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Contributions & Artwork => Artwork and Screenshots => Topic started by: oberon on 07. March 2016, 17:35:43

Title: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 07. March 2016, 17:35:43
(http://imgur.com/dEDMVwZ.png)

For a very long time the look of Manjaro Xfce edition has not changed and the Menda themes have become like a hallmark for this distribution.
Now as some of you will have seen already (https://manjaro.github.io/Manjaro-16.06-pre1-released/), the development team has started playing around a bit with the design of the next release, which will be in June.
At the moment we are trying to find, if somehow possible, a more or less unified look for the different environments and the maia-themes seem to be a good starting point for that. Especially since recently we now also have the perfectly matching gtk-themes vertex-maia and vertex-maia-square to accompany the icons.
I think that the unique design of the default Xfce-wallpapers by Ugo Yak with their different colors are still really cool but apart from that we are not really shipping a lot of nice alternatives.
Well, we would like to change that now! 8)
My idea was this:
Lets collect everybody's suggestions and creations for Xfce-backgrounds and then have the community elect 10 favorites to be included in the 16.06 edition.
It would of course be great to find a new default wallpaper, too, that plays nicely with maia, but of course there can also be some completely different ones for a nice included choice.
Of course the pictures will have to be licence free (GPL3)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: optics on 08. March 2016, 08:45:19
my effort  :-[
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 08. March 2016, 10:05:03
nice! :) Thank you!
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: MadmanRB on 08. March 2016, 10:07:45
Here is my try, simple yet appropriate.
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 08. March 2016, 13:30:04
Thanks MadmanRB! :)
Is it intentional that the left 'leg' of the logo in the first wall is a tiny littly longer than the rest?  :-\
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: MadmanRB on 08. March 2016, 21:21:29
It's a stylized logo for that logo contest, http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=27040.0
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: akhkharuhymns on 09. March 2016, 03:37:44
My submission
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: MadmanRB on 11. March 2016, 02:13:16
I am removing the one with the circle logo, after much debate I think its not as good as the other two I made.
If I remake it in the future I will add it in another topic
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: excalibur1234 on 11. March 2016, 08:21:27
thanks for the wallpapers.
i have added most, but not all to my collection: https://github.com/excalibur1234/manjaro-wallpaper
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: MadmanRB on 12. March 2016, 22:04:41
I made two more, these are just darker wallpapers that I am throwing in for fun rather than anything else.
Use them, dont use them hey its fine for me.
The first two are my contest entries, these two are just something that are optional.
Put them in, dont put them in... I dont care, again this is just for fun.
I will open another topic if I make more in the future.
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: Ste74 on 12. March 2016, 22:17:17
thanks for the wallpapers.
i have added most, but not all to my collection: https://github.com/excalibur1234/manjaro-wallpaper
Great excalibur1234 i've cloned locally your collection to see all  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: optics on 13. March 2016, 10:21:11
I thought there would be hundreds of posts in this thread?  ???
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 13. March 2016, 13:25:07
Well there is still time :) we have some already and I will just collect for a while and then open a poll in a separate thread I thought, so it doesn't get crowded... We can also include other sources of course like for example some highlights from excalibur's collection ;). @excalibur, do you maybe have 2 or 3 favorites? :P I've cloned the whole lot now, too, but this looks like some serious homework... ... :o ;)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: excalibur1234 on 13. March 2016, 14:11:37
@excalibur, do you maybe have 2 or 3 favorites?
my favorite is "manjaro-arch-2.jpg". i have created it myself and used it as background  for over a year.

but this looks like some serious homework... ... :o ;)
i agree. almost 500 wallpapers are A LOT. i usually just skip through them really fast and pick a couple i like best.
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 13. March 2016, 15:26:41
my favorite is "manjaro-arch-2.jpg". i have created it myself and used it as background  for over a year.
I'm adding it here for reference :) It's kind of a classic... 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/z6jDyJi.jpg)

Quote
almost 500 wallpapers are A LOT.
:P ;D
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 13. March 2016, 15:50:39
I have started a separate thread (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=32068.0) now for the voting. We'll just keep it open until the release of 16.06
I decided that it makes sense to only use pictures with a Manjaro reference of any kind so I left out the ones without logo, @MadmanRB, hope that's ok :)
For new submissions, suggestions and comments please stick to this thread here so we can keep the other one clean.
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: MadmanRB on 13. March 2016, 20:25:44
I have started a separate thread (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=32068.0) now for the voting. We'll just keep it open until the release of 16.06
I decided that it makes sense to only use pictures with a Manjaro reference of any kind so I left out the ones without logo, @MadmanRB, hope that's ok :)
For new submissions, suggestions and comments please stick to this thread here so we can keep the other one clean.

