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Windows 7: How to Create Custom Start Orb Image

13 Apr 2010   #10
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Dude!! your a Monster!! Truly like Da Vinci and all thosse other peoples. Just the Tutorial i was looking for!!!

heres my first attempt. (ive seen some like but its my first)

See what you made me do!!??




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19 Apr 2010   #11
wdj1989

windows7
 
 

thanks,perfect tutorial
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19 Apr 2010   #12
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vierasniper View Post
Dude!! your a Monster!! Truly like Da Vinci and all thosse other peoples. Just the Tutorial i was looking for!!!

heres my first attempt. (ive seen some like but its my first)

See what you made me do!!??
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wdj1989 View Post
thanks,perfect tutorial
Thanks for the comments..
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28 Apr 2010   #13
Torongo

Windows 7
 
 

Thank You. =)

~Joshua~
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30 Apr 2010   #14
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

thanks but wondering if this works with 64 bit
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03 May 2010   #15
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
thanks but wondering if this works with 64 bit
Yes, of course.. The OS you're using won't make any difference to the image you're working with for the Start Orb.. I took the screenshots for this on my XP machine simply because my Win7 PC is at home and I was at work, but I use the exact same procedure at home in PhotoShop on my Win7 Ultimate x64.
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07 May 2010   #16
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

For all those watching this thread; major tutorial overhaul! Lol... I pretty much re-wrote the entire thing. Kishan updated his Windows 7 Start Button Changer (W7SBC) to a version that allows any DPI setting Orb to be set, so I updated my tutorial accordingly.
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01 Jun 2010   #17
windowsapple

Mc Donald OS Version Beta
 
 
How to Create and Finalize a Start Orb

This tutorial uses random google images skillz. Enjoy!!! XDD

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1. Search for the image! How to Create Custom Start Orb Image-tut1.png

2. Open it in Paint or Photoshop or GIMP, etc. ( I used paint)

Crop the wanted portion! NOTE: It is OK if you choose a circle and crop it as a square or rectangle, but manage to get closer to the orb image.

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3. Save the newly cropped pic in a random folder. (I named mine "orbz")

4. Download the Start Orb Studio attached!

StartOrbz Studio.rar

5. If this is your first time using it, you want to select the second option, create a new orb...

How to Create Custom Start Orb Image-tut3.png

7. Add effects from the bottom.

8. Click on the save icon in the top right corner next to "X" Button.

How to Create Custom Start Orb Image-tut4.png

9. You're done!!! XDDD You can make even better orbs by choosing circular images! Also, you need to choose transparent background...

Below I have included two of my own popular works...

How to Create Custom Start Orb Image-orbz.png
How to Create Custom Start Orb Image-start-orb-12-.png

NOTE: I AM IMPROVING ON SOME PARTS.. XD


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02 Jun 2010   #18
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windowsapple View Post
This tutorial uses random google images skillz. Enjoy!!! XDD
Hi windowsapple, I've always preferred to create my own images for the Start Orb with a proper picture/photo editing program (and I think many other people do too) instead of using a 'wizard' type app like that.. But that's just personal preference.

Just a thought, but why don't you create a new tutorial covering that app instead of doing it as a comment here..? I think quite a few people, especially those that don't have PhotoShop or GIMP would find it very helpful.
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02 Jun 2010   #19
kucing13

 

good tutorials. keep it up, ganbate!!!
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