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Tut: Howto make a Start Orb by screeny05 Tut: Howto make a Start Orb by screeny05
Here´s the Tutorial of How-To make Your Own Start Orb
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:bulletpurple: Make Your Start Button. (Size 54px x 162px)
:bulletpurple: On One or more Layers should be the Orb.
:bulletpurple: An other is filled with black.
:bulletpurple: Merge Your Orb Layers (not the black)
:bulletpurple: Right-Click on Your Preview Pic in the Layer Section
:bulletpurple: Then Click on Select Pixel.
:bulletpurple: Goto Channels and make a new one.
:bulletpurple: (Name Should be Alpha 1 or something)
:bulletpurple: Fill the Selection with White Color
:bulletpurple: Save the Picture as a Bitmap. (Make sure Alpha Channels are turned on)
:bulletpurple: Save as 32bit Bitmap.
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:iconcole1497:
Cole1497 Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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cruzerbLade1029 Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
enlightening... i always made mistakes before and there is a certain size for it? ok dangit lol
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:iconsilent-death-love:
Thanks i was trying to get proper colur but was not to,
after this it looks perfect
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:iconidr3am:
Nice tutorial... Maybe i will try making one!
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:iconjikarutakhira:
JikaruTakhira Jun 30, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for this, i actually didn't know that the alpha channel is what triggered what shows, I make start orbs but all of them have the original alpha channel from the original windows button. For most cases it doesn't matter but for buttons smaller than the original this is very helpful.
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:icondevlindd:
Thank you very much!
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:iconnewyears78:
Thanks for this...I couldn't figure some parts out also.

Still have a problem though...my start button shows each previous state.. I.E. when I mousover its showing original state + hover state...is this normal?
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screeny05 May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hm... you have to make some tests... i think its because the position of the start orb (in the .bmp)
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Mulsivaas Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I never could figure it out. All my Start buttons would come out odd... I was skipping the Select Pixel step!! Thanks again. :D
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ballyhairs Mar 3, 2010
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