San Francisco, California - Google Now Inspired Wallpapers

Here's one that a lot of people have been waiting for. This one is another redraw of an official Google-owned design, but of course I've done it up in Full HD and 4K, and threw my own spin on it as always.

This design is already available in nowPaper, a great tool used to apply these awesome designs right to your homescreen. The newly released version of nowPaper supports Muzei, which furthermore allows automatic time/day cycling! 

For more information regarding nowPaper, please check out this post. Just as I am consistently designing new Google Now Inspired Wallpapers, they are promptly added to the application. I hope you all enjoy, and please let +Jaxon Wright or I know if you have any questions.

Austin, Texas - Google Now Inspired Wallpapers

Next up in the series of my Google Now Inspired Wallpapers is Austin, Texas. This one is another redraw of an official Google-owned design, but of course I've done it up in Full HD and 4K, and threw my own spin on it as always.

This design is already available in nowPaper, a great tool used to apply these awesome designs right to your homescreen. The newly released version of nowPaper supports Muzei, which furthermore allows automatic time/day cycling! 

For more information regarding nowPaper, please check out this post. Just as I am consistently designing new Google Now Inspired Wallpapers, they are promptly added to the application. I hope you all enjoy, and please let +Jaxon Wright or I know if you have any questions.

Introducing nowPaper 2.0 - Muzei Support with Time/Day Cycling



nowPaper has been available for a little while, but today, Jaxon Wright and I are very happy to introduce nowPaper 2.0. The app now includes the long-awaiting Muzei extension which further allows users to set a specific “setting/location,” and it will cycle to correspond with dawn, day, dusk and night.

These Google Now Inspired Wallpapers have been favorites for many, and for the past few months they have definitely helped me grow as a designer. The endless support I've received from the community has been great, and I am incredibly happy to be able to create something that all of you seem to enjoy.



Muzei’s intuitiveness coupled with the beauty and spirit of the Google Now Inspired Wallpapers brings great-looking and responsive homescreens to your Android device. Muzei’s blurring and dimming effects help in increasing icon visibility, but of course these can be turned off in the Muzei settings if preferred.

The great thing about this family of wallpapers is that they are ever increasing. Sure, they take quite a bit of time to design, but the only thing that will stop me from making new landscapes and new cities is a lack of community interest. This isn't the case right now, so you can always expect more locations as time goes on.

I’d like to thank Jaxon Wright for being such an awesome developer throughout this project. I owe it all to him because without his work and effort nowPaper likely wouldn’t even exist. Please be sure to circle him!

In order to change your Google Now Inspired Wallpaper location within Muzei:
1) Open Muzei
2) Press the "Three-dot" menu in the lower right corner
3) Press "Customize"
4) Swipe over to the nowPaper extension and select it
5) Press the settings (gear) icon beneath it
6) Press "Location" and select your choice
7) Press your device's home button and allow Muzei to refresh and show your new wallpaper

As it stands now, the wallpapers are set to change at the following times: 
- Dawn: 6:00 a.m.
- Day: 9:00 a.m.
- Dusk: 6:00 p.m.
- Night: 9:00 p.m.

If you have any interest in downloading the designs separately, this can be done so below by clicking on any of the following banners. You will be navigated to a page that contains each set:










As always, please contact me or Jaxon with any questions or concerns.

Chain-Link


I was at the site of the western-most battle of the Revolutionary War, and here I was taking pictures of a nearby chain-link fence. Fujifilm XA-1, f/3.5, 1/300s, 50.0mm, ISO 200.

Ski Wall


I found this awesome fence/wall behind one of the coolest stores I've ever been in. If you can't tell, it's made up of old water skis. Very neat! Fujifilm XA-1, f/3.5, 1/30s, 16.0mm, ISO 400.

Red, White, and Blue


Shot this on the Fourth of July in Rochester, NY. Half of those fireworks were brought in from a different image taken right after the original. Fujifilm XA-1, f/8.0, 10s, 16.0mm, ISO 200.

Easter Lilies in July


I really liked this shot of these Easter Lilies, so I figured you all might as well. Fujifilm XA-1, f/5.3, 1/30s, 38.7mm, ISO 640.

