Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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I was having lunch at this restaurant on the beach, and while I waited for the pager they provided to go off, I walked around and took pictures. I only had my iPhone X on hand as I didn't really know that's where lunch was happening, but the iPhone X does not disappoint. 

I edited in Lightroom and proceeded to stick to my favorite formula and exported right into Mextures on my iPhone. 

Hope you all enjoy. 

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

The day before the Fourth of July is my mothers birthday. This means, predictably, I provided all the flowers. This is one of the pictures I took with my iPhone X and edited in Lightroom and Mextures. 

Enjoy!

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WWDC 2018: The Magic of Turning "meh" into "WOW!"

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When technology connects with creativity, incredible ideas come to life. This summer, we invite thousands of talented minds from around the world to join us and turn their ideas into reality.

The quote above was used by Apple to invite people from all over the globe to enjoy the greatness of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The WWDC, as it is commonly referred to, is a week-long event that showcases the company's new operating systems to software developers.

Although the target of this type of event are professionals that deal with coding, the keynote session that opens the WWDC draws attention of the whole world; even people that don't really follow the latest news about technology are excited to know what new features they will be able to have on their iPhones, iPads, Apple TV or Apple Watches.

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Preparing the ground

Every year seems to have a great deal of expectation around the whole event, probably because people are dying to see some groundbreaking technology to be announced. It was a bit different in 2018, though.

In January, Bloomberg affirmed that Apple would focus primarily on "improving the performance of iPhone software" this year and leave the brand new (and most exciting) features to 2019. This rumor made everybody calm down a little bit and enjoy whatever the company could present in the event because, after all, it would just be some "minor" improvements, nothing to be extremely anxious about.

Of course, some features were spotted by developers like Guilherme Rambo (my fellow countryman) and Steve Troughton-Smith, but not confirmed until the event (or two days before). Still, the buzz that would normally appear before the date turned into simply a feeling of hope to see "at least some good news."

But we are talking about Apple here and it so has the ability to turn whatever "meh" feature into "I just need it so bad I am considering installing the beta version of this OS on my main device."

Did anybody doubt it?

Announcing new features, getting everyone excited

June 4th, the day of the event, was here. Even with expectations set down low, people wanted to know what Apple spent its time working on.

On stage, the company presented some features that surprised not for they were unimaginable, but because people actually had been requesting for some time now.

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iOS 12 brought a welcome improvement to speed when launching apps, swiping to see the camera app or even when displaying the keyboard or the share sheet; and it gets better: these changes apply also to older devices such as the iPhone 5s. In a way, I interpreted it as a way of saying "sorry" for all the bugs that affected the iPhones and iPads on iOS 11 (just saying…).

They actually introduced some new stuff like ARKit 2, so we can enjoy augmented reality with multiple people, Animoji with tongues and the new "Memoji", better privacy settings and so on.

Other features, although being great benefits, seemed to had been taking from the users complaints we've been hearing for years, such as grouped notifications (come on, Apple… you take it away, tweak it a little and announce it like a brand new thing?… Yes, I want it, please) and FaceTime call with up to 32 people at once (we've been asking for a group chat for so long that they are compensating by overdoing it… I mean, I don't really have that many friends, do you? Lol).

Screen Time is something great and I will probably use it a lot since I'm a productivity freak. But I can't help but think that the company took advantage of the complaint made by the investors regarding children being addicted to their phones and tablets; so, instead of preparing something different for kids, they've built a comprehensive reporting on mobile usage so this could be an iOS 12 feature and extended it to children. Quite brilliant, actually.

Additionally, in this next version of the system, we will be able to enjoy Siri even when Low Power Mode is activated, something I still don't understand why we couldn't do before, but anyways…

Speaking of Siri, iOS 12 will bring some improvements to the virtual assistant — at least that is what Apple told us. Instead of going through all the trouble of improving the whole structure of their virtual assistant, they've bought the app Workflow and made the automations work with Siri — and let the users do the rest. So, if people want the assistant to do this or that, they can do so by (manually) creating automations with specific commands so the assistant can run it.

