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Desert Desktop Tutorial

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Uploaded on Jan 13, 2011

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Unfortunately iMovie cut off the bottom and top of the screen. Luckily the top and bottom weren't that important.

To complete the tutorial you'll need Geektool 3 and an image editor.

For clarification here are the commands entered into Geektool-

Clock - date +%l:%M - Helvetica Nueue MEDIUM 288pt
Date - date +%d - Helvetica Nueue Light 190pt
Month - date +%B - Helvetical Nueue Light 64pt
iTunes "Now Playing" label - osascript ~yourusername/Location/iTunesCurrentTrack.scpt
iTunes "Current Track" - osascript ~yourusername/Location/iTunesNowPlaying.scpt

In photoshop -

. Open the desert image from Paul Gabrielo's blog.
. Either do what I do in the tutorial OR do this:
-- Use the select tool to create a box along the bottom sized for the dock.
-- Use the Paint Brush tool, with black paint at 50% opacity and paint inside your selection.
-- Your wallpaper is now much closer to the way that mine looks in the Flickr upload... shorter and cleaner than the one created in the tutorial.

. Save your image as Desert.png
. Use the Magic Wand tool to select the whole sky and the dock
. Delete the sky and dock leaving only the sand.
. Press CMD+SHIFT+i to invert the selection. (instead of having the sky and dock selected, you now have the sand selected.)
. Go up to Image and select Crop.
. Save the image as DesertSands.png (PNG is important)
. Save the .psd files if you want.

It's important to move BOTH the scripts and the sand image to a folder of your choice before continuing. If you run the scripts in Geektool while they are in your desktop, then you move them to a new folder, Geektool no longer knows where they are.

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