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Curt941 found out this problem a while ago and it's posted a few pages back. When you place the widget make sure you check the "Hide Icon Label" box.

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hey paulmz, first off great work! Now, what apps were used to make your lock screen?
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hey paulmz, first off great work! Now, what apps were used to make your lock screen?
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2x1

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4x1

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Just started messing around with it, these are rough drafts. The font is called 28 days later.

I'm not sure if anyone else noticed, I haven't looked through every page, but you can use transparency with png and at least on my EVO it shows up nicely. So on the Email and Camera buttons the white space is actually transparent and the background shows up.


Here's the layout.. sorry no screen cap program.. lol

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Just started messing around with it, these are rough drafts. The font is called 28 days later.

I'm not sure if anyone else noticed, I haven't looked through every page, but you can use transparency with png and at least on my EVO it shows up nicely. So on the Email and Camera buttons the white space is actually transparent and the background shows up.
Good image concept. I have used the 28 Days Later font many times before. It's an awesome font for ice sports like hockey:


I haven't used the .png transparency for these widgets, but I use the heck out of it for my Beautiful Widgets skins. It's very useful, isn't it?

Sidebar: if you need to know how to do screencaps without rooting: How to take screenshots of your Android based phone from Windows.

Thanks for posting! It looks good!
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Hey Paulmz! Really appreciate what you've done for me! You really introduced me into customizing my phone further withOUT having to root(Which I will actually be doing soon anyways :P). But I just have a couple questions for you. Now, I'm sure they have been already covered and if you can redirect me where that would be great!

1st) How would I go about cropping up my own pictures and using them as my own widget pictures? I have Gimp and I don't want to pay for Adobe. Are there any tips/tricks that I should know? I'm wondering what the procedure is for cropping a single picture into two 2x2, four 1x2, and one 1x4.

2nd) Are there any programs that I need other than Adobe for my computer and my phone?

3rd) How do I add my own text and borders to the pictures? Like adding "Music" or "Camera" onto my pictures.

If you could get back to me that would be great!
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Really loving this theme. Thinking I might sit down and do up some images for an LFC type theme for this..theme..
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Hey Paulmz! Really appreciate what you've done for me! You really introduced me into customizing my phone further withOUT having to root(Which I will actually be doing soon anyways :P). But I just have a couple questions for you. Now, I'm sure they have been already covered and if you can redirect me where that would be great!
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1st) How would I go about cropping up my own pictures and using them as my own widget pictures? I have Gimp and I don't want to pay for Adobe. Are there any tips/tricks that I should know? I'm wondering what the procedure is for cropping a single picture into two 2x2, four 1x2, and one 1x4.
Okay, I honestly have barely touched GIMP. I'm a graphic designer, so I have the whole Adobe Creative Suite and use it religiously. But, I just gave it a shot in GIMP and it's fairly similar to Photoshop.


In GIMP, as in Photoshop, I feel the best way to resize an image is with the Crop tool. Photoshop resizes the resolution of the image while you crop but GIMP requires an additional step. Just select the Crop tool from the toolbox, specify the dimensions in the "Fixed-Aspect Ratio" box, and stretch a crop box over the image. Press [Enter] when done to complete the crop. Then you have to go to [Image]-> [Scale Image] to adjust it down to the correct pixel dimensions. Just change one- the other will correct automatically.

About cutting a single image to multiple images, I would personally plan it out and cut it apart in Photoshop/GIMP. Just keep in mind there is a 10-pixel gap between widgets on the device screen. Someone suggested using Image Cut, which doesn't appear to be completely free. If you have difficulty with this, let me know. I may be able to create a template for Photoshop/GIMP that could aid in the process.

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There shouldn't be anything else you need. All I use is Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to make all of my icons. You can download a 30-day free trial of Photoshop and it's fully functional. Needless to say, though, it takes longer than 30-days to master Photoshop, but it can definitely prove useful in that time. There are also links and downloads to Photoshop and GIMP templates with just the label bar/text on Page 1/Post 1.

