Today is about to extend the rough design to other parts. Window borders and start panel play big role in a theme, so after the rough design of window borders is done, I choose to add the start panel in Atlas for this stage.
To keep functionality and simplicity, no textures are used here, but to make the plain panel more interesting, I added some highlight and a stripe in the top part of the panel. And as I always do in the past, I use 2 different colors for the background of left/right hand side. And for the log off/turn off area, a very dark blue is there to keep visually balance with the stripe in the top part of the panel.
Consistency should be considered at any time, and the whole panel has the same look & feel with the window, and for now, the basic tune is shown, the overall appearance has gradually been shown.
Great to get feedbacks from you guys, so if you have any problem to ask about the process, please be free to leave a comment and I will try to answer as possible as I can or we can discuss together
To see the post with all parts, please go the following post: