[HOW-TO] Make Colour Themes - Printable Version
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- Juanflaco - 2011-01-22 19:49
Hitcher, you're obviously a busy man at the moment so feel free to ignore this, but I've got one wishlist item for color themes. It would be really cool to have a separate color for titles in all views. I notice in several views the genre and other information is colored the same as the title, and for a theme like quantic my hope was to have the title really pop out, and would love to color the genre, air date, etc. in a secondary color.
Various thumbnails I pinched from other posts to illustrate...
- Hitcher - 2011-01-22 21:12
That's a hell of a lot of work and I think the colour tags are complicated enough as it is - some skins only have a few colours.
- Juanflaco - 2011-01-22 22:40
Ok. No worries. If it's a complicated change I'd rather you spent your time on bigger initiatives - can't wait to see what you come up with next!
- peteyboy100 - 2011-01-25 00:06
Freddo Wrote:could someone re-make my favorite theme, stencil for revisited please?
OMG... yes please.
- Hitcher - 2011-01-25 00:19
Hitcher Wrote:I made a start with the textures but haven't got the time to go through all the colours so I've uploaded the textures below in the hope someone else will pick up the reins.
Juanflaco Wrote:Hitcher - I would be happy to update Stencil. I'd really like to take a stab at improving my original icons so it will be a bit more involved...
Hopefully it will be released.
- Juanflaco - 2011-01-25 00:44
Hitcher Wrote:Hopefully it will be released.
I was working on updates to the icons but I think it would be better to just get it out using the Stencil v.1 icons. Then I can take my time and perhaps do a newer version down the road.
I'll get the colors remapped and hope to release in a day or so.
- Freddo - 2011-01-25 01:04
Juanflaco Wrote:I was working on updates to the icons but I think it would be better to just get it out using the Stencil v.1 icons. Then I can take my time and perhaps do a newer version down the road.
- peteyboy100 - 2011-01-25 19:44
I've been using XBMC since it was only available on XBOX. This is by far the best skin I've ever used. It has all the bells and whistles of a modern skin, but still feels minimal and unobtrusive. I also liked that it wasn't dark. TOO many (almost all other) skins are black or real dark... why is that? It is depressing. Finally, I learned yesterday that changing the color scheme seems mildly easy.
This is great because I've always wanted to try creating a skin, but I'm not dedicated enough to build it from the ground up. Now I can put my design skills to the test.
I am a fairly technical person, but for some reason, I can't find the original folder that is being alluded to here:
Hitcher Wrote:1. Place any modified textures inside the media folder using the same folder layout as in the original
I found the media folder (under add-ons/skin.AlaskaRevisited.etc.etc.), but there was nothing in there. I then looked under the AlaskaRevisitedMod folder and that media folder had a bunch of folders and .pngs in it, but it seemed incomplete. Where should I be looking for the original media folder with all of the files in it?
Thanks for the great work!
- Hitcher - 2011-01-25 19:50
Sorry, you need to check it out from the source code -
- Juanflaco - 2011-01-26 07:39
Hitcher, when you have a moment could you please re-upload the stencil textures? I lost the originals in a disk crash and your mediafire link isn't working at the moment.