeed. Thank you, and you're welcome for the free personal use ^^
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
You are very welcome!
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blue98 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
They are sooo freakin amazing! They were very well made, I love the design, and how you made it sorta glow, that was really cool. I love all the color schemes you did on the different ones. I can make these into a windows 7 theme so it can switch through the 35 wallpapers. This is very well done.
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Senzune Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
I'm glad the glow worked out, although I think I overdid that in some colours more than the others. xD
I intended to include a Windows 7 Theme file, but then I realized the file size would double from ~75 mb to ~150 mb - and deviantART only allows up to 80 mb. :3
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blue98 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Hehe, well its not that hard, I made it work <3
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True that, and it allows for even more customization as you decide in which folder the files end up, although I couldn't imagine you'd want to use other works too if you can use mine already.. (A) :3
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blue98 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Hehe yeah..

what is this a tribute too?
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To the background wave of Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable ;)
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blue98 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Oh, just looked it up, very nice ^^

Loving the theme, thank you again ^^
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Awakened-Artifact Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Words Fail to convey the awesome. Great Work! Wish I could do stuff like this. XD
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Senzune Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe thanks :D
Although, it's quite easy to learn this ;). You should start with [link] , a great tutorial about the Travel style, from which I got inspired to create my own method to it.
It seems long, but it isn't - it contains little but to the point instructions, and a lot of pictures.
Start with that, and you have the base for something like XMB Tribute. :)

*Cough, I should make my own tutorial series. :3*
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Awakened-Artifact Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Wow. Thanks for that. I usually just get ignored. XD I'll be sure to check it out!
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:iconsenzune:
Senzune Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and I used to not reply to comments but it's only in my benefit anyway to do comment.. so yeah. :3
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cubicdemigod Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
First of all, I'd like to say that I think any well-meant contributions to a community are, to me, something really cool. I like the concept you began with, and I must confess the effect is really good. Most color combinations are strong and appealing too! :la:
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Senzune Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, it's nice to read comments that are a bit more explained than what I mostly receive - and I must say, the colour effects were quite a priority. :)
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