Bass Wallpaper - Background

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JRBrown, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Attention Bass Players. I'm looking and want to share Bass related wallpaper/background for use in windows. I've seen only basic and lifeless pictures on Warwick and Peavey website. All you need is a good camera, a good bass, and a good imagination. I hope this site is where I can get this started. All you have to do is save picture as JPG to keep the size down. Picture your bass with a nice background. The picture should make you want to grab and play the bass. The photo should be clear and creative. I'll email you some samples if you like.

    Here's a sample of a picture that I took last week. Download and set as your background to see what I mean. Email me some good ones if they are to big to post.
  2. i think AllodoX made a few good ones.. let me go dig up that thread...
  3. Not bad... except its 640x480 and I'm running 1280x1024 :eek:
  4. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Here´s the url
  5. Tell ya what:

    I took a cool photo off a website and after noting the dimensions were quite right, I saved it as wallpaper. Just make sure the computer adapts the picture to the screen size...

  6. are you people nuts? there's nothing that amplifies GAS like looking at a picture of a beautiful bass over and over again.
  7. jchikhale


    Feb 25, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    There should be a designated thread catagory specifically for bass picscalled "Bass Porn".
  8. natebass


    Sep 6, 2001
    Bremerton, WA
    pedulla has some cool ones at their site.
  9. Ok JRbrown.. if you're going to be in the photography thingy.. let me give you some tips which will help to increase the quality of your pics.

    1) Flashers are meanth to add light, not give light.
    If you're going to make a photo of a bass, try to keep the light equally devided. good distributed light = better view on the wood.

    If you're gonna use the flasher.. use it wisely.. the flasher is meanth to enlighten objects that are between 1.5 and 3 meters away from the flasher.

    If the object is closer, the colouration isn't good anymore.. it will have white shiny spots.
    if the object is further, the picture will be too dark.

    2) contrast and colour-picking are very important.
    If you have a light bass, use a dark background and vise versa. if your bass is blue, don't use a red background.. it curses.. black and white or dark shades of purple etc are the best choices for photography.

    make sure your background material is non-reflective. ( e.g. simplest and often the best is a simple bedsheet. )

    3) Clean your bass and polish it. nobody wants photo's of dusted basses with marks & dull spots on the finish.

    4) resizing ! If you're going to make the picture smaller, use bilinear filtering.. if you're going to make it larger, use bicubic filtering.

    Personally i like to use the so-called " allodox-trick " :D if i want to enlarge a 640x480 picture to lets say 1024x768 for example.. i do the following :
    1) scale with bicubic filtering
    2) Gaussian blur with low blur-ratio
    3) do a mosaic filter over it with 2x2 grid

    this makes the picture far more acceptable than normal resizing.. :)
  10. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina

    1) The pic that I posted was a first-take and I kept it small to fit within the posting limits of this site. I have larger ones that fill my 17" screen. 200k+ in size.

    2) Whatever picture the photographer takes for himself is a good picture as long as he is pleased.

    3) Thanks for the photography tips. I can appreciate you taking out your time to provide the lesson. Honestly.

    4) What is the best layout/background color to use so that Photshop can give me a clean cut-out of the bass. It is very important to me that I preserve the edges of the bass. Sometimes a reflection on the bass or background is confused as the other during a cut (or is it called crop).

    5) My goal is to put a bass underwater for my desktop. Any ideas?
  11. well.. if you're going to put the bass underwater... either blue or cyan would be a good background.. since the water is blue-ish too.. e.g. if you put it in front of a red background, then cut it and paste it on a water-picture.. you'll get a red edge 'round the bass.. no matter how good your program is..