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talk to the mask by PoulNyrup talk to the mask by PoulNyrup
Remember - it looks way better in Full View!

Hey there folks,

First & foremost: the awesome icon used for the wallpaper is Mask 5 by jjfwh - check out his other work, he does some great stuff... I just took Otis' Pinpoint wallpaper, played around with the colour & saturation and dropped the icon on top…

Yep, I'm still alive & lurking in the shadows - in some respects I've jumped off the skinning bandwagon & in others I'm still hard at it... ;-)

What's changed?

Well, apart from growing older & wiser (and spending way more time on my iPhone than on my pc), I've moved on to Windows 7 like so many others. This meant, among other things, a fond farewell to Windowblinds. The awesome WB themes for Win XP haven't been ported to Win7, and just about all the WB themes for Win7 feel like a big step down from the excellent Win7 visual styles being made here at dA. Especially the font rendering looks awful (no matter what fonts I try, even with MacType running). Also, I simply don't have the time (or choose to use my time on other things) to mess around in SkinStudio to try and make them look better...

Win7 Style Builder, on the other hand, has really proven to be a powerhouse behind the creative output for Win7 at dA. The quality of VS'es from the likes of SolMiler, krissirk, zainadeel, minhtrimatrix, kAtz93 & AP-GRAPHIK are in my opinion the high-water mark of customization at dA, every bit as impressive as the WB themes for Ye Olde XP...

But no matter what VS I try, I always come back to Clearscreen Sharp for Windows7 by K-Johnson. It is still in my opinion the very best VS ever made, and surely must be in the top 5 all-time customization deviations. The only mod I’ve added to it is the OSX scrollbars (taken from xpng’s Lion for Windows 7) - not sure if they complement the rest of the skin that well, but the original scrollbars were just too light for day-to-day use…

The back/forward buttons in Explorer are taken from minhtrimatrix’s Elune skin.

The lovely QTTabBar skin is Qttabbar for Shine by zooldevil.

The iTunes skin is PlasticPulse by xpng.

About the “LDV” icon: LDV (Laser Doppler Velocimetry) is a technology for measuring air or fluid velocity with lasers. The software for the equipment had some hideous icons, so I took one of the photos I’d taken of my laboratory set-up, played around with it in Photoshop & IconWorkshop & out popped this…

I love my icons… I have an ad hoc - assembled icon package I call DoxXIII - basically a mix of Dox icons from DeusEx74 & the truly magnificent XIII icon set from apathae. I’m sure there’re a few Jonas Rask icons lurking on my desktop somewhere as well…

The excellent live folder icons are Icon-A-Day 2.0, Day 8, Wrapper Folder by mormegil. In one of the folders you’ll see a snippet of my daughter Saffron’s drawings… At the tender age of 10 yrs, she is already convinced she’ll be an artist - no doubt showing off her art here at dA… :-)

The only Rainmeter config I have running is a little CPU meter on the right. I probably took the skin from someone else and played around with it in Photoshop…

Firefox: just the default theme with some mods of Stratiform by SpewBoy

Dock? You don’t need a dock on Windows 7. ;-)

Happy skinning. :-)
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Interface Designer
well, not exactly my type of color that you have selected to tint my wall with, but it matches quite nicely with all the other elements you've used. :lol:
thanks for the flattering use of my wall as a basis here, dude. :#1:
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PoulNyrup Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
You again...! ;-)
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hombre-cz Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot ! ;)
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PoulNyrup Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Thank you. :-)
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Delta909 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Long time bro how are you? Nice shot :D.
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PoulNyrup Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I'm doing well my friend... I see that my last deviation was back in 2009, but actually I come here every day to prowl around dA, check out the latest greatest and stalk the old-timers - i.e. people like you... :D
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Allucard9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
woahhh! Awesome shot mr. poul! Great resources here :D

:peace:
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PoulNyrup Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Hey there Allu, always nice to see you in the neighbourhood. :)
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