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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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Cole1497 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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cruzerbLade1029 Featured By Owner 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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Silent-death-love Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Thanks i was trying to get proper colur but was not to,
after this it looks perfect
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iDR3AM Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Nice tutorial... Maybe i will try making one!
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JikaruTakhira Featured By Owner 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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devlindd Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Thank you very much!
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NewYears78 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
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blackiso Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
sorry but wtf is the point of removing start button ? just put pw on your account
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ballyhairs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
I find start button so ugly and useless, if you want to trigger the start menu then just hit Window key on your keyboard. Your action via the keyboard is even always faster than the mouse.
And I'm not the only one, there are few programs out there with one purpose only, remove that pimple :D
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JikaruTakhira Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Interesting, but for gamers this is illogical, nobody in the gaming community likes the windows key, in fact MANY gamers remove it from their keyboards. I for one couldn't live without my awesome start button :D
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screeny05 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Make Your own start Orb and see how it looks if u find them ugly =D
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Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
use gimp and you can skip most annoying steps:P
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screeny05 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Many People doesnīt want or canīt Use gimp...
I Use It 2 lol
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Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
haha gimp4ever and best is the one window version on linu:)
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