window frame borders

By on August 6, 2013 2:53:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Destrohelix

Join Date 08/2013
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hello,i'm new here this is my problem.

everytime i imported the png file (top frame with shadow) the top frame always looks like this.i have tried  using painting margins but still not working.how do you fix this? imported png without shadow does not have this problem.

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August 6, 2013 3:18:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That is because the shadows you added are now part of the image width throwing off the sides.

 

You could adjust with spacing On each side by trial and error, but IMO it will never look right.

 

Try this instead.

In the per pixel frame section,;

There was a section marked vista and 7 shadows, not sure in the new sks where at, but , under per pixel frames top shadow, extra settings tab, enable shadows.

 

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August 6, 2013 3:20:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't do Windowblinds but it looks to me like the shadow borders are inside the frame borders. Try extending the shadow borders so that the values are greater than those of the frames. I don't know if this will help or not. Just guessing.

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August 6, 2013 4:02:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,

I don't do Windowblinds but it looks to me like the shadow borders are inside the frame borders. Try extending the shadow borders so that the values are greater than those of the frames. I don't know if this will help or not. Just guessing.

 

 

You are making it worse, skin a sysmetrix.lol

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August 6, 2013 4:15:07 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

As I stated, but more plainly;

 

The shadows you added to the top are now considered the edge of your image.So, you need that same exact shadow image on each frame of the side images, which will be very difficult to get even due to the transparency involved in shadows, which you may not see the defined edge, but wb does.

 

So, either use the frame settings as suggested first or place all four images, Top, SIDES, BOTTOM on one palette and add shadows all at once to one image, and recut it. This is why I suggested the first option.

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August 6, 2013 4:26:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

thanks! i'll try your suggestiions.

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August 6, 2013 6:37:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The best way to get a perfect result is to draw the entire frame first then slice it up into it's different pieces.

Like this:

That way the drop shadows/outer glow will always match

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August 6, 2013 10:23:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

thank you..  i"ll also try this one.

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August 6, 2013 12:10:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting doortech1,
You are making it worse

So sue me....

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