A custom desktop background is helpful if you find yourself constantly battling a cluttered screen. If you’re like me, then your computer desktop has a tendency to get out of control sometimes. I have been using some sort of organizational background for years, but finally decided to do a little tutorial on it! It is really easy to do!
What You Need:
This is simple. You need like 10 minutes of your time and a program that will allow you to create a full page graphic. There are several you could do this on, but I recorded one for PowerPoint below.
You will also need to determine the size of your screen. Here’s how:
- Mac – Click on the apple icon in the top left corner. Select “About This Mac.” A little box will pop up. Select the “Displays” tab and it will give you the details on your screen.
- PC – I should be under “Advanced Display Settings.” Again, I own Mac’s, so it’s been a while since I’ve worked on a PC. If you know for sure, send me a message and I’ll update this!
- You could literally measure it with a ruler/measuring tape.
- OR you can use this handy little website to determine the size.
You can make your design the exact same size as those specifications OR you can use it as a ratio if you don’t want such a large file. For example, I have a Macbook Pro (and an iMac, but I’m working on the couch currently) and it’s 16-inch (3072 x 1920). I don’t necessarily need to make it that large in pixels (because that’s a rather large file), but for sure that same ratio. I made mine 2000 x 1250 pixels and it looks fine.
(Canva tutorial coming soon!)
Video Tutorial: Using PowerPoint to Create a Custom Desktop Background
I hope this helps you get (and stay) a little more organized! Here’s my current one! Y’all know me. Super simple, clean, and light. I can’t handle the visual clutter.
MOVE the little arrow bar to see it blank and then how I use it!
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