Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: WIP AeroStyle Frodo Skin

  1. #1
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    60

    WIP AeroStyle Frodo Skin

    Im working on a skin that is modeled after a Windows XP style im currently using called AeroStyle. It is set at 848x480 untill we find an easier method of getting a 840x480 or whatever it needs to be. getting rid of those extra few pixels in an update should be easy. I may need alittle assistance in putting it all together. but i think i maybe able to handle it. This is my first skin. everything is 100% recreated and made by me. but like i said it is a port of AeroSoft by ChiLam for Windows XP.


    this is my frist attempt at a skin i may try somehting more car like after this.. but i was bored =)


    its about 45% done


  2. #2
    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Ruston, LA
    Posts
    8,846
    I would still make it at 800 x 480. That way it will look right when stretched.
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

  3. #3
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    60
    hmm so frodo stretches it? i was thinkin it would just fit to the screen crap =/

  4. #4
    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Ruston, LA
    Posts
    8,846
    Quote Originally Posted by shauns
    hmm so frodo stretches it? i was thinkin it would just fit to the screen crap =/
    Yeah, Frodo can stretch or lock to a res.
    Just depends on what you want.

    Since the screens are 800x480, if you chose to stretch, a
    800 x 480 skin will scale right on any res.
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

  5. #5
    Stank Cheese n8scstm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Eastvale, Ca (Near Corona)
    Posts
    805
    But I would stay away from circles because they look a little odd when stretched. The oval buttons you have would work though. They would probably appear round on 800 x 600.
    2.4 celeron
    150 watt OPUS
    micro atx
    xp pro
    tv/radio tuner card
    audigy
    Dual monitor Radeon
    802.11G Mimo
    xm pcr
    dvd
    gps
    8" Lilliput touch screen
    IGuidance
    dual optimas
    battery isolator
    15" screen
    My Truck

  6. #6
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    60
    iight i made it 800x480
    but over all style? what you think? its alot more smooth and simplistic lookign than most here are used to

    i come from a windows style that is very smooth and minimalistic

  7. #7
    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Ruston, LA
    Posts
    8,846
    Quote Originally Posted by shauns
    iight i made it 800x480
    but over all style? what you think? its alot more smooth and simplistic lookign than most here are used to

    i come from a windows style that is very smooth and minimalistic
    Minimilist is good in a car.
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

  8. #8
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    120
    I think it looks good so far. I'm going to start working on a skin with the same idea. simple. Keep up the good work.

  9. #9
    SMKFree liquid_smoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    4,842
    also a small tip for the screen res stuff,

    i would make the source files much higher than 800x then scale them down for finals
    actually i have a little process i allways do if you use photoshop which is a pita but works out.

    allways create at the highest res your computer will handle or your comfortable with working with (you never know what you may need those graphics for in the future)
    before you save allways flatten all of your layers (undo this in the history window) because if you dont flatten before you save PS will do some weird **** to you image that you may not notice at first but if you compare a pre flatten version to a non pre flattened version you will see the image shift around a bit.
    after you flatten, then resize the image, now save it as a .jpg or what ever (but dont save the psd in this stage, undo all that stuff first.

  10. #10
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    60
    oh ya, im a PS master... but i didnt think about doing it in a higher rez.. crap... oh well.. i dunno if im going to keep going on this skin... people dont seem to thrilled by it.. i may go trend whoreish and make another wood grain or brushed alum or something.. ::sigh:: Oooooo Carbon Fiber? anybody made this before?

Similar Threads

  1. WIP: new skin for NMC -> Light
    By netsuo in forum NeoCar Media Center
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 11-15-2004, 03:36 PM
  2. WIP: new skin for NMC -> Dark
    By netsuo in forum NeoCar Media Center
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-15-2004, 06:22 AM
  3. skin problems with frodo
    By outdidya in forum FrodoPlayer
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-07-2004, 11:33 AM
  4. First Red skin for frodo....
    By reda4 in forum FrodoPlayer
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-30-2004, 07:50 PM
  5. Vdub skin wip
    By liquid_smoke in forum ME Archive
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-10-2003, 10:41 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •