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  1. DCTF's Avatar
    It's a painting by Brian Donnelly

    I used the image there for a reverse Google Image search, and the biggest version I found was this one (1242x1242, so it doesn't suffer too much from being resized to 1280x1280 and then cropped): http://media.splash.io/1420997137_HjSmhdAAEjE9Hyag.jpg

    I've swapped to a light theme instead of dark, which makes this wallpaper look a lot better than it did when I made that screenshot. As you may have noticed, the black or white underlay of your Theme will affect the wallpaper above it, making it duller or lighter accordingly.

    If you like this kind of thing, you might want to check out Sachin Teng, aka Contraomnes on some art sites. He does some nice mixtures of delicate beauty and severe deconstruction:

    Sachin Teng Illustration
    contraomnes - DeviantArt

    He's very careful about sharing images above quite a small size though, but again if you use Google Image Search, you might be able to find some of the bigger versions he used to share.

    If anyone wants it, I was previously trying to make something work with various artwork by Lindsey Carr. Buy her prints at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LittleRobot and her Threadless shirt at https://www.threadless.com/product/2..._Fox_Confessor

    Wallpaper image here https://www.facebook.com/LindseyCarr...type=1&theater looks like this:

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    Last edited by DCTF; 04-17-2015 at 07:03 AM. Reason: clarity
    04-17-2015 03:41 AM
  2. DCTF's Avatar
    Sachin Teng Illustration (used Smart Sharpen in Photoshop to restore the detail after resizing the image up to 1280px)

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    04-17-2015 01:52 PM
  3. DCTF's Avatar
    Trying some Anna Cattish artwork:

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    04-18-2015 06:09 PM
  4. gersoncortazar's Avatar
    04-18-2015 06:38 PM
  5. DCTF's Avatar
    L720
    Nice! What's your weather app?
    04-18-2015 06:40 PM
  6. gersoncortazar's Avatar
    Nice! What's your weather app?
    Blue Skies.
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    04-18-2015 06:57 PM
  7. Dk92's Avatar
    http://1drv.ms/1E1dWi9
    My phone actually shares the same wallpaper as my laptop. Maybe wallpaper sync is coming in a later build? Would be pretty cool.
    Last edited by Dk92; 04-20-2015 at 07:40 AM.
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    04-20-2015 07:27 AM
  8. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    People's creativity always astounds me when it comes to how the Start Screen's arranged. (as proof of that, I haven't had time to rearrange my screen yet ;___;)

    I do have a question, though. I've been debating to try what DCTF and others have been doing (minimalist start screens), but part of it is inertia and part of it is what "workflow" I have on my phone works. I'm assuming you guys find it easy enough to use your phones in that fashion, or don't mind going to the app list to open apps that might not be on the screen?
    weaksauce27 likes this.
    04-21-2015 09:41 AM
  9. dkediger's Avatar
    Basic, straightforward, but I like it....

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    DCTF, Dk92, weaksauce27 and 3 others like this.
    04-21-2015 09:53 AM
  10. weaksauce27's Avatar
    I guess it depends how you use your phone and how much you depend on live tiles I guess. I am not much of an app guy so that style works for me.
    04-22-2015 08:45 AM
  11. dkediger's Avatar
    By contrast - here's my Icon's screen side by side with how I have the 928 set up:

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    DCTF, xrs22, Stefan Holder and 1 others like this.
    04-22-2015 10:34 AM
  12. The19thD0CT0R's Avatar
    Great, so that goddamned facebook logo is still living on the people tile. Seriously hate that.....guess my tile will remain small when Win10 arrives.
    ML10 likes this.
    04-22-2015 12:29 PM
  13. louba's Avatar
    By contrast - here's my Icon's screen side by side with how I have the 928 set up:

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    Very nice 👌
    Which calendar is it?
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    04-22-2015 01:52 PM
  14. DCTF's Avatar
    Great, so that goddamned facebook logo is still living on the people tile. Seriously hate that.....guess my tile will remain small when Win10 arrives.
    We don't know what it'll be in the end. If we're still going have Live Tiles, I expect the photo collage will return for People. It's just that none of the MS Live Tiles and few of the 3rd-party ones seem to be operational right now.
    Dk92 likes this.
    04-22-2015 01:57 PM
  15. dkediger's Avatar
    Very nice
    Which calendar is it?
    Chronos Calandar +

