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By DerekProspero   |   Watch
Published: February 24, 2008
© 2008 - 2020 DerekProspero
This is my most complicated Photoshop piece to date, with over 7,700 layers and a total file size of 2.2GB.

I've been receiving a lot of questions about how I manage 7000+ layers, so here's a bit of background: 7700 is the total number of layers if you add them all up from the many documents that comprise the final piece. The way I approached it is by creating the pieces individually and saving them into separate canvas groups, then importing each component as flattened graphics into the final canvas. By doing this I was able to keep the master file down to about 800 layers. If I had kept all the layers intact for each itty bitty component, I would have had to manage the 7700 layers in one canvas, which would probably have melted my computer.

- Official Download Page: [link]
- GelaSkins Merchandise Page: [link]
Image size
1920x1440px 1.4 MB
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SavvySillybug's avatar
Just stumbled upon this. This was my wallpaper ten years ago! I have fond memories of it :)

Tossing it back on my screen for a while, just for old time's sake.
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poweredbyostxHobbyist Interface Designer
Stunning work, thanks.
LibertyGuy62's avatar
The download link link doesn't work! Please help!
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KellyGang-girlHobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool!!!
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stephmirHobbyist Digital Artist
One of my alltime FAVORITE WallPapers! You are awesome. I just downloaded the Rank Icons ...sawweeet. Do you have any more wallpapers?
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HEXcubeProfessional Interface Designer
This wallpaper's legendary!  A few years back I've been using this as my wallpaper, screensaver, boot-screen, folder background and on pretty much anything I could set a picture to! :happy: After all these years, I finally found the source of my longtime favorite wallpaper. DerekProspero Thanx a lot for creating this wonderful piece of art for us geeks Love
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Hi mate! Thank you for the kind words. Very happy that you have enjoyed the work! This piece inspired me to go even more retro with "Steampunk Motherboard" you can see here: derekprospero.deviantart.com/a…

Thanks again!
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raghuallthetimeHobbyist General Artist
Just.. amazing.
Your photo got a place on my desktop.. forever.
TOO amazing to be real.
Thanks man.
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FortyTwoPowerHobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :w00t:
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Pop-customProfessional Artisan Crafter
Very nice !!
ZIDO15's avatar
A stylish side of a geek :D
Very nice image!
NukeRage107's avatar
can't download it..........:(
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MARSHOODHobbyist Interface Designer
ii really like this style

to bad designs like this dont get much attention
the0ckid82's avatar
Any Chance you could post the other 2 colors as they are no longer on your site?
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subtleandsubversiveProfessional Digital Artist
yain09's avatar
So good! :D
What font did you use for "geek"?
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04jh1911Hobbyist General Artist
looovley x
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nimble-apprenticeProfessional Filmographer
I love this master piece...i have this as my wallpaper from quite a long time..
when i first saw this i was like "What a great work"!!
and nw i knew 7,700 layers.... Wow!

Will it be rude if i create all this myself with some other word...
tachaeon's avatar
I really dig this! May I have your permission in using this for a non for profit website?
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anujagarwal31Hobbyist Photographer
Can anyone help me on how do i use text CSE in place of GEEK...
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anujagarwal31Hobbyist Photographer
or please message me the photoshop file...i really require it...
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