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Windows 7: Custom Start Menu Button Collection

14 Mar 2010   #111
Anthony

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
The first ever thing made by me. Dont know whether it looks good or not . Please comment on it, and suggest me how improve myself
Not bad for a first effort Arc They are a couple of pixels too big, the hover state is jumping slightly, make sure you centre the orbs with the background then move the top and bottom orb equal distance from the centre!!

I usually press shift and press up 5 times, let go of shift then nudge up another 4 pixels with your arrow key, do the same for the bottom orb shift down 5 times let go of shift nudge down another four pixels!! also use another bmp image as a guide, then just rename the new finished orb to retain the one you used as a guide!!

Hope this helps


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14 Mar 2010   #112
Arc

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Hi Anthony !
Followed your directions minutely, and made a chrome thing. The hover state problem is now solved. I made it picture 45 pixels, and still a bit big .

How to put the glow effects in mouse over state ?


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Custom Start Menu Button Collection-chrome.png 
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File Type: zip Chrome.zip (8.5 KB, 133 views)
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24 Mar 2010   #113
BrokenBelief

Windows 7
 
 

Hey, first time posting. I'm working on creating some of my own, and I've got everything down, except for conserving the transparency. It's infuriating. I can't get the .bmp to conserve the transparency. It always defaults to white no matter what settings I try to use. Anyone have a very detailed step-by-step to make Photoshop (CS3) save these bmp images with transparency? Mine always come out with a white background, instead of black.
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24 Mar 2010   #114
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrokenBelief View Post
Hey, first time posting. I'm working on creating some of my own, and I've got everything down, except for conserving the transparency. It's infuriating. I can't get the .bmp to conserve the transparency. It always defaults to white no matter what settings I try to use. Anyone have a very detailed step-by-step to make Photoshop (CS3) save these bmp images with transparency? Mine always come out with a white background, instead of black.
Just fill the background layer with black
On the other layers put the orbs in. BMP's aren't designed to conserve transparency.
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25 Mar 2010   #115
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

For those of your that are interested, I just put up my first ever tutorial (yay), decided to do one on creating custom Start Orbs for Windows 7.. Please have a look and tell me what you think?

How to Create Custom Start Orb Image

Hopefully it'll help some people out with questions they have on what to do and why.
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27 Apr 2010   #116
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 
Custom made Start Orbs and Requests

I've decided to start this thread in memory of the previous lost thread in which many lost their beloved start orbs.
This thread can be a repository of start orbs made by everyone.

Starting with a few of the first start orbs i made,

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-smiley-huh-what-hiii-i.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-smiley-huh-what-hiii-ii.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-smiley-dont-ever-wake-me-up-.png

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-win-logo.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-microsoft-butterfly.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-king-black.png

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-flag-india.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-flag-ireland.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-flag-america.png

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-mine.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-girly-pink-.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-computer.png


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File Type: zip Smiley Huh, What - Hiii - I.zip (12.0 KB, 238 views)
File Type: zip Smiley Huh, What - Hiii - II.zip (8.3 KB, 205 views)
File Type: zip Win Logo.zip (18.1 KB, 214 views)
File Type: zip Microsoft Butterfly.zip (13.1 KB, 129 views)
File Type: zip Flag India.zip (4.7 KB, 75 views)
File Type: zip King Black.zip (6.5 KB, 101 views)
File Type: zip Mine.zip (12.5 KB, 140 views)
File Type: zip Flag Ireland.zip (4.2 KB, 72 views)
File Type: zip Smiley Don't ever wake me up!.zip (12.7 KB, 192 views)
File Type: zip Flag America.zip (5.8 KB, 79 views)
File Type: zip Girly Pink A.zip (11.5 KB, 102 views)
File Type: zip Computer.zip (2.0 KB, 119 views)
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27 Apr 2010   #117
Arc

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Wel done, Gladson pal ! Starting your new thread .... hope it will flourish
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27 Apr 2010   #118
Arc

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As I dont save things, I got only two that I made previously


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Custom Start Menu Button Collection-dark.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-wood.png 
Attached Files
File Type: zip StartORB.zip (15.3 KB, 312 views)
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27 Apr 2010   #119
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

What's wrong with this thread?

StartOrbz Genuine Creations
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27 Apr 2010   #120
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
What's wrong with this thread?

StartOrbz Genuine Creations
Perhaps the thread is is for the start buttons made with the program Startorbz. Here the things are mage with photoshop or paint.net
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