Episode 104

Episode 104 -Trendy Circle Wallpaper

by heathenx

In this screencast I hope to make a relatively easy wallpaper using trendy circles in Inkscape 0.47.

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24 Responses to “Episode 104”

  1. mark Says:

    “tredy” circles. Downloading now.

  2. heathenx Says:


    I don’t know WHAT you’re talking about (Thanks…fixed it). 😉

  3. mark Says:

    nice and simple – I like it. Reminded me of an old tutorial for photoshop – until I scoured the web and found it at http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/backgrounds/backgrounds.htm and see it is nothing like it. I like that tiled clones tool – very handy.

    Feel free to delete my typo post.

  4. bobek Says:

    If you don’t like the created tiled clones, you don’t need to ‘undo’ but just keep clicking on ‘Create’ button.

    Thanks for very nice tutorial.

  5. John LeMasney Says:

    It looks like you’re emulating bokeh, which is a cool and easy thing to do with tiled clones in Inkscape. There are lots of ways to emulate the physical phenomena of bokeh though that are far less contrived than what you accurately refer to as trendy. While these bubble wallpapers have been cropping up more and more, bokeh images have been around far longer. Great insight into the effect here, though, as always. HeathenX rocks it.

  6. heathenx Says:

    Good tip. I think I have gotten a little used to Ctrl+Z for way too many things in Inkscape. I forget to use the proper way. 😉

    @John LeMasney
    You know, you’re right about the bokeh effect. I think I had done a little research on that term a month ago after stumbling onto a wiki entry for it. I found some interesting tutorials on the effect. If one does just a bit of “bokeh kde” in google then one can see what I was going for. Darn it! I wish I had remembered to mention that in the tut.

    I stopped using KDE a while ago but it seems like I see this effect used in quite a few wallpapers designs in the latest releases of KDE. That’s why I used the term “trendy”, anyway. Nevertheless, thanks for the observation, John. I’ll add a bokeh tag to this tutorial in case someone stumbles across our site. 🙂

  7. sampetrova Says:

    nice blog……..
    Funny Videos

  8. Darth_Gimp Says:

    Yer Wallpaper sucks man!

    Ok seriously though… I loved this one.. its simple and to the point and rather versatile. I made one similar and then did a trace bitmap on a punisher pic I had and tossed him into it.

  9. Daniel Veazey Says:

    Wow, you’re awesome. I hope I can be half as good as you someday.

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  11. csaga Says:

    Nice tutorial! I create my own wallpaper, followed this tutorial! Thanks!

  12. Notsonoble Says:

    I didn’t have a reason to make wallpapers quite like the ones this designs but I watched it anyway… and I’m glad I did… I think the clone tiles will help me with another project… if it does I’ll be sending heathenx a step by step if he wants to post it as a video later.

  13. Xbody Says:

    Nice tutorial. Il like the wallpaper. 🙂

  14. Kevin Says:

    Hx, I tried your tutorial and then searched the web for similar wallpapers, stumbled on the term Bokeh and got sucked in. I love this effect. I posted my efforts on my blog and wrote a text tutorial for anyone who wants to replicate it. I’m looking forward to the next installment of screencasters.

  15. Siep Says:

    Hi, great tut, as usual.
    Question: what is the gnome theme used in this screencast? Looks rather neat.

  16. heathenx Says:


    I’m pretty sure it was one of the Shiki themes that I either tweaked or came stock. I’m using a tweaked Shiki-Noble on Ubuntu 10.04 at the moment. It’s purple on dark and goes well with the stock desktop colors.

  17. denis Says:

    What is a program that shows the key
    picture: http://pics.livejournal.com/blagodaren/pic/000048t5/

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  19. denis Says:

    Thank, thank, thank you for the quick reply, comrade

  20. denis Says:

    Sorry, this is only for linux?

  21. bank Says:

    thank you, I’ll download

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  23. jordan Says:

    thank you,I’ll try z

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