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Well, I honestly don't want to get into describing this too much. The one thing I can offer is the link to the GIMP manual that tells how to draw shapes: GIMP: Creating a Basic Shape. It's a bit difficult compared to doing the same thing in Photoshop. Text is easy... just read up on it.

Hope this helps. Let us know if you need anything.
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There's no way to crop off our phones is there? Just curious :P

Oh, and this might be a stupid question but oh well. So if I'm trying to plan out cutting my single picture into multiple ones for widgets, what are the max dimensions I can use. I have the Droid incredible also so its 480x800. I assume 480 pixels wide and 800 height wide? Just trying to get info right since I'm gonna be up all night making new screens Or am I completely off track here? And you posted up geo different pixel sizes for each picture. I assume I should follow the one that talks about the status bar being factored then?
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Oh, and this might be a stupid question but oh well.
I haven't found an easy way to crop right on the phone. Foxy Photo Editor does crop fairly well, but it's hard to get it crop a specific size.

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So if I'm trying to plan out cutting my single picture into multiple ones for widgets, what are the max dimensions I can use. I have the Droid incredible also so its 480x800. I assume 480 pixels wide and 800 height wide? Just trying to get info right since I'm gonna be up all night making new screens Or am I completely off track here? And you posted up geo different pixel sizes for each picture. I assume I should follow the one that talks about the status bar being factored then?
No, that would be incorrect. The 480x800 dimension includes the dock and the notification bar. What you have to do is plan your arrangement and do some math. For instance: if you want the image to span two 2-row-high widgets, your total height for the image before slicing would be 260+260+10=530px. So, using the pixel dimensions chart on Post-1/Page-1, just add up what you need with an extra 10-pixels between widgets.
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Oh ok I got it! I can't believe I forgot there are only 5 rows and 4 columns. Ok, one last question haha. So when I crop the pictures what should my dimensions be? When do I factor in the 10 pixels? Sorry that I know nothing ><
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Oh ok I got it! I can't believe I forgot there are only 5 rows and 4 columns. Ok, one last question haha. So when I crop the pictures what should my dimensions be? When do I factor in the 10 pixels? Sorry that I know nothing ><
To use the pre-arranged icon sizes and use only a single image for each individual icon just use the dimensions in Post-1.

Only factor in 10-pixels if you're slicing one image into two or more widget icons. Otherwise, don't worry about it.

I don't think I can explain it anymore than I did in the previous post.
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MickeyCee, how did you get your "B" sectioned off like that ? Very interesting .
Sorry I thought I linked Image Cut, here it is on Appbrain HS Image Cut - Android app on AppBrain
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Sorry I thought I linked Image Cut, here it is on Appbrain HS Image Cut - Android app on AppBrain
That seems like the perfect app for doing a full-screen Desktop Visualizer slice.

But there is one problem with it. The icon dimension heights are all wrong. They are all about 3-pixels (per 1-row widget) too short, so nothing lines up horizontally and the spacing between widgets is inconsistent:



The only way I can see this working out well is if you keep all of the icons the same size - like 2x1 for all of them. Then you probably won't notice the inconsistent spacing:



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That's a shame. It looks like it could make this theme a lot easier for a lot of people.
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That seems like the perfect app for doing a full-screen Desktop Visualizer slice.

But there is one problem with it. The icon dimension heights are all wrong. They are all about 3-pixels (per 1-row widget) too short, so nothing lines up horizontally and the spacing between widgets is inconsistent:



The only way I can see this working out well is if you keep all of the icons the same size - like 2x1 for all of them. Then you probably won't notice the inconsistent spacing:



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That's a shame. It looks like it could make this theme a lot easier for a lot of people.
I'm not that technical so dont know if this will help but Desktop Visualizer has it's own version of the HSimage cut . Might work better .
Will need to down load the config tool first
DVRSizeConfigTool - Android app on AppBrain
Then the DVRimageslicer
Desktop VisualizeR - Android app on AppBrain

I havent figured it out yet though LOL
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I'm not that technical so dont know if this will help but Desktop Visualizer has it's own version of the HSimage cut . Might work better .
Will need to down load the config tool first
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Then the DVRimageslicer
Desktop VisualizeR - Android app on AppBrain

I havent figured it out yet though LOL
I think that app only measures the widget sizes. You then have to use DVR Image Slicer to do the image cutting or DVR Image Crop to crop a single image into a widget.

Unfortunately, those apps are $3.60 a piece, and I doubt they will work any better for me than my experience with Photoshop.

But if someone wants to try them and let us know...

Also, if anyone wants me to create icons or slice images... let me know.

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What calendar app are you using?

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Anyone able to help me with creating text and shadow/drop boxes using Gimp?? I'm totally lost. I've tried to follow the Adobe Photoshop post on page 2, but it's still completely different. Unless I just don't know exactly what I'm doing at all. Help!
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Anyone able to help me with creating text and shadow/drop boxes using Gimp?? I'm totally lost. I've tried to follow the Adobe Photoshop post on page 2, but it's still completely different. Unless I just don't know exactly what I'm doing at all. Help!

Go to Post-1/Page-1 and download the GIMP templates that Excedio made. They're presized and have the gray box and editable text already on them.
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Anyone able to help me with creating text and shadow/drop boxes using Gimp?? I'm totally lost. I've tried to follow the Adobe Photoshop post on page 2, but it's still completely different. Unless I just don't know exactly what I'm doing at all. Help!
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No, that would be incorrect. The 480x800 dimension includes the dock and the notification bar. What you have to do is plan your arrangement and do some math. For instance: if you want the image to span two 2-row-high widgets, your total height for the image before slicing would be 260+260+10=530px. So, using the pixel dimensions chart on Post-1/Page-1, just add up what you need with an extra 10-pixels between widgets.

Oh that's interesting! So to find image dimensions would you take the images I posted which used your tested pngs, measure the tallest red line in photoshop (Which is 625 pixels), subtract 10 for each line spacing (30 since this is only 4 rows) and then divide it by the number of rows to get the height for each row (Which comes out here to 148.75, doh!)?

Doing that with the longest horizontal yellow line gives a total of 470, which matches yours, and then doing the same maths on it gives an individual widget width of 110, which is again the same as yours and makes sense since the horizontal size should be the same, just the vertical size should be different since there's fewer rows.

And then from the individual widget sizes and the 10 pixel gaps between them it's easy enough to work out the other sizes...

So for a Nexus S stock launcher the sizes are something like...

1x1: 110 x 148.75
1x2: 110 x 307.5
1x3: 110 x 466.25
1x4: 110 x 625
2x1: 230 x 148.75
2x2: 230 x 307.5
3x1: 350 x 148.75
3x3: 350 x 466.25
4x1: 470 x 148.75
4x4: 470 x 625

Which is kind of messy but I guess rounding up or down one pixel won't make too much visible difference...

Have I gotten that right or did I get totally the wrong idea? The fact that the sizes are so messy makes me a little bit suspicious...
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I have gotten a few questions about how I did things like this:







Cropping one picture and making it into multiple icons. I have done a write up below, it is for Droid X or any phone with 480x854 screen resolution and 480x800, just make sure you follow the right one for your phone..

480 x 854 phones, (Droid X, Droid, etc.)

Start with an image that is 470x720. The justification is as follows:

There is a 10 pixel space between icons in every direction (except between the side of the phone screen and the icon), so if you're doing 4 1x1 icons across the top row of an image that is 470 pixels wide, that number comes from the following calculation 110+10+110+10+110+10+110 = 470.

5 icons 1x1 down (5 rows) is 136+10+136+10+136+10+136+10+136 = 720, that's how I figured out how big the starting image needed to be.

I then cut out sections that were theses sizes depending on columnXrow for each icon. This is best laid out on a piece of paper to begin with. I do all my math up front deciding where cut outs need to be and then start working.

1x2: 110x282
1x3: 110x428
1x4: 110x574
2x1: 230x136
3x1: 350x136
4x1: 470x136
4x4: 470x574
Large (3x3): 350x428
Middle (2x2): 230x282
Small (1x1): 110x136

Example:

lets say you want a 2x1 then 1x1 then 1x1, it would be:

230 + 10 + 110 + 10 + 110 = 470 pixels wide.

