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Sep 27, 2004, 11:22 AM
 
Originally posted by themarvelous3:
am i gonna be able to use this with shapeshifter?
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 12:21 PM
 
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don't turn into bbx please.
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Sep 27, 2004, 12:38 PM
 
Originally posted by bbxstudio:
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Is that bubble gum i taste? But what's with the hint of fruity flavor? Hmmm.... what ever it is, it sure does taste good!!
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 01:36 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
Anyway... I keep going back and finding things to redo, so its taking longer than I hoped.

so nice dragun -

I still am not sure about the rollovers on the munus but you don't see me theming soo I'll just keep ma mouff shut....

I guess we will have to mod the sidebar ourselves to make it like your screenies?
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 03:13 PM
 
Originally posted by eyevaan:
I guess we will have to mod the sidebar ourselves to make it like your screenies?
yeah, we will have to do that ourselves
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 11:48 PM
 
I am really looking forward to this theme. Sure to be one of my favorites. Keep up the good work. Also if you need anymore beta testers I would love to help out.
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 01:17 AM
 
Originally posted by bbxstudio:
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tastes like... black... and waiting...


i like.
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 04:10 PM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:
not sure if thats a yes or no
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 04:15 PM
 
Originally posted by themarvelous3:
am i gonna be able to use this with shapeshifter?
Yes, all you had to do was read up from your post and it clearly states that he is having problems theming Safari in ThemePark... which would make it a guikit which in return would require you to use ShapeShifter...
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 04:36 PM
 
Originally posted by Dave-o:
Yes, all you had to do was read up from your post and it clearly states that he is having problems theming Safari in ThemePark... which would make it a guikit which in return would require you to use ShapeShifter...
Not to mention the fact that you use ShapeShifter for just about every theme out there.


Oh, and dragun415: It looks really awesome
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 05:11 AM
 
Alright, just sent out a second beta to testers. New fixes include:
brighter widgets, fixed problems with popup buttons in carbon, menu enhanced selections, progress bars (still not happy with it), new scroll bars.

Still can't figure out safari... Took themepark to work and safari skin loaded up just fine, but when i brought it home, same ol problem.... anyway... i skinned safari at work but i couldn't test it there nor at home so, if anyone thats beta testing can post/send me a screenshot, that would be great....

As for a public beta, maybe soon.

anyway heres a screenshot.

     
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Sep 29, 2004, 05:21 AM
 
That looks so freaking nice! I'm Looking forward to the PB. Keep up the great work dragun415.
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 07:35 AM
 
booyah now this is a fun theme very nice me waiting for this one

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Oct 3, 2004, 08:03 AM
 
Yep, can't wait, I'm actually using JetBlack to simulate it, isn't that a shame
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 08:45 PM
 
Text color is the biggest issue that needs to be worked on. Other than that, it sure is looking great.
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Oct 3, 2004, 10:34 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
Text color is the biggest issue that needs to be worked on. Other than that, it sure is looking great.
I Agree im gettting alot of places with black text and they blend in with the backround fix that and your good!
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 11:20 PM
 
Originally posted by Komisar:
I Agree im gettting alot of places with black text and they blend in with the backround fix that and your good!
I'm getting mostly the light grey text in white text fields (like this one and Finder columns view).
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Oct 4, 2004, 07:15 AM
 
Hm, just had a thought... I can't remember if anyone else brought up color variants, but I think that a green variation would be awesome. Matrix-ish without being overly so.

I really can't wait for this to come out though
     
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Oct 4, 2004, 07:49 AM
 
Make sure that the control text is dark, that way the layers text in photoshop will be seen.
     
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Oct 4, 2004, 05:34 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Make sure that the control text is dark, that way the layers text in photoshop will be seen.
He might have to compromise and make the window backgrounds lighter then... Text color is still the problem with making dark themes right now.
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Oct 4, 2004, 11:19 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Make sure that the control text is dark, that way the layers text in photoshop will be seen.
Just add Photoshop tot he exclude list like I do. I don't think the look of a whole theme should be compromised because of one app that only graphics professionals and hobbyists use anyway.

