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Debossed Theme - Icons and Widgets

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by paulmz, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
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    by Paul M. Zahorosky of JerseyBoy Design

    I have noticed that the "Debossed" and "Flat Carved" skins that I made for Beautiful Widgets have been somewhat popular. Another member also recently asked if I could make some icons in the same style... which I haven't done yet due to a lack of existing plain black icons or vector icons that I can modify without drawing new ones from scratch.

    So, in the meantime, I thought that I would make a small theme based on the "Debossed" look.

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    The clock is a downloadable skin through the Beautiful Widgets - Paid App.

    The Gmail, SMS, and phone notification widgets are SMS Unread Count - Free App. In the "Debossed Widgets" download below are the .png images for the app. If you don't have one already, just make a folder on your SD card under "data" called "com.kanokgems.smswidget" and stick the .png's in there. The app will allow you to select those images for the widget.

    The remaining widgets are all reskinned by me and available for download here: Debossed Widgets.

    Icons will most likely be created in the future. (If anyone knows where I can get a good collection of black & white Android app icons, let me know.)

    For anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop and would like the same style I used:

    Debossed Photoshop Style - Dropbox Download

    1-click and done!


  2. yohobojo

    yohobojo Android Enthusiast

    Looks good. I might try it
  3. r126nyc

    r126nyc Newbie

    How's about making some debossed toggles pack in beautiful widgets?
  4. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The one problem with the Beautiful Widgets toggles is that the only thing you can really skin is the background. They still use the same standard icons for all if them. I could make a skin for it, but it would probably be just a debossed square for the background that may change color with the toggle. We'll see, though... if anyone wants to use Beautiful Widgets for their toggles, I can throw a skin together.
  5. md88

    md88 Member

    Looks great,

    I already use the beautiful widgets debossed skins. Looking forward to some icons.
  6. holgalee

    holgalee Well-Known Member

    I totally dig the debossed look. Thanks so much! Where can I get the debossed weather icons and how do I use it with BW?
  7. centaur

    centaur Lurker

    You have to buy BW from the market and then click on weather skins and the option to download new skins and it should be on there. Its one of the more popular ones. More great work by paul
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  8. Aremihc

    Aremihc Member

    Try launcherpro.droidiicons.com for icons or an easy way to make them.
  9. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Alas, all of those icons are transparent... need a solid color (no gradients, shadows, etc.) to make it easy.

    Thanks, though!
  10. r126nyc

    r126nyc Newbie

    Can u make that brightness icon?
  11. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'm not sure what you mean. Do you just want the .png image?

    What is shown in the screenshots above are functional widgets with the icons already applied. All of the widget apps are available for download in Post-1.
  12. r126nyc

    r126nyc Newbie

    Yes i want that icon not the widget
  13. Z3US

    Z3US Android Enthusiast

    superb man......!!
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  14. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Here's all three... in case anyone else needs them as well:

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  15. rcubed

    rcubed Well-Known Member

    Thx. Do you have a png for contacts?
  16. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Sorry, no other icons yet. I still can't find a decent, quality collection of solid-color icons to use.
  17. Rudeboy311

    Rudeboy311 Lurker

    Awesome stuff paulmz! You've inspired me and I've spent the day creating a whole set of debossed icons, but I do have one question... what ring profile widget are you using? I downloaded your widget pack, but I don't see one in there for the ring profile changer.
  18. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You are absolutely correct. I neglected to include that particular app with the zip file. (I also didn't have a copy of it saved so I had to create a new one- haven't tested it- hope it works.)

    I added it to the original zip file.

    Thanks for pointing that out!
  19. Rudeboy311

    Rudeboy311 Lurker

    Awesome man! Works like a charm. I'll try to get some screens to show off my sweet new "debossed" home screen.

    Appreciate the help.
  20. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    paulmz, the layout and work you have done is beautiful! Good job.
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  21. Rudeboy311

    Rudeboy311 Lurker

    Ok... got a screenshot today. I'm using the Debossed skin with LauncherPro combined with a few of paulmz's icons and a few of my own. Thanks again for the excellent skin.

  22. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Looks good... but what is up with the dots on the clock? They're HUGE!

    Did you make all of the other icons from scratch?

    Thanks for posting!
  23. Rudeboy311

    Rudeboy311 Lurker

    So it turns out that the huge dots were being caused by the fact that I'm using the latest version of BeautifulWidgets and the superclock wasn't playing nice with the older skin. I've re-sized them for a better look though.


    As for the other icons, I actually used several icons created by the LauncherPro community (here) and then just adjusted them to match my debossed look. There's lots of (mostly) solid color icons over there to pick from so I just grabbed the ones I needed and adjusted them. Worked out pretty well.
  24. paulmz

    paulmz Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Looks good. Thanks for posting!

    Sorry... that's really my fault, then. I haven't touched the Super Clocks skins for Beautiful Widgets yet. I just find 9-patch png's annoying.

    I looked there before for icons but didn't see any solid color ones. Did you get them from the paid app?
  25. Rudeboy311

    Rudeboy311 Lurker

    No worries. It seems that the dots were the only real issue and I've got that fixed now.

    In regards to the icons, I am using the paid app but the icons on that site are available to anyone as they are community created (Icons page here). You're correct that they aren't truly solid color and there are some that don't work so well with the debossed look, but most of them translate pretty well even though they're not actually solid color. Case in point... here's the original icon I used for the Dolphin HD app


    And here's my modified icon:


    I cut out all the gray tones, but the overall look still works pretty well. They've got lots of good icons to choose from there.
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