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Wallpaper of the Week – Love Color

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This is the seventh edition of Wallpaper of the Week here at Design Informer. The wallpaper for this week is entitled Love Color. I designed this wallpaper about 3 months ago for my personal use. I was trying to do something creative with a quote by John Ruskin and decided to make a wallpaper that exhibited a lot of color.

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Love Color

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"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most."
-John Ruskin

I found this quote interesting so I decided that it would make for a good wallpaper. I quickly opened up Adobe Photoshop and got to work. I started with some wavy shapes that I colored purple. I decided to duplicate this shape into different layers and I painfully rotated them into place to fill the entire canvas. I also changed the colors on some of the layers. For the text, I decided to use Rockwell as the main font.

I really like the kinetic typography8 style so I decided to layout the text based on that style. I was pleased with the final result and this wallpaper actually stayed as my desktop wallpaper for over 3 weeks.

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  • Estimated time: 1.5 hours
  • Font: Rockwell
  • Tools: Adobe Photoshop
  • Total Layers Used: 72

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Please share you thoughts about this wallpaper on the comments section below. If you liked this wallpaper, please tell your friends by re-tweeting it. You can also subscribe to the RSS Feed9.

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  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/love-color/1920x1200.jpg
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/love-color/1680x1050.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/love-color/1440x900.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/love-color/1280x1024.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/love-color/1280x800.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/love-color/1024x768.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/love-color/iphone.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/07/18-creative-examples-of-typography-in-motion/
  9. 9 http://feeds.feedburner.com/design-informer
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  1. 1

    Wow, this has got to be my personal favourite of all the wallpapers here. Love the harmonization of colours, but I am particularly impressed with the typographic composition of the logo/quote. Great font choice.

    A very well designed wallpaper! :)

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      Thanks Josh, I’m really happy that you liked the wallpaper.

      It took me quite a while to layout the quote, I kept tinkering with it until I thought it looked good. I think I spent the majority of my time on the quote when I was designing this wallpaper.

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  2. 3

    Awesome Creation just fabulous

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  3. 5

    Great work… I cannot download the 1280×800 version for my MB… it tells me no file found

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  4. 9

    I’m grateful for the kind words Tomas. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. 10

    cool abstract work

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  6. 12

    Truly awesome wallpaper!! :)

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  7. 14

    Great work Jad, love the typography!

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  8. 16

    Thanks Daniel. That’s what I wanted it to be. I wanted the quote and the colors in the back to really mesh well together, and I guess it worked. :)

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  9. 17

    Thanks Namit! Good job with the iTech blog.

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  10. 18

    Glad you liked it. I really get excited when someone decides to use the wallpaper. :lol:

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  11. 19

    I really appreciate the kind words Richie. Rockwell is great! A classic font that is very versatile. One of my favorite fonts!

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  12. 20

    That’s neat, I never saw it that way until you pointed it out. :)

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  13. 21

    Thank you. I experimented with different colors. I was going to go with CMYK or RGB but those are overused. I decided to come up with a different color palette and I really love the way that these colors blended with each other.

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  14. 22

    Very interesting use of color and shape, looks like modern fine art :)

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  15. 24

    Looks great, especially converted to B/W :)

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  16. 28

    That’s pretty. Nice work mate.

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  17. 30

    Thank you for adding it to your collection Kuswanto. I really do appreciate it.

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  18. 31

    One of your favorites? Thanks a lot Shawn. :)

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