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The Tech Deck Retro Desktop Wallpaper

Because everyone needs something as rad as this as their desktop wallpaper.

(Click on the image to go to the large version)

If you're interested in how I made it, I created it in Adobe Illustrator following the gist of this tutorial:

Create a 1980s Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

Since I wasn't using Photoshop, none of the actual instructions apply to AI, but you can fake it till you make it like I did. Some things are significantly easier in Illustrator and somethings are impossible, so YMMV.

And yes, that solar flare is ridonculous.

Daniel Gayle
Dan Gayle joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is currently a Python/Django developer in the newsroom, primarily responsible for front end development and design of

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