Edge8- First WB Theme

By on February 6, 2013 3:06:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

xxinightxx

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I have been messing with an app for windows vista all the way to 8 called Windows style builder. That tool allowed me to create custom themes for a patched system. Although it was great, there are in fact flaws that prevent me from doing certain things. Owning object desktop for 2 years now, I realized that I could try my hands at making a windowblinds skin. This windowblinds theme features a custom roll up button on the top right of each window. I still have much to do; Start menu, Drop boxes, Storage bars etc... I also have designed a dock Background to match the theme: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/objectdock_backgrounds/429/

 

What do you think so far?

~Incomplete start menu

 

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February 6, 2013 4:07:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

EW, you made me see DA. Not my idea of a good morning.Just my opinion, but looks pretty factory still, but would prefer to see more done before passing judgement, so to speak. Looks like you have the drive and ambition to do whats needed though, by your DA gallery.Keep going!

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February 6, 2013 4:44:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I really like the taskbar! And the frames do look nice too. Only the titlebar looks a bit boring in comparision. But I hope that not much will be changed till release.

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February 6, 2013 5:04:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

lol, yeah I have a majot learning curb to learn skinstudio. Doing something different from another way I theme has more work than I thought. Once I get the hand of it, I will be able to produce higher quality work.

It took me an hour just to start getting the start menu aligned properly. Just have a few more imaged left on it.

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February 6, 2013 6:23:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting xxinightxx,
It took me an hour just to start getting the start menu aligned properly. Just have a few more imaged left on it.

I made a laymens beginner tutorial for making window blinds.... (it shouldnt take over an hour to get the startmenu aligned if the pieces are cut properly

in photoshop!!lol) I hope this helps you.

good luck.

kitty.

part 1.

  http://forums.wincustomize.com/383174

 

part 3 (i think part 2 is part of part 1)

http://forums.wincustomize.com/383387

 

part 4

http://forums.wincustomize.com/383710

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February 6, 2013 7:20:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks pretty good but needs more finesse. Take your time dude. You'll get the hang of it. As for SKS.......I can stare it in the face now and not run away really fast.

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February 6, 2013 1:23:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the feedback!

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February 6, 2013 1:23:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Vampothika,

Quoting xxinightxx, reply 3It took me an hour just to start getting the start menu aligned properly. Just have a few more imaged left on it.

I made a laymens beginner tutorial for making window blinds.... (it shouldnt take over an hour to get the startmenu aligned if the pieces are cut properly

in photoshop!!lol) I hope this helps you.

good luck.

kitty.

part 1.

  http://forums.wincustomize.com/383174

 

part 3 (i think part 2 is part of part 1)

http://forums.wincustomize.com/383387

 

part 4

http://forums.wincustomize.com/383710

Do you know where this is located in the Win8 theme? 

The aero like overlay on the control panel

 

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February 6, 2013 3:49:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Do you know where this is located in the Win8 theme? The aero like overlay on the control panel

 

 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------?

 

 

Control panel, branding

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February 6, 2013 3:53:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

By the way, you are doing fine. I bet it took me five days to cut my first start menu!

 

I did not use help forums or tutorials in the beginning, I was to good, so I thought. Found out quickly  how much is involved in skinning and still learning myself. It is worth the effort though if you like to create and share.

Always help here, DT1

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February 6, 2013 4:51:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ditto.

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February 6, 2013 5:23:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Ditto.

 

 

Where's my surprise?

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February 6, 2013 5:27:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

xxinightxx,

 

sweet sounding rig ya got there.

 

16gigram

I5 Intel

3TB of Disk.

video{unknown]

Should be able to whip those skins right out!

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February 6, 2013 5:30:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Disregard my post, I know nothing of windows 8, sorry.

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February 7, 2013 3:09:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting xxinightxx,
Do you know where this is located in the Win8 theme?
The aero like overlay on the control panel

 

Edit Vista / 7 Control Panel  and Navigation Parts

Control Panel

Side bar.

