Windows Vista Purple v2.1!
Average Rating: 5
Yours: -1
File Size: .17MB
Downloads Today: 0 Downloads Total: 3680

Windows Vista Purple v2.1!

Updated Feb 13, 2007 by unclerob

Comment #1 Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:22 PM
Hi Rob,

This one is very nice.   Love the color!!

How do you do the progress bar frame?

Be well,
Comment #2 Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:12 PM
Hi Ed, thanks for the great comments, the blue version of fractal 128 turned out great - I knew it would.   

- Although I use both adobe photoshop & macromedia fireworks, I find that fireworks is just so much easier to use when editing & creating images and it's what I use primarily when I work on bootskins, windowblinds, rainlendars, etc. About the only thing that fireworks 2004 can't do that photoshop can do is save the image as a 32bit .bmp file (24bit bmp, 8bit alpha channel for transparency), I haven't checked out the other newer versions of fireworks, if they could do that I would drop photoshop and never look back (seriously). Back to your question, I'm sure you can do this in photoshop too, but I use fireworks to do this effect: The progress bar area (not the progress bar itself, just making sure we're talking about the same thing), is a black rectangle, with dimensions of 200x16, the xy coordinates are 220,430 which places it in the lower middle of the screen when we're talking about a bootskin image that is 640x480. The effect that is added to it is "inset emboss" with a width of 2, which makes it looks like it's pushed into the screen.

I hope this makes sense, I'm not that great at tutorials so let me know if it wasn't clear enough and I'll try again.

Thanks again for the great feedback, I think the purple color turned out pretty good too if I don't say so myself (which I just did).

Comment #3 Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:33 PM
hey rob, this is a great color on this bootskin...i like it....btw is macromedia firework good? will it be easy for me to use? if so i will download it after your suggestion... and btw great bootskin
Comment #4 Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:45 PM
I personally think Fireworks is much better & easier to use than photoshop - but again that's just me, others may have a different point of view. If you do end up getting it and have any questions, feel free to let me know and I'll help as much as I can.
Comment #5 Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:16 AM
Thanx for the purple. It's great!
Comment #6 Sunday, March 04, 2007 4:37 PM
I'm glad you liked it Brieaux!

Please login to comment and/or vote for this skin.

Welcome Guest! Please take the time to register with us.
There are many great features available to you once you register, including:

  • Richer content, access to many features that are disabled for guests like commenting on the forums and downloading files.
  • Access to a great community, with a massive database of many, many areas of interest.
  • Access to contests & subscription offers like exclusive emails.
  • It's simple, and FREE!

Featured BootSkins XP

Popular BootSkins XP

Top BootSkins XP Skinners

Yesterday  |   Last 30 Days  |   All Time
1. Alperium 1712
2. Dslv 1654
3. Hog56 1240
4. gropull 1008
5. unclerob 943
6. digitalpix4all 786
7. inthebloodofeden 648
8. Cavan1 597
9. Cyberworld 530
10. Shamik Mitra 458
11. Apocalypse_67 430
12. Skinned Alive 427
13. frankomay 414
14. micky2005 394
15. Jhoss 362