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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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FortyTwoPower Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member 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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:iconyain09:
yain09 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
So good! :D
What font did you use for "geek"?
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:icon04jh1911:
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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:iconanujagarwal31:
anujagarwal31 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
or please message me the photoshop file...i really require it...
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:iconderekprospero:
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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:icondanny420dale:
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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:iconderekprospero:
DerekProspero Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thanks! No font. Everything was drawn from scratch.
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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
: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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:iconfabmania:
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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:iconderekprospero:
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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SnaekCaek Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Looks awesome!
..,but you kinda failed a bit on the tech-level... and the scaling of the components...

also ur store is down :(

Keep Up!
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DerekProspero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thanks. I wasn't really going for technical accuracy, I didn't even use reference photos, just imagination and memory. Site is back up, btw.
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NeoApocalypse Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Saw it on [link]
An needed to have it :-D
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:iconderekprospero:
DerekProspero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thanks! I've been trying to get ThinkGeek interested in selling this poster for ages! They're hard to get in touch with.
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