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Windows 7: Start Orb Dimensions?


23 Sep 2010   #1
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 
Start Orb Dimensions?

Ok, I'm creating a new start orb in Photoshop. I've read the tutorials on this site but I need some more info. My Windows 7's screen DPI is set at 125% so I need an image that's 66 x 198. The only question I have is, what should the pixel dimensions of the actual button be and does it really matter? In ZaLiTH's tutorial he says to play with the dimensions, starting at 54 x 54. What does that mean? In his image size dialog box he's showing an image size of 45 x 45. I'm a little confused. BTW, I consider myself very skilled in PS. Here's my orb.




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23 Sep 2010   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

You will need the orb in 48x48 pixels . Though if you make the background in 54x162 pixels and the orb in 40x40 pixels , it will be the same when applied , coz the entire ui will be 125% enlarged in your computer, including the orb .

The orb looks great . No doubt that you are really skilled . Waiting to see the end result .
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23 Sep 2010   #3
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Thanks, Arc. So, the only real critical dimension is the ratio of the orb to the background, is that right? I mean, what would happen if I put a 48 x 48 orb into a 54 x 162 background?
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23 Sep 2010   #4
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Thanks, Arc. So, the only real critical dimension is the ratio of the orb to the background, is that right?
Yes it is right . They are to be in proper ratio .

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I mean, what would happen if I put a 48 x 48 orb into a 54 x 162 background?
It will exceed the taskbar ... which is of 40 pixels height . So you will get only a part of the orb instead of the a complete circle .
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23 Sep 2010   #5
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Great info, Arc, thanks again.
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23 Sep 2010   #6
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Great info, Arc, thanks again.
You are welcome
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