12-24-2011 12:42 PM
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  1. MannLou's Avatar
    Simple variations. Now in 2 additional flavors.

    12-19-2011 02:17 PM
  2. MannLou's Avatar
    Forgot the bauhausy one.
    12-19-2011 02:20 PM
  3. z8er's Avatar
    Thanks again to everyone who liked my previous entries! :D

    One last try from me. The future headquarters of WPCentral!



    Last edited by z8er; 12-21-2011 at 07:23 PM. Reason: Added link for those who aren't members to see ;)
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    12-19-2011 04:49 PM
  4. RobbCab's Avatar
    Thanks again to everyone who liked my previous entries! :D

    One last try from me. The future headquarters of WPCentral!


    Now that's funny

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    12-19-2011 04:53 PM
  5. J4rrod's Avatar
    Going to repost mine with the image appearing in this post.

    Original post:
    "I went with the Metro theme. Took me about 4 hours to make because A) I only had Microsoft Paint to work with, and B) the Fill button in Paint wouldn't work with the images y'all gave us. I hope you guys like it."

    12-19-2011 04:53 PM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    A Bright Festive Holly. (Watch your fingers when unlocking!) :D
    12-19-2011 05:08 PM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    Coloured Oils. :)

    (To my American friends, sorry about the spelling of colored) :D
    12-19-2011 06:18 PM
  8. Leapo's Avatar
    My submission:

    Edit: be sure to click for full size, the scan-lines make it look weird in the scaled image
    Last edited by Leapo; 12-19-2011 at 10:01 PM.
    12-19-2011 09:47 PM
  9. hss.strat's Avatar
    I've been reading WPCentral's RSS feed every day since picking up my Samsung Focus. I am absolutely in love with WP7.5. The simplicity, beautiful interface and unique personality have won me over from the iPhone camp. In fact I convinced 3 people at work to switch over in the passed three months. And that is in no small part thanks to WPCentral for keeping me up on the latest wp news and upcoming apps. Just recently I got "Yeah, but your phone doesn't even have Pandora" and was able to show the guy your article on the Pandora SDK and subsequent app.

    So when I saw the article giving an opportunity to submit a WPCentral branded wallpaper I was thrilled. I was even further thrilled by the prospect of winning the new Focus S (hello storage memory how I've missed you).

    I started with the flat, straight forward design of Metro and then added a lived in touch which I felt reflects what I've seen as WPCentral's mission. If Microsoft's goal is to hand you a shiny new phone fresh off the factory line, WPCentral's mission is to make it your own personalized device. Colors are all WP standard (with slight gradients for glam-a-fication). The bottom shadow serves dual purpose of shading (sort of) the date/calendar text and separating the notifications portion from being lost in the above text.

    If anyone has any problems with alignment or colors on their device please let me know. I have versions in all the accent colors including Nokia blue. But this one specifically uses the WPCentral colors. Thanks

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    Here's what it looks like with the lockscreen info on it. I think it looks so much better with the type on it.
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    Last edited by hss.strat; 12-23-2011 at 03:38 AM.
    12-20-2011 01:47 AM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    Hmmm these web pages look kinda familiar. :D
    12-20-2011 03:20 AM
  11. kfishster's Avatar
    Here are two of my submissions :D Hope you like it!

    Last edited by kfishster; 12-20-2011 at 06:41 PM.
    12-20-2011 03:37 AM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    I think it's a bit damp in here. :D
    12-20-2011 05:06 AM
  13. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    Frosty :)
    12-20-2011 05:27 AM
  14. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    I just love messing around with Photoshop. Think I need therapy.

    That Focus S sure is spurring me on though! :D
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 12-20-2011 at 07:55 AM.
    12-20-2011 05:53 AM
  15. Mahesha999's Avatar
    Since the Nokia style seems to be pretty popular, I decided to try my hand at it.

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    WPC Infinity Tiles

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    WPC Infinity Tiles Warped

    Full-res links below
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    12-20-2011 06:00 AM
  16. Mahesha999's Avatar
    Seriously great designs.
    I am thinking about how it should be. WP provides consistent feel thru its Metro UI. So I was thinking about creating something that will be more uniform-metro like and will give feel that screen was unlocked rather swiping a 'wallpaper'.

    Metro is simple and minimal (no flashes/glows), intuitive (tiles quickly tempts person to touch and see it) and intelligent (tiles are live).

    So I tried to design possibly a Metro like theme which I feel minimal (no flashes/glows), intuitive (uses a gray mask which give feel of tiles been locked/covered) and have focus on wpcentral logo thru an arrow that appears in Metro UI.

    My idea is not to have any object or real world entity in the lockscreen making sense of something more than "wpcentrals lockscreen". So I used Metro UI compnents plus the wpcentrals logo only and kept the lockscreen completely abstract otherwise.

    I feel "logo and name both" should be there clear and big enough.
    Some more are there in next post.
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    Last edited by Mahesha999; 12-20-2011 at 07:15 AM.
    12-20-2011 06:11 AM
  17. Mahesha999's Avatar
    Some more metro like designs

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    Some colorful quite non-metro like:
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    12-20-2011 06:19 AM
  18. Mahesha999's Avatar
    Some multi colors non metro aligned:

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    Arrows may lack circles:
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    Arrows can be of different type:
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    Last edited by Mahesha999; 12-20-2011 at 06:44 AM.
    12-20-2011 06:36 AM
  19. Mahesha999's Avatar
    Simple one could be beautiful and black could be bold. If the wpcentral logo is of ultimate importance then I feel this theme can be a good one:
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    12-20-2011 06:43 AM
  20. Mahesha999's Avatar
    12-20-2011 06:49 AM
  21. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    Splattered Paint :)
    12-20-2011 07:11 AM
  22. hss.strat's Avatar
    Wow, there should really be a limit.
    12-20-2011 07:45 AM
  23. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Wow, there should really be a limit.
    Why ? we're all having a great time. Well I know I am. :D
    12-20-2011 07:48 AM
  24. MannLou's Avatar
    Why ? we're all having a great time. Well I know I am. :D
    I agree. I'm having fun and would make these for my phone anyway. It's a fun design exercise.
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    12-20-2011 08:11 AM
  25. hss.strat's Avatar
    Why ? we're all having a great time. Well I know I am. :D
    Because someone has to sort through all of these, find all the links, open all of them and then try to rate them. The more submissions to review the less time to look at each one which means that the reviewer may miss some of the finer details in peoples submissions.

    I understand that people want to play around, try new ideas or new tutorials. But that can be done in any thread. If this is about having a great time then let's start a thread to play around in. This thread is for designing the best wallpaper for WPCentral. If that's the case then the submissions should be well thought out to serve that purpose; not a shotgun spread of the latest techniques from psdtuts.net

    That's how I feel about it anyway. Everyone is certainly welcome to disagree.
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    12-20-2011 09:07 AM
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