Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2012 | By Smashing Editorial


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We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over four years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

November Desktop Wallpaper

We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for November 2012. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

  • All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper,
  • You can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

Read more…

 

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: April 2012 | Varieté de Abril, pasen y vean


 

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We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for over four years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for April 2012. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

[Note: Have you already pre-ordered your copy of our Printed Smashing Book #3? The book is a professional guide on how to redesign websites and it also introduces a whole new mindset for progressive Web design, written by experts for you.]

Noisy Neighbors

Designed by Katerina Bobkova from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - April 2012

Bird Songs

“”Spring would not be spring without bird songs.” – Francis M. Chapman.” Designed by Raymond Lopez from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - April 2012

Bear On The Moon

Designed by Oxana Kostromina from Germany/Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - April 2012

Retro Light Wall… Leer más “Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: April 2012 | Varieté de Abril, pasen y vean”

How Responsive Design is Like Water

For the sake of the article, the matter state of liquid will now be referred to as water. Everyone in every part of the world can tell you what water looks like, but have you really noticed it? With all the discussion arising due to responsive design going mainstream, its troubling to see the original responsive design go unnoticed. Let’s take a look at a few examples, while also explaining how they relate to responsive design.
Example 1: Water has no True Form

As aforementioned the state of water is the only one to be fully visible, yet have no exact form. The loosely connected molecules of this state bond together to take the shape of whatever container they are in. In responsive design, the website is meant not to have any true form. Its form depends on the device it is being viewed on, or containing it.
Example 2: When Pressure is Added, Water can be Dangerous

The phrase speed over power never becomes clearer then when dealing with water. Normally, water is in a very nice refreshing state with no harm coming from touching it. However, that can easily change once the right level of pressure is added. Once the right pressure level has been reached, the safe water state quickly turns into a blade sharp enough to cut through almost anything.

In responsive design, the pressure level relates to the use of space on the viewing device . The higher level of space used then what would be considered acceptable, the higher chance the pressure to find the message in said viewing device grows.
Example 3: Water Easily Separates, Without Losing its Identity…


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There are three states of matter known to be found on Earth. These states of course being that of solid, liquid, and gas. Taking into account that these three states are distinctly different, it is easy to assume that they each have a unique form. Solids are rigid and tightly packed molecules , gases are hyperactive molecules that are always just bouncing around everywhere, and liquids are closely connected molecules that have no true form.

Before steering away from this post because of the brief refresher on some chemistry notes, which may or may not have triggered haunting blocked out memories, take some time to consider something. Why would any professional creative ever be daft enough to mention anything relating to science subjects like chemistry in a blog post? And how can knowing this honestly improve my responsive design skills?

How Responsive Design is Like Water

Liquid: The Responsive State


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For the sake of the article, the matter state of liquid will now be referred to as water. Everyone in every part of the world can tell you what water looks like, but have you really noticed it? With all the discussion arising due to responsive design going mainstream, its troubling to see the original responsive design go unnoticed. Let’s take a look at a few examples, while also explaining how they relate to responsive design.

Example 1: Water has no True Form

As aforementioned the state of water is the only one to be fully visible, yet have no exact form. The loosely connected molecules of this state bond together to take the shape of whatever container they are in. In responsive design, the website is meant not to have any true form. Its form depends on the device it is being viewed on, or containing it.

Example 2: When Pressure is Added, Water can be Dangerous

The phrase speed over power never becomes clearer then when dealing with water. Normally, water is in a very nice refreshing state with no harm coming from touching it. However, that can easily change once the right level of pressure is added. Once the right pressure level has been reached, the safe water state quickly turns into a blade sharp enough to cut through almost anything.

In responsive design, the pressure level relates to the use of space on the viewing device . The higher level of space used then what would be considered acceptable, the higher chance the pressure to find the message in said viewing device grows.

Example 3: Water Easily Separates, Without Losing its Identity… Leer más “How Responsive Design is Like Water”

70 Awesome Apple Backgrounds | Think different! Put a cool Apple Wallpaper on your desktop


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Think different! Put a cool Apple Wallpaper on your desktop
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Looking for creative and inspirational wallpapers? Think different! Put a cool Apple Wallpaper on your desktop. Being an Apple enthusiast is a trait worth flaunting and so you must flash it in style. Innovative Apple backgrounds can be great fun to customize your desktop with.

