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  1. #341  
    I'm posting this new WP separate from the rest as I wanted to provide some quick specs about it (bragging rights I guess, not really sure).
    It consists of 17 different layers and took approximately 2.5-3 hours to make. I already have in mind a couple of variations I'm going to make, mainly, instead of a shark, there will be 1 with dolphin(s), 1 with a scuba diver (or two), and 1 with a shipwreck.

    Enjoy!! Feels good to get off those darn sports themed ones, the juices are flowing again.. hahaha

    Don't ya just love the starfish pressed against the screen of your treo.. :-)

    http://www.splashblog.com/NachoB700P/preview/544187.jpg

    http://www.splashblog.com/NachoB700P/preview/544188.jpg

    Added shadow for the shark
    http://www.splashblog.com/NachoB700P/preview/544500.jpg

    Scuba Diver
    http://www.splashblog.com/NachoB700P/preview/544501.jpg

    Dolphin
    http://www.splashblog.com/NachoB700P/preview/544595.jpg
    Last edited by NachoB; 12/28/2006 at 03:06 PM. Reason: Added WP's
  2. #342  
    With this wealth of WP, we'll have to ask Horace to add the feature of selecting random WP each day!!
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    #343  
    NachoB you are the king. I played around last night with photoshop and couldn't even get close to what you are doing. Keep up the great work. I really dig the under the sea wp. it makes me think I am scuba diving instead of working. Thanks
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  4. #344  
    Horace, and NachoB need to become partners. Horace developed a cool app, and NachoB made it killer.


  5. #345  
    Then I'd have to start charging for my wallpapers, and I'm sure ya'll don't want that
    If you found my post useful then please sign up for a Dropbox Account, I could use the extra 250mb of storage.

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  6. #346  
    Not trying to kill a good thing for most, but I would pay for your work.


  7. #347  
    Quote Originally Posted by theecigarman View Post
    NachoB you are the king. I played around last night with photoshop and couldn't even get close to what you are doing. Keep up the great work. I really dig the under the sea wp. it makes me think I am scuba diving instead of working. Thanks
    Hardest part for me initially was learning how layers worked. Simply put, think of a stack of transparencies (that you would use on an overhead projector). You have your bottom transparency (the background), then you build layers on top of that. So, in the case of the Under The Sea wallpaper, the main coral graphic (the darker one) was built above the background in the layer list, then, placed behind it (between the background and the main coral) I added the orange corals (that way they're behind the main coral but in front of the background), then the fish (in the hierarchy) were on top (or above) the background, the main darker coral, and the orange coral layers. Once you grasp the concept of layers it's pretty easy. Other aspects you learn is the Selection tool where you can outline specifically what you need from a graphic you found (through Google image search for me) and extract only specifically what you want (in the case of the Under The Sea WP, it was the fish, shark, seabed floor, and coral). Find what you need, trace it with the Selection Tool, then paste as a new image into the overall design graphic (of course, sometimes it might involve erasing the background with the background eraser tool so that all you have left is the image you want). Once pasted, you most certainly will need to resize the image you pasted to match the size of what you are pasting it to. There are other steps that might need to be taken before pasting, like with the shark.. it was too dark so I added a Brightness/Contrast layer to the original image and brightened it before copying and pasting it as a new layer into the template I use for Treo Launcher (had to do the same thing to the starfish, it was too dark as found). Sounds more complicated than it really is, just takes time learning the application you're using. I personally use Paint Shop Pro XI. Adobe Photoshop was more application than I needed for the basic stuff I was doing.

    I was in a way forced to learn and use Paint Shop Pro because that's what they provided me at work for web page design. It does what I need.

    That's my quick and dirty Paint Shop Pro tutorial.
    Last edited by NachoB; 12/27/2006 at 07:53 PM.
  8. #348  
    Quote Originally Posted by PDR447 View Post
    as for a feature suggestion I'd like to see the recent apps bar in "abc" mode. also maybe the option to have "abc" mode show a 3x3 grid of app icons(this would leave room for the recent apps bar and some free screen space for background pics).

    oh and SMS/email icons would be cool. then I could leave my treo on the launcher screen instead of the phone screen and see when I have new emails/texts
    I posted a Mock screen of what you are suggesting, here it is again..

    http://www.splashblog.com/NachoB700P/preview/542780.jpg
  9. #349  
    NachoB, Try this for the Penn State WP i asked for earlier, I am also open to suggestions.
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    #350  
    NachoB you have inspired me to breakout the tutorial as soon as I get home. (i am at the doc's right now.) Thanks for the insight and guidence. (sp?) I will keep you posted.
    Cigar !
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       #351  
    Very nice wallpapers NachoB. Very creative. Also thanks Horace for all your hard work. This launcher is excellent.

