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Windows 7: Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.

27 Oct 2009   #1341
zloo

Win 7
 
 

Hi,

I've just found this interesting forum looking for some cool start buttons. I saw some nice buttons here but I have some "burning letters" and I want to ask if someone can make a cool start button out of these. I don't know if the square one can be used for a start button. I'm a newbie with graphics and I have to admit that everything I've tried was a disaster...

Thanks in advance and I hope you will not blame me if my first post is a request.




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27 Oct 2009   #1342
darkstar09

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I made this just before with some pics from NZ.

It doesnt have any custom icons (yet) and one if the picture is really bad quality lol, im looking for another one now.

But I was wondering...how do I add custom icons to a theme?


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File Type: rar New Zealand.rar (661.3 KB, 60 views)
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27 Oct 2009   #1343
Iam918

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

First, I know the bmp size is supposed to be 54x54 but how big is the Orb itself supposed to be?

Reason I ask is I made one but it keeps having a brief flash of the black (transparent?) when hovering / clicking the start orb. Which I've read is because there is some pixels outside the orb part.

Secondly, How are ya'll getting the pics so clear when shrinking them? I seem to get alot of distortion on mine at times.

Also, I keep telling it to make background transparent but then after all's said and done it'll be a white background. I've seen other peoples where the background doesn't show up and I've yet to figure out why mine does this. Any ideas?

Probably have another question but atm I can't remember what it was LoL /sigh

Oh, I use Photoshop 6.0 for editing/creating.


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27 Oct 2009   #1344
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

those dragon yin yang pics look familiar.
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27 Oct 2009   #1345
Iam918

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
those dragon yin yang pics look familiar.
I cut the dragons out of it appears your background you put up Custom Windows 7 Wallpapers .

I'm not really an artist and I loved the dragon on the background and the yingyang theme and figured the dragons would look good on a start orb. Put 'em on a black 'n white yingyang. resized the dragon to be all the way inside the orb instead of tail outside. put on a clear piece from one of the clocks to make it "glassy".

Hope yer not mad


Attached my .psd of it.


This was done Sunday. Yesterday I found a tutorial on how to make an orb and was able to put together a blue orb.


Again, hope I didn't perhaps step over the line by using it.


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File Type: psd DragonStart1.1.psd (1.60 MB, 49 views)
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27 Oct 2009   #1346
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No worries mate. I didn't design the dragon, a couple of us colored them long ago and I blended the yinyang and dragon together in my wallpapers. I use it on my profile page.

Nice Orb btw.
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27 Oct 2009   #1347
Chud57

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600
 
 

dunno if u guys missed it or not but i posted a little while back about making me a Dragon Eye Orb

is it possible to edit the picture of this eye so that it slightly closes (on hover) and closes completly (on Click)?

if not i suppose it would be cool just to do a color change or something but i like the color it is already.


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28 Oct 2009   #1348
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chud57 View Post
dunno if u guys missed it or not but i posted a little while back about making me a Dragon Eye Orb

is it possible to edit the picture of this eye so that it slightly closes (on hover) and closes completly (on Click)?

if not i suppose it would be cool just to do a color change or something but i like the color it is already.
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Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.-eragon03.pngCustom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.-eragon02.pngCustom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.-eragon01.png

Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.-eragon.jpg


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File Type: zip Eragon BMP.zip (32.4 KB, 14517 views)
File Type: zip Eragon PSD.zip (1.89 MB, 67 views)
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28 Oct 2009   #1349
nguyenxuanhoa

windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Orb Logo windows

[img] http://download375.**************/jvsl0wact99g/n4ga0gmtwm2/6805.bmp[/img]
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29 Oct 2009   #1350
Chud57

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chud57 View Post
dunno if u guys missed it or not but i posted a little while back about making me a Dragon Eye Orb

is it possible to edit the picture of this eye so that it slightly closes (on hover) and closes completly (on Click)?

if not i suppose it would be cool just to do a color change or something but i like the color it is already.
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Attachment 33507Attachment 33508Attachment 33509

Attachment 33512
YOU ARE A GOD!

those are sweet man thank you so much!

now i gotta go through the tutorial and see how to apply em

Thx again man!

Edit*

Got it working and it looks great man! Thanks again, i really appreciate it!
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