The collection of 70 amazing Apple backgrounds is the fantasy of the brand trend followers. If you too are obsessed with the brand, you must take a tour of these awesome Apple wallpapers. It has all from high-definition wallpapers, great themes and designs inspired from Apple.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Hello Kitty Backgrounds, Windows 7 Wallpapers, Apple Desktop Wallpaper s, and Mac Desktop Wallpapers.

Retro Apple Bullet wallpaper

Seamless cool background texture and a retro bullet smashing through the Apple.

Retro Apple Bullet wallpaper

Retro Apple Bullet wallpaper

I Love My Apple Wallpaper

I love my Apple when it steals the spotlights from around the world.

I love my Apple wallpaper

I love my Apple wallpaper

RED Apple Wallpaper

Deep red of the Apple went and spread over the background.

RED Apple Wallpaper

RED Apple Wallpaper

Apple Art Wallpaper

Once you get addicted with Apple, you cannot erase it or even scratch it.

Apple Art Wallpaper

Apple Art Wallpaper

Apple Juice Wallpaper

Sip up the Apple juice amidst a royal and rich backdrop.

Apple Juice Wallpaper

Apple Juice Wallpaper

Small Apple Logo Wallpaper

A tiny apple and the halo around it like twin layers of the atmosphere.

Small Apple Logo Wallpaper

Small Apple Logo Wallpaper

Apple Pulse Wallpaper

Apple getting into your pulses, infusing the smart life into your mind, body and soul.

Apple Pulse Wallpaper

Apple Pulse Wallpaper Leer más “70 Awesome Apple Backgrounds | Think different! Put a cool Apple Wallpaper on your desktop”

30 Fabulous Superman Wallpaper Collection

The cult who flew in the sky, smashed walls and rescued the dame, our all time favorite super hero, the Superman is obsessed my millions of his fanatics till date. Superman wallpapers remain in great demand, everyday marking record-breaking downloads on internet.

Amazing Superman graphics, 3D series and his anime wallpapers, all enjoy great popularity worldwide. Here’s a collection of 30 fabulous Superman wallpapers that include cool Superman pictures, exciting graphics and adorable Superman comic wallpapers for your love for the greatest superhero of the world.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Mac Desktop Wallpapers, Apple Desktop Wallpapers, Flower Wallpapers, 3D Desktop Wallpapers.


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The cult who flew in the sky, smashed walls and rescued the dame, our all time favorite super hero, the Superman is obsessed my millions of his fanatics till date. Superman wallpapers remain in great demand, everyday marking record-breaking downloads on internet.

Amazing Superman graphics, 3D series and his anime wallpapers, all enjoy great popularity worldwide. Here’s a collection of 30 fabulous Superman wallpapers that include cool Superman pictures, exciting graphics and adorable Superman comic wallpapers for your love for the greatest superhero of the world.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Mac Desktop Wallpapers, Apple Desktop Wallpapers, Flower Wallpapers, 3D Desktop Wallpapers.

Superman Returns

High resolution 3D Wallpaper from the Superan Returns series.

Superman Returns

Superman Returns

Superman In The Clouds

Clouded Superman logo backdrop for the desktop.

Superman In The Clouds

Superman In The Clouds

Superman Loves

Retro Superman love wallpaper set in comic style.

Superman Loves

Superman Loves

Batman on Superman

Cool comic graphical wallpaper from Superman and Batman series.

Batman on Superman

Batman on Superman

S is for Superman

Flaunting the Superman ‘S’. It’s not a brand, but the cult!

S is for Superman

S is for Superman Leer más “30 Fabulous Superman Wallpaper Collection”

25 Gorgeous Typography Wallpapers

Inspiring desktop wallpapers can help you get into a creative and productive mood. In this collection we will focus on beautiful wallpapers based on typography. Nowadays typography plays one of the most important roles of effective and beautiful web and graphic design, but typography can also be an art form. Unusual combinations, transformations and compositions of type can become a breathtaking piece of art. Here are 25 gorgeous typography inspired wallpapers for you to enjoy.


