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[TUT] Transparent Wallpapers for 3VO ROMS

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By ookba, Senior Member on 3rd August 2009, 10:43 PM
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You guys have been asking for it, here it is. Kinda a rough dirty way of doing it but here goes...

This will not be easy to do for newbies or people with no image editing experience. You need some Photoshop or other photo editing understanding and experience to accomplish the desired result. Eventually WM 6.5 Stanard will hopefully start supporting full screen wallpapers and transparent softkeybars or I will write an app the will automatically convert a wallpaper for you but for now...


You will need:
  • Your wallpaper that you want to convert (320x240)
  • black_softkeybar.png from \Windows on phone running a 3VO ROM (320x26)
  • Photoshop or similar photo editing app
The goal here is to cut out the bottom 26 pixels of your wallpaper and paste it to the black_softkeybar.png file. Then crop the wallpaper image to 320x214 top justifying. Your result will be 2 images, wallpaper.png (or .jpg) and black_softkeybar.png (must be .png, same as original filename).

Then, copy black_softkeybar.png back to \Windows on the phone and wallpaper.png to \Application Data\Home. To select it, go to Settings, Home, select wallpaper.png as your wallpaper. In order for the softkeybar image to show up, you have to reboot.

Might take some practice but give it a shot...






Here is another pack I threw together for those who want some more ready made ones.
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3rd August 2009, 10:51 PM |#2  
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Saved for more examples later.
4th August 2009, 03:19 AM |#3  
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4th August 2009, 03:21 AM |#4  
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cool! i have been using army background - attached if anyone is interested....
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4th August 2009, 03:26 AM |#5  
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Works like a dream....Here's my test wallpaper. Thanks again!
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4th August 2009, 06:02 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rrgongora

Works like a dream....Here's my test wallpaper. Thanks again!

Awesome!!! Keep them up! I'll make a CAB out of all of them when we get a good collection.
4th August 2009, 06:22 AM |#7  
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Something nice
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4th August 2009, 06:39 AM |#8  
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here's mine. i'm an ocean lover.
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4th August 2009, 07:16 AM |#9  
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thx ookba
This is one I did a few days before you had the tutorial ,I just made mine from what was already there in the rom
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4th August 2009, 08:26 AM |#10  
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in my opinion,this will be better
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5th August 2009, 11:37 PM |#11  
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Awesome Ookba! Thanks for the Tutorial on this one.

Attached a few here for anyone interested depending on your tastes ladies and gentleman.
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