Kontakt Wallpaper Request & Comments

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  1. NYCGRIFF

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    Try this video tutorial. It's fairly easy to follow and understand. (Personally, I use Paint Shop Pro x7). However, as the guy doing the video says, any graphics editor will do the trick. Just use the one you're most comfortable with. Lastly, the main thing to remember is to make sure the Library's information fits properly inside the tab borders (especially from top to bottom). The size that you use should be one of personal preference. As you can see, my tabs are fairly wide, but believe it or not, some people use an even larger templates. I have large wide-screen displays, so therefore the smaller tabs are of no use to me..
     
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    Double thanks man... I´ll keep the first choice.
     
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    Hi, Has anyone got a Master folder wallpaper they could share for Orchestral Tools? I arrange my libraries by company as much as possible when I have more than a few from the company.

    Thanks in advance, and thank you to all of the contributors to this fantasic thread!

    Peace to all.
     
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    For the masters again

    Binary Music Valve 4 Op
    Ilya Efimov Bawu
    Loopmasters Techno Resurrection
    Nine Volt Audio Shimmer & Shake
    Rhythmic Robot Audio Emulator II OMI Universe of Sounds Vol.1
    Straight Ahead Samples Layback Throwback

    Love and peace (that´s not a library)
     
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    Me too. Shit, if you're going to use these ubiquitous library tabs, you might as well make them 'non-boring' to look at (as long as the pertinent library info is easily seen when you're scrolling through your collection).
     
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    I'm glad you warned me, bro. I almost made a library wallpaper tab called, "Love and Peace". <lol>
     
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    Hi Celtic: This is a tough one, since there are really no graphics that I can 'lean' on to reflect the 'visual identity' of this library. I noticed that the author of this library is "DJ Harrison". I have photos of this dude, so if I* make a library for this one, I might have to include his facial graphic. Other than the "Straight ahead" logo, might have to 'wing' this one. I hate posting wallpapers that fall short of a particular library's original graphics 'visual' content (and, usually will not do it).
     
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    A couple of ones that might help you @NYCGRIFF, which I'm sure you already found:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2341704005/Screen_shot_2012-06-21_at_3.15.53_PM_400x400.png

    https://www.kontakthub.com/media/CACHE/images/label_images/sa/1713dece8f7c01eb28c2b93b8a7213b1.jpg

    And I also found this image that could be good for a wallpaper:

    10500588_700898689947374_3878740822104879527_n.jpg
     
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    No problem bro. I´ll find any disasterous way to make it. It´s only for completing the collection.

    Sorry I post before make some comprobations. I looked into the release and I think there is something useful for doing it. What do you think about this?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have downloaded the same image. Notice the reference on the lower left to author "DJ Harris" and the headphones? I thought abot finding some way to incorporate those images into the the graphic, but no. Lower right has "Straight Ahead Samples" (Production House Samples). Not too inspiring either. So, it looks like we are going to have to get a little creative on this one. Basically, creating a wallpaper for this library from scratch. I think Bunford's sample of the illuminated "SA" logo is a good place to start. What about you?
     
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    I have not seen this one. However, I think that at least we can find a way to incorporate it into whatever wallpaper design that will be eventually posted. To be honest, I sort of like the idea of several folks coming up with various ideas of putting this wallpaper together. Since you said you have a little time to spare (recently), this might present an interesting (and hopefully fun) project for all those interested. So, let's see what we can come up with.
     
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    By the way, the hardest wallpapers to make are those that do not have any discernible "graphics" anywhere over the Internet; either from the publisher's homepage or from the posted site. Those are the most challenging (and fun, I think <lol>) to hook up.
     
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    It´s perfect for me.
     
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    Well, based upon he graphic image that Bunford found, a "translucent" dark-blue grayish background is what I would use to try and capture the feel of it. That would be the first phase.
     
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    @NYCGRIFF xtant - cz alpha
    please with sugar on top genius… :) and feel free to go space/cosmic/atmosphere with it hahaha
     
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    I hear you. bro. No need to beg, buddy. But that "sugar on top" sounds like I a cure for my sweet tooth! <lol>
     
  18. Bunford

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    Made an attempt at this. Take it easy on me. My first ever wallpaper, and learning Photoshop on the go too as I've only ever used it for basic needs before! :wink:

    Looks big though?!?! I used the template, but bumped it up to 300ppi, but keeping the same cm dimension, so not sure why it shows up as bigger?!?!

    Wallpaper.png
     
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    Nice work and I added to my tab, but the wallpaper is 950x146 pixels. Maximum in horizontal must not be more than 700 pixels in a extended Kontakt interface. And In a reduced I have no idea but much less. And no more of 100 pixels in vertical.

    Thanks for the work and as I said, is yet added to the collection.
     
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    Thanks for your efforts, Bunford. However, when creating these wallpapers, remember what I mentioned about the pertinent library information being visible in the space (this is especially important from top to bottom). In addition, you might want to pay attention to the horizontal proportions as well. If too wide, the info will not show up (regardless whether Kontakt's viewing area is expanded or not). Here is a blank template that I use: Wallpaper Blank.png
    You can use this as a guideline for your own work area. For example, take a look at the last wallpaper I made for Cal. When you open it up in Kontakt, note that all the relevant information can be seen in the tab (if necessary, click on the lower-right hand side of Kontakt's viewing area and expand proportionally). It takes a little time to get fairly proficient at making these wallpapers, but at least you're willing to give it a go, brother. And, that's a start. Hope this is helpful.

    (BTW, you can't see the thumbnail because it's blank). Just right-click and save.
     
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