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Inspiring desktop wallpapers can help you get into a creative and productive mood. In this collection we will focus on beautiful wallpapers based on typography. Nowadays typography plays one of the most important roles of effective and beautiful web and graphic design, but typography can also be an art form. Unusual combinations, transformations and compositions of type can become a breathtaking piece of art. Here are 25 gorgeous typography inspired wallpapers for you to enjoy.

I Love Typography

I Love Typography

The Characteristics of a Typeface

The Characteristics of a Typeface Leer más “25 Gorgeous Typography Wallpapers”

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2011

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost two years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration for the next 12 months. This post features 40 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for February 2011. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!


We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost two years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month.

We continue to nourish you with a monthly spoon of inspiration for the next 12 months. This post features 40 free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for February 2011. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper!

Please note that:

(Update): you may want to take a look at February 2011 Windows 7 Themes3 as well.

For the Birds

“An old birdcage in the sky.” Designed by Kristen Cook from USA.

For The Birds 93 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2011

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Madonna And Chihuahua

“Dog is the new Child.” Designed by Olivia Osik15 from Estonia.

Madonna And Chihuahua 18 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2011 Leer más “Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: February 2011”

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: December 2010

Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use a specific wallpaper for a longer period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers for over 12 months. To make them a little more distinctive than the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you happen to be searching for a specific day of the month, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 40 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe for December 2010. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

* all images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
* you can feature your work in our magazine2 by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

So what wallpapers have we received for December 2010?


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Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use a specific wallpaper for a longer period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers for over 12 months. To make them a little more distinctive than the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you happen to be searching for a specific day of the month, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 40 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe for December 2010. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

So what wallpapers have we received for December 2010?

December 2010 Wallpaper Leer más “Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: December 2010”

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use a specific wallpaper for a longer period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers for over 12 months. To make them a little more distinctive than the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you happen to be searching for a specific day of the month, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 50 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe for November 2010. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.


Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use a specific wallpaper for a longer period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers for over 12 months. To make them a little more distinctive than the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you happen to be searching for a specific day of the month, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 50 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe for November 2010. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

  • all images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
  • you can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

So what wallpapers have we received for November 2010?

Rose Petal

“Don’t underestimate the true beauty of a single dried rose petal….” Designed by Thuy Truong.

Rose Petal 44 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

Infinite Space

“Infinite Space… Inspired by the infinite beauty of our universe” Designed by Natanael Fernandez from Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.

Infinite Space 85 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2010

42 Stylish and Shiny Apple Wallpapers to Brighten Your Day

Is your mac desktop looking a little tired and dull? Maybe you’ve had the same wallpaper staring back at you for a few months. Shake things up a bit with this collection of shiny apple wallpapers to refresh your computer.

TIP: Make the most of your wallpapers by setting the system to change it every month, that way you can be welcomed by a new, inspiring or interesting graphic to ease you in to your work day. Here is a great place to start, with a compilation of hand selected glossy wallpapers.


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http://www.onextrapixel.com/2010/10/26/42-stylish-and-shiny-apple-wallpapers-to-brighten-your-day/

Is your mac desktop looking a little tired and dull? Maybe you’ve had the same wallpaper staring back at you for a few months. Shake things up a bit with this collection of shiny apple wallpapers to refresh your computer.

TIP: Make the most of your wallpapers by setting the system to change it every month, that way you can be welcomed by a new, inspiring or interesting graphic to ease you in to your work day. Here is a great place to start, with a compilation of hand selected glossy wallpapers.

42 Stylish and Shiny Apple Wallpapers to Brighten Your Day

42 Glamorous and Shiny Apple Wallpapers

Retro Apple
Retro Apple

Black Leather Apple Desktop Background
Black Leather Apple Desktop Background

Psyche Apple Wallpaper
Psyche Apple Wallpaper

Wood Apple Wallpaper
Wood Apple Wallpaper

Apple Wallpaper – White
Apple Wallpaper - White Leer más “42 Stylish and Shiny Apple Wallpapers to Brighten Your Day”

Wallpaper: Full Moon

Halloween: A night of terror celebrated worldwide.

For many, it is also a night to let loose and explore their personal creativity. This creative energy fuels some unbelievable costumes, amazing parties, and usually some pretty unique libations to go with.