Yeah I'm fine with you not using the ones without the logo they were only thrown in for preference reasons as opposed to anything else as I know some people don't like logos on wallpapers
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: MadmanRB on 13. March 2016, 20:30:02
I just wish I came up with a more creative name for the one called wall. I was a little bit lazy with the name sorry LOL. If I come up with a new name for it I will tell you and you can put that name on the wallpaper if by some chance I win this.
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 13. March 2016, 22:01:41
I just wish I came up with a more creative name for the one called wall. I was a little bit lazy with the name sorry LOL.
It can be changed anytime! Just tell me what you come up with! ;D
Aaaand, I am moving this to the discussion thread! C:-)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: drumBE on 13. March 2016, 22:22:42
I have started a separate thread (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=32068.0) now for the voting. We'll just keep it open until the release of 16.06
I decided that it makes sense to only use pictures with a Manjaro reference of any kind so I left out the ones without logo, @MadmanRB, hope that's ok :)
For new submissions, suggestions and comments please stick to this thread here so we can keep the other one clean.
i have placed my vote  ;)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: MadmanRB on 14. March 2016, 04:44:55
It can be changed anytime! Just tell me what you come up with! ;D
Aaaand, I am moving this to the discussion thread! C:-)

Cool, as I did cook up a new name:

Manjaro Halon
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 14. March 2016, 07:29:48
Manjaro Halon
Ok 8) Changed.
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 16. March 2016, 03:19:06
I have added three that I like:

'splatter' by akoka,
(http://i.imgur.com/VVy9s2S.jpg)

the one by Stiky,
(http://i.imgur.com/YGa9cmn.jpg)

and 'grey_paper' by LE3ADAM
(http://i.imgur.com/cqQjpyt.jpg)

Please keep VOTING (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=32068.0) everyone! :)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: MadmanRB on 16. March 2016, 04:08:02
Are you sure that's a good idea? As new wallpapers that you will add might get lower voting
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 16. March 2016, 10:44:08
I just thought we might need a little more. We can still decide how many go into the package.
But 10 - 20 - 30 maybe, would not be a problem?
That xfce4-artwork package that used to be included has 29 (bad) backgrounds ... ... :P ;)
The ones I nominated are rather new and were created and posted by forum members. So I thought it would be ok ?
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: optics on 16. March 2016, 12:10:28
woohoo I lost my wallpapers today with data transfer corruption - just got unstable updates and it is there in desktop settings to use!  ;D

What is the go with sizes for wallpapers? what about including some dual monitor "ready" wallpapers? I only tend to use 3840px x 1080px resolution bgs without things in the middle of the image (monitor join) I suppose this would be too hard with everyone's different resolutions and monitor rotations?
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: Wido on 21. March 2016, 16:01:56
Hi!
My name is Wido, I am 14 years old and I like to build stuff with Blender.
This is my first version of a background for manjaro. I'll experiment some more with other colors and reflection effects :D

(http://i.imgur.com/Fh8Ss1B.jpg)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: kouros17 on 21. March 2016, 16:10:27
Very nice Wido!
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 21. March 2016, 16:20:40
Wow, really impressive, Wido! 8)
I totally suck with blender myself... ::) ;D
Do you have a cool name for your background?
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: Wido on 21. March 2016, 16:26:07
how about "spotlight"   :D
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: AV_Aca on 21. March 2016, 23:34:55
Greetings everyone. Nothing special. Matches with upcoming default theme.

(http://i.imgur.com/M98JKCf.png?1)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: kouros17 on 22. March 2016, 02:45:09
@ AV_Aca this is amazing!!!
Αlthough I would prefer the manjaro-logo to be in the center of the image.
Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: paradox on 22. March 2016, 05:21:37
my effort  :-[

My god... I just installed Manjaro for the first time today and this will be my first wallpaper.  Great job, my friend. 8)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: optics on 02. April 2016, 02:44:33
Thanks paradox, it does seem to match the default xfce install, really by accident hah  >:D
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: LogicWavelength on 20. April 2016, 20:52:44
I disappeared for awhile, but I have some new wallpapers! Font is Open Sans, stock photo is from boss-fight.co and is royalty free.  There are two versions, one with the large imprinted logo, and one without.  Both are 4k.

