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vStyler

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A theme I have wanted to do for a long time, never got around to it, until now.

Spent quite a bit of time on just the start menu...

Might just enter GUIC.. who knows..

Will post more as I go...

Cheers! 

 

 

 

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September 13, 2012 5:47:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Awesome Looking Menu might have to splurge for this one

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September 13, 2012 5:54:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice work  👍🍻😃👏

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September 13, 2012 6:00:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Have to agree with WinMonster.... Awesome graphics...  

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September 13, 2012 6:08:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow, best red WB since Venom. Nobody does red as well as you do!

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September 13, 2012 6:35:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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September 13, 2012 7:44:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i like the look...especially the HAL of the top startmenu is looking tasty...
but im not a fan of the radialgradient (the zones are a bit visible) in this screenshot, i would like to see them lowered a bit in opacity , while i think they won´t be visible when it´s scaled down...Anyway very nice concept so far wonder what you will do for frames and taskbar

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September 13, 2012 7:49:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't have the critical 'eye' to be able to make suggestions, probably because I'm not a skinner.  I do know that I like this and you should go ahead and enter it in the GUIC. 

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September 13, 2012 8:15:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow!!!  Holy frijoles!!!   Butter my butt and call it a biscuit!!

 

Man that rocks!!!          

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September 13, 2012 8:30:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

great looking start.

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September 13, 2012 8:50:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

'HAL' [9000] in 2001 was a quaint alphabet shift of 'IBM'.....I'd kinda use the serif 'striped' font of the 'IBM' for the 'HAL'....

Other than that....looks clean and classy...

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September 13, 2012 8:58:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hmm.. do u know the name of the font Jafo? Just used the first Sci-fi font that caught my eye thus far for the preview.

 

Thanks everyone... Rolo.. the radial gradient u speak of.. is a lens flare... still working on the small stuff tho, subject to change.

 

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September 13, 2012 9:10:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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September 13, 2012 9:19:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A quick search says the font used was  Eurostile Bold Extended #2.

For a bit more about the panel; http://www.therpf.com/f9/hal-9000-panel-2001-space-odyssey-pg-119324/

 


Gotta love Google

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September 13, 2012 9:25:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

One of those rare moments when I get beat to the draw by Jafo.

I think the striped font would look good on the loading screen.

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September 13, 2012 9:27:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Cheers..

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September 13, 2012 9:38:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It looks like I'll have to buy another one....

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September 13, 2012 10:27:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thx WS!

 

OP updated.

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September 13, 2012 11:08:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting vStyler,
OP updated.

That's better.  OK, the 'connection' [to IBM] might be lost on some...but then I expect so it was for many in 2001 [the Movie] as well....

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September 13, 2012 11:16:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Wow!!! Holy frijoles!!! Butter my butt and call it a biscuit!!

Ah crap...there goes dinner.  Thanks for that visual Jim!

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September 13, 2012 11:25:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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September 14, 2012 2:53:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Awesome!!!

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September 14, 2012 6:39:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Vstyler - i wasn't talking about the lensflare on the top left i meant the gradient that starts from the center of the startmenu...
i know that sometimes you cant really see the ripples depending on the angle your looking at your monitor but for me these are clearly visible even in the reduced screenshot that has the size of my in use startmenu... no offense just trying to help buddy

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September 14, 2012 6:49:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah...I'm aware.. tough to get rid of banding \ ripples as u call them if you want any kind of inner glow.. I know what u mean.... but without.. doesn't have the depth that I would like.

Its also going to depend on the type of monitor one is on and its settings. For instance barely noticeable at all on my monitor, Which is an IPS, designed for graphics....altho.. I do see it... but really to me, its negligible and if I want the inner glow there's very little that can be done, that I haven't done already.

Typically on a wallpaper or something that doesn't stretch, being creative with Gaussian blur and noise can help some but more difficult on a stretchable Start menu.

C'est la vie! 

Thanks TBC

 

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September 14, 2012 8:02:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

'H A L 2012'

looks so hot.... think you should name it....  'Jalapeno'....  

 

Quoting Roloccolor,
the gradient that starts from the center of the startmenu...
i know that sometimes you cant really see the ripples depending on the angle your looking at your monitor but for me these are clearly visible even in the reduced screenshot that has the size of my in use startmenu...

not noticeable on either of my monitors....      ...have it in ps zoomed to over 450% before faintly noticeable...

 

 

 

 

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September 14, 2012 8:05:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Banding shows up less on a WB than in the PS Draft........especially if you're going semi-trans with blur enabled on the section in question.

 

Looks like a winner to me, Johnny!

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