    I have not had the time to make wall papers of my own. I just did a few quick ones today. If you guys want(for those with photoshop) I can make a .PSD file that had the bottom bar and the cal. shadow, but without the wallpaper itself, then you guys can put whatever wallpaper you like. It's just simply arranging the layers after that (lower bar layer, cal. shadow layer, then your wallpaper). Sweet huh? I'll make one when i have the time.

    Here are some pics(untested). 1 for the ladies ya know

    Flush with the frames
    http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q.../origblue2.jpg

    http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/origblue.jpg

    Based on NachoB's shadows(i screwed it up. so dont use it yet. ill fix it later. sorry)
    http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/LONGHORN.jpg

    For the ladies here and your ladies of course
    http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q...wers_power.jpg
    Last edited by Camel; 12/28/2006 at 03:00 AM.
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    #352  
    I just wish I could get these wallpapers. I have a 680. Is that the reason I can't see these when I download them??
    "Actions speak louder than words!"

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    #353  
    I guess I just don't get it. I mean people put up skins for takephone all the time. You down load them in pbd form. Is it possible to get some wallpaper in that form?
    "Actions speak louder than words!"

    REX >Palm III > Palm IIIc > Palm V> Palm m505 >Kyo 7135> Treo 650> ARTIC Treo 680> and finally to the Centro!!!
  14. #354  
    Well I have officially junked the LX that I have been using for years for this launcher. To many resets caused by LX and no update, and a huge file size just made me want something simple yet functional and this launcher is it!!!
    I love the wallpapers, wish I had any knowledge with photo shop as to make some too, but I will rely on your good graces and great product.
    I only have one feature request, to be able to select which apps reside in the quick launch bar. Other than that I am very happy with the direction this launcher is going. Keep up the good work!!!!
  15. #355  
    I have an idea for a great WP, use the Army new digitized uniform as background and the Army logo "Army of one" or a soldier in the bottom right hand corner, i leave to your imagination.
    Treoing & Loving it
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    Added two more WP's to post 341.
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    #357  
    NachoB, Now I am scuba diving! Thanks Man. Life got the better of me last night and I was unable to play with photoshop. I am scheduling some time this weekend to see how far I get.
    Cigar,
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  18. #358  
    Quote Originally Posted by theecigarman View Post
    NachoB, Now I am scuba diving! Thanks Man. Life got the better of me last night and I was unable to play with photoshop. I am scheduling some time this weekend to see how far I get.
    It'll definately take some time to learn. Hope you have lots of patience cause it can easily become overwhelming when first learning and trying to teach yourself. Do plenty of google searches for tutorials and how-to's.
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    #359  
    Quote Originally Posted by NachoB View Post
    I posted a Mock screen of what you are suggesting, here it is again..

    http://www.splashblog.com/NachoB700P/preview/542780.jpg
    yeah I saw that, that's kinda where I got the idea. just wanted to let him know that there is some demand for it.
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    #360  
    Sharing the wealth:

    here are a couple .psd templates for those of you familiar with photoshop. used this template to make this background.

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...p-C1B955E2.jpg

    that pic is of me so I figured there was no need to post the "blank" as I'm assuming none of you guys would want me on your wallpaper. you can also see my attempt at an "OSX" launch bar. I'll be perfecting that later.

    anyways, the .psd's. there is one setup for 1.2 and one for 1.3... the black areas are where the icons are and the calender shadow is in the correct location. simply line up the pic you want in the background(minding where the icons and calender go). then the next step would be to create a "launcher bar" at the bottom(if needed/desired). and finally delete the two layers with the black squares and save it as a .jpg. gotta get going now but if you guys have questions feel free to post/pm and I can do my best to walk you through it better later.

    EDIT: removed the templates, I posted better ones later in the thread(around post #380)
    Last edited by PDR447; 12/29/2006 at 12:15 AM.

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