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I really struggled with this one. I was blown away by Maya [link] and started out to make something similar. A pleasing pattern, some light relief, and maybe a bit of grunge. But nothing even came close. So I spent a lot of time just trying to nail down the right pattern and discarded them all. I tried several from Squidfingers but nothing worked for me. So I went back to basics and did this simple dot pattern thing. Then I added a little relief. And all of a sudden I had something I really liked. Then came the lighting. That took a lot longer than I thought. But here it is. Enjoy. This is probably the first thing I've posted here that I actually like.
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool, you are welcome to play with it, mod it if you like.
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M2M-design Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! :thumbsup:B-)
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, this one was a lot of fun.
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M2M-design Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :handshake:
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IanWoods Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi Mate

I used this (background textute) in a wallpaper that I have been working on for over a month it's about ready for release.

You get link and full credit

Permission granted?

Cheers Prec
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sure, permission always granted! Can you post a link when it's up?
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:iconianwoods:
IanWoods Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks will send you a link when it's up
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Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello. Do you mind if I feature Nanotubes and Eclipse here - [link] ? :)
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not at all, please do!
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Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much. I'll place them tomorrow with a great pleasure. :)
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Flickrart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
nice
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sure, enjoy!
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Gor0n Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice grunge effects!
:star: Featured on iconpaper [link]
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I'm honored! Lots of tasty nuggets up there on iconpaper too. Definitely worth the click.
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Gor0n Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks bro! ;) And more to come (it was launched tuesday).
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afivos Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009   Interface Designer
i love this one!

i would like to ask for your permission to use your wallpapers for an iPhone theme i'm working on.

you will be mentioned in the description and in the read-me file of course, as the author of the wallpapers! what do u say?^^
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sure! I tried an iPhone crop and posted a link to it on MacThemes (I think, or in this thread, can't remember which). But you are welcome to use it. Go nuts. Can you send me the link if you release something? I'd love to see it.
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afivos Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009   Interface Designer
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey, very nice! Thanks for the heads-up. Fav'd and download, applying now ...
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:iconafivos:
afivos Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009   Interface Designer
thanks ^^
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murilohs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Awesome =]
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, enjoy!
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THEvalrog Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, glad you like it!!
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petrart671 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009   Interface Designer
Awesome work man! Your efforts paid off.
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! Glad people are still finding and enjoying this one.
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i-ahem Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Seeeeeexy !
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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odioART Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice wall :thumbsup:
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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kashif75 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
thanks
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for visiting.
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Smind75 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Great work~ :D
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I am so excited about the great response from the community. I can't wait to fond the time to start on a new project.
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JayCustom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Nice. Just wanted to say that last nite I just did a clean install of XP and Vista dual boot and this is the only wallpaper I downloaded on the XP side. Looks awesome with my black visual style and it's not too dark. And we both know lighting and texture make or break our works...very nice.
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hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, glad you had an opportunity to use it. Your woodgrain [link] is a great example of the power and impact of lighting on a design.
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FrankaKo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Great Work. Thanks for sharing. :aww:
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey all, I put up an iPhone version too, just a quick crop but still, you will find the link on this thread [link]
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Stratification Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Very nice, I'm glad you spent the extra time on lighting, it's really what gives this piece its great feel. Very nice indeed.
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hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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z272z Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
:+fav:
great work !
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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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Mheltin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful. :thumbsup:
:+fav:

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:iconhotiron:
hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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macjag Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009   Interface Designer
great texture, nice work :thumbsup:
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hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I really wanted to get the texture right and had the hardest time with that part; the base pattern. I had been working with this dot/wire mesh pattern for a long time and could not get it to "feel good". As a last resort, before ditching it for the maybe 8th or 9th base pattern, I tried quadrupling it (1/4 scale then 4x). That made all the difference.
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senhoritaspencer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Really nice wall.

Featured in Delicious Pixel .
Hope you don't mind...
:)
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hotiron Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sure, I'm honored. It's a great site with the crème de la crème. And Entropy [link] is also up there.
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senhoritaspencer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Thanks for the compliment.
I sometimes loose track of the people I have already asked... ;)
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