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War of the Worlds Tripod Desktop Wallpaper

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Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce: A War of the Worlds Tripod Desktop Wallpaper.

Here is a steampunk desktop wallpaper which fits my laptop screen like a glove. It may well fit yours too. I modified an existing 3D generated image by Robert Czarny (credit below) adding the heat ray projection and some portholes on the tripods. I felt that the original, though highly competent and evocative, was static and too 'staged', lacking dynamism and action. The addition of the heat ray and a lighting flare suggesting a moving camera lens provides that dynamism. An example of Photoshop improving on a 3D image, I hope you'll agree, I also started to add some coloured elements to the martian tripods as they seemed too grey and as a result lacking some other-worldliness.

I am just experimenting with the heat ray using some of the basic lighting effects that come with Photoshop. There was no beam of light in Robert's original image. I am imagining the heat ray just being discharged and this image is the moment the heat ray touches the building just prior to the stone and wood exploding under all the stress of the heat.

It is an experiment with lighting that's all. Very difficult to light a 3D scene without the original 3D construct so I'm just playing with the image.

I've added a lot of light to the beam, some pulses of energy and lens flare effects for the extra dynamism. It obscures the original image somewhat but that is inevitable.

The important thing in the updated image is that the eye has a path to travel. It naturally moves from the heat ray's projecting box to the building and then back down the bridge to the martian's legs then up again. When looking at an image the eye always follows a beam of light and within Robert's original image the eye was drawn hither and thither without providing any actual focus. My new changes cause your eye to focus upon the things that are important, the conflict, the battle, the death, the forthcoming destruction.

The zipfile contains a variety of different size screens for desktop systems.

1024x768
1280x960
1366x768
1280x760
1440x900
1920x1080
1600x1000 - original image size

It works perfectly with my widgets, giving the widgets and icons a place to 'be'. If you want me to make a specific wallpaper for your size screen then give the wallpaper a Facebook "like this", post me a comment and I'll see what I can do.</span>

This wallpaper is not too cluttered leaving you with plenty of usable workspace but you can have it as cluttered as you like.

Credit to Robert ‘TroC‘ Czarnyr here at troc--czarnyrobert.deviantart.…

Personally I use it as a log-in screen on my Windows 10 laptop. It works there very well indeed.

The only condition for downloading and using is that you leave feedback. Please leave a message and rate these things as it is the only payment I get for creating this small desktop addition :D

You may use any of my own images in your own creations but commercially only with my permission. In all other non-commercial cases I require a credit to the original artists using their/my name or pseudonym and a link to their/my sites. With regard to the commercial use of incorporated images from other artists, permission would need to be obtained from the original owner.

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sed Digital Artist
:icontxrabbit: EXCLNT!
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
:)
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sed Digital Artist
 :iconcutepandaplz:  :iconyourewelcomebubble:
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KAY-paintingHobbyist General Artist
This war is so charming and calm, that I thought about "The silver century of poetry". Steampank as style (I think so) is most elegant and refined.
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CapnDeek373Professional General Artist
Loving this! Especially the detail of the sign letterings and other high contrast lighting bits.
(Your download link sends me a folder of dirigible blueprints)
:ahoy:
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
fixed!
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CapnDeek373Professional General Artist
bender dance 
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
Oh dear - sorting
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bernardtimeProfessional General Artist
this is awesome, I'd love to create something this good!
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
It is rather good but I can't take credit for the whole thing as I am merely experimenting with an original image from another artist, read the blurb in the description and it will explain.
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bernardtimeProfessional General Artist
still, its an awesome finish!
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
I can't have something on my own desktop that is imperfect. I feel the orignal image was amazing but that my modifications have taken it up a level. Your feedback appreciated.
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This setting is the way War of the Worlds was always meant to be! Absolutely love the books and seeing this visual, they so should've done the movie in the same era as the novel!
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
Pleased you think that, keep an eye out for the new BBC 1890s adaptation.
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RokeykokeyHobbyist Interface Designer
Have never been more excited for a film in my life
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
We shall watch it together!
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I wasn't aware they were doing one.
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
You are now!
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ctdsnarkHobbyist Digital Artist
I love this....as much as I like the George Pal version,I wish someone would make a big-screen adaption set in the year it was published....1898?....when the atomic bomb wasn't even an idea,and instantaneous communication across great distances did not yet exist!
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
It is coming, there is a BBC version being produced now set at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. We will have it in the UK soon and then some time after that it'll appear in the US.
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ctdsnarkHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks....I'll keep an eye out for it!
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:iconjennystokes-favs:
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ninjakimmProfessional Digital Artist
oh wow. what tools you used ?

can you check my gallery ?
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yereverluvinuncleberProfessional Interface Designer
Thankyou. Photoshop.
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