You're 230x136 2x1 icon would start at the top right of your image, coordinates (0,0) Your second cut would start at (240,0) (230 width of first image + 10 pixel space).

I typically start with my 470x720 image and then start cutting out icon sized chunks and pasting them into new image files to work on them further.

480x800 Screen Resolution Phones

If you are doing a 480x800 screen, start with an image that is 470x665 and then follow Paulmz dimensions of

The 470 came from the same 110 x 4 + 10 x 3.

The 665 comes from 125 x 5 + 10 x 4 = 665.

1x1: 110 x 125
1x2: 110 x 260
1x3: 110 x 395
1x4: 110 x 530
2x1: 230 x 125
2x2: 230 x 260
3x1: 350 x 125
3x3: 350 x 395
4x1: 470 x 125
4x4: 470 x 530
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Oh that's interesting! So to find image dimensions would you take the images I posted which used your tested pngs, measure the tallest red line in photoshop (Which is 625 pixels), subtract 10 for each line spacing (30 since this is only 4 rows) and then divide it by the number of rows to get the height for each row (Which comes out here to 148.75, doh!)?

Doing that with the longest horizontal yellow line gives a total of 470, which matches yours, and then doing the same maths on it gives an individual widget width of 110, which is again the same as yours and makes sense since the horizontal size should be the same, just the vertical size should be different since there's fewer rows.

And then from the individual widget sizes and the 10 pixel gaps between them it's easy enough to work out the other sizes...

So for a Nexus S stock launcher the sizes are something like...

1x1: 110 x 148.75
1x2: 110 x 307.5
1x3: 110 x 466.25
1x4: 110 x 625
2x1: 230 x 148.75
2x2: 230 x 307.5
3x1: 350 x 148.75
3x3: 350 x 466.25
4x1: 470 x 148.75
4x4: 470 x 625

Which is kind of messy but I guess rounding up or down one pixel won't make too much visible difference...

Have I gotten that right or did I get totally the wrong idea? The fact that the sizes are so messy makes me a little bit suspicious...
Theoretically it should work... so long as ADW maintains a 10-pixel space between widgets. But, yeah, I don't know how the decimal measurements should be rounded, if at all. It may be better just to run some tests with those lines and measure each individual widget you place.

Let me know if you need help.
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If you are doing a 480x800 screen, start with an image that is 470x665 and then follow Paulmz dimensions of

The 470 came from the same 110 x 4 + 10 x 3.

The 665 comes from 125 x 5 + 10 x 4 = 665.

1x1: 110 x 125
1x2: 110 x 260
1x3: 110 x 395
1x4: 110 x 530
2x1: 230 x 125
2x2: 230 x 260
3x1: 350 x 125
3x3: 350 x 395
4x1: 470 x 125
4x4: 470 x 530
Maybe this can make it simpler: Android7 Full Screen Widget Slice Photoshop Template - 480x800.

This download is just guides and saved selections, so it should load in GIMP just fine.
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I have gotten a few questions about how I did things like this:







Cropping one picture and making it into multiple icons. I have done a write up below, it is for Droid X or any phone with 480x854 screen resolution and 480x800, just make sure you follow the right one for your phone..

480 x 854 phones, (Droid X, Droid, etc.)

Start with an image that is 470x720. The justification is as follows:

There is a 10 pixel space between icons in every direction (except between the side of the phone screen and the icon), so if you're doing 4 1x1 icons across the top row of an image that is 470 pixels wide, that number comes from the following calculation 110+10+110+10+110+10+110 = 470.

5 icons 1x1 down (5 rows) is 136+10+136+10+136+10+136+10+136 = 720, that's how I figured out how big the starting image needed to be.

I then cut out sections that were theses sizes depending on columnXrow for each icon. This is best laid out on a piece of paper to begin with. I do all my math up front deciding where cut outs need to be and then start working.

1x2: 110x282
1x3: 110x428
1x4: 110x574
2x1: 230x136
3x1: 350x136
4x1: 470x136
4x4: 470x574
Large (3x3): 350x428
Middle (2x2): 230x282
Small (1x1): 110x136

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lets say you want a 2x1 then 1x1 then 1x1, it would be:

230 + 10 + 110 + 10 + 110 = 470 pixels wide.

You're 230x136 2x1 icon would start at the top right of your image, coordinates (0,0) Your second cut would start at (240,0) (230 width of first image + 10 pixel space).

I typically start with my 470x720 image and then start cutting out icon sized chunks and pasting them into new image files to work on them further.

480x800 Screen Resolution Phones

If you are doing a 480x800 screen, start with an image that is 470x665 and then follow Paulmz dimensions of

The 470 came from the same 110 x 4 + 10 x 3.

The 665 comes from 125 x 5 + 10 x 4 = 665.

1x1: 110 x 125
1x2: 110 x 260
1x3: 110 x 395
1x4: 110 x 530
2x1: 230 x 125
2x2: 230 x 260
3x1: 350 x 125
3x3: 350 x 395
4x1: 470 x 125
4x4: 470 x 530

Thank you so much!! This helped a lot haha. Finally figured it out. I guess I'll have to manually scale every picture to 470x665. The Only thing left to do is figure out how to add Shadowed boxes on Gimp and Text! Thanks a lot!!
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Here's what I've got using the sizes I posted above...




They don't line up perfectly, I'm not quite sure why, but I think on the screen of the phone it might be close enough...
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Thank you so much!! This helped a lot haha. Finally figured it out. I guess I'll have to manually scale every picture to 470x665. The Only thing left to do is figure out how to add Shadowed boxes on Gimp and Text! Thanks a lot!!
On Gimp, I make a selection box 110x10. I think allign it along the bottom. I right click, and add foreground color (something like that I make the box black). Then I right click and choose fade, and fade it to background at 60% and it creates the smoked box.
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They don't line up perfectly, I'm not quite sure why, but I think on the screen of the phone it might be close enough...
I can't believe that I forgot to post my findings on the line-test images you posted. Sorry!

Anyway, here's the problem with the way that it's set up right now. The widget widths are normal at 110px increments with 10-pixel gaps between them The widget heights, however, are not the same and are going to make for a difficult time creating images. The problem is that the widget heights are apparently in 140px increments with a 21-pixel horizontal spacing. Another unfortunate aspect of this is that there is no way to compensate for this. The 11-pixel difference in the spacing can't be evenly distributed to the widget heights.

This must just be how the default launcher spaces it's icons. I don't suppose that there is any option to increase to 5-icon rows with the stock Nexus launcher? It's a shame that LauncherPro isn't working for you. I think that ADW has the same icon spacing options as LauncherPro. Could you try that instead?

A possible alternative fix to this problem would be "fudging" the image size of the widgets by placing a smaller image inside the full-sized png. Here is an example of what I mean using a 1x1 widget: this widget image's size should be 110px wide by 140px high. If you leave a 1-pixel gap at the top (or bottom-- but keep it consistent for all images) and a 6-pixel gap on the left- and right-hand sides of the image, this should show up on the desktop as a symmetric 22-pixel gap on all four sides of the widget. A bit of a bigger spacing than what the rest of us are using, but it could make your icons line up better.

Maybe to explain it a little better, in a 110x140 png would be a 98px wide by 139px high image, centered horizontally and aligned either to the top or bottom edge of the full 110x140 background:


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Hi Paulmz, been lurking in this thread for a while, finally got the chance to register so that I'll be able to shout out my 'Thanks!' to you man, all the time you've spent and work to make this all happen, that's just godly mate! This is just sooooo freakin' awesome, been seeing all the other folks work and they all look great!

Am still waiting for BabyBlueJeff to post his Domo Icons though, I really want to have a Domo-kun theme, as much as I want to create Icons of my own, I'm afraid I just suck so badly with this. @_@

anyway, uhmm.. just would like to ask how do you guys have that Black notification bar? is it like the default for your phones? I have a LG Optimus One, and was wondering how I'll have that Black Notification bar. thanks in advance for any replies and more power to y'all!


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Hi Paulmz, been lurking in this thread for a while, finally got the chance to register so that I'll be able to shout out my 'Thanks!' to you man, all the time you've spent and work to make this all happen, that's just godly mate! This is just sooooo freakin' awesome, been seeing all the other folks work and they all look great!
I'm glad you like it. I seem to be stuck on it myself... continually tweaking it and adding new things.

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anyway, uhmm.. just would like to ask how do you guys have that Black notification bar? is it like the default for your phones? I have a LG Optimus One, and was wondering how I'll have that Black Notification bar. thanks in advance for any replies and more power to y'all!
As far as I know, notification bar changes are through different ROMs. So, if you're not rooted, you're stuck with the stock one. Unfortunately LG uses a white notification bar unlike the black/gray ones that most other devices have.

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I don't have any Domo icons, but in case you didn't see it in my Beautiful Widgets Skins thread, I did make a pretty basic Domo clock skin:



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Just gotta say thanks for ALL the help. If I wasnt a struggling college student I would donate some, alot of you probably know what its like, living off of top ramen, haha. Anyway, Here is what I have so far..




I have one request. My setup is complete except for one icon. I was wondering if the OP can do this. If ya can, I have included the pictures. The icon should be called Dungeon Defenders. I would love it if it could be 4x1. Btw my device is Samsung Vibrant. Again, I know you have been helping everyone for months, I greatly appreciate it!

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I have one request. My setup is complete except for one icon. I was wondering if the OP can do this. If ya can, I have included the pictures. The icon should be called Dungeon Defenders. I would love it if it could be 4x1. Btw my device is Samsung Vibrant. Again, I know you have been helping everyone for months, I greatly appreciate it!

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I don't really like how the "Skype" ones turned out (with the descender in the font).

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Hi guys, I've been following these forums and this thread in particular for a month or so. Have also gone from a photoshop newbie to someone who can just about get round using it.

Anyways, have made all my own icons using Pauls walkthroughs etc... and am happy with my current setup, but am still having major problems in uploading screens.

I'm not rooted, I'm on a Desire and so need to go down the long winded route with using the SDK thingy. As far as I'm concerned, I've installed everything I need to but have issues when trying to open ddms. A black pop up box appears for a split second and then disappears. Nothing else happens.

I've googled around and seen a few people with the same issues, but have yet to find a step-by-step guide of how to get past this problem.

Would appreciate it massively if anyone could help out a struggler with either a guide or video or something..........pleeeeeeease!!!

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Hi guys, I've been following these forums and this thread in particular for a month or so. Have also gone from a photoshop newbie to someone who can just about get round using it.

Anyways, have made all my own icons using Pauls walkthroughs etc... and am happy with my current setup, but am still having major problems in uploading screens.

I'm not rooted, I'm on a Desire and so need to go down the long winded route with using the SDK thingy. As far as I'm concerned, I've installed everything I need to but have issues when trying to open ddms. A black pop up box appears for a split second and then disappears. Nothing else happens.

I've googled around and seen a few people with the same issues, but have yet to find a step-by-step guide of how to get past this problem.

Would appreciate it massively if anyone could help out a struggler with either a guide or video or something..........pleeeeeeease!!!

Cheers.
I don't have an answer to your problem, using the SDK for screen shots made me crazy so I downloaded MyPhoneExplorer from the market....one of the "extras" of this prog is that it takes screen shots with a click of a button and i didn't have to root my phone, very easy!
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I don't have an answer to your problem, using the SDK for screen shots made me crazy so I downloaded MyPhoneExplorer from the market....one of the "extras" of this prog is that it takes screen shots with a click of a button and i didn't have to root my phone, very easy!
Heard that I could possibly use Shootme, PicMe etc... on a nonroot but all the ones I tried didnt wanna know.

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Installed.

I guess the option I am looking for is 'load screenshot'??

I do that and get a 'no device attached to USB' error. Phone is connected via usb and wireless, has usb debugging enabled and have tried both 'charge' and 'disk drive' option.

Kinda stuck again!!
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hi, I'm new here.
I recently discovered this great thread tried making some icons for my phone and it didn't turn out so well. The gaps in between each icon were too big. Did i do something wrong? i used the following dimensions for 480x800 while making the icons:
1x1: 110 x 125
1x2: 110 x 260
1x3: 110 x 395
1x4: 110 x 530
2x1: 230 x 125
2x2: 230 x 260
3x1: 350 x 125
3x3: 350 x 395
4x1: 470 x 125
4x4: 470 x 530


Btw, i'm using a samsung galaxy s phone which has a 480x800 resolution. anyone knows the exact dimensions for the icons? Thanks alot!
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Installed.

I guess the option I am looking for is 'load screenshot'??

I do that and get a 'no device attached to USB' error. Phone is connected via usb and wireless, has usb debugging enabled and have tried both 'charge' and 'disk drive' option.

Kinda stuck again!!
yes 'load screenshot' is correct. I don't use charge or disk drive options at all....i just enable usb debugging and all is good here.

Perhaps their forum may help... FJ Software :: Forum anzeigen - English section
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hi, I'm new here.
I recently discovered this great thread tried making some icons for my phone and it didn't turn out so well. The gaps in between each icon were too big. Did i do something wrong? i used the following dimensions for 480x800 while making the icons:
1x1: 110 x 125
1x2: 110 x 260
1x3: 110 x 395
1x4: 110 x 530
2x1: 230 x 125
2x2: 230 x 260
3x1: 350 x 125
3x3: 350 x 395
4x1: 470 x 125
4x4: 470 x 530


Btw, i'm using a samsung galaxy s phone which has a 480x800 resolution. anyone knows the exact dimensions for the icons? Thanks alot!
Not sure, but are did you set Auto-Fit Items in the LP Homescreen settings? And did you set 4 columns x 5 rows in the Homescreen settings?
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ok so I completely understand the concept and how to do it. and i already have it on my phone but want to do my own pics and text. I have the Droid Pro and needed the dimensions for the dvr widgets ex. 1x2 1x4 4x1 etc..... my resolution I believe is 320x480 HVGA if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. Ive found some really cool pics that would make it go really good.
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I recently discovered this great thread tried making some icons for my phone and it didn't turn out so well. The gaps in between each icon were too big. Did i do something wrong? i used the following dimensions for 480x800 while making the icons:[COLOR=Red]

Btw, i'm using a samsung galaxy s phone which has a 480x800 resolution. anyone knows the exact dimensions for the icons? Thanks alot!
If you're using LauncherPro, which I'm assuming you are, here is a quote from Page-1/Post-1:

"Before you start placing widgets on the homescreen:

1. Make a blank (preferably black) wallpaper to go behind the widgets.
2. Assure that "Auto-Fit Items" option is selected in the LauncherPro settings.
Click here for examples plus a "why-and-how" to make this adjustment.
3. Change the number of rows to 5 by pressing: [MENU]->[Preferences]->[Homescreen Settings]->[Number of rows]->[5]. Do not adjust the "5 Icon rows in homescreen" setting under "Advanced Settings".
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The dimensions you are using are specifically for a 5-row setup. This should fix your problem... but now you'll have to place some more icons on the homescreen with the extra row to fill.

Hope this helps!
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ok so I completely understand the concept and how to do it. and i already have it on my phone but want to do my own pics and text. I have the Droid Pro and needed the dimensions for the dvr widgets ex. 1x2 1x4 4x1 etc..... my resolution I believe is 320x480 HVGA if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. Ive found some really cool pics that would make it go really good.
Use the Droid Eris dimensions on Page-1/Post-1.
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I'm not rooted, I'm on a Desire and so need to go down the long winded route with using the SDK thingy. As far as I'm concerned, I've installed everything I need to but have issues when trying to open ddms. A black pop up box appears for a split second and then disappears. Nothing else happens.
I had similar problems when I first tried screenshots and, sorry to say, I can't really remember what I did to fix it. The only things I can suggest are:

1. Make sure your Java is up to date.
2. Make sure you have all of the correct files in the correct folder:


Once it's up and running it works great. I keep my phone on "Charge Only" with "USB Debugging Enabled". If it doesn't work after checking this stuff, just try uninstalling and reinstalling the SDK. I've had some people do that and it worked. Sometimes files get lost during the install.
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