"Do you want it? Then do it yourself and be happy." Smart move, Apple.

In regards to Apple's wearable, watchOS 5 will receive updates related to the Activity and Workout app that is going to enhance the quality of their exercise, while motivating users with the competition and coaching features.

Also, a new Walkie Talkie feature was announced and opinions seem to be divided into "it is a better way to communicate rapidly and more comfortable than dictating things to the Watch" and "I just don't want to be disturbed, I hope I can turn it off" — but I'll leave the verdict to people who actually use the device (not me). Plus, the Podcasts app will, at last, be on the Watch.

tvOS 12 will bring Zero sign-on, support to Dolby Atmos, and some nice and new screensavers. Also, the Apple TV remote app will be laying on the Control Center for those who want it.

Even CarPlay got some attention this time: third-party navigation apps, such as Waze and Google Maps, are finally to come to the system.

The system for the Macs also got some pretty neat (not that "huge") features, but it's by far the one update I'm the most excited about. Even if the new things are just tiny details, I believe that's where Apple is so great. Improving Screenshots, editing and viewing options on Finder, organizing desktop automatically and sort them as you prefer (I don't really leave things in my desktop, but I'm just glad for other people), the come back of favicon in Safari tabs (thank you!) will probably help productivity on the daily basis.

The ability to use iPhone's camera is a nice new improvement to Continuity and, of course, it's impossible not to mention the "new" Mac App Store, totally remodeled (f-i-n-a-l-l-y) to have a cleaner, more "iOS-like" style. News, Stocks, Home and Voice Memos, all iOS apps, will now find a place in the Macs, which is interesting, mainly because Apple is, by doing so, preparing the ground to the so-called "Project Marzipan" (iOS apps running on macOS).

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Nice features are coming. However, the whole focus of macOS Mojave (10.14) was Dark Mode — and I'm just cheering up inside while writing it because I want it really bad. A lot of people (including me) were waiting for something like this, so we can rest our eyes and mind while working on the Mac — and I'm just really, really glad that my Mac mini Late 2012 is still in the game and will receive this update.

There were a lot of other features I didn't mention here that follows the same pattern: they're not that big of a deal, but we feel happy to have them.

By the time the 2-hour event was over, instead of people getting mad because it was presented all the "obvious" features that were supposed to be around for some time now, everyone just wanted to put their hands on the new systems.

I don't know what it is, but Apple has a magical way of making all the basic stuff seem like brand new useful and interesting things. Do I care? Not really. Although I feel like I've used too many "finally" to describe the new features, I’m still excited and looking forward to seeing those features in my Apple products, mainly Dark Mode on macOS and Siri Shortcuts on iOS.

I guess I can admit I fell for whatever strategy Apple used here — shame on me.

Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Last week, on my way home from a hike I see a flower shop advertising eight dollar, rose bouquets. I went in, got my roses, picked through the arrangements in the back and this one full of daisies caught my eye. It was not on sale, I did not "save" money, but one of those daisies is this weeks wallpaper. So it's still winning, right? 

I hope you all enjoy!

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You Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This weeks wallpaper came about my persistence in including a notebook like wallpaper. I had a completely different multi-color background and didn't matter what I tried, I couldn't get it to look "okay" or good enough. 

I thought about starting with the notebook background and working my way into layers from this new foundation. Something along the way made me ask myself, "and what's wrong with a simple one?" - Absolutely nothing! - I made a simple, yellow notebook paper and a couple of other color variations you can find in the gallery.

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This weeks wallpaper is the product of the warp tool (in Photoshop) on some horizontal lines. I applied different effects to allow the different colors to pop. Lastly, it was imported into Mextures for some depth.

I hope you all enjoy.

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Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This weeks wallpaper includes three other variations (in the gallery) that were the original inspiration for this one. I put together, in Photoshop, a rainbow base and played around with textures and shapes. These were the four I liked best. Finally, I imported the lighter ones in Mextures for a bit of depth and saturation of colors. 

Enjoy!