(branding is the glyph or image you can add over the side bar image)

 

You can also change the text colours of that area too.

Change skin colours/Edit colours/  when the edit colours window opens, down the bottom you will see a button that says "Edit vista/7 part colours" 

click on that button.

a new window pops up. and the first section is called "control panel"

that is where you change the colours for that area.

close and apply when you are done to see results.

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February 7, 2013 3:26:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Vamps, I can't read. I first thought I knew, then I thought it said windows 8, not the theme from seven, called windows8. Glad you can read.

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February 7, 2013 8:01:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting doortech1,
Thanks Vamps, I can't read. I first thought I knew, then I thought it said windows 8, not the theme from seven, called windows8. Glad you can read.

heheh.. someones gotta save yr ass

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February 7, 2013 4:27:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

He is better off in your hands anyway!Thanks teach.

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February 7, 2013 8:59:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If you plan on uploading the WindowBlind on WC, you'll need to rename it. Edge is taken. LINK

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February 7, 2013 9:53:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
If you plan on uploading the WindowBlind on WC, you'll need to rename it. Edge is taken. LINK

It will be on deviantart then. I'm not renaming just because someone has the same name. Lol. I had the name for my edge theme for a long time. I'm too attached to its name. Plus I did upload the dock here and it seemed to vanish from my uploads. Not to happy with how uploads are handled here.

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February 7, 2013 10:21:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

On dA you called it Edge8, that should work for WC. No conflict there.

Oh and your dock is right here: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/objectdock_backgrounds/429/

Uploads here are moderated to protect the artist/creator. BTW,don't expect many folks from here to go to dA for anything.

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February 7, 2013 11:11:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It will be called that once windowblinds for win8 comes out

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February 7, 2013 11:15:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Vampothika,

Quoting xxinightxx, reply 7Do you know where this is located in the Win8 theme?
The aero like overlay on the control panel

 

Edit Vista / 7 Control Panel  and Navigation Parts

Control Panel

Side bar.

(branding is the glyph or image you can add over the side bar image)

 

You can also change the text colours of that area too.

Change skin colours/Edit colours/  when the edit colours window opens, down the bottom you will see a button that says "Edit vista/7 part colours" 

click on that button.

a new window pops up. and the first section is called "control panel"

that is where you change the colours for that area.

close and apply when you are done to see results.

 

sorry for all the questions. lol  Im just use to the other app I used to develop themes have a good help section. Anyways, is there a way to shift the whole start menu to the right a little so that it lines up better with my taskbar?

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February 7, 2013 11:23:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting xxinightxx,



Quoting Wizard1956,
reply 18
If you plan on uploading the WindowBlind on WC, you'll need to rename it. Edge is taken. LINK


It will be on deviantart then. I'm not renaming just because someone has the same name. Lol. I had the name for my edge theme for a long time. I'm too attached to its name. Plus I did upload the dock here and it seemed to vanish from my uploads. Not to happy with how uploads are handled here.

Uploading here with the same skin name isn't the issue.  The issue arises when someone downloads it/installs it and they already have a WB of the same name installed.

Whether you distribute via Deviantart or Wincustomize will make no difference to someone in that position...

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February 7, 2013 11:26:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Mine tended to have 'unique' names....

Also, a simple grey gradient can be pretty commonplace.....this one dates back before both Deviantart or Wincustomize were founded ...and the 3.0h' indicates it'd already been old in 2001...

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February 7, 2013 11:35:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,


Mine tended to have 'unique' names....

Also, a simple grey gradient can be pretty commonplace.....this one dates back before both Deviantart or Wincustomize were founded ...and the 3.0h' indicates it'd already been old in 2001...

 

Wow, thats a really old one  yeah, I updated the Theme name just so no issues arise. 

 

Quick q, do sounds still work in windowblinds. I remember using a mac theme that had custom caption button sounds.

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