Eye Candy for Your Computer Desktop

If you are like me you tend to rotate the wallpaper on you computer often.  Every now and then I find one I stick with for a month or two. However, I am always looking for a new, nice, background wallpaper to spruce things up a little.  Recently I have found myself going to the same locations.  As much as I love googling for wallpapers and trudging through the mess it calls results, it is nice to have a goto site or three for quality eye candy.

These are three of my favorite sites for free or cheap decorations for my humble computer abode.  May they bring pleasure to your screen as well.

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Vladstudios.com ScreenshotThe Flax FairyBluebells (Color 2)TV HeadsViolin
Vladstudios.com Screenshot
Vladstudios.com Screenshot
The Flax Fairy
The Flax Fairy
Bluebells (Color 2)
Bluebells (Color 2)
TV Heads
TV Heads
Violin
Violin

Vladstudio.com

VLADSTUDIO provides a large selection of images in a range of resolutions. It also provides a wealth of information for aspiring computer artists in its tutorial section. Here are a few highlights:

  • Wallpapers, Cards, and themes
  • Blog themes
  • Tutorials
  • Mobile image sizes
  • Multiple monitors collections
  • Large free section (4:3 resolutions up to 1600x1200 and all mobile sizes)
  • Cheap lifetime membership (Currently $29.99 USD)

Vlad Gerasimov, the owner and artist, has absolutely amazing Photoshop skills and freely shares his works and techniques. If you are looking for some wit and humor for your desktop or simply desire an eye pleasing design this should be your first stop.


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Interfacelift screenshotSpectrum of the SkySugar Lake RainbowElevationHome World
Interfacelift screenshot
Interfacelift screenshot
Spectrum of the Sky
Spectrum of the Sky
Sugar Lake Rainbow
Sugar Lake Rainbow
Elevation
Elevation
Home World
Home World

Interfacelift.com

Interfacelift has a wide assortment of images. It is an active community of very talented artists; computer graphics designers and photographers alike. Anyone is welcome to sign up for an account and join in the fun. Here are a few highlights:

  • Community environment (multiple artists)
  • Themes (XP, OS X, PS3)
  • Mobile image sizes
  • Icons
  • Multiple monitor collections
  • Free (all sizes)

The Interfacelift community provides everything from stunning HDR photography to out of this world 3D renderings. Just about every monitor size is supported and searching is made easy with its filters.

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Digitalblasphemy ScreenshotCircumpolarEndless BlueCrucible PlanetDispersion
Digitalblasphemy Screenshot
Digitalblasphemy Screenshot
Circumpolar
Circumpolar
Endless Blue
Endless Blue
Crucible Planet
Crucible Planet
Dispersion
Dispersion

Digitalblasphemy.com

Digital Blasphemy has been providing quality computer rendered wallpaper since 1997. You are sure to fine strange and exciting new worlds without ever needing to leave your computer. Offerings include everything from true-to-life renderings to the pure artistic creations. Here are a few highlights:

  • Community involvement (Facebook, Twitter, etc...)
  • Mobile texting support
  • Mobile image sizes
  • Multiple monitor collections
  • Small free section
  • Reasonable lifetime membership (currently $75 USD)
  • Image products available (calendars, cups, mouse pads, etc.)

Ryan Bliss has been running the show at Digital Blasphemy since its incarnation. He has some amazing computer graphics skills and enjoys sharing them. You will never have a boring computer background if you pick one up here.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I have never heard of any of them but will certainly give them a shot. I become tired of my wallpaper too!!!:)


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eonsaway 7 years ago from New Mexico, USA

I am not a technical person but this is just so much fun I want to learn more.


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

thanks for the info, I'm always changing my wallpaper, like redecorating for the computer couch (or chair) potato


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ProCW 7 years ago from South Carolina

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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Love this. I, too, have never heard of any of these guys. I will check them out- hope you get a commission on sales, lol.


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PhilD41 7 years ago from Iowa Author

Unfortunately Storytellersrus, I don't. I still like their work though, and think it is worth sharing.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

How long since I've changed my wallpaper? LOL You just made me want to change it all of a sudden. LOL Congrats for being a Hubnugget Wannabe, Phil. Yeheeey! http://hubpages.com/literature/hubnuggets-08192009 This link will take you to this weeks voting poll. Have fun and enjoy promoting your hub!


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Chris1|Chris2 7 years ago from Los Angeles

This is a great hub! I'm always on the lookout for interesting and new desktop wallpapers. I get bored with one quickly, so the sites you highlighted would definitely prove useful.

Congrats on the HubNugget nomination! Good luck!


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rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Just sent this link to my brother. I was just telling him 2 days ago he should turn some of his photos into screensavers. Maybe he will get ideas and inspiration.


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RNMSN 7 years ago from Tucson, Az

wonderful info! I usually have family up but every now and then its nice to have something just "Off the wall" sorry, couldnt resist :)


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PhilD41 7 years ago from Iowa Author

That for all the comments. I hope you all found something fun for you computer. :-) RNMSN, I do family sometimes as well. I found that pictures of the kids don't always produce the most productive work environment though.


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Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

Hey this is a great idea will pass it on.


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loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

good info. i will pass it on

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