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Windows 7: Custom Start Menu Button Collection

21 Apr 2011   #661
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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I was wondering, how can I get glow effects for these in gimp? When I tried and saved as bitmap it turned the glow into a hard colored splotch. And also, how do i get the boxes that say "Attached Images" and "Attached Files" at the top in my posts?

Thanks
For attaching pictures to your posts, have a look at this tutorial here on SevenForums: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

In PhotoShop there's a layer effect called 'Outer Glow', but I don't think GIMP has that... Closest I can think of (and I apologise if it's wrong, I haven't used GIMP in ages), is to duplicate the layer and apply a blur effect to the layer below (or above and play with layer style).

Otherwise, this tutorial looks like it might work: Glow Effect | Gimp-tutorials.net - Gimp , tutorials , brushes , downloads, forum.


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21 Apr 2011   #662
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Lots of great new creations pinched them all
Thankyou
Danny
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21 Apr 2011   #663
Chief2091

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

no on the glow i mean this lol pot2.rar
and that forum didn't say anything about the boxes that say "attached files" and "attached images" <.<


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21 Apr 2011   #664
Arc

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no on the glow i mean this lol Attachment 150455
and that forum didn't say anything about the boxes that say "attached files" and "attached images" <.<
Try this : GIMP: How to make an outer glow | UserLogos.org
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22 Apr 2011   #665
Chief2091

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chief2091 View Post
no on the glow i mean this lol Attachment 150455
and that forum didn't say anything about the boxes that say "attached files" and "attached images" <.<
Try this : GIMP: How to make an outer glow | UserLogos.org
Tried, i usually do it the manual way that that link describes, and it always gives me that hard green splotchy edge instead of a glow, and when it did "work" the leaf was washed out white after applyin it as an orb.
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22 Apr 2011   #666
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

For small bar/icons...



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File Type: zip Spiral.zip (9.9 KB, 70 views)
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22 Apr 2011   #667
Orbital Shark

 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chief2091 View Post
no on the glow i mean this lol Attachment 150455
and that forum didn't say anything about the boxes that say "attached files" and "attached images" <.<
Try this : GIMP: How to make an outer glow | UserLogos.org
Tried, i usually do it the manual way that that link describes, and it always gives me that hard green splotchy edge instead of a glow, and when it did "work" the leaf was washed out white after applyin it as an orb.
I normally find it better to save Orbs as a .PNG file as it preserves transparency which can lead to better glow effects
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22 Apr 2011   #668
Chief2091

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Tried, i usually do it the manual way that that link describes, and it always gives me that hard green splotchy edge instead of a glow, and when it did "work" the leaf was washed out white after applyin it as an orb.
I normally find it better to save Orbs as a .PNG file as it preserves transparency which can lead to better glow effects
i didn't know the new version of the changer could use pngs >_<
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24 Apr 2011   #669
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello guys
Can you tell me, please, if there is a solution to make this Start button to "fit" in there ?
As you can see in the image, it's not until the bottom.
Thanks


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Custom Start Menu Button Collection-start-button.jpg 
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26 Apr 2011   #670
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chief2091 View Post
and that forum didn't say anything about the boxes that say "attached files" and "attached images" <.<
The tutorial I gave you a link for is for attaching files to a post on SevenForums, once you've attached a file or picture to your comment and 'posted' it, you'll see the 'attached files' and 'attached images' on your post.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
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Tried, i usually do it the manual way that that link describes, and it always gives me that hard green splotchy edge instead of a glow, and when it did "work" the leaf was washed out white after applyin it as an orb.
I normally find it better to save Orbs as a .PNG file as it preserves transparency which can lead to better glow effects
i didn't know the new version of the changer could use pngs >_<
You might want to be a bit more specific when talking about "the changer", there are many ways and many programs used to change the start orb. While one program can use PNG files, the next one might not.

At the end of the day, Windows itself uses BMP files with an alpha layer to display the start orb, so creating it in that format to start with will prevent the image having to be converted by what ever program you use when the orb is applied.
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