As a Mac user, I'm sure you also have a good sense of design. But, having good sense of design alone isn't enough, it'll be much better if you can actually learn and master the way to design cool things like what Apple did in Photoshop. So if you haven't had a Photoshop, buy one?
I believe I'm lucky enough to discover these wonderful Photoshop tutorials, including creating Coldplay inspired portrait, designing shiny photorealistic Apple remote, creating Apple mighty mouse, etc. You can see the full list after the jump.
If you've ever noticed, you would find out that some of the Desktop Pictures provided inside your Mac have relatively small size and dimension that can fill the whole of your widescreen. This is because those background images can be tiled when it's being set as Desktop Background.
In Leopard, you can find some examples of background images inside folder Mac HD (which is your hard drive name) ▸ Library ▸ Desktop Pictures. Ripples Blue.jpg is one of the small sized repeatable background images I'm talking about.
However, this kind of background images can be easily created. Let's see how you can do it.
It's really amazing, great, and wonderful. However, we have to set them (can see how Jennifer make it..) and the most difficult part is we have to memorize them all. It's like my dull memory being insulted every time I tried to memorize and accidentally forgot them all in an instant.
But hey, why don't we set our shortcut to be windows way? We just need to quickly access to the menu bar and pull down all the menu inside, sounds nice.. Let's give it a try!
First of all, we need a very powerful keyboard shortcut to access directly to the menu bar. And for the sake of our comfort, I prefer to change it (and also recommend you) Command-[?].
Now we can easily reach our menu bar just like those windows fellows' *ALT+F*. The difference is, the pop down menu won't reveal itself unless it's told to do so.
Thing is getting more and more interesting now. After make sure that your Apple is highlighted, you can jump from one menu to another menu by typing a little portion of menu tab you want to go.