Windows 7 Alternative Default Wallpaper

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Vlad Gerasimov 26 April 2009
I had a chance to spend some time with upcoming Windows 7 OS. And because I  am wallpaper maniac :-) the default wallpaper (this one - View from Arstechnica website) was most interesting to me. I decided to fire up Photoshop and try to draw better wallpaper. I changed the fish (because my favorite is clown-fish), made wallpaper darker (I thought it was uncomfortably light), tweaked light source and reflections. I'm not sure if  it turned out better, but here is the result!
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Jorjennia Jaushlin 26 April 2009
Beautiful work! I love your artistic genius!
Carl Willetts 26 April 2009
How good would it have been for Windows 7 to have included some of Vlad's wallpapers? At least my Windows 7 desktop will have Vlad's wallpaper and not the usual sterile slop from MS. Excellent work by the way!
Karl 26 April 2009
I quite dislike it. The fish seems a bit too... fat. And the texture looks more like brushed metal than scales. But anyway, that's good work, eh ;).
Vlad Gerasimov 26 April 2009
Jorjennia, Carl, Karl: thanks for your honest opinions :-)
Illya Termeno 26 April 2009
Определенно наряднее, чем оригинал. Хорошая работа!
Lorena 26 April 2009
Beautiful!! Love nemo! jaja
A1Elements 26 April 2009
And another new category, what's going on. :-?
Cheezwhiz 26 April 2009
What a coincidence. I just installed the Windows 7 Beta. Now I have the perfect replacement for the default wallpaper!
Martin Stružský 26 April 2009
Wow, my favourite fish from the Finding Nemo movie on my desktop by my favourite wallpaper designer. 8-) Lovely as usual. ;-)
Bin Liu 26 April 2009
What about creating a series of wallpapers/clocks of this kind featuring different kinds of fish?
Michaela Basham 27 April 2009
I like this one better. The beta fish seemed kind of drab and lifeless, and you're right, it did seem too light. Your wallpaper is much more vibrant!
Justin Murray 27 April 2009
no offense vlad, but i prefer the original better.
Arthur Pustynin 27 April 2009
Очень приятная рыбка)
Vlad Gerasimov 27 April 2009
Justin Murray: I am not offended at all! Karl: I took your comment into consideration and made slight changes - fish is not so fat anymore, and background is not looking like metal. Thanks!
efand 27 April 2009
That's not as i expected...... the fish seems unreal
David I. 27 April 2009
I'm all for alternatives to Windows 7. ;-)
Vit Svarc 27 April 2009
You are my favourite wallpaper maker, Ubuntu is my favourite operating system. Please, can you make some wallpaper(s) with ubuntu theme?
sergiom99 27 April 2009
Its amazing how M$ is copy-cating Linux look-and-feel even more release after release. would love to see an Ubuntu themed wallpaper. And a cow themed one! ;-) Keep up the good work Vlad!
Jaideep Nadkarni 28 April 2009
Its better than the real thing!
Barbara Kurzawska 28 April 2009
I think clown-fish fits better. Original wallpaper looks so.. so.. blurry (water is blue, fish is blue, I think it doesn't look good). Another wonderful work :) Thank you!
Harro 28 April 2009
Maybe your should go apply at microsoft as wallpaper maker.. the guy they currently have for the job isn't doing as good as you ;)
Pete 28 April 2009
To me, the fish looks out of place. Some more shading maybe? Translucency? A blue sheen, reflecting the color of the water?
George Mariot 29 April 2009
It is beautiful !!! As always. Thanks
Suzana 29 April 2009
I like your clownfish, he can come over and play with the ones we have in our tank, maybe your next wallpaper you can give him a few clownfish pals and a nice sea anemone?
Mel 29 April 2009
Yours is WAY better!
pete 30 April 2009
beautiful nemo , but the fish has to be put more in the middle of the wall as the original . nonetheless on my desk right now :-)
Cynthia 30 April 2009
Well done Vlad! Did you come to Oz (Australia) after your trip to Kiwiland (N.Z.)? Clown fish lives in our Great Barrier Reef. Thanks a million.
Kevin 1 May 2009
So, is this a subtle suggestion that Windows 7 (or Microsoft) is/are clown(s)? jk
Dan from Chicago 1 May 2009
MUCH better! Ridiculously better than standard MS wallpapers. Keep it up, love it!
Davidz 4 May 2009
Great work! Looks so beautiful on my desktop.
BnY~ 5 May 2009
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Feng Wang 11 May 2009
I love this one. I've always been liked to compare this one to the original MS wallpaper.
nupoor 15 May 2009
i like u'r clown fish . in my tank there r only blue blue & blue...& d orange one died and so this will stay with me forever and ever and ever...........
Aaron 22 May 2009
Con su permiso, en mi blog ( he puesto un post diciendo lo mucho que me gustan tus fondos de pantalla. Espero que no sea molestia. He puesto un enlace, a ver si algun amigo pone este fondo que es tan bonito.
fezighart 28 May 2009
nice work ,maybe some more shades would go a long way
Carole 29 May 2009
I haven't seen the other version yet, but I do love this one. Beautiful colors.
david cybulkiewicz 6 June 2009
I love it, wish you had more like this my kids love them i change their pc backgrounds every week
sarah 23 October 2009
ruby 30 October 2009
is so awesonme,
baha 5 August 2010
항상 잘 쓰고 있어요~이쁜 화면이 참 많아요~~
pankaj kumar 23 March 2012
ZEKROM X 26 March 2013
Nevím, co mám dělat.
oubeida 2 February 2015
جميلة جدًا
Viet Nguyen 23 August 2021
One of my fatorite
Андрей 19 September 2021
Просто изумительная картинка. Как и все остальные на вашем сайте. Простые чистые линии. Покой и умиротворение. Ваши обои радуют глаз, но не отвлекают от основной работы слишком навязчивыми деталями. Ставлю на рабочие столы своих компьютеров исключительно ваши работы еще с 2013 года и еще ни разу не пожалел. Спасибо!