How to (sort of) get Truetransparency on Win7A lot of people ask me how to make TrueTransparency play nice with Windows 7.How to (sort of) get Truetransparency on Win75 years ago in Personal More Like This
The short answer is: You can... well sort of.
Here are the general problems (I'm going to assume people with Win7 are on the 64-bit version, or Win7 x64).
1) Explorer windows are not skinned (or any 64-bit programs for that matter).
2) Explorer windows skin, but the toolbar is completely transparent.
First, you will need both TrueTransparency x86 and x64.
For your convenience, here is a zip with both (x64 can be hard to find): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7100381/TrueTransparency.zip
To skin all windows, you will need to run both the TrueTransparency.exe in the TrueTransparency x64 AND TrueTransparency x86 folders.
At this point, all windows should be skinned (with the exclusion of "special" windows like Google chrome, Command Prompt, GIMP/Photoshop, Task Manager, etc.
You may notice that the explorer toolbar is completely transparent. There are two workarounds for this.
One involves removing the too
LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them bothInstalling Litestep on Windows 7 x64LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them both4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You need to download some required libraries in order for Litestep to run on
Windows. The libraries are called "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables"
otherwise known as vcredist.exe. What you will need are the 2005, 2005 SP1,
2008, 2008 SP1 to run properly (it is what the Litestep installer will be looking for)
If you currently develop with Microsoft Visual Studio (Express, Web Developer),
whichever version, your libraries should already be in place; though checking
for updates is a good idea. For good reason, I also recommend looking for
"Sec ATL" updates, they contain patches and fixes for possible security flaws within
Microsoft's code source.
I know it sounds funny, but you need to get the x86 (32-bit) and the x64 (64-bit)
installers for this reason: The Litestep program is by default, 32-bit architecture,
however the 64-bit update package (0.25 Alpha and greater) will be a patch after
you install Litestep. The 32-bit libra
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
Clearlooks portDigging around in my bookmarks, I just found this port of the default Gnome 2 theme. Apart from gtk 3.0, 3.2 or 3.4 - whichever you might need - it also includes a theme for Xfwm.Clearlooks port3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Users of Arch will find it in the AUR, on Debian unstable and Ubuntu 12.10 the package clearlooks-phenix-theme can be installed. Also, a manual download can be found on the website.
I used this theme to copy the GNOME 2 desktop using Xfce.
I just found it here on dA: Clearlooks Phenix
Project Educate: User Friendly Journal SkinningThis article is written for fellow CSS coders who already have basic+ knowledge of deviantART journal codes. This is not a beginner's tutorial.Project Educate: User Friendly Journal Skinning2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
User Friendly Journal Skin Coding
I've been making journal skins on DeviantART since 2010, I'd dabbled in CSS before, but never for other people. I know what my codes are and how to use them to their full potential and often, just code on the fly when I want something to do something. But making free and commission skins here showed me that I needed to make them as easy to use as they are pretty. And really, who wants to type in a lot of extra HTML when they go to write a journal? It is easy enough to access the artist's comments.
But even then, copy & paste, memorize that.... It can be a lot to deal with if you do not know CSS and HTML. Which is the reason most people get someone else's skin design in the firs
Litestep/Win7-64bit fix.Install Litestep on Windows 7.Litestep/Win7-64bit fix.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.Install Lite-step in C:\Program Files AND NOT IT "C:\Program Files (x86) "WRONG"
2.Go to your lite-step installation directory were you have gist installed it "C:\Program Files\litestep" and make litestep.exe a shortcut.
HERE GOES THE COOL EASY AND LAST PART.
First of all run reg-edit and follow this steps.
- Open the Value Named "Shell" and Modify its Value Data from explorer.exe to C:\Program Files\LiteStep\litestep.exe
Reboot your system.
If you wish to uninstall litestep in the future ,you will have to change back the shell value data to explorer.exe otherwise explorer will not run.
Soon as AMANA² litestep theme by *MangoSango will be released this month I will install litestep again on my system and I will record a video of th
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_1Hey, hey cupcakes!Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_2 ! General
So... this is the first part in featuring some extremely useful tutorials which can be found on DA (and some from off-site as well). This one isn't limited on digital art only, but the rest will be. I wanted to post everything in one journal, but theres 200 thumbnail limit, sooo yeah I decided to divide everything in following categories: sketching/referencing/anatomy etc, General, blending, steps, color, perspective/Composition/value, Walkthrough, nose, hair, skin, photoshop/wacom, brushes, eyes, lips, textures, ears, fabric/clothes, environment, misc (how to paint water, fire, rocks, rain, clouds, pearls etc. ). This one is about Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.. In every journal I will also include some interesting videos that I think you should check out And, if you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you :heart
My Big Hero 6 tribute!Hi my friends!My Big Hero 6 tribute!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Today I want to show to you my personal Big Hero 6 fanart.
