No doubt you’ve seen the Windows Vista and Windows 7 backdrops. Chances are, you’ve also wanted a fast (and cheap) way of putting something together that looks pretty similar to the originals. Plus, it makes for a great way to break up a rather blank looking background!
As it turns out, there’s a really easy way to do it. Best of all? It’s cheap. Here’s a sample that I made using the GiMP–a free, open source image manipulation program–and it looks pretty sweet: