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Windows 7: Trouble with Intermediate Progress bar (Black Border around image)


19 Sep 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Trouble with Intermediate Progress bar (Black Border around image)

Hello.
I was wandering if you could help me out with a problem. When I was imaging the loading bars in my theme I came across a problem. See in the picture provided, my slider has these nasty black lines around it. It doesn't show it on photoshop though.
Any reason why?



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20 Sep 2012   #2

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Put the images from (below) in a zip folder and post it here, I will look at them.

Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Progress Bars > Indeterminate > MoveOverlay

Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Progress Bars > Normal > PulseOverlay

Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Progress Bars > Normal > MoveOverlay

Jerry
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20 Sep 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm only working with the Indeterminate > MoveOverlay, Normal > PulseOverlayVertical, and Normal > MoveOverlayVertical, but here is the compressed folder with the images.


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21 Sep 2012   #4

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I cannot reproduce that effect with your images.
Zip up the theme .msstyles and posted here so I can get a better look at it.

Jerry
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21 Sep 2012   #5

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I have to tell you though, it's a work in progress.


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21 Sep 2012   #6

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I recolored the image at Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Progress Bars > Indeterminate > MoveOverlay for a test and got 1st screenshot I can see the dark edge then I erased part of the edges 2nd screenshot you can see it changed, so there is a shadow on the ends of the image.

Jerry
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21 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I remade the the whole Icon it's self. It's Styles Builder that puts it the shadow around it. I think it has to do with the image being somewhat transparent. Is there a certain color on Windows or Styles Builder that is transparent?
Here is the PSD and the image of before the image was put into the theme.
(Hoping you have Photoshop).


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22 Sep 2012   #8

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I took your PSD and added a black layer underneath your image so I can see what it looked like, then I reduced the width to 90% on your image layer saved it and imported it into your theme and tested it and to me it looks a little better, it could be that you had colored that image all the way to the edge. Here are the screenshots of what I did and what I got. Just for your information that is one of the hardest areas to get the look you want.

Jerry
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22 Sep 2012   #9

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How would I not color it all the way to the edge?
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22 Sep 2012   #10

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Just not paint to the edges.
Or
Scale the layer (screenshots)

Jerry
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