Almost everyone has something that scares the living crap out of them. One of my fears happens to be being lost in an ominous forest teaming with unknown creatures and… maybe even worse… undead MySpace pages!

This fear is what inspired me to create this “spook-tacular” Halloween wallpaper. [Más…]

It depicts a night filled with fear and mystery. Bats fly; blood in their eyes, hungry for more. The underbrush is almost alive as it stretches out along the forest floor, slowly engulfing everything around it. The moon seems to grow brighter as the night grows longer, playing a game of cat and mouse with the ghostly clouds that loom ominously above. Without warning, the moon disappears, leaving you vulnerable, surrounded by darkness and an abrupt silence— “What the hell just touched me!?”

As you poke your head through the nearby brush you see nothing but mountains and a lone castle. You wonder who or what’s inside…is that a scream? The fear overwhelms you; your legs cease to move any further. Sweat beads across your fevered brow and your shaking is only making those lurking creatures more and more curious.

As the snarls, growls, and devilish chuckles inch ever closer, you panic, scrambling towards the castle. As you approach, you glance back, revealing a slew of blood shot eyes eager to pounce. Frantically, you bang on the castle doors for any sign of help, but no one’s there. Soon you feel the hot moisture of breath on the back of your neck, the slowly curling stench of death wafting from behind you. As you turn around, you suddenly black out… minutes later you find yourself in your room trembling with this story written in front of you…only to realize it was just “AN idea”…… Muhahahaahaahahahaahaa.


Halloween: A night of terror celebrated worldwide.

For many, it is also a night to let loose and explore their personal creativity. This creative energy fuels some unbelievable costumes, amazing parties, and usually some pretty unique libations to go with.

Almost everyone has something that scares the living crap out of them. One of my fears happens to be being lost in an ominous forest teaming with unknown creatures and… maybe even worse… undead MySpace pages!

This fear is what inspired me to create this “spook-tacular” Halloween wallpaper. Leer más “Wallpaper: Full Moon”

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: October 2010

Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers over 12 months. And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 45 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

* all images can be clicked and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
* you can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

So what wallpapers have we received for October 2010?


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Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers over 12 months. And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 45 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

So what wallpapers have we received for October 2010?

Liquifly

Designed by Nicolle Marie from USA.

Liquifly in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: October 2010

Any Browser

“I just wanna spread the message, “Use any browser, it doesn’t matter. But use the latest version!”.” Designed by Minhaj Mohamed from Sri Lanka.

Any-browser-wallpaper in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: October 2010

October 2010 Wallpaper

“For October 2010, still with the summer in the head, I wanted to imagine a magic place where I can go sometimes far from work, far from the Earth.” Designed by Benoit Chartron from France.

Wallpaper 99 in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: October 2010

40 Colorful and Abstract iPad Wallpapers


At this stage, I’m sure not a single reader here needs a definition of Apple’s new revolutionary device; the iPad.

You all know what it is, and you all know what it does – whether you see a purpose for it or not. It hasn’t been around for all that long, in fact only a matter of weeks in some countries, yet iPad owners already have a huge selection of inspirational and beautiful backgrounds to choose from to brighten up their iPads, both digital and photographic ones.

Please note that iPad wallpapers are square (their default size is 1024×1024 pixels) so that they work both vertically and horizontally when the iPad is flipped from side to side.

This round-up consists of 40 quality abstract and colorful iPad wallpapers and backgrounds, ready for you to download and use for free.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: August 2010

Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers over 12 months. And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 50 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

* all images can be clicked and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
* you can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

So what wallpapers have we received for August 2010?

[Offtopic: by the way, did you know that we are publishing a Smashing eBook Series? The brand new eBook #3 is Mastering Photoshop For Web Design, written by our Photoshop-expert Thomas Giannattasio.]


Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers over 12 months. And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 50 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

So what wallpapers have we received for August 2010?

[Offtopic: by the way, did you know that we are publishing a Smashing eBook Series? The brand new eBook #3 is Mastering Photoshop For Web Design, written by our Photoshop-expert Thomas Giannattasio.]

Superstar

“Has “the man” got you down? Feel like nobody sees what a superstar you are? Well keep on shining all day long with this retro-tastic wallpaper!” Designed by Brennan Gilbert from USA.

Superstar in  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: August 2010