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text 2016-09-29 16:10
Free October 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download

Hi!

 

So it's almost October, my month... my favourite Month!!
Autumn is getting better, rainier, colder... :)

 

And with it all comes a new Desktop Calendar.
This time I wanted to make a loew key piece, since I really just tried my hand on smaller things, partially using traditionally pieces, which I digitalised.

 

I hand-dyed and aged a new Din A4 size piece of paper then scanned it. I used not just tea, but red cabbage.
I distressed parts of the paper with a tea bag, roughing its texure.
Then I created an aged piece of paper with the same dimensions, but digitally.
Afterwards I did blend both textures together... with old folding marks, scratches and all.
Adding the border and a few extras like the main star sign of the month (according to the Western Astronomy) I tried to give it the last final touches.

 

I wanted it to be a bit more simplistic, really focusing on mixing different mediae.

 

October2016-DeskCal


I hope you like it.

 

I have been a bit absent again this month, RL in general was very favourable but also time consuming.


I hope to remedy this soon, so I have a bit more time for this blogging hobby.

What have you been doing?

 

Yours,
 Nokta

 

P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

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text 2016-09-05 19:45
Wondering About Desktop Computers? Use These Tips!

 

Each day, many people perform both business and personal tasks on a desktop computer. If you're tasked with purchasing a desktop for your home or office, the decision can be complicated by features and options that you're not certain about. It will be different soon. These tips will give you some assistance on computers.

 

 

Be on the lookout for computers that the owners are giving away. Many people are getting tablets or laptops instead, and decide to sell desktops. Most of these desktops are in great shape; however, check the computer out prior to making an offer.

 

 

A boot check is important if your speeds are less than optimal. You'll find the start menu on the bottom, left-hand corner of your desktop. Click it to start it, and type in "ms config" on the command line. From here, examine which programs are loading when the computer boots. You should disable programs that you don't use often. This will speed up your system.

 

 

Make sure the desktop you buy fits your budget and your computing needs. Some people purchase models with features they will never use at a price that is more than they can afford. Be picky about what is on your desktop, and you will save money.

It is vital that on your next desktop computer purchase it comes with a warranty. This covers you in case anything goes wrong. You will return to the store and have it fixed in this case.

 

 

If you're thinking about a Mac desktop, but you've got PC programs, consider investing in a copy of Parallels for Mac. This will let you run a virtual PC on your Mac. This way, you can run any PC program that you have! You will have to buy the operating system for PC too, though.

 

 

In order to accomplish the task of purchasing a desktop computer that fits your needs, compile a list that includes all the things you will need it for. Which computer you should buy depends on what it will be used for. Gamers have different requirements than those who are just browsing.

 

 

Desktop computer manufacturers provide minimal paper documentation with your purchase since the documentation is available online, so be diligent. Make sure you can find the information you need online and that it will be no issue to download software and drivers.

 

 

Is plenty of memory available? When it comes to desktops, memory is important. Do you need to store a lot of files? Will you need to store many photos or videos? If you do need to store a lot of data, you need to make sure that your computer has the memory to handle it.

 

 

Many things have changed, and ready-made desktops are usually cheaper. You can get a great computer for under 500 dollars. Be certain that your vendor is honest and reputable.

 

 

In conclusion, not many people are experts on computers, even though they own them. Since you just read a great article on the subject, you now have a bunch of new helpful desktop computer tips. Use these suggestions to make sure you are getting a desktop that fits all your needs.

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text 2016-08-31 01:29
Free September 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download
Hellö,

so it's 2/3 of the Year 2016 gone, hm?
Summer's end is nigh, at least meteorologically speaking.
The whole World lives on credit... foodwise.
And what have you been up to? :)

Me, I have been lounging and done some work.
Then some good old stay-cation and some more work. :)
Afterwards I went back to my monthly game of creating a wallpaer calendar for September.

While working on it I did notice, that I actually needed to work more on bevel, shadow and texture work.
I scanned some of my own hand stained papers to add a 'used' feel to the wallpaper. ( I stain with black tea, coffee, red & purple cabbage, etc.)
Also trying to work out a better type of cutting and blending to let items look more real.

Here it is, September 2016
September2016-DeskCal

Hopefully you'll like it.

We had some very hot days over here, somewhere between 30 to 38 °C (86-101 °F), which is so not typical for Northwestern Europe, and I didn't really like it.

What about you, lovelies? How was your Summer(northern hemisphere)/Winter(southern hemisphere)?
Are you waiting/wishing for some cool evenings? Colourful leaves?
Sitting in a cosy corner of your home with a book/pet on rainy days?
I would love to know!! ^_^

Yours,
 Nokta

P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!
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text 2016-07-30 23:12
Free August 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download
Hey hey,

I hope you all had a good time so far... 2016 sure goes by fast.
And with a new month another Desktop Calendar is there.
This one was more 'experimenty' so to speak. :)

This time I was trying to play with scratches, different shades & fog to create a texture form 'Scratch', using different layers & layer masks, too. I wanted to recreate a stitch border, with yarn texture and gaussian blurred shadows beneath the letters & numbers. Also I created a pattern & put it on top with opacity set very low.

August2016-DeskCal
I hope you like it. ;)

Work & health have been a bother these months
I hope to get into blogging again around end of August or beginning of September... when it's cooler and Autumn is closer.

I hope to be more around, too, at that time.
Anything you want to say? Anything new happening? Tell me! :)

Yours,
 Nokta

P.S.: Feel free to share... :) Also, Constructive criticism is always welcome!
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