Vlad Gerasimov is a digital artist from Russia, most known by his wallpaper project, Vladstudio. In 1998 Vlad started to design user interfaces for web sites and software applications. However, during his spare time, he created desktop wallpapers. Over the time, this hobby has grown into business, and today Vlad enjoys full-time self-employment, creating wallpapers for your computers and mobile devices.
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If you deal with images, sooner or later you will want to automate the repeating process of saving different sizes from one source image. If you own Adobe Photoshop and do not save too many output sizes, Photoshop actions are probably quite enough for your needs. However, keeping a Photoshop action up-to-date is quite painful — change a source folder, and you're screwed.
As you probably noticed in Smashing Magazine's monthly desktop wallpaper series, especially if you work on wallpapers, preparing them for a plethora of desktop resolutions is quite a task. On my own wallpapers website, I generate more than 300 JPEG files for each wallpaper! I want my art to reach as many devices as possible, which means I need to publish my wallpapers in as many sizes as I can support. On the other hand, I do not want to spend the rest of my life resizing my artworks — I’d rather draw new ones! Read more...