1. curve1967's Avatar
    So I really wanted my Wallpaper to look exactly like it does when I am in my Pictures folder.

    This is the picture I wanted to use

    And this is what it ends up looking like

    Searching the forums I read that a picture sized 1024x1024 looks better. Not really still stretched. I played around with a bunch of different sizes but nothing seemed to work until I tried placing the original 1024x600 image in the middle of a transparent/black 1024x1024 layer.

    This is the picture on a transparent 1024x1024 layer

    And this is what it ends up looking like on my playbook

    This only works in landscape, if you flip your PlayBook to Portrait this is what you get,

    Since I only seem to use my PB in landscape the black bars don't really bother me.

    Jasc Photoshop Instructions

    Open up your 1024x600 original Image,
    Go to File/New and set the size to 1024x1024
    Check the 'Raster Background' raido button
    Check the 'Transparent' box or set the colour to Black
    Select ok
    Go to your original Image and right click, select 'Copy'
    Switch to your transparent Image and right click, select 'Paste/Paste as New Layer'
    Save your new image and copy it to your PB. It will look a bit smaller in the Pictures application but will show up fullsized as your wallpaper background.

    Hope this helps!!
    Last edited by curve1967; 04-24-11 at 12:46 PM.
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    04-24-11 11:45 AM
  2. joewoo's Avatar
    awesome.. thx...
    the 3rd alien looks sickest..
    04-24-11 11:48 AM
  3. kolonji's Avatar

    Thats a nice method you got there .. but I think I'll stick with 1024x1024. I wouldnt be able to take the black bars in portrait.
    04-24-11 02:52 PM
  4. vancityman's Avatar
    what version of photoshop u using to do this?
    04-25-11 11:49 PM
  5. curve1967's Avatar
    I use Jasc PaintShop Pro9
    04-25-11 11:54 PM
  6. vancityman's Avatar
    do u save it as a jpg? or leave it as a pspimage?

    i tried and saved it and transfer it to my pb but doesnt show up in any of my folders?

    04-26-11 12:15 AM
  7. vancityman's Avatar
    got it to work! lol only downside is in portrait mode... no way to make it work in both?
    04-26-11 12:18 AM
  8. curve1967's Avatar
    the only way to make it work in both is to have an image that is 1024x1024. I have been looking but have yet to find any pictures I live with a height greater thab 768. When I resize it the image looks awful.
    04-26-11 12:24 AM
  9. kolonji's Avatar
    Look for bigger and then resize smaller .. I did it - check my screenshots ..
    04-26-11 12:26 AM
  10. kolonji's Avatar
    awesome.. thx...
    the 3rd alien looks sickest..

    I thought so too ..
    04-26-11 12:28 AM