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Geek by DerekProspero Geek by DerekProspero
This is my most complicated Photoshop piece to date, with over 7,700 layers and a total file size of 2.2GB.

I've been receiving a lot of questions about how I manage 7000+ layers, so here's a bit of background: 7700 is the total number of layers if you add them all up from the many documents that comprise the final piece. The way I approached it is by creating the pieces individually and saving them into separate canvas groups, then importing each component as flattened graphics into the final canvas. By doing this I was able to keep the master file down to about 800 layers. If I had kept all the layers intact for each itty bitty component, I would have had to manage the 7700 layers in one canvas, which would probably have melted my computer.

- Official Download Page: [link]
- GelaSkins Merchandise Page: [link]
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Given 2008-02-26
Photoshop Geek by ~derekprospero is a brilliant wallpaper. The sheer quality and hard work which ~derekprospero has put into the creation of this stunning artwork reflects in the quality, and high detailing with a beautiful typo and lovely lighting! ( Suggested by krishnachandranu and Featured by archanN )
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HEXcube Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
This wallpaper's legendary!  A few years back I've been using this as my wallpaper, screensaver, boot-screen, folder background and on pretty much anything I could set a picture to! :happy: After all these years, I finally found the source of my longtime favorite wallpaper. DerekProspero Thanx a lot for creating this wonderful piece of art for us geeks Love
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Hi mate! Thank you for the kind words. Very happy that you have enjoyed the work! This piece inspired me to go even more retro with "Steampunk Motherboard" you can see here: derekprospero.deviantart.com/a…

Thanks again!
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raghuallthetime Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just.. amazing.
Your photo got a place on my desktop.. forever.
TOO amazing to be real.
Thanks man.
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Thank you!
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FortyTwoPower Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :w00t:
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:iconpop-custom:
Pop-custom Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice !!
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:iconalcastvar:
alcastvar Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Artist
Great
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:iconzido15:
ZIDO15 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
A stylish side of a geek :D
Very nice image!
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NukeRage107 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
can't download it..........:(
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:iconmarshood:
MARSHOOD Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ii really like this style

to bad designs like this dont get much attention
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:iconthe0ckid82:
the0ckid82 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Any Chance you could post the other 2 colors as they are no longer on your site?
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subtleandsubversive Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing.
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yain09 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
So good! :D
What font did you use for "geek"?
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04jh1911 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
looovley x
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nimble-apprentice Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I love this master piece...i have this as my wallpaper from quite a long time..
when i first saw this i was like "What a great work"!!
and nw i knew 7,700 layers.... Wow!

Will it be rude if i create all this myself with some other word...
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tachaeon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I really dig this! May I have your permission in using this for a non for profit website?
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anujagarwal31 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can anyone help me on how do i use text CSE in place of GEEK...
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anujagarwal31 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
or please message me the photoshop file...i really require it...
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
No.
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:iconanujagarwal31:
anujagarwal31 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can i get the background design without the word geek written on it...
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:iconderekprospero:
DerekProspero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
No.
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:iconanujagarwal31:
anujagarwal31 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i am not gonna violate any copyright rights...
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:iconderekprospero:
DerekProspero Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I am sorry my friend, but it would take a lot of work for me to do that. I am afraid I wouldn't have the time. Thank you for your interest though.
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baseGFX Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Verrrrryyyyy nice Jobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb.
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Kathygoa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This art and the others in your site are completely amazing!! Congratulations! :)
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Danny420Dale Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Wow this is super King Kamehameha badass!!
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alaindesjardins Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Tried your website because I really like this image as a wallpaper but the site does not allow me to get the files or see them in a larger format... it keeps freezing or saying the content is not available. I'm really sad :(
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jcpfarler Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
love it !
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j3v5k1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome!! whats the font?
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thanks! No font. Everything was drawn from scratch.
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:iconj3v5k1:
j3v5k1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
i hope its not made from scratch too :(
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ii7scw Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: this is amazing.....
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n-ada Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Can I put this in my blog ?
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the0ckid82 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Any chance you could post the dark/black version of this ts broken on your site
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fabmania Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really good work!
where did you get the background from?
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:iconderekprospero:
DerekProspero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks! What background? The entire thing was made from scratch.
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jazzilady Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing details, very well done! :iconbigheartplz:
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TechnoPlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AOIHDS:FH:JADSHASDJSA: This used to be the wallpaper on my iPod Touch I'm so happy I found it as this is going to be my new background for my laptop!
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Zuluster Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
The link to the cold (black) version on your site doesn't work. Could you fix it? I'd really like a copy.
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KERM1tTheQUAKER Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
same here. :(

Please fix it, I want it so bad.
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EdgeC Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah, same here. This is the one I like most.
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Darkdragon15 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Your wallpaper is on a bbc video [link] :)
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Whoa, neat. Thanks for sharing!
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Darkdragon15 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
your welcome :)
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dannyp32 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is amazing! Would you be willing to share which font you used for "geek"?
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you very much! The word Geek was hand-drawn from scratch, no fonts used.
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I worship this drawing. Everytime i have a new electronic device that can have backgrounds i try to make this my wallpaper because i love it so much!
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Bumsy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
This is epic too.
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Thanks young lady.
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