Making the Most of the Moto X Camera



When the Motorola Moto X was released last year, perhaps one of the most discussed aspects of the device was its 10 megapixel "RGBC" rearward-facing camera. Motorola referred to it as the 'Clear Pixel' camera, and touted its low light performance using the RGB subpixel structure.

So what does does all of this mean? Motorola's sensor of choice seemed to come up short compared to other flagships of its time. The Samsung Galaxy S4's 13 MP rearward shooter was often compared to it, and the brilliant color reproduction and clarity of that camera was (and still is) highly praised.

Motorola has pushed multiples updates in an effort fine tune the Moto X's camera, namely in the realm of color reproduction. While many still consider it subpar compared to other flagships, I decided to put this to the test and see how I could make the most of it.



Each image in the above gallery has been post-processed for the purposes of increasing the saturation slightly. Despite Motorola's attempts to fix the lackluster colors, I still feel that images come out of this device a little bit under-saturated. The entire full-resolution album is available for download below:

Moto Summer: A Wallpaper Set


Click here or press the download button above to download the entire zip package of the set, which includes all three resolutions of all three color schemes. The 1920x1080 versions of the designs are available for individual download below as well.

Well these were fun to make! I was asked by Motorola's marketing division to design a set of Moto-related wallpapers that incorporated summer as well. I think I managed to capture that decently, but I'll let all of you be the judge.

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Check out Xpaper (includes these wallpapers) and nowPaper, available in the Google Play Store. Also, be sure to view the rest of my wallpapers!

This set includes 12 files total. Three in the standard (orange) color scheme with each resolution, three with the green color scheme, and three with the pink color scheme. The 1920x1080 versions also include blurred varieties of each color scheme in an effort to enhance the visibility of dock icons on Android (Yes--I realize these designs are a bit on the busy side).


Perceptive viewers may note similarities between these designs and my fan-favorite Google Now Inspired Wallpapers. I drew a lot of inspiration from those designs, so given that, I must give some credit to the individual behind the original Google Now designs, Brent Couchman. His work has really helped me grow as a designer!

Steps for setting this wallpaper on Android:

Stock Motorola Launcher: 

1) Download the design. If using zip file, extract the files using a file manager.
2) Press and hold the home screen
3) Click "Gallery"
4) Find and select your design of choice
5) Adjust the alignment of the design (Pinch to zoom in slightly in order to avoid the black navigation bar).
6) Click "Set Wallpaper"

Google Now Launcher:

1) Download the design. If using zip file, extract the files using a file manager.
2) Press and hold the home screen
3) Click "Wallpapers"
4) Click "Pick Image"
5) Click "Gallery"
6) Find and select your design of choice
7) Adjust the alignment of the design if necessary
8) Click "Set Wallpaper"

Click each image below to download the 1920x1080 versions of the designs individually, or download the entire set by clicking here.





Conesus - Google Now Inspired Wallpapers


Interesting little story behind this one: So my father was recently shown these Google Now Inspired wallpapers, and he really loved them. For Father's Day, he asked me to create one based on our favorite place: Conesus Lake, NY. 

I used Tahoe as the foundation for this one, and you'll see some similar elements such as the pine trees used throughout. I really enjoy it for its overall simplicity, and to me, this image speaks to the serenity of the small lake and the beautiful wildlife that surrounds it.

Be sure to check out nowPaper, available on Google Play, to conveniently access all of these Google Now Inspired Wallpapers from a beautifully designed and organized application.

Rocky Mountains, Stormy Day & Night - Google Now Inspired Wallpapers/Designs



Sorry it's been a while since I've done more of these. They are time consuming, and time has been lacking lately, but there are still many more in the works and the list for future cities is quite extensive--stick with me though! I love making these, and I love making them for all of you.

This was an idea I had after a streak of rainy weather here in New York recently. The idea seemed well received based on a Google+ post, so I decided to whip some up. Keep in mind that I am frequently making updates to these designs, so be sure to check back every now and then to see if I have made some changes and to grab the latest version.

This addition to the Google Now Inspired Wallpapers includes a day and night version of the fan-favorite Rocky Mountains scene.

Be sure to check out nowPaper, available on Google Play, to conveniently access all of these Google Now Inspired Wallpapers from a beautifully designed and organized application.