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zumar1111
post Sep 14 2008, 04:29 PM
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THANX A LOT ATLANTOS.COULD U HELP ME WITH TRANSPARENT HIGHLIGHTS PLZ
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post Sep 14 2008, 04:45 PM
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THANX A LOT ATLANTOS.COULD U HELP ME WITH TRANSPARENT HIGHLIGHTS PLZ
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post Sep 15 2008, 06:47 AM
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When prompted to create a new image in GIMP, set the "Fill With" Property as "Transparency" ;)
and then play with the Opacity of the layer you want to be transparent and save the result only in .png format :byebye:
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post Sep 15 2008, 09:55 PM
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THANX DUDE
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post Sep 15 2008, 10:17 PM
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SOME MORE QUESTIONS.HOW 2 SPLIT A SOFTKEY INTO 2 PARTS AND CREATE A TRANSPARENCY BETWEEN THE 2.HOW 2 CREATE AN IMAGE IN BETWEEN A SOFTKEY.EXAMPLE,A VISTA LOGO IN A VISTA THEME.HOW 2 CLEAR BACKGROUND OF A PICTURE AND MAKE IT TRANSPARENT.
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SOME MORE QUESTIONS.HOW 2 SPLIT A SOFTKEY INTO 2 PARTS AND CREATE A TRANSPARENCY BETWEEN THE 2.HOW 2 CREATE AN IMAGE IN BETWEEN A SOFTKEY.EXAMPLE,A VISTA LOGO IN A VISTA THEME.HOW 2 CLEAR BACKGROUND OF A PICTURE AND MAKE IT TRANSPARENT. :surrender:
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post Sep 16 2008, 06:53 AM
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1st of all the capitals are against the :rules: ;)

Actually I don't use GIMP. I have used it for a very short time long time ago -_-

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HOW 2 SPLIT A SOFTKEY INTO 2 PARTS AND CREATE A TRANSPARENCY BETWEEN THE 2

Here is a tip... you don't have to split the softkey because
1. you can make the half of it
2. copy it and paste it in a different layer
3.1 move it at the opposite site and there, now you have 2 parts ;)
3.2 if you leave a space between them in a transparent layer... you have also a transparency between them :)
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HOW 2 CREATE AN IMAGE IN BETWEEN A SOFTKEY.EXAMPLE,A VISTA LOGO IN A VISTA THEME

just copy the logo or whatever you want to... and paste it in a different layer and place it above the softkey layer so that it can be visible ;)
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HOW 2 CLEAR BACKGROUND OF A PICTURE AND MAKE IT TRANSPARENT

This you can see it here ---> link <--- :byebye:
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post Sep 16 2008, 07:10 PM
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Thanxxxxxx
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post Sep 17 2008, 09:45 AM
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You're welcome :byebye: :grouphug:
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post Oct 29 2008, 02:02 AM
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please help me how to download themes,games and another else program in my mobile
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post Nov 16 2008, 12:21 PM
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QUOTE(Tyronne @ May 14 2007, 01:13 AM)
Softkey Tutorial for Beginners


This tutorial mainly focuses on creating Basic softkeys for your Sony Ericsson themes.

From this tutorial, you can also get the idea on how to create bars and highlights too because it uses the

same concept.



First of all, you need an image editing software like Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, i will be using

Adobe Photoshop 7.0. it is almost identical to Photoshop CS2. so anyone using CS2 will find this tutorial

useful.
Also, obviously, you need the SE theme Creator. download link:

SE Theme Creator Download







Let's Start:In this tutorial, i will be dealing with K800 softkey. k800 softkeys size is 240x30. Open a new

document

with the size of 240x30 pixels with a transparent background.
(IMG:http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7074/newdocumentul3.png)




Now, right-click the rectangle tool found in your toolbar and select rounded rectangle tool.
(IMG:http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4537/rectangletoolks4.png)
and make sure to have this settings first.

(IMG:http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1456/recsettingstk7.png)



Select a color of your choice. mine is blue. zoom in to about 300% (press ctrl+ + twice)
Trace your cursor to look much alike in the picture.

(IMG:http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2016/softkeytraceay3.png)
and the result will be much like this.

(IMG:http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3239/softkeycopykh9.png)



Right after this, you can either 1.) Select a preset type of style to make the plain blue rounded rectangle a

bit glamorous, or 2.) create your own style to make the softkey glamorous.




1st Option: Preset type
--Right click and select blending options. select styles. and choose whatever you like that you think will

look nice in your theme. I selected Brushed Metal.
(IMG:http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2872/blendingoptionssc9.png)
and the finished product looks like this when zoomed out to 100%
(IMG:http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1120/softjl7.png)
Notice that the blue color we chose didn't matter. I will explain in 2nd option why the blue color didn't

exist in the final image.





or 2nd Option: Create your own style
--right click  and select blending options. select style and choose anything you like. Let's use Brushed

Metal again. But before you click "OK", let's uncheck the Pattern overlay and check Texture under Bevel

and Emboss .
(IMG:http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7236/unchekchekovelaysay2.png)
Under the Texture category, change the pattern to "Optical Squares" as the same image shown below.

change the scale to 25%. and click Ok.
(IMG:http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3329/texturecategorycj6.png)
The final result should be something like this:
(IMG:http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/4651/softqa4.png)




Notice that it has the blue color we pick. the reason that the blue color was absent on 1st option is

because of the pattern overlay which resembles the brushed metal. since i uncheck it and put textures

instead, the blue color is visible but now, with optical square texture.

Noticeably, you can create many softkey images through the use of blending options. Just experiment and

see what you can do.


IMPORTANT: always save your work in png format to retain its quality. and to retain the

transparency of the background. if you save your work in jpg or bmp, the transparent background will

change into white.




For the results, Let's see how our two softkeys look in SE theme Creator:


1st Option:
(IMG:http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/6449/result1fr6.png)




2nd Option:
(IMG:http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/1900/result2ck9.png)




TIPS: the above tutorial is just the BASIC of creating softkeys, highlights and title bars.

always experiment with blending options. try to check and uncheck all the options and see what happens. it will give you an idea on how each option works. it will give you so much good results. try to vary your softkey

shapes not just to rounded rectangles, you can use rectangles, or custom shapes. Just remember that

functionality comes first. When you use to creating this basic softkeys, you can now experiment to add

frames and borders, etc. and you should learn "Layering".


That's it. I think... :P
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Thanks A lot for this ive just started making themes and it really helps.
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nophex
post Dec 28 2008, 01:20 AM
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Hey, how about to change the icon??

please give me the way to change the icon on themes.
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Atalantos
post Dec 28 2008, 10:31 AM
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Welcome nophex to :grouphug:

for which brand you want to change the icons :unsure:
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really nice lessons
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ntinii
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just needed some help ... i hv created some wallpapers with gif but i cant use them in the SE creator. is there any restriction to it?

this is one of it ... http://gallery.mobile9.com/f/721834/

Thanks in advance ...
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