Creating your own desktop theme, is it advisable?
What is a desktop theme?
A desktop is basically a coodinating set of wallpapers, mouse pointers, sounds, fonts, color scheme, start up and shutdown logos, screensaver, icons and web view items. If you are still confused, relax, take a look at the screen of your computer right now. What does it look like? are the buttons big or colorful? What’s the color of your sreen, when you have unintentionally fallen asleep, when you wake up, do you see a screensaver? When you combine all these things together, that’s a desktop theme.
Windows have already pre installed themes in your computer. For Vista users, if you want to check it, you just need to go to the control panel and click on the “change desktop background” and you can choose presets from there if you want to change the default windows theme.
If you are not satisfied with the desktop themes preinstalled in your computer, you might be wondering if there’s a way for you to get another themes. The good news is there are many sources of desktop themes available online. Some of these websites have more than ten thousand items to choose from. Did i mention that it’s for free?
If for some reasons, you are not able to find anything from these websites, you might want to consider creating one yourself. The first thing you need to do if you want to go this path is to create the animations, images and sounds for your theme. The most popular graphic editing software right now is Photoshop without a doubt, or if you’re not an Adobe fan, you might want to consider Corel dro. For the sounds, there are digital audio editors that you can avail like Adobe audition, Goldwave or Cool Edit pro.
However, many people especially the busy young professional ones prefer just to download computer desktop themes online since it’s free anyway. Creating themes may be time consuming especially if you’re not experienced.