Hello everybody. I just recently finished my first photoshopped background. And it is of my first and favorite game of all time, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I did it secretly in my graphics class (while I was supposed to be doing other work but oh well ), and it took about 3 class days to do which was about 3 hours total, in which most of the time was spent ripping everything for it on a rom. I just started recently using photoshop in the class sparingly and basically taught myself most stuff, but the teacher did let us make some things with tutorials. Everything in this was ripped myself, save for the chaos emeralds which are done by http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/34813874/?qo=2&q=chaos+emeralds&qh=boost%3Apopular+age_sigma%3A24h+age_scale%3A5
I am asking the person for permission, but have yet to got a reply. Anyway, enough talk, here is the wallpaper-
Yes, it could be a lot better, but I wanted to quickly finish it. Please constructively criticize it as I want to become better at photoshop. I can start my own criticism by saying it is a bit too bright and contrasts with a lot of icons on the desktop. How can I fix this? Well, either way, thanks in advance!
P.S.- If anyone wants to know why I chose "Sweet Sweet Dream" for the bottom, Sega made a lyrical song using music from Sonic 2's ending, and entitled it "Sweet Sweet Sweet", and Sweet Sweet Dream is basically words from it (well Sweet Sweet Sweet Dream, but Sweet Sweet Dream sounds better :ninja: ) You can listen to it here under Other Songs- http://www.soahcity.com/music/2006_sonic_the_hedgehog/index.php