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Debossed Theme - Icons and Widgets

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

  1. jimmy vulgär

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    hi folks,

    is there any possibilitiy to get your contacts-icon and the menu-icon?

    i need them to fulfill the collection. only i have gmail, sms and phone icon from the link above.

    thank you for your efforts.

    cheers.
     

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    Can anybody help me with a tutorial in gimp to make this kind of letters?
    I was trying last days and i was reading a lot but....the result is not what i was looking for!
    Thanks a lot!!!
     
  3. paulmz

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    Well, I finally got a Samsung Galaxy 7" Tab (don't mock me- it's exactly the type of tab I wanted after doing a lot of research). I still love the Android7 theme on my Incredible so I haven't really touched that in well over a year (other than tweaks and improvements).

    With this Galaxy Tab, I now have a blank slate to start doing themes and layouts. Starting small- mostly from a lack of time to do anything really creative. Thought I would share, anyway.

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    Widgets are (top to bottom - some are overlapped):

    Make Your Clock Widget (Temperature, Clock/Date/Weather, Battery Percent.)

    Glass Widgets (Gray Backgrounds and RSS/BBC tickers.)

    Wifi Widget (I like that this single widget is both a toggle and shortcut to settings.)

    Tiny Flashlight (Reskinned by me, this is the only widget that works on this tab.)

    Desktop Visualizer (All Debossed text widgets.)

    SMS Unread Count (With custom icon.)

    Widgetsoid2.x (Toggle switches.)

    Wallpaper:
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    Kinda boring, but I'll post more creative things in the future.
     
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    I created an account to say thank you for the resources and inspiration. I'm just getting into customizing my android and I love the look of the debossed items enough that I'm learning a lot and doing a little more with it.

    @paulmz, are you planning on doing a skin of your Debossed Theme for Beautiful Widgets Super Widget? They're deprecating the Home widget now, and I'd hate to lose that look.

    I was unable to get the Music mod to display the debossed widgets properly, for whatever reason (I am using an LG Optimus V), so I pulled some of the icons out of that mod pack and used them to theme Media Button from the Android Market -- that widget is very easy to self-theme and it works like a charm!

    I am using ADW Launcher EX and the Hard Carved theme, which goes all right if not perfectly with the debossed widgets and provides a variety of icons to choose from.
     
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    Aha, I can post images now!

    This is a little busy but contains all of my notifying apps, time, weather, etc. at a glance, and makes a very informative home screen dashboard.

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    ADWLauncher EX or ADW.Launcher with the Hand Carved Theme for icons. Stock phone (using the call icon because the green goes better with the theme), stock messages, ColorNote, and MailDroid with the Email icon set. I use gesture control for the notifier bar and the dock. I am not rooted and don't think I can theme the notifier bar without rooting, so I hide it when I'm not using it.

    The control widgets paulmz kindly provided on the top.

    Beautiful Widgets with paulmz's Debossed theme set for the Home and Weather widgets.

    Media Buttons re-themed with icons swiped out of paulmz's modded Music player APK.

    And a link to the wallpaper, from a photo of a plate:

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    What I'd change if I actually had image editing skills (I have some very rusty and primitive GIMP practice but nothing up to this):


    • Shrink the bluetooth widget icon so it's more in keeping with the size of the other widgets.
    • Re-skin the Hand Carved theme in a Debossed look so they don't have as sharp edges and aren't colored or are more subtly colored.
    • Build a battery widget theme so I can have a circular/pie or ring debossed battery widget, very minimalistic and inset like the other widgets.

    If I could actually program I would build a notifier that instead of just adding a little colored circle to the phone, message, mail, etc. icons to notify, changes their color or makes them glow. (I don't need the number count, I just need to know if I have unread stuff.)
     
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    I wasn't planning on it. I haven't had time to work on Android stuff lately. It's definitely a labor of love and there's bills to pay.

    A few of my skins that don't have background images will probably eventually be transferred to the Super skin. I just really don't like the patch 9 png's- they don't work with detailed backgrounds.

    Thanks for the tip! Good to know.
     
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    Hi,

    I can't find these super clock skins in the app anymore. Is there anyway you can upload the file here so I can download it?

    Thanks.
     
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    It is NOT a Super Clock skin.

    It is a Home skin.
     
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    crap! That sucks.

    Thanks for letting me know anyways.
     

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