Personally, although even though I use Photoshop all day long at work, and a fair bit at home too, and am a complete dark theme freak, I really don't mind suffering Aqua whilst working away in said application.
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Oct 4, 2004, 11:40 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
He might have to compromise and make the window backgrounds lighter then... Text color is still the problem with making dark themes right now.
Maybe if their was a way to change the photoshop layer palette background...
     
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Oct 5, 2004, 12:39 AM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Maybe if their was a way to change the photoshop layer palette background...
Yeah. I did go hunting through the app and it's resources once for the file that might be responsible, but to no avail. Maybe it uses some old, obsolete-but-still-present resource in OSX?
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Oct 5, 2004, 05:32 PM
 
Originally posted by Ozzpot:
Yeah. I did go hunting through the app and it's resources once for the file that might be responsible, but to no avail. Maybe it uses some old, obsolete-but-still-present resource in OSX?
I tried to post this a week ago but couldn't post for some reason. The Photoshop resources are stored in
Adobe Photoshop CS/Contents/MacOSClassic/Adobe Photoshop CS

You can open that in Themepark and see the resources.

That file is the actual Photoshop executable. I don't know whether ThemePark can edit it and preserve its executable-ness, so definitely keep a backup. The file contains the Photoshop executable in the data fork, and the resources in the resource fork.

Hmmm, actually, it seems that ThemePark 1.3 can't edit it. My current build can, so you may need to wait a few weeks.

I don't think I'll ever be able to add an application skin template to ThemePark for use with ShapeShifter for Photoshop. Having the executable and the resources in the same file sorta screws me on that.

But at least if you're someone that really needs their Photoshop graphics to look like someething else, you've got a way to do it.
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Oct 5, 2004, 10:40 PM
 
Smeger is God. All hail Smeger!
     
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Oct 6, 2004, 01:36 AM
 
i'm looking forward to Lutetium,
     
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Oct 6, 2004, 01:41 PM
 
Yeah, I've been working on the text colors. It's impossible to get photopshop to work with it perfectly without making some compromise. May be the new SS will help in this area. General text usage seem to be working for me, except in a few other instances, like the area under mail where it displays how many messages you have... its a gray on gray with not enuf contrast, gotta find where its assigned in themepark.

Progress: Still been working on the touching up a lot graphical elements... redid the progress bar (the last version was pretty icky)... I'm finally happy with the scroll bars (made them more minimalistic). Metal windows now have beveled edges and rounded corners.

Thanks for all the help!
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Oct 6, 2004, 01:44 PM
 
Screenshot

     
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Oct 6, 2004, 02:48 PM
 
Something tells me that it could be worth holding that theme until you get your hands on the TP and SS updates. Could make it a lot more usable.

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Oct 6, 2004, 04:17 PM
 
Originally posted by phillryu:
Something tells me that it could be worth holding that theme until you get your hands on the TP and SS updates. Could make it a lot more usable.
I second that notion. Defintely. Other than that i can't hardly wait to try it.
     
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Oct 6, 2004, 05:31 PM
 
Originally posted by phillryu:
Something tells me that it could be worth holding that theme until you get your hands on the TP and SS updates. Could make it a lot more usable.
You... considering nothing is visible...

When TP and SS are updated, hopefully that will change...
     
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Oct 6, 2004, 08:06 PM
 
please don't wait You can always release an update later. This theme is too great.
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 02:01 AM
 
I agree. Neos and other dark themes have used colored text in windows before. Either way, I think everyone would like a chance at a public beta, even if there are a few minor tweaks to be done before final.
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 02:21 AM
 
Originally posted by phillryu:
Something tells me that it could be worth holding that theme until you get your hands on the TP and SS updates. Could make it a lot more usable.
I wouldn't count on much improvement over text colors if I were you... nothing worth holding off on a release for, but I'm sure you'll want to update it when the SS and TP updates are out.
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Oct 7, 2004, 11:30 AM
 
Originally posted by rpeterclark:
Looks nice, my only other comment would be it's passing similarity to the "Carbon" Winamp skin I just released...

http://www.rpeterclark.com/Scrap/Multipass-Carbon.jpg

It was the dark plastic with gloss highlight and edge insets (upside down) that caught my attention, different enough though...
could someone please make a theme out of this aswell? looks HOT!

     
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Oct 7, 2004, 05:59 PM
 
Very sleek dark theme indeed... and I do believe that perhaps a change in text colour will definitely make it more usable for release in the near future.
     
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Oct 13, 2004, 09:10 PM
 
hope i'm not annoying, but is there any more news on this awsome theme?
Sounds like a lot of people are waiting for the SS update.
     
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Oct 13, 2004, 09:13 PM
 
Originally posted by C o r p:
hope i'm not annoying, but is there any more news on this awsome theme?
I was wondering the same thing... is it done yet?
     
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Oct 13, 2004, 09:31 PM
 
I am on beta #3 . To me it is ready for release but I am no expert.I sent him an email today . I hope it will not be much longer. I made mention of how ready/hungry everyone iz for more great themes like this one.The theme is a thrill to use , I hope everyone gets it soon.It will be worth the wait.
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Oct 13, 2004, 10:00 PM
 
It looks excellent from the screenshot. Keep up the great work mate.
     
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Oct 13, 2004, 10:51 PM
 
Originally posted by brazil:
I am on beta #3 . To me it is ready for release but I am no expert.I sent him an email today . I hope it will not be much longer. I made mention of how ready/hungry everyone iz for more great themes like this one.The theme is a thrill to use , I hope everyone gets it soon.It will be worth the wait.
I'm mostly concerned with text colors. It's hard to use a dark theme that doesn't have text colors setup right... I haven't gotten beta 3, but "v02" has enough text color issues that I can't use it indefinitely, even Finder's columns view is in light grey text. Aside from the text colors, there were just a few little things to be polished. I also agree that iTunes should be made black, or really dark grey.
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Oct 14, 2004, 02:14 AM
 
Simply. This theme is so going to rock on my iBook... that is when I get both of them

I am going to start making some kewl desktops to go with this like ASAP and stuff.

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Oct 15, 2004, 01:57 AM
 
So... I just can't take it anymore! This theme so freekin' rocks! Either release it or let me beta it...

*gets on knees*

PLease, PLease, PLease, PLease, PLease?

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Oct 15, 2004, 11:00 AM
 
Originally posted by G0Ducks:
So... I just can't take it anymore! This theme so freekin' rocks! Either release it or let me beta it...

*gets on knees*

PLease, PLease, PLease, PLease, PLease?

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Oct 15, 2004, 09:12 PM
 


Updates on this one have been infrequent.
This theme looks great.
Any chance I could get on the beta list?
     
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Oct 17, 2004, 04:10 AM
 
Hi y'all,

Okay... Here's an update.

I recently made the latest beta.
Most of the theme is working except I still want to redo some buttons and remainder of menubar items. Just fixed an issue with the progress bar.

Just added ichat and completed safari skin!

Here's a screenshot of some open windows and apps:

     
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Oct 17, 2004, 05:47 AM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
[B]Hi y'all,

Okay... Here's an update.

I recently made the latest beta.
Most of the theme is working except I still want to redo some buttons and remainder of menubar items. Just fixed an issue with the progress bar.

Just added ichat and completed safari skin!

Here's a screenshot of some open windows and apps:
Holy ****!!!! It looks ready enough! GIMME


For real, this is great looking, love the menubar extra with the speaker. is that for the regular sound extra? great!
     
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Oct 17, 2004, 06:27 AM
 
Excellent work! Liking the overall glossiness.
     
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Two questions: when will it be available, and give me it!

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Ditto (When will it be available?)
     
 
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