A few years ago, I spent way. too. much. time creating a desktop background for my school computer. I Googled “How to create a desktop background” and learned about aspect ratio and then learned how to save it as a pdf so that I saw the whole picture and not just a small part of it (file > print > save as pdf and then I’d have to click Page Setup and make sure that Wallpaper was selected as the paper size). I remember saving the pdf and making it my desktop background only to find that part of it got cut off on my screen. Then I’d save it again to find out that the boxes I had for the different categories didn’t line up with where the folders would snap into the grid on the desktop. I couldn’t tell you how many times I repeated that process. It took FOREVER.
However in the end, I was happy with the outcome.
As soon as I finished, I wished I had written down or wrote a post about the steps I took so I could remember it for the next time. I had every intention of doing that this year. Then I realized I could just pull up the one I had made, change the background picture, fonts, and color of the boxes and call it good! Yep, that’s definitely what I did.
As I shared in this post, I’ve heard Annie F. Downs talk about Savor This on her podcast and also watched her Instastory where she talked about it. After watching that, I knew that was my next background for my computer.
This is what I came up with.
So while I don’t have a tutorial for you of how to create this, I can share the files I’ve made for these. I don’t know if they’ll work on your screen or not, and I probably can’t tell you how to make one for yourself if it doesn’t work. However, feel free to reach out if you’re trying to make one, and I can try to help!
Here are the files for both.