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Default Zune HD Wallpaper Development Kit

This development kit is designed to help you lay out your design around the various elements on the Zune HD's lock screen.

Photoshop & GIMP Edition
The WDK requires Photoshop and allows you to add and remove the various design elements. It also allows you to try different click times since some times take up more space than others. ABI member Electron confirmed that this PSD works with free editing program GIMP! Download the Windows version of GIMP here. or other OSes here.

ABI Wallpapers are included to give you an example of how you can use this WDK to make your own wallpapers. Please feel free to remix these ABI wallpapers and post them to the ABI Logo Wallpaper thread.

Download Zune WDK

Transparent PNG Layout
This PNG will allow you to layout your wallpapers with other programs.

How to Post and Upload Your Zune HD Wallpapers

Please follow these guidelines closely so that it keeps this sub forum neat and organized.
  1. Create a 480x272 Wallpaper
    • Download the Zune WDK
    • OR Download the transparent PNG
    • OR create your own fron scratch
  2. Create a Photo Album and Upload Your Wallpaper Set
    • Click on "community" in the top bar then go to "pictures & albums"
    • Scroll to the bottom and click "Add Album"
    • Create one album for each wallpaper set [Example]
    • Click Upload photos
  3. Create a thread and Post your photos to this subforum [Example]
  4. Remember to rate the threads

Helpful tips:
  • Use the Zune WDK to layout your design and use the space creatively around the different elements.
  • Original work is best, but if you do use another person's artwork or photographs, please get their permission and site the source. Even if it is under the creative commons license, please site the source since its a nice thing to do.

If you have an questions or tips to add, please post them below.

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