Get Great Poses and Take the perfect Wallpaper

Do you need some tips to take part at this great contest? Here below we want focalize your attention on some basic rules (they are just tips, the real rules of the contest are HERE) you need to consider while creating a great wallpaper.

1. Rule of Thirds -  an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. But... keep attention to follow the other tips!

2. Fill your scene: a poor scene is a bad scene. Use a lot of OMSP to place more objects on surfaces and use some useless deco objects! Keep attention to not lose the sense of your scene while filling it!

3. Lights and color contrast: play both with light and with the contrast! Use artificial shadows to make your photo more natural.

4. Perfect pose: if you're making a screenshot with one/some sims, it's so important choose the pose to make sense. You can choose between a really large number of pose box for Sims 2 (just one for Sims3), but use also the pause mode and the slowmotion to keep your shot exactly when all it's perfect!

5. Leave some space for icons: it's really annoying lose your icons on a invasive background. Leave some corners where people can place their icons, if you want create a really useful and beautiful wallpaper! You can frame your main pictures on a plain background, you can change the opacity on the corners, you can play with gradiets.. there are a lot of way to keep a compromise between a wonderful image and a useful wallpaper!

At the end... but is the most important rule!!

6. Wallpaper device-dependent: you can't use the same image both for PC and some other devices like mobile phones, IPad, IPod, etc. You should think it depending on the device resolution.

In this case we are talking about wallpapers for Nokia device, and we ask PORTRAIT pictures, this means a vertical oriented shot, with a larger height and smaller width.

* PC Wallpapers: landscape oriented, width > height. You should keep attention to 16:9 or 4:3 resolution. Keep in mind that is easier resize a big picture toward a small one.
* Cellphone, IPod, IPad, etc.:  portrait oriented, height > width.

View sims2cri's home sims2cri | 9 year(s) ago

Versione italiana di questi consigli:

View sims2cri's home sims2cri | 9 year(s) ago

bellissimo thread Cri, grazie

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