I want to dedicate this piece to my little daughter, who LOVE this masterpiece.
Thanks to Disney!
Totally done with standard brushes in Clip Studio Paint: no textures and no filters.
Please tell me if you like it.
Thanks a lot
Coven - The Master Race, Powers OptionalWatch depthRADIUSCoven - The Master Race, Powers Optional1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The FX Channel has just concluded the highly successful third season of its American Horror Story series.
Each season has featured its own stand-alone storyline, insuring against series stagnation and creating a story competition as the ever-ravenous horror audience eagerly awaits each season’s next outrageous attempt to top the last. Coven, the third entry in the series, a witchcraft genre entry, has not disappointed. Its star, Jessica Lange, was nominated for a Golden Globe. Critical reception, despite the considerable gory fx (envelope-pushing for net
Stratiform 3.0b1 Released!Finally, it is here.Stratiform 3.0b1 Released!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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• Added / improved Firefox 14+ compatibility (compatible with Nightly at the time of this post)
• Improved toolbar button colouring behaviour
• Improved automatic tab and app button text inversion behaviour
• Selected tab colouring now also colours the add-on bar (screenshots are outdated in this regard)
• Completely redid the UI, now in Metro style with a different layout
• Added distance from top of window slider for tabs in titlebar option
• Added tab styled bu
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
How correctly install GDIPPHi, i receive a lot of messages by people who want install GDIPP( cause GDI++ is crappy!!), so here is the good way:How correctly install GDIPP4 years ago in Personal More Like This
➊ Install GDIPP 0.7.6 in Registry( not in services, you will see it during the installation) , download: http://code.google.com/p/gdipp/downloads/list
➋ Copy the 2dll's in "C:\Program Files\gdipp" to "C:\Windows\system32"( for 64 users: 4 dll's: "sytem32"( for 64 bit dll's)+"syswow64"( for 32 bit dll's) ), like: http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/423903436372Capture.png
➌ Restart( done)
Edit ( 12 oct 2012):
Now, i use 0.9.1 version, it works better and no replacement of dll needed ( only install it and go..!), if you use Firefox or other: uncheck "material acceleration..." in Firefox ( or other) options!!
If some characters look a little craps in some applications: make an exeption in "C:\Program Files (x86)\gdipp\gdipp_setting.xml" with your notepad.
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
Fire Above, Sky BelowPlease fave it so that more people to see it, 'cause we all live under the same sunFire Above, Sky Below6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"....Fire filled the Sky calling the evening,
I watched in silence the magnificent Beauty.....
....realizing it will never repeat exactly the same !
." -->taken from :iconfoureyes:
:thumb145713402:december'sunset by deaCalipso:thumb145032340::thumb144726983:sky2 by Ozzie92Walkway by lastosmileOrange Sunset 2 by HogRider:thumb144929086::thumb144640936:Vorquisea by MarcioCabralArmin Hajikhani by armingoldenmanBurn burn burn by sugarcanesandcocaineBait for Sunsets by 1OOPniebo by JustekkSunburn by AlexandruGateadreamland sky stock 3 by nsedativeBurningSky by foureyesIntense by kpavlisFireWorks by wonenownleeSunrise by Peug:thumb143249953:red is the night by NietskyBaba by Ba28681 by NokdarFriendship by Alexandru1988:thumb140588456::thumb143246198:Night Sky by SnapperRodRainbow by tuukka1Burning by Peug:thumb141009547:city inferno... by VaggelisFragiadakisFire in the Sky by wonenownlee:thumb141231181::thumb140865952::thumb131939151::t
GTK Theme PreferencesFound some interesting news on webupd8 again.GTK Theme Preferences3 years ago in Personal More Like This
satya164, the man behind the Greybird GTK3 theme, wrote a program that allows users to change colors of GTK2 and GTK3 themes using a graphic user interface. Great news for everyone who does not like to dig around in textfiles.
Together with the ACYL Icon Theme by pobtott this might make some great theming very easy.
Looking forward to try it.