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Windows 7: Custom Start Menu Button Collection

25 Feb 2010   #61
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Looks nice.
Did you check out the Alpha Image Converter tool?
Thanks.. I think it came out nicely for my first orb.

I didn't use the converter for this one though; in all honesty, I prefer to work in PhotoShop's own format and save directly to the format I want to use in the end, I try avoid converting wherever I can.

Only transparency issues I'm having at the moment is trying to determine what colours / areas of the orb Windows makes transparent and what it doesn't. I thought at first that anything black was made transparent, but now I'm not too sure. Since I keep the PSD files of all my work, I'll try saving as PNG and using the converter, I don't really see how, but perhaps that would make a difference.

If I get it to work tonight, amongst others I'll have a 'Happiness and Cyanide' orb tomorrow...


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25 Feb 2010   #62
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

I normally use Paint.NET with a few plugins. Paint.NET doesn't support 32-bit BMP's (only 24-bit, without Alpha Channel). So I save it as a transparent PNG and use Alpha Image Converter.
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26 Feb 2010   #63
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

I stuck my Tattoo Start Orb collection on deviantARt, have a look:


And I managed to work my way around the transparency issues, so... As promised, Cyanide and Happiness:


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26 Feb 2010   #64
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Ok, sorry to double-post like this..... But out of curiosity, is Minotar still watcing this thread?
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26 Feb 2010   #65
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Ok, sorry to double-post like this..... But out of curiosity, is Minotar still watcing this thread?

I am sure Minotar will see thes posts. He is in the Great Britain / Ireland Time Zone !
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26 Feb 2010   #66
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I am sure Minotar will see thes posts. He is in the Great Britain / Ireland Time Zone !
Of course, yes... I wasn't trying to be rude, I just noticed that he hadn't posted in this thread since the 14th of Jan, so I was wondering if he'd moved on to bigger and better things..
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26 Feb 2010   #67
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I am sure Minotar will see thes posts. He is in the Great Britain / Ireland Time Zone !
Of course, yes... I wasn't trying to be rude, I just noticed that he hadn't posted in this thread since the 14th of Jan, so I was wondering if he'd moved on to bigger and better things..
I still tip in and take a look,but due to alot of thing s going on i dont get to spend as much time here anymore.
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28 Feb 2010   #68
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

love this thread
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01 Mar 2010   #69
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Another set of simple looking orbs; I find these work well with those 'minimal' style themes as the orbs have no logos or pictures.

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01 Mar 2010   #70
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

A few black orbs of mine

Custom Start Menu Button Collection-bio-hazard.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-computer.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-radioactive.png Custom Start Menu Button Collection-start-orb-screw-ball.png

BMP's are in the attachment

More coming soon...


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