    Its a real dog on the 928 interacting with WP10 to the point of being nearly unusable. It worked fine when I had the 928 on 8.1. You can see the LiveTile had not updated yet on the 928 screenie even though I grabbed them at the same time. I hope its just preview code in 10 that's slowing it down so much.
    Florin_Anghel and louba like this.
    04-22-2015 02:08 PM
  16. djeire84's Avatar
    Here is my lovely creation. I had to use the PC version of the site as the tapatalk app wont let me upload pics due to WP10TP.wp_ss_20150423_0001.png
    Stefan Holder likes this.
    04-23-2015 01:17 AM
  17. E D B's Avatar
    Why my latest preview build does not show live tile in my Lumia 630?
    final_fantasy781 likes this.
    04-24-2015 02:33 PM
  18. Elitewolverine's Avatar
    04-25-2015 12:54 PM
  19. BeornSV's Avatar
    This is my setting of background and tiles.
    Only i have not transparency slider, because can not update to 10052.

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    04-25-2015 04:28 PM
  20. Motor_Mouth's Avatar
    I haven't installed W10 yet, I'll wait for a release, but I've uploaded some blurred background images that I think will work really well with transparent tiles. You can grab them from here - W10 Phone Backgrounds - Album on Imgur

    Feel free to do whatever you like with them but it would be great to see some screen grabs of W10 running with them. BTW, the last one is my current WP8 wallpaper, featuring a tarted up version of my car. Below is a sample of the type of images included.

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    04-25-2015 06:44 PM
  21. API_Rock's Avatar
    Here is mine:-

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    Also I found two new features:-

    1. Outlook mail now can attach any file (thanks MS)
    2. WP can play mkv out of the box!!!
    Stefan Holder and nirmal c like this.
    04-26-2015 05:25 AM
  22. VetDuarte's Avatar

    Enviado via Lumia 1020
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    04-26-2015 10:25 AM
  23. Prat925's Avatar
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    my 925
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    04-26-2015 11:47 AM
  24. DCTF's Avatar
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    I hope there are going to be options about the slight translucency of wallpapers. I realise that it's a smart way to solve two problems at once: it separates the art from the tiles by washing it out slightly, and it allows the dark status symbols to show up even on wallpapers with dark backgrounds. Unfortunately it wrecks the richness of some images, and users of the dark theme get comparatively dull Start screens due to the black leaking through. This is how that painting is supposed to look:

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    04-27-2015 07:37 AM
  25. DCTF's Avatar
    People's creativity always astounds me when it comes to how the Start Screen's arranged. (as proof of that, I haven't had time to rearrange my screen yet ;___;)

    I do have a question, though. I've been debating to try what DCTF and others have been doing (minimalist start screens), but part of it is inertia and part of it is what "workflow" I have on my phone works. I'm assuming you guys find it easy enough to use your phones in that fashion, or don't mind going to the app list to open apps that might not be on the screen?
    There are different ways to handle it. You can make the main chunk of the screen with this minimal look, maybe giving preference to the tiles that give you notifications that you need to see most, and then leave a pool of icons filling the screen below (so you only see them if you scroll).

    You could make lots of use of combined folder tiles, but obviously that's only good for tiles which can remain static, and for which you need no notifications.

    Otherwise, it's just a case of being very strict about how much you really need a Start tile. I realised, for example, that I don't really need People (the app, not... you know what I meant). It's accessible within Phone, so the extra tile is redundant. I'm very much hoping that Outlook will behave as a single app tile in the final WP10 - they're the same app, so it would be nice to have a single tile that flips between email alerts and calendar info. Do we really need maps on the Start screen? Probably not, but there will be days when we do. That's partly why I added that scatter of small tiles. It's partly because I like the look of it and the way it makes the illusion of depth, but it's also so I can throw a tile on that I need for that day. If I'm going to be in London, I can throw on the Tube Map app for that day, or if I'm going to an unfamiliar city I can add Here street maps or the City Lens.
    04-27-2015 07:50 AM
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