WINDOWBLIND TUTORIAL PART 1 The start menu

By on May 31, 2010 5:38:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Vampothika

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Hi guys,

we have had some requests about learning how to make window blinds, some of the tuts out there are a bit dated and hard to understand,

so Im putting together a series of extremly easy to follow and understand tutorials focused on how to make a windowblind from beginning to end.

If anyone has questions, please ask! or if anyone has suggestions....do tell us, the more secrets we crank out the better.

 

Tomorrows tutorial will look at painting margins, startmenu font, username font, margin seperators, all programs arrow and the log off buttons.

Vampothika xxx

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May 31, 2010 5:39:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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May 31, 2010 6:01:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

dont forget, if you have questions, or something dosent look right, just ask. tomorrow we will go into painting margins..so dont worry if you dont get it asap.....

I will be uploading this skin (freebie of course) after we have finished, and I will include the jpegs of all the steps in a zipfile in the skin xxxxx

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May 31, 2010 6:42:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

in the last step the top bit should read *keep going until you have your startmenu finished*

sorry about that error guys.

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May 31, 2010 6:49:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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May 31, 2010 8:38:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Kitty, good for you. I hope you have the tenacity to see this all the way through. Will these address all of the elements?

Unfortunately, unless WC see fit to archive these helpful hints they will be lost amongst the "drop a word", "add a word" and "change a word" posts that frequent the forums.

this could be great community project!!!

Kitty, you are a great skinner, no offense intended here however the information should be checked for accuracy and for any additional information that is pertinent and/or helpful.

I've never had an "all programs" graphic over a 25 pixel height and didn't know that over 30 would create hic-cups. In my naive attempt to be helpful I thought this would be a good "Helpful Hints:" to add to the wiki page. But alas, when attempting to so I was informed that only "users" may alter wiki pages. AND OF COURSE, when clicking on the "users" link one comes up with yet, another empty wiki page. (typical)

I would volunteer my time to add "Helpful Hints:" to the wiki pages taken from the information presented, if I could that is. That would be limited to hints such as, remember to change the size settings to match the graphic, cannot exceed 30 pixels in height, must be a .bmp, etc.

Again thanks and if I can help...

 

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May 31, 2010 8:56:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Bravo Vampothika !!!

Very nice from you to show us noobs, how to create own WB, i have always dreamed about my own WB )), with this tutorial, i think my dreams will become reality.

Thank you very, very much for your time and patience.

Best Regards to you

PA

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May 31, 2010 8:58:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I must congratulate you on this Kitty, well done! 

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May 31, 2010 9:00:37 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you Kitty. Looking forward to some more.

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May 31, 2010 9:50:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Kitty, good for you. I hope you have the tenacity to see this all the way through. Will these address all of the elements?

Unfortunately, unless WC see fit to archive these helpful hints they will be lost amongst the "drop a word", "add a word" and "change a word" posts that frequent the forums.

this could be great community project!!!

Kitty, you are a great skinner, no offense intended here however the information should be checked for accuracy and for any additional information that is pertinent and/or helpful.

I've never had an "all programs" graphic over a 25 pixel height and didn't know that over 30 would create hic-cups. In my naive attempt to be helpful I thought this would be a good "Helpful Hints:" to add to the wiki page. But alas, when attempting to so I was informed that only "users" may alter wiki pages. AND OF COURSE, when clicking on the "users" link one comes up with yet, another empty wiki page. (typical)

I would volunteer my time to add "Helpful Hints:" to the wiki pages taken from the information presented, if I could that is. That would be limited to hints such as, remember to change the size settings to match the graphic, cannot exceed 30 pixels in height, must be a .bmp, etc.

Again thanks and if I can help...

hey gmc!

no worries mate, i probably will make some mistakes...im pretty aloof at times, so if you guys find a mistake, do let me know...and add it to the thread, it just helps everyone in the long run.

as for that 30pixel height thing for windows 7, ive deffinatley encountered issues with my allprogs arrow, unless the allprogs background is 30 (not over 30) then the allprogsbutton cuts off for me at the top so thats why i kinda said 30 for maximum, but if im wrong, i dont mind being told so! heheh  thanks for your wikked reply i luv hearing from you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

oh and yeah i will be trying to address every single element in window blinds, it might take about 20 or so parts, but at least its covered, and its okay if it gets lost, im gonna zip the whole lot into the skin so its there forever, and always keep a copy with me too, and if anyone in the future asks, we can always point them back to this post...... or better still i can upload the zipped tutorial to my gallery? thats not a bad idea.

the more the merrier i say. every bit helps. so if you guys wanna help, thats cool with me. and thanks for everyones encouragement too, just makes it all worth while, and makes this place less of a forest for newbies hey.

 

@piano art: i hope so! thats what its for.

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May 31, 2010 10:08:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This is a great idear kitty.....

this will help all the new comers to skinning....

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May 31, 2010 10:12:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Kitty

 

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May 31, 2010 10:28:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Kitty, brilliant!  

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May 31, 2010 12:32:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jafo made this a sticky post in the Skinning Forum.

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May 31, 2010 1:23:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks doll for the help. You are gonna take the "blind" out of windowblinds

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May 31, 2010 1:24:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Jafo. That will make it easy to find. Amazing group of people here as along with the skins and other things they make, they are always so willing to help.

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May 31, 2010 1:31:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Vampothika, Your just Amazing!!  Your time and Secrets.

And other folks are volunteering. Have a Great Day Everyone!!  You's are only the Best!!!

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May 31, 2010 2:06:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank you very much. I hope that these all get stuck together into one unit when they are done.

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May 31, 2010 2:06:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh Kitty THANK YOU!!!!

 

I'm going to start my first WB today, so don't quit on me.  This is wonderful.  It is so easy even I can follow it.  You are a treasure!

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May 31, 2010 2:26:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Unfortunately, unless WC see fit to archive these helpful hints they will be lost amongst the "drop a word", "add a word" and "change a word" posts that frequent the forums.

 

I've already copied this to my HD.   But, Stardock will surely archive this.  Those guys have more at stake in the future of skinning than anyone.

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May 31, 2010 4:55:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Really cool tutorial, and looking at the start panel, it looks like it's going to be a really nice blind too!

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May 31, 2010 5:21:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CCdeQueen,
Unfortunately, unless WC see fit to archive these helpful hints they will be lost amongst the "drop a word", "add a word" and "change a word" posts that frequent the forums.

 

I've already copied this to my HD.   But, Stardock will surely archive this.  Those guys have more at stake in the future of skinning than anyone.

 

Quoting Lantec,
Jafo made this a sticky post in the Skinning Forum.

 

 

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May 31, 2010 5:40:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi Kitty,  You are the bomb!  Absolutely awesome!!  Thank you so much for doing this!! I am saving every bit of it.  

I just read through it and I GET IT!!  Thanks again.  Thanks to the others on this list who have provided info too.  You are all ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

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May 31, 2010 10:14:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

woah this is awsome, first we get a sticky and now we might have some new wb's from some people! very cool!

im working on the second part as we speak people, its a big one 34 parts so far and counting......(covering fonts and colour, text margins,

seperators, all progs arrow, and mouse over button)     xxxx

 

Thanks for the sticky Jafo, im soo honoured, thanks mate xxx and as I said before, if you guys need the tut ill be zipping it up and uploading it to my gallery when its done so we got it forever....xxx

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May 31, 2010 10:28:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Put it in the WinWiki, Vamps! Maybe I.D. can do that for ya.

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