Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:19 AM
Are you tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your computer came with? Join Theresa (Tiza126) and Amy (mimes) as they host a Desktop challenge/chat to celebrate Scrap Girls' 8th Anniversary. We will be meeting in the chat room at 9:00pm EDT to get the fun started!
Since we are celebrating our 8th Anniversary, we want you to incorporate the number 8 in your desktop. You can use 8 photos, 8 papers, 8 embellishments, the number 8, 8 boxes for your desktop icons, etc.
Post your completed desktop layouts to the Anniversary Week Gallery.
Layouts uploaded by 1pm EDT on Saturday will be eligible to win a ScrapSimple Embellishment Set!!!
To get the size you need for your layout, right-click anywhere on your desktop. A menu will pop up, select Properties (or for Vista, it will say "Personalize"). In Properties select Settings. There you should see a sliding bar for Screen Resolution. Under that you will see something like "1440 by 900pixels". Write that down and click Cancel.
For Windows XP users, right-click anywhere on your desktop, go to Properties> Settings. You will see a sliding bar for "Screen Resolution." Write those numbers down and click Cancel.
For Windows Vista users, right-click anywhere on your desktop, go to Personalize> Settings.
For Windows 7 users, right-click anywhere on your desktop, and choose Screen Resolution.
Click on the apple and go to System Preferences. Under "Hardware" click on Display. Here you will find the current dimensions setting of your desktop. It will also warn you if the size you have chosen will stretch your image.
General Desktop-Creating Instructions:
Open your scrapbooking software, and create a new image in the size of your screen resolution (For example, mine is 1280x800). You don't have to scrap at 300dpi for your desktop (you can use 72dpi), but if you do, you can print that layout later!
When you're designing your desktop, remember to leave space for your icons! When you finish, save a copy as a JPG. (Make sure it's a copy, you want your original layered file in case you want to make changes.) Open up the folder you saved your JPG in, find the right file, and then right-click and choose "Set As desktop Background".
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:06 PM
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:10 PM
Thanks for posting instructions!
Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:17 PM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:03 PM
I put all your names in a hat, and the lucky winner is.......... Lei (Bride)!! Congratulations! You win the SS Embellishment Set!
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:05 PM
And for all the other contestants, it has been fun watching all the desktops pop into the gallery. Each and every one of them is wonderful!
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