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Different star patterns mixed with polka dots make this week's wallpaper. I tested different colors, but there's something about stars and navy blue. I imported to Mextures to give the images shadows and sharp lighting. 

I hope you all enjoy.

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This weeks wallpaper comes with the help of my parents garden and sunset lighting. Nothing will compare to natural light, add flowers to it and magic! I posted a lot of others on my blog if you're interested. 

Hope you enjoy!

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Patterns and more patterns! This weeks wallpaper is a random pattern I mixed with various gradients. 

I hope you all enjoy. 

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Doodling on my iPad Pro led me down a rabbit hole of small shapes and icons. One of these was a few diamond ones. They were much too small to make into a wallpaper. I imported into Adobe Illustrator to edit, enlarge, soften the lines and create a layer of the pattern. I made it multi-colored keeping it in the pastels family. I transferred into Photoshop where I played around with various backgrounds. Held it light but made two other variations of it, which you can find in my wallpaper gallery.

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

I typically grab my iPad or open up Photoshop when I need to unwind. This happens late at night, as the world is deep in sleep. My creativity thrives late at night! I rarely have specifics in mind when working on a wallpaper, but as I create and undo patterns, I start to visualize icons! My goal, as I've mentioned, is to make home screen friendly wallpapers, something good for the home screen and lock screen. Somehow, deep in Photoshop layers, this weeks wallpaper reminded me of Princess Peach. I think it was the colors (literal peach) that I was using and I decided to embrace the bubblegum, cutesy, Princess Peach feel. Once I started testing, it took me five versions to get one where that horrible black gradient Apple automates with dark backgrounds disappeared but, also, one where I didn't change a single color. I eventually found a way! 

Hope you all enjoy as much.

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Earlier this week, I was running some errands a little further away from home than usual. I decided to avoid traffic and take the (longer) scenic route. This photo is one taken on my iPhone X in Portrait Mode, then edited in Photoshop and applied one of the guest formulas in Mextures. 

Enjoy!

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Today's wallpaper came to be a Photoshop "doodle" whilst I watched, the new, Queer Eye on Netflix. I really had no intention of creating anything but I like to let creativity flow without pressure and these times happen to be perfect. I enjoyed the blues and oranges I started with but felt they fell flat and so I added a few other layers/colors. 

It's very simple but lets your homescreen items shine!

There's also a simpler gradient version in the wall gallery

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This weeks wallpaper is a little is inspired by the very hot Spring days we've experienced in California. You'd think it was Summer. You'd also think you were dying. I couldn't decide on colors but didn't see a reason why not make a couple of different ones! You can find the other colors and variations in the gallery.

It started as a pattern in Adobe Illustrator, then imported to Photoshop, and once I had a finished product, I added specific layers (to some) in Mextures. Felt it really brought it together without taking all the attention from home screen icons. 

Enjoy!

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

This weeks wallpaper is basically doodles I started on the iPad Pro. I began with patterns and pastel colors. I duplicated a couple of layers, blurred them and added a few texture brushes. I sharpened it in Photoshop and deepened the colors in Lightroom.

Enjoy!

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

It's officially Spring, and everything around me seems to have gotten the memo. The rain from the last few days has made lawns lush and green. I spotted these tiny flowers while I picked a package up. I took the pictures with my iPhone X on the Halide App. Edited in VSCO app and exported to Photoshop to sharpen.

Enjoy!

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

Spring is right around the corner and my dads garden has been trying to stay ahead of the official date. It's blooming and the roses are bigger than ever! I have heart eyes for flowers and for photographing all the things.. these type of wallpapers are inevitable. 

I edited in Lightroom, to darker and strengthen the shadows. Then imported into my right hand app: Mextures. 

Enjoy.

 

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Your Weekly Wednesday Wallpaper

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So now onto this week's wallpaper submission:

A couple of weeks ago I was playing with patterns and shapes in Photoshop. I usually do this if I'm watching TV or listening to a podcast or audiobook. I find this time relaxing, and creativity tends to flow without pressure. This week's wallpaper came out of that. I added some texture (still in Photoshop) and layers of blues. 

Enjoy!

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