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Leopard Dark Glass Dock mod + New Glow + PSD Files
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Oct 31, 2007, 04:08 PM
 
I dig the new dock's reflection, but like most of you - that "scurve" is truly a scurvy thing. So, I made a grey-black gradient, keeping the reflection. Then, I altered frontline.png cause I hated that white line. That's when I realized the "glowing ball" effect was also reflected and that was a bit silly. So, I altered those.

After it all came together, it looked a little like this :


Since I've seen a lot of these mods in the past few days, and I only spent about 20 minutes putting this all together, I figured I may as well include the working PSD files (I use layer styles for everything, so modding it in Photoshop should take but a few seconds, really) I used for making these suckers. They're very small and the whole package is only about 84k.

So, it's an open source mod

Download it from my site (it's NOT a GUI site, I just have a few domains/servers and I can spare the bandwidth) :
http://revmitcz.com/darkglassdock.zip

EDIT :
I've updated the .zip file to split all the indicator PSDs into separate files and the template_scurve file includes all dock sizes in one file. They should be much easier to work with this way. I've also included updated instructions working w/those files.

Oh, and I made the glowing balls a little closer to the original color/size, so they're not quite as jarring this time around.
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Oct 31, 2007, 04:47 PM
 
very cool! thanx...
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Oct 31, 2007, 04:54 PM
 
That looks so sick! Thanks for sharing.

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Oct 31, 2007, 05:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by swiz View Post
That looks so sick! Thanks for sharing.
I've been a big fan of your work for many years. Consider this as me doing just a wee bit to repay the favor
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Oct 31, 2007, 06:18 PM
 
I like it ! Thanks so much !
     
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Oct 31, 2007, 06:45 PM
 
Awesome.
     
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Nov 1, 2007, 06:00 AM
 
Looks awesome! Thank you!
     
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Nov 1, 2007, 03:31 PM
 
so...
what if i want to get rid of the lanes dividing apps & files?
easy to do? or...?

either way, this KILLS the original dock (which is just ugly).
( Last edited by fisherKing; Nov 1, 2007 at 10:26 PM. )
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Nov 1, 2007, 04:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by fisherKing View Post
so...
what if i want to get rid of the lanes diving apps & files?
easy to do? or...?

either way, this KILLS the original dock (which is just ugly).
Theoretically, you could drop a 1x1 pixel transparent png into the /Dock/Contents/Resources folder, named "separator.png" and it'll at least be invisible. Whether or not it will be automatically resized to match what the separator was or not - I have no idea. I'm just theorizing over here
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Nov 1, 2007, 05:24 PM
 
I figured out a few other fun little effects - like making the reflection fade out into the black at the bottom. It looks like this :

(download the scurve files here : http://revmitcz.com/darkvariablereflect.zip )

Then I made it so the top part fades into transparency, so it fits with any desktop image you might be using :

(download the scurve files here : http://revmitcz.com/darkvariabletrans.zip )
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Nov 1, 2007, 07:49 PM
 
I've been fooling around with those, as well. Seems reflections are drawn under the Dock, and their intensity can be completely controlled by changing the transparency of the S-curve images. So, by making it completely opaque, you can have a matte dock:


I just put a 65% opaque black layer underneath the original S-curve images, so the reflections are still there, but they're much subtler:


If anyone wants them, all these files can be downloaded here.
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Nov 2, 2007, 06:46 AM
 
hey guys,

need a lil bit of help here..
i'm using the darkvariable trans dock, and i'm just wondering why my dock looks like this:



notice the white line below the dock? that's the problem.
any1 know how to get rid of that 'white line'?

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Nov 2, 2007, 08:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by antares View Post
hey guys,

need a lil bit of help here..
i'm using the darkvariable trans dock, and i'm just wondering why my dock looks like this:



notice the white line below the dock? that's the problem.
any1 know how to get rid of that 'white line'?

thanks
log out, log in? or restart? worked for me...
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Nov 2, 2007, 09:04 AM
 
tried restarting once, didnt work..
i restored my dock to the original one, and it still has the white line.

somebody help please.. --"

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Nov 2, 2007, 09:58 AM
 
the white line comes from the frontline.png file in the dock.app/resources file.
     
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Nov 2, 2007, 04:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by antares View Post
hey guys,

need a lil bit of help here..
i'm using the darkvariable trans dock, and i'm just wondering why my dock looks like this:



notice the white line below the dock? that's the problem.
any1 know how to get rid of that 'white line'?

thanks
Someone kinda beat me to it, but yeah - it's the "frontline.png" file. If you download the .zip in my original post, I've provided a frontline that removes it. Just follow the instructions
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Nov 2, 2007, 06:20 PM
 
So how do I install this? Can someone kindly post instructions? Thanks.
     
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Nov 2, 2007, 06:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by loveanh View Post
So how do I install this? Can someone kindly post instructions? Thanks.
RTFM
(it's in the zip file at the top of this page)
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Originally Posted by revmitcz View Post
RTFM
(it's in the zip file at the top of this page)
thanks, looks real nice

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Nov 2, 2007, 07:43 PM
 
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Nov 2, 2007, 09:15 PM
 
Awesome - thank you.

One thing. In your ReadMe, you indicate that 9 files need to backed up, trashed, and then replaced with 9 files in your archive. However, there is also an indicator_large.png file in the Resources folder as well as in your archive that is not mentioned in the ReadMe. I replaced this one too even though the ReadMe didn't mention it. Was I supposed to? If so, you might want to update the ReadMe file.

Thanks again, this is a fantastic mod and looks great with the default Leopard desktop.
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Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
Awesome - thank you.

One thing. In your ReadMe, you indicate that 9 files need to backed up, trashed, and then replaced with 9 files in your archive. However, there is also an indicator_large.png file in the Resources folder as well as in your archive that is not mentioned in the ReadMe. I replaced this one too even though the ReadMe didn't mention it. Was I supposed to? If so, you might want to update the ReadMe file.

Thanks again, this is a fantastic mod and looks great with the default Leopard desktop.
Ahh... yeah, my bad. It's been updated. Thanks for the heads-up and the compliments.
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Nov 2, 2007, 09:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by revmitcz View Post
Ahh... yeah, my bad. It's been updated. Thanks for the heads-up and the compliments.
No problem.
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That wasn't nice
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LOL. You asked what it stood for.
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Nov 2, 2007, 10:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by revmitcz View Post
Ahh... yeah, my bad. It's been updated. Thanks for the heads-up and the compliments.
so should I replace that 10th file too?
     
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Nov 2, 2007, 10:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by loveanh View Post
so should I replace that 10th file too?
If you replaced the indicator files, then yeah.
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Nov 2, 2007, 10:14 PM
 
Very Nice. This (with a few mods by me) will be my new dock
     
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Nov 2, 2007, 10:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by adamfishercox View Post
Very Nice. This (with a few mods by me) will be my new dock
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Nov 5, 2007, 07:57 PM
 
This weekend I made a ton of different Dock graphics. The originals are there too just in case...

Check out my new Licorice (Original) Dock graphics...

     
   
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