Windows Vista Purple v2.1!
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Windows Vista Purple v2.1!

Updated Feb 13, 2007 by unclerob


digitalpix4all
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,
Ed  
unclerob
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).


StevenG3
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
unclerob
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.
brieaux
Comment #5 Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:16 AM
Thanx for the purple. It's great!
unclerob
Comment #6 Sunday, March 04, 2007 4:37 PM
I'm glad you liked it Brieaux!

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