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[THEME]How we can make Background for all Tabs (MANILA V3).

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By nanoo-eg, Senior Member on 8th March 2009, 08:57 PM
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I will try to explain how we can make backgrounds for all tabs for the new manila V3.

First from all we choice a wallpaper which can give good looking at portrait and landscape mode.
Wallpaper must be dark color (Black, dark Grey, Blue dark e.t.c) because the light fonts let a line to look at the background.

We edit the wallpaper with photoshop.

PORTRAIT MODE

Our wallpaper for Portrait must be in PNG and to have dimensions:
480 width X 768 length
We cut the wallpaper in two pieces because at this manila we have 2 files for it.
The upper part must be 480X512
and the down part 480X256
so as 512+256=768 which is the length of our wallpaper.

The next step is to put them pictures in new transparent PNG files.

The Upper part we put in a transparent 512X512 png file, like at the pic follow, and we give file name, the name of the manila file: 70083a29_manila.png



Yellow line is to look how you placement the picture in the new transparent file.

The down part picture we put in a new png file 512X256 like at the follow picture, and we give name 77feee1d_manila.png





LANDSCAPE MODE

Wallpaper for landscape must have dimensions 800 width X403 length

We cut it also in two pieces.
Left part must be 512X403 and right part 288X403
so as 512+288=800

We put the left part in a new transparent png file with name 29cff4fe_manila.png 512X512 with name like at the follow picture:



The right part we put also in a transparent png file 512x512 with name
058acf31_manila.png like at the follow picture




We put the 4 pictures in a folder and we import this folder at the M9Editor

You can find M9editor Here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=464984

We convert the 4 picture files from png to qtc with editor. Press the button P>Q
Automatically, editor will make 4 manila files.

After that if you know make those files a CAB or copy paste at the windows folder with overwrite and soft reset.

Before you paste the new files at the windows, keep a copy from the original files so as to come back if you want.

AND DON'T FORGET: TAKE A BACKUP FROM YOUR DEVICE BEFORE.

I hope my post will help you to manage your wallpapers
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8th March 2009, 09:23 PM |#2  
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Great guide mate thanks!
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What? No more being fed by the spoon?

Thanks for the tutorial. Definitely will give it a go.
9th March 2009, 04:29 AM |#4  
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Many thanks for this great user guide
9th March 2009, 04:13 PM |#5  
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Thanks, it's now easy to make it by ourselves





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Very Cool tut. I went straight to test it. Everything worked fine but.... in my case (Dutty HD V2 XTREME ROM) there is no 70083a24_manila.png, I found a 70083a29_manila.png. So I just changed the name it worked.
The only problem now is that le background picture is like covered with a 20% of opacity black layer, strangelly the portrait version is not affected by the same behavior......
Weird....

Did you check the interlaced option when saving the pngs?
Thanks
9th March 2009, 10:03 PM |#7  
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Great Job, BIG THANX!


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Originally Posted by Fedron

...The only problem now is that le background picture is like covered with a 20% of opacity black layer, strangelly the portrait version is not affected by the same behavior......
Weird....

Did you check the interlaced option when saving the pngs?
Thanks

Just tested - no difference between interlaced & non-interlaced in .png

The landscape is good, the portrait is like a 20% of opacity black layer (c pics).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fedron

Very Cool tut. I went straight to test it. Everything worked fine but.... in my case (Dutty HD V2 XTREME ROM) there is no 70083a24_manila.png, I found a 70083a29_manila.png. So I just changed the name it worked.
The only problem now is that le background picture is like covered with a 20% of opacity black layer, strangelly the portrait version is not affected by the same behavior......
Weird....

Did you check the interlaced option when saving the pngs?
Thanks

Of course it is my mistake. The correct name of the file its 70083a29_manila.

From the moment which portrait and landscape are different files, you can fix all the problems in photoshop so as you have the best quality for every mode.

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Great Job, BIG THANX!

Just tested - no difference between interlaced & non-interlaced in .png

The landscape is good, the portrait is like a 20% of opacity black layer (c pics).

The same fix it in photoshop.
10th March 2009, 02:03 AM |#9  
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Has anyone experienced my dilemma, I am having a very thin line between these two pics, (highlighted in red box) can you try it with those plain black or yellow background colors and see if you get the same, otherwise its something im doing wrong. landscape is ok on the other hand. its not that obvious, but I notice it and it irritates me
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Has anyone experienced my dilemma, I am having a very thin line between these two pics, (highlighted in red box) can you try it with those plain black or yellow background colors and see if you get the same, otherwise its something im doing wrong. landscape is ok on the other hand. its not that obvious, but I notice it and it irritates me

Default [THEME]How we can make Background for all Tabs (MANILA V3).
I will try to explain how we can make backgrounds for all tabs for the new manila V3.

First from all we choice a wallpaper which can give good looking at portrait and landscape mode.
Wallpaper must be dark color (Black, dark Grey, Blue dark e.t.c) because the light fonts let a line to look at the background.
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Default [THEME]How we can make Background for all Tabs (MANILA V3).
I will try to explain how we can make backgrounds for all tabs for the new manila V3.

First from all we choice a wallpaper which can give good looking at portrait and landscape mode.
Wallpaper must be dark color (Black, dark Grey, Blue dark e.t.c) because the light fonts let a line to look at the background.

LOL! Now that you made ur fonts bold, I saw that you have already mentioned this hahah thanks again.

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