I hope these are good enough to make it in ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/doVdlyN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pFstlPD.jpg)

And some bonus content, "fun with gradients":
(http://i.imgur.com/frUNnE8.jpg)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 20. April 2016, 21:31:56
Cool! Very nice! Thank you :) I will add them to the contest page later tonight...
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: TheRingmaster on 24. April 2016, 01:19:12
Kind of in the early stages thought i'd throw it in the pool though
wip
(http://i.imgur.com/DOOJjwY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GncgFTe.jpg)
and by request
(http://i.imgur.com/FxAHDwB.jpg)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 24. April 2016, 01:23:06
Kind of in the early stages thought i'd throw it in the pool though
Nice :) Thank you! Why not take that dark one (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=30884.msg272451#msg272451), too, shall we? ;)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: TheRingmaster on 24. April 2016, 01:43:21
Nice :) Thank you! Why not take that dark one (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=30884.msg272451#msg272451), too, shall we? ;)
Added thanks for reminding me
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: Ripo on 25. April 2016, 18:13:50
Hi to all. Here are two of my images with added logos. Feel free to use it. The rainbow was made in Asturias and the Mammatus clouds in Girona, Spain. The plane that appears in the clouds photo is real, no inserted.

Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: kouros17 on 25. April 2016, 22:10:29
Thank you Ripo!  :)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 26. April 2016, 00:02:37
Great, Ripo! Thank you :)
There is a tiny little plane hidden in the cloud picture! ;D
Love it!
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 26. April 2016, 02:01:10
The package manjaro-backgrounds includes all submitted pictures for the contest to date.
So you can simply install, test and use them on your system :)
Vote (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=32068.0), people!! 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/xerN2vp.jpg)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 28. April 2016, 00:20:33
https://youtu.be/Pv0R7OrdymQ?t=3m37s 8) A really cool collection already!! :D
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: Kristo on 30. April 2016, 20:26:38
These are my artworks:

Nature1:
(http://i.imgur.com/paEygnn.jpg)

Nature2:
(http://i.imgur.com/jiFXYcf.jpg)

Nature3:
(http://i.imgur.com/aBA8n7h.jpg)

Nature4:
(http://i.imgur.com/UuJ8iKy.jpg)

You can find a zip with the xcf files here: https://mega.nz/#!sFYg0b6Y!fyeMxI3phUGd2u_iTDwxx4Nkn-0QQ0qHfwmxKlGnduY
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: badbodh on 30. April 2016, 20:33:58
From Orbmiser's (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?action=profile;u=6814) closet of Deep Dark Philosophy
https://github.com/badbodh/stairway
(https://github.com/badbodh/stairway/raw/master/stairway-to-heaven-1920-1080.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/80CxC2V.png)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 30. April 2016, 22:52:22
Added (https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=32068.0) the whole bunch :) Thank you!
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: Beto on 01. May 2016, 00:17:43
@Oberon, is there an official font face for Manjaro text? Or it doesn't matter?
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 01. May 2016, 16:34:11
@Oberon, is there an official font face for Manjaro text? Or it doesn't matter?
Normally it is either cantarell-fonts or ttf-comfortaa :)
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: Beto on 02. May 2016, 00:04:17
Normally it is either cantarell-fonts or ttf-comfortaa :)

Ok thank you.
Title: Re: 16.06 Xfce Wallpaper contest
Post by: oberon on 02. June 2016, 18:57:31
I would like to thank all of you again for your beautiful contributions. All of them will be included in the official manjaro-xfce 16.06 release and can also be installed with the package manjaro-backgrounds
Since the switch to the new forum the ranking doesn't really make much sense now - also I was not able recently to edit the post with the poll, add the latest pictures and such.
When the poll was still properly accessible "splatter" by akoka and "greenopt" by optics had collected the most votes (13 and 12), followed by 6 votes each for LE3ADAM's "grey_paper" and AV_Aca's "mountains".
But who cares, really ;) All of them are beautiful and every user will have his personal favourite anyway... :)
Thanks again and see you over at the other forum, everyone!