October 01, 2003

Unnamed Project

Unnamed Project

Client Project:

NDA.. More details to come later

Door to the Right

Door To The Right Desktop BG - Click to see full-size image
Pixelated Desktop BG based on a forum signature I'm using.


WBjr DVD Project

Personal Project:

Animations and Graphics for WBjr DVD menu

Current Project Status: 10%


DVD Movies

DVDs (287):

Top Ten Favorites

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Fight Club
  • Unbreakable
  • Being John Malovich
  • Memento
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Forrest Gump
  • Fargo

Adium 2.0 Smileys

Adium 2.0 Smileys

Personal Project:

Smileys for Adium 2.0 in the style of Adiumy Duck graphic I created.

Current Project Status: 60%

Video Games - GameCube

GameCube Games

GameCube Games (13):
  • 1080° Avalanche
  • SSX 3
  • Eternal Darkness
  • Metal Gear Solid:
    Twin Snakes
  • F-Zero GX
  • Ikaruga
  • Burnout 3: Point Of Impact
  • Metriod Prime
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Viewtiful Joe
  • Wave Race: Blue Storm
  • Zelda: Ocarino of Time
  • Zelda: The Wind Waker

Computer Desk

His Computer Desk - Click to see full-size image
My sweet computer desk.. Very comfortable if you're doing a graphic work on it. I can't think too well with a messy desk

Computer: Apple QuickSilver PowerMac G4 867
Memory: 1.25 GB
Monitors: Apple 17' LCD | Mitsubishi 22' CRT
Graphic Cards: ATI Radeon 9800 128MB | ATI Radeon 8500 64MB

If you're scared to walk through the Carpal Tunnel, you most definitely should buy those Mouse and Keyboard Gel ErgoPAD from Belkin. They're one of the most comfortable gel pad I've ever used. I'm walking through the Comfort Tunnel right now :)

Tuxedo Cursor Set for Mighty Mouse

Tuxedo Cursor Set for Mighty Mouse
A cursor set that have a little more depth than flat black/white cursor.

Download 'Tuxedo'


Adam Betts' Computer Desk - Click to see full-size image

About 'The Art of Adam Betts':

A graphic arts weblog for useful graphic tips, personal portfolio and egotistical musing from Adam Betts.

About the author:

Leaving pixels around the web since 2000

According to Tyler's words of wisdom, I'm not the content of my weblog so I'll just shut up instead of blabbing about my life that no one cared about.


Credit goes to Jan Van Boghout for working so hard coding this site. I highly encourage all mac users to buy his excellent softwares; CSSEdit & DeskShade at MacRabbit.

Another important person behind this site is my brother Wayne Betts, Jr. He has helped me a lot on this site including telling me to tie my shoelace, spitting on me when I made a wrong design decision, etc.

Thanks to Phil Baines at The Innocent Statement for fixing the white line problem in Firefox (Win)

Badges, etc:

The Art of Adam Betts - A Graphic Arts Weblog
The Art of Adam Betts - A Graphic Arts Weblog


I take full responsibility for what's posted here but take none for comments offered by others. I also reserve the right to erase or edit comments by others which I feel are derogatory or not in the spirit of this site.

I have taken all effort to acknowledge works by others, however if you feel I have violated or taken any work without due acknowledgment, please contact me ASAP.


Contact Him

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me, send me an IM or leave a comment on this weblog. I'll try my best to help people with their graphic arts-related questions.

Note that while I read everything I receive, I will not be able to reply to every e-mail I received.

For Personal-Related Inquiry:

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Personal Project

Long Term Project: Web & Graphic Designer, including article images and theme/software preview images

Video Games - Mac

Mac Games

Mac Games (21):
  • Alien vs Predator
  • Call of Duty
  • Deus Ex
  • Oni
  • Tropico
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • The Sims
  • Railroad Tycoon II
  • Total Annihiliation:
    Gold Edition
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Diablo
  • Starcraft
  • Starcraft: Brood War
  • Warcraft I
  • Warcraft II
  • Warcraft II: Tide of Portol
  • Warcraft III Limited Edition
  • Warcraft III: Frozen Throne
  • World of Warcraft (beta)
Mac Shareware Games (7):
  • Airburst
  • BushFire
  • Escape Velocity
  • Escape Velocity Nova
  • pop-pop
  • JewelToy
  • Strateges
  • WingNuts

TV / DVD / Video Games

His Media Center - Click to see full-size image
Not exactly my favorite setup because of ugly-ass tv stand. I'm looking for a great tv stand so if you have any recommendations, leave it in the comment with a product url if available :) I like a minimalist look without all of the fancy curves (think iPod comparing to Rio Player)

I'm thinking of adding XBOX and PS2 to the shelf because Halo 2, Driver 3, Grand Theft Auto 4 and Kill Zone are looking to be a fun and decent games.

Wood Signs Icon Set

Wood Signs Icon Set - Click to see full-size image
50% Woods, 50% Pixels.

Download 'Wood Signs'

Tree On Blue Sky

Tree On Blue Sky Desktop BG - Click to see full-size image
A black tree standing against the blue sky

Pez Theme

Pez Theme
A simple purple-grayish theme that is easy on eyes

Download 'Pez'

This theme is not available anymore. It was originally created for Mac OS X 10.1 and look pretty dated by now. Pez 2.0 might will come someday :)

Open Source Photoshop Files

Open Source Photoshop Files
They're free for you to download, view and modify but they cannot be redistributed in any form without written permission from me.

Download Open Source PS Files

The main purpose of open-sourcing the photoshop files is that you can see how I did the work with layers and layer effects. However they're pretty old and doesn't represent my current skills anymore, I just thought that I should share some of my works.

If you've modified the file to make it look better or something, I'd really love to see the result :)

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