To add text glow go to Start Menu > Menus > Aero > PlaceList:ListView and change TEXTGLOWSIZE:INT to 2 or 3 and test. To change glow color add GLOWCOLOR:COLOR propertie and select color you want.
You are going to have to work on those images at Windows and Caption Buttons > Aero > Dwm Window > Frames > Normal top, bottom, left, right, as you can see from my screenshots there still a little bit too much transparency in the corners.
Original image for the bottom.
Your image for the bottom.
Here is an overlay of your image on top of the original.
The clock and the calendar and the weather is Rainmeter, desktop customization tool
Put the skin folders in C:User\YOUR USER NAME\My Documents\Rainmeter\Skins folder
I am using VClouds Weather 2 - 1Days skin for the weather, change out the .ini file, there is a background folder that I edited some images so it is inclosed
I cannot find a link to the clock so it is inclosed also. LuaCalendar 4.1 by ~smurfier on deviantART
change out the .ini file. VClouds Weather 2 by ~VClouds on deviantART
change out the .ini file.