How to Make My Background Glitter

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How to Make My Background Glitter
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Desktop backgrounds are a way of personalising your computer and adding a unique touch. Glitter graphics have been popularised by sites such as MySpace, and there are many glitter text and graphics generators available that you can use to create your own desktop background. Glitter generators are free to use but, apart from the HTML code, there are other ways you can add a sparkle to your desktop.

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Things you need

  • Glitter Graphics software
  • Gif creator software
  • Picture-editing software

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    Glitter Text Backgrounds

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    Decide how you want your glittery background to look. You may decide on a picture that has glittering properties, or text, in which case you will need to locate a glitter text generator. Use an online search engine and type "Glitter Graphics Generator" into the search box. Most glitter text generators are created for use with MySpace glitter graphics and will offer you an embedding code that you can copy into the HTML section of your profile.

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    Generate the text or graphic from the online generator software by typing your text into the generator text box and clicking "Generate." Once the HTML code is generated, click on the box containing the code. The code will automatically be copied. In MySpace, click the "Edit Profile" to add the code. After placing the HTML code in your MySpace profile editing section, return to your profile page to view the graphics. This will show only when you are in MySpace, however, and not permanently on your desktop background.

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    Right-click the glitter graphic. After right-clicking, select "Save Picture As..." Choose your destination folder on your computer for the graphic and click "Save." Once the glitter graphic is saved on your hard drive, you can select it to use it as your wallpaper or desktop background.

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    Right-click on your desktop and select "Properties." Click the "Desktop" tab and click the "Browse" button. Locate the graphic you saved and double click it. This will incorporate the file into the list of desktop images you can choose from. Click the "Apply" button. You can adjust the settings by selecting "Tile," "Center" or "Stretch." You will then see your graphics glittering on your desktop.

    Glitter Image Backgrounds

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    Open Microsoft Paint or any other picture editing program on your computer. Create your graphic by drawing the image using the "Paint" selections on the left-hand menu. You will need to create multiple imagines with a slightly different movement, much like creating cartoon animations. Each drawing will indicate one different frame of movement, which when placed together will make a moving image.

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    Open a Gif creator software program such as "Paint Shop Pro" or "Ulead Gif Animator" and create a glittering picture. There are many ways to create a glittering appearance, but mainly it is done through series of still pictures. Glitter effects can be made using a series of dots that move with each animated frame. Any software that will allow you to create moving gif images will suffice. Some drawing skills will be required if you want to create advanced graphics.

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    Save the gif file as your desktop wallpaper by right-clicking the gif icon in "Windows Explorer" and selecting "Set As Desktop Background."

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