[Help] How to make a Shell32 bmp?


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MPAMPoULAs

Hi everybody :)

I am making a shell pack for the Gartoon Icons.

I have ready everything except the standard buttons for the toolbar. :(

I tried to make them with black backcolor but, it didn't work.

The best that I did was with Pink backcolor but it looks crappy (see image)

So....Can somebody tell me how I can make them better :rolleyes:

Or just somebody can...make them for me :p (I will give the resource for the icons if somebody needs them)

Thanks

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stefanka

You must make it with 32bit Alpha Transparents.

For this you need GIF Moviegier. Creat a Toolbar in Photoshop-safe it as PSD and open it withGif Moviegier and save it as Filmstrip with Alphachannel.

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MPAMPoULAs
You must make it with 32bit Alpha Transparents.

For this you need GIF Moviegier. Creat a Toolbar in Photoshop-safe it as PSD and open it withGif Moviegier and save it as Filmstrip with Alphachannel.

Thanks Stefanka.I will try it later. :D

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MPAMPoULAs
You must make it with 32bit Alpha Transparents.

For this you need GIF Moviegier. Creat a Toolbar in Photoshop-safe it as PSD and open it withGif Moviegier and save it as Filmstrip with Alphachannel.

I did it.They looks very nice now thanks stefanka

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zhangm

Just a quick note: to cheat and get 32bit BMP images without any additional software, all you need is something which can save as transparent PNG files, like Photoshop/Gimp/basically any graphics editor worth its salt. Anyway, save your image as a PNG file, and then open it in MSPaint. Save the file again as a 24bit BMP. It actually gets saved as a 32bit bitmap file. Works like a charm.

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babypapichulo
Just a quick note: to cheat and get 32bit BMP images without any additional software, all you need is something which can save as transparent PNG files, like Photoshop/Gimp/basically any graphics editor worth its salt. Anyway, save your image as a PNG file, and then open it in MSPaint. Save the file again as a 24bit BMP. It actually gets saved as a 32bit bitmap file. Works like a charm.

Nice tip!

Thanks!

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Jemek

Thanks for the tips, but I seem to have run into my own problem. I replaced 204 and 205 with my new bmp, rebooted, and cleared my icon cache, but the bar has not changed whatsoever; any suggestions?

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Verbose.

I suppose you could try editing it in safe mode instead...

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nuka_t

linkage for download?

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MPAMPoULAs
linkage for download?

Link to Gartoon Shell Pack, click here ;)

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Chunter

@ Relativity_17 ..ref saving as png.s then changing with mspaint, ican't get photoshop to save the pngs with the alpha layer..what gives ?

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Gecko4

I tried Relativity's method but it doesn't seem to work for my radio buttons for some reason. I made a thread about it. Even using GMG it doesn't work.

But what Relativity says is quite right. If you open the properties for a BMP created via this method, and click the advanced tab, you'll see that the depth is 32 bits.

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Faithless

How do i save the psd-file Gif movie gear as a "Filmstrip with Alphachannel"?

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