Calling all theme/icon creators - Customizing Black Chrome theme

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  1. SilentWalker

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    Help needed; Calling all theme/icon creators; Icons required for Black Chrome theme

    EDIT: Before you all go "you're crazy" on me...just do what you can/want. I put everything here so you can know what I want. Not everything needs to be done. If you do just one icon, I appreciate it.

    I'm sorry if this is posted in the wrong section. I would have posted this in the Icons/Wallpaper requests thread, but since this is such a lengthy post, and a 'broader' request, I made my own thread. Mods, if you disagree, please leave a message and I will gladly move this post/delete it/clean it up

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    So I downloaded the Black Chrome theme from Cydia yesterday, and surprisingly, it appealed to me more than the Matte Nano icon theme which I have been using since August. Not many themes are actually worthy of being on my iPod (as I am very picky

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    ), but this one is very beautiful and now I am using it

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    PART ONE
    Icons


    Now I need help from you wonderful graphic artists here

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    As with most new themes, not all icons will be available. The creator seemed to have spent a LOT of time making the icons. As you see from the screenies above, some of them are of very high quality. But not all of them are. And as previously said, some are missing. Here is where I need your help.

    The following list includes icons that were either not included with the theme, or icons that were simply unattractive. I will tell you if:
    1. A remake of the default AND/OR theme icon is needed,
    2. If the current icon only needs to be converted to a theme icon, i.e. the black frame applied,
      or
    3. If the default icon needs to themed, AND an effect applied, similar to the themed AppStore/iTunes/Cydia/Beejive icons below (some of the best ones along with the Mail and Safari):

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    The following terms will be used in the list of icons:
    Default icon - default icon of the app, as seen just after download
    Theme icon - icons that came with the Black Chrome theme
    Effect - only an effect needs to be applied to achieve the desired icon...as seen with the transformations above (not a total remake).

    Also a total remake means that I do not like the default nor the theme icons

    All icons must have the black frame. And try and get them to 'fit' with the theme, such as apply an effect, and not too much gloss



    • Clock - theme icon is ugly; one similar to the default icon would be nice
    • Contacts - remake the theme icon; a colour other than blue would be nice
    • YouTube - total remake of theme icon, one similar to the default icon would be nice
    • Stocks - similar to this ->

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    • Calculator - remake of theme icon needed
    • Backgrounder - one displaying the backgrounding badge would be nice
    • ProSwitcher - theme icon not included; default icon needs total remake
    • Springback - theme icon not included; default icon is awesome...just needs to be themed
    • BluetoothIM - theme icon not included; default icon needs total remake
    • Terminal - add some green/white 'code' (like DOS/command prompt) to icon
    • Tweetdeck - the black bird in the centre of theme icon is too large, and yellow needs some effect
    • Convertbot - needs to be themed, and effect
    • Dropbox - needs to be themed, and effect; try to make a new one from scratch, just too see what you've got
    • Sketchbook X - theme icon not included; default icon needs total remake
    • Discover - theme icon not included; default icon needs total remake
    • 1Password Pro - theme icon not included; default icon is nice
    • Real Racing - try it, just to see what you've got. Also please include the themed default icon
    • The Settlers - theme icon not included; default icon needs total remake
    • Eliminate Pro - theme icon not included; default icon needs total remake
    • Blimp - theme the default icon; a total remake would also be nice
    • Minigore - total remake, just to see what you've got
    • Spore - theme icon not included; default icon needs total remake
    • TriDefense - theme icon not included; default icon is awesome...just theme it
    • Topple2+ - theme icon is horroble (waay too dull in colour); theming the default icon may be the way to achieve what I want.
    • And everything on these 2 Springboard pages:

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    Yes I know it's a lot (I have over 75 apps), but take your time... please. Take this as a 'relaxer' or whatever

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    . And I would prefer quality than quantity.


    PART 2
    Wallpaper


    Okay so I hated the wallpaper that came with the theme, so I have these two (plus the red one used way up there^):

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    And this is how they look with the Black Chrome theme:

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    Which is better? Personally, I like the radioactive wallpaper better, but the car wallpaper with the theme applied. What do you think?

    And can you please find/make a wallpaper that will look awesome with the theme?


    PART 3
    Helping Me


    So this is probably the most important part. I'm not exactly an 'artistic' person, but I would like to learn how to do this stuff (like make my own icons). I currently only have GIMP, and I'm not allowed to install any new software on my computer.

    Can you all give me a step-by-step break down on how you all do this? Thank you very much

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    I feel so bad asking for so much, as I have nothing to give in return, but I want to make this the 'perfect' theme for my iPod. I can't tell you guys how much I appreciate this (providing you do actually help me

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    ).

    If you want any wallpapers/icons, or need anything else to make the themed icons, just ask.

    I also attached the Black Chrome icons in a zip file.

    Thank you. * <-There would be another smiley there, but that would be breaking the 10 image limit per post, as a smiley counts as an image.

    All credit goes to the creator of the Black Chrome theme iPodTouchHelping, the creator of the wallpapers, and if you guys made any icons - you. If I have infringed any copyright/broken any agreement, please let me know and I will try to remedy the situation.

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    No offense, but i think you're crazy...
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    ^i agree, jeez man

    i'd be happy to give you a tutorial on how to make anything though, but in photoshop (not sure how well that translates to gimp; never used it)
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    Before you all go "you're crazy" on me...just do what you can/want. I put everything here so you can know what I want.
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    Bro no ones going to do it for you, that's way to much work....
    Believe me theres other better looking themes out there.
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    SilentWalker Retired Moderator

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    Okay fine....just tell me part 3. How do I create them myself...like the effects.
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    fckinfamous Well-Known Member

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    Well if the person really wanted people to create extra icons he would of included a template...
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    SilentWalker Retired Moderator

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    There is a template

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    If you read the post you would have seen that I included it in the attachments :|

    But all the template is is the black frame...nothing more. It isn't even a psd with layers.
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    If its not even a psd then i don't quite think its a template.

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