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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Hello,

I decided to create a new bevelled start menu button. This really is kinda fun, lolz. Either way, here it is.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:18 am 
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Nice! Can you make one with the letters slightly closer, not changing their position when clicked but only the pressed effect around the button, please? :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:01 pm 
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I can give it a go. I'm still new to this though, so it might take a bit for me to get it right, lolz. I'm using GIMP 2, so if I get it wrong I'll just try again. :P

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:09 am 
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Okay, I did my best, but I couldn't get it entirely perfect. Either way, here's what I managed to get made. I hope you like it. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:36 am 
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Okay, I gave it another go and came up with this one. Looks a bit better imo. :lol: I hope you like it. :P


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:41 pm 
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Soz if I didn't get it right, I couldn't figure out how to edit an image that had already been finished. I had to try to make them all over again and apparently I don't know the hexagonal (I think that's the term anyways, lolz) code for the colors I used in the first one. As for the pressed image, it is actually pre-applied by the area of GIMP 2 that I used to make the image with, the only think I know how to customize on that part is the size of the pressed effect (I believe it's called a bevell). I do hope you like what I have managed to get made though so far. I'm still very new to making button images and so on, lolz.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:35 am 
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@ editing a finished image: you right click the image file, and select open with gimp :P

@ getting the color code: Click one of the 2 colors from the toolbox, and look for the eye dropper icon (next to HTML notation text field)
then click on the part of the image you want the color for


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:15 am 
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I was needing to edit the size of the bevel so as to save it as a second version with a bigger bevel. But yah, your info does help me figure out something i hadn't figured out yet, lolz. Thanks. :) Also sadly, I lost all of the .xcf files for the start buttons i created recently when my comp crashed and had to be restored to factory defaults. So I don't have the original edits anymore... :cry:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Im glad i could help :P
I usually toss my .xcf files to (if i even bother to save in that format)
but mostly because I hardly ever do anything that takes longer than an hour to make :P


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