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    I'm playing with skinning for centrafuse, but I gotta say that the stock skin is actually really nice.... the layout is nice..... overall I really like it, so instead of a new skin, this is a modification of the stock skin......

    I started this skin really on a suggestion by rpm_vr4 when I was skinning 1.5, & I really like the way this one looks, so much that I'm going to finish it & release it here....

    I've been playing with transparency & alpha blending & made a lot of transparent appearances in this skin..... cf doesn't support transparencies so this is all done strictly in the png's.....

    what do you think?

    DOWNLOAD HERE the menu button is removed from this version.... you won't miss it as a click on the lower right X takes you to the main page with 6 buttons anyway
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    full current screen shots will go here.... eventually

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    nice picture on the main menu, maybe you should tone it down a bit though for other screens, maybe make it a bit more dull but make it so the pic can still be made out... I know what I mean just can't explane it

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    yeah, I've been playing with how much transparency is enough.... the keyboard is at 60% which is to transparent I think, but the media main is at like 70%, which I think is ok... with less it doesn't have as much impact & at 70% it's very readable I think....

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    here's the keyboard with no transparency..... I guess it doesn't need to be transparent since theres so much background exposed...
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    I like this alot. Now the question would be is there a way to put your own picture back there... I figure its as easy as changing the reference in the xml or just saving a new jpg over the old one or something, but I'm not much of a skinner...

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    I can put any graphic as background, but it's not that simple really.... there are several screens that need to be done & lining everything up gets a little tricky..

    everything has to be redone for each different backdrop, including the _down graphics.... not extremely difficult, but not easy either....

    I am looking for a few other graphics to try this with..... I can release several versions like this with different backgrounds...

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    So can the backdrop not be referenced as a filename from the config/xml/ini files...? It would be nice if it could

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    with cf not being able to use transparency I doubt it....... that would be a great frontend setup though..... just drop or rotate your own backdrops....

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    another thing I can tell you from playing with this is not any graphic will work good..... it has to be something without a lot of contrast & it should be pretty abstract.... no one part of the graphic should be "important" or it'll look messed up..... should be a background type image.....

    if you put a nice picture back there with detail & focus areas then you'll have to make the dialogs & screens much more transparent or it looses a good look to it, & that'll make text harder to read..... I've tried a lot of pictures that I thought would look great, but doesn't....

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