Random App Icons Have Excess Baggage :P

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  1. ssjgohan4life

    ssjgohan4life New Member

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    I just recently got into making my own icons and such for my itouch, something I love doing, I do web design as a hobby and used to love making my own textures/maps etc for games like Soldier of Fortune.

    Well here's my current spring board.

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    I FINALLY managed to replace every app icon, but as you can see, something is off, on a select few of them, they seem to have what appears to be no transparency around the edges/or A LOT more drop shadow than intended, and some have that glossy "shine" effect on top. Neither of these defects are in my icons, so some where in the app folders their adding that stuff in, but I have NO CLUE what to look for to get rid of it. Any ideas?

    The Apps currently effected are:
    Flight Control
    iDracula
    Jaadu VNC
    Flixster
    Pocket God
    Remote
    Solebonz
    AIM
    Wallpapers
    Cross Words
    Pocket Piano
    Sonic Boom
    Awesome Ball
    Myspace
    iSteam
    iBurn

    On a side note, what do you all think of it other wise? The icons, the background, the dock image, even the carrier logo are all mine, once I get this simple stuff down I might start trying to skin other things, but I'd be lucky considered my girlfriend makes it hard to be on the computer at all

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  2. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    It looks like you have a app icon shadow on causing it to do that.

    The App shadow thing affects appstore apps.

    I personally think it blends to much. Some of the text goes off the icon.
  3. ssjgohan4life

    ssjgohan4life New Member

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    Would getting rid of the shadow involve finding a mask of some sort in SSHing or is there merely an app I can get to get rid of it?

    And I liked the "off the edge" look on some of the text, I'm not completely happy with how the icons turned out, but its my first attempt at them and knowing me I'll probably redo them a hundred times.
  4. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    The mask is just a image. If it is the shadow mask then to fix it:

    Make a folder called UIImages in your theme folder

    Make a blank .png, 60x60

    Save as AppIconMask and also do one called AppIconShadow.

    So, [Your theme folder]
    [Icons]
    [UIImages]Place files in here.
    -Wallpaper
    -Dock
    Etc.

    Then simply SSH that new folder into your theme folder and respring.

    Hopefully that will fix it.

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  5. David.

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    I like it, but I think it would be cooler if the apps had a stamp effect, err like they were stamped on there, maybe a black outline woulddo it.
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    ssjgohan4life New Member

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    I have no clue how to compile all my images into a theme

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    Everything you see in the pic I manually SSH'd into my touch, I told you I'm new at this lol.
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    I like it, except for the icons on the dock. It makes the text hard to read..
  8. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Oh. You don't need to SSH everything in, You use Winterboard.

    If you don't have it, get it from Cydia.

    Then you make a folder called {what ever your theme name is}

    Then inside that folder make another folder called Icons, then you put all the icon images you made into that folder under the correct names.

    back inside the {what ever your theme name is} folder you out your wallpaper dock statusbar etc.

    Wallpaper.png
    Dock.png
    StatusBar.png

    And also do that UIImage folder i talked about in the other post.

    Hopefully that will help you get it all up and running.
  9. ssjgohan4life

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    Is there a special file name for spring board wall papers? Or will I just have to keep using "User Wallpaper" in winterboard?

    And as long as the pics have the right name in the Icons folder (like SBDockBG, Default_CARRIER_IOD) etc they will go in the right place when that theme is applied?

    And, where do I SSH the theme to? I havn't noticed a "Theme" folder in my touch files exploration but I havn't looked for one either.
  10. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Nono, You name the wallpaper, Wallpaper.png and put in your theme folder.

    Well the SBDockBG and Carrier wont, they don't go in the icons folder.

    The SBDockBG goes into the theme folder under the name Dock.png

    The carrier image i think goes in com.apple.springboard.

    The icon images, such as App Store, Music etc go into the Icons folder.

    You SSH the theme folder into Library>Themes. You have to have WinterBoard before hand. Get that from Cydia.


    If your still having trouble, check the tutorial section. If still cant do it get in contact with me, you can send all the files i will put them in the correct place for you.

    Doing it yourself will make you learn how to do it in the future.

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