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.
How to skin foobar2000How to skin foobar20001 year ago in Software Reviews More Like This
I've been asked to write a tutorial on skinning foobar2000, because many f2k users encounter difficulties modifying skins or simply using them. I'm not an expert on the subject, I've started by installing a few skins and trying to understand how that worked ; I still think it's the best way to get a good handle on it, though a long and sometimes frustrating way. I invite you to try and see by yourself, to keep in mind that errors come all along and to share any advice, question, difficulty or anything you want to say, may you be new or expert. I also recommend to read this good tutorial (though it's partly based on outdated PanelsUI), maybe this less developed one, some of the very useful Hydr
No honor? No pride?No honor? No pride?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconohnoesplz:The new possibility on to start a donation pool is almost a dumb feature.More amd more people send notes or beg on the artist's pages for points.Mostly these are people you don't know, who never faved or commented anything you've made.
1 point is one cent. Will they really sell their pride for 1 cent? Just wondering.
The next step is to sell their souls. There are some guys on DA who sell their faves, features and comments for points.For 200 points, they fave your complete gallery, give you a feature and watch you.Is this the way should work? I don't think so.Can someone really be glad about faves he bought?
DA is a commercial page, and that's okay.But it shouldn't have so much "commercial" users.
I don't mean the users who start a donation pool to upgrade their groups.This is something that
[MacType] New font smoother for windowsHeya folks,[MacType] New font smoother for windows3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you, but I was always sick of the default windows font rendering, that's why I used GDI++ with Windows XP and GDIpp with Win7, until a few months ago GDIpp worked great, but then there where a lot of compatibility issues (Google Chrome/Firefox).
Now I found this http://www.mediafire.com/?8cnc6v7z7w4e647 on a chinese board http://bbs.themex.net/forumdisplay.php?f=88 (yeah yeah yeah, at least with google translate I could read something )
Works awesome and you can switch language, still a pretty shitty translation, but great tools to create configs and it runs as a service.
Check it out
PS: added a screenshot http://dl.dropbox.com/u/70350/screens/201112190832.jpg
there is a new google code site available with a new installer http://code.google.com/p/mactype/
PSS: the update fixed some issues with chrome/firefox
How to skin foobar2000 - Part 2How to skin foobar2000 - Part 21 year ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Read other parts:
:iconMarkkoenig:Part 1 - Basics:iconslowboyfast:Part 2 - Composition & Graphics:iconFlipOut69:Part 3 - Panel Switchers
Composition & Graphics
In this part, you'll learn the basics of foobar graphic coding. You may think "graphic coding" sounds like something serious and hard, but once you've learned it, it'll be as easy as writing a DA Journal.
This part will focus mainly on using CUI (ColumnsUI), PSS (Panel Stack Splitter) and ELP (ELPlaylist).
Maths - most drawing functions use coordinates, lengths, widths and ot
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
The Silvertant type classificationBefore we move on to the series of articles about the different type classifications (starting with 'Venetian/Humanist') I think it's important to establish a proper classification system.The Silvertant type classification3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why do we need to establish a new classification system?
To be honest, a system is limiting, and with the modern typefaces taking elements from various type classifications it's hard and at times seems pointless to try to categorize these typefaces. Regardless, it's important to know the history of typefaces and when certain features developed and a type classification system can help you keep track of things and label typefaces according to a wide range of parameters like x-height, stroke weight, contrast, texture, the shape of the serifs, the direction of the weight distribution etc. As I said in the previous article, the Vox-ATypI classification is a good point to start but it does need refinement. When we've established a proper system, we can then base the series of articles on
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
How to skin foobar2000 - Part 3How to skin foobar2000 - Part 31 year ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Read other parts:
Part 1 - BasicsPart 2 - Composition & GraphicsPart 3 - Creating Panel Switchers
Creating Panel Switchers
A lot of awesome foobar2000 skins here in DA will let you switch between multiple panels. It means you can put many panels in the same place, on top of each other, and then assign a set of buttons to trigger which panel should be shown, whilst the rest of it remains hidden.
Lux by Markkoenig and my Jam would be a perfect examples. As you can see on the screenshot below, Lux and Jam use set of buttons to show the selected p
AMANA² is Released!LSAMANA² is Released!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walls by j3Concepts
Walls by neiio
Edit: Walls by ether (sorry! Forgot that this was up before neiio uploaded those)
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 22 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
Litestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measureLitestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install litestep using the Omar Installer. (omar is the guy who created the installer) litestep was built using the x86 architecture so a x86 system is a prerequisite, however people have managed to install and use litestep on x64 systems.
Lumi, a first previewHey ! :]Lumi, a first preview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've made some new changes on Lumi, my future Visual Style for Windows 7. It will continue to change in some details, and it's certainly not over yet, different parts are still the one from Soft7.
Anyway here's the actual result :
White isn't it ? ^^
My main ideas were :
more "minimal", less transparent, and add a tiny color.
The window on top left is active, the others are inactive (mainly a difference in the shadow, but the windows themselves are a bit more transparent).
The "Yes" button is hovered, like the Music icons. The DVD drive is selected
I believe the caption buttons are too subtle right now, and I'm still trying to do a nice hover effect, subtle but visible.
It includes the new icons on the Navigation Pane, obviously based on the icons in Mac OS Lion, entirely made from scratch (all of them) with the subtle blue of the theme.
By the way, don't get it wrong, I hardly have time to play all t
Collection: Fall LandscapesCollection: Fall Landscapes2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There’s something about the brilliant colors of the dying leaves of autumn that reflects the wonders and the sorrows of life. It’s as if by waking up each morning into this beautiful world of natural colors, we are being given our bittersweet reward for surviving another year on the planet. We are regaled with a brief seasonal ceremony of the turning of the leaves, nature’s gift for our eyes as a promise she will soon return after her yearly rest. And then it’s time to let winter’s grey pallor unfold over us in blankets of dark cold rain and bright brisk snows; we sleep, the autumn’s leaves having promised
When did we decide that......the best way to view a GUI is on an angle, mocked up on an iPhone screen, with epically shallow depth of field?When did we decide that...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't care whether or not it's an app designed FOR the iPhone. If you take a photo of an iPhone on an angle with low DoF, absolutely ANYTHING will look good on it, even a pure white screen. I shit you not. The details and reflections in the phone's body make up at least 90% of the visual satisfaction, completely taking focus away from the actual GUI. "But it shows how it would look in the real world." No mate it doesn't. My human eyes don't have the DoF of an expensive Canon macro lens, nor do I use my phone holding it at a 45 degree angle, and sat in the middle of a professionally lit photography studio. When I buy food, I don't need to see a picture of somebody eating it.
On the flip side to making otherwise hideous designs look like the most amazing thing ever, a photo mock up also makes truly beautiful design look like crap. If you've spent days on end hammering away
[Featured Skin] Rainsweeper[Featured Skin] Rainsweeper2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rainsweeper by Kaelri is another leap in making Rainmeter do things that no one ever thought possible. Through the use of a clever Lua script Rainsweeper is a clone of the classic Minesweeper game. The ingenious design allows for many features including a GUI options editor, saved high scores, and it has no images or other resource files making it light as it can be.
Thanks for the hard work on another amazing skin!
Dedication to a New YearDedication to a New Year2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
December 31, 2012by techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat
Czech Republic Designers On Fire :)Suggest Me DDs from Designs And Interface Gallery only http://my.deviantart.com/notes/#tk=YQ0dUQ9IZBReQFVaVV9EOkREWQsAUkVSXQ==Czech Republic Designers On Fire :)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FasionSALON - webdesign by Wcreates Livre bookstore by zattrix Layout 5.4 by Gormal local bookbindery by aevel :thumb288572048: Sportovni zazitky by hokic
WERRNY LOGO V2 by Werrny Ubicom logo by Kimmak DMG improved logo by Fr33czfD sensesauon logotype by okiz
CD covers / Posters / T-shirts Designs
Fakt punk by earl-grey-tea gentlemen's club - booklet. by djd-t The thinking of masses by robin-janasek rEVOLver by simlik Retro 4ever by simlik Retro poster by simlik Abstract storm 3 by dragonetty Poster: Victory Road by pelleron Hug me, please! by Samantha-dragon Rowdy Roe Deer by BramboraCzech Iibanez TS9B by skorky Egare by robin-janasek Seahorse skiboards by wondrs Knowing the future by robin-janasek ACATOR-ANTS by Flincus Posters with no idea by slovaczech Active24 add by slovaczech Funky bottle by simlik
Wallpapers / Typography Designs
Liquicity speaker by luckylinx wave of nature by Silencesys :thumb148415032: :thumb148778498:
Suggest Me DDs from Desig
What art schools can and cannot doWhat art schools cannot do:What art schools can and cannot do2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art school cannot take you from complete beginner to professional in a few years.
Art school cannot motivate you.
Art school cannot guarantee you a career.
Art school cannot make you enjoy drawing.
What a good art school can do:
Art school can take intermediate drawing skills and develop those into an industry-relevant portfolio.
Art school can introduce you to other artists who will help and encourage you.
Art school can give you advice on developing a portfolio, opportunities to show your work and introduce you to helpful books, blogs and websites.
Art school can give you invaluable experience in meeting deadlines, accepting critiques, and meeting a client's needs.
Basically, what good art schools do is take a gem and polish it. If you aren't passionate about drawing, if you've never drawn before in your life, if you just want to have fun in college or if you're not sure what you want to do with your life, art school will only massively waste your time and
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse ChallengeFotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The winning entry will be published as a full page advertisement for Fotolia in
HOW Magazine with credit to the artist.
Read Official Rules
Something's happened. Whether it was a catastrophic earthquake, a nasty alien invasion, or an accidental push of the Big Red Button, the world, as we know it, has come to an end. But what happens in the aftermath? Fotolia's
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now1 year 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
Fear of CreativityA rather unfortunate, yet commonplace problem amongst creative minds is one of fear: fear of being creative, fear of making something that could be terrible, fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of failure. This root fear seems driven by every artist's desire to make great work. After all, that is why creative people createto build or define beauty as they see fit. So when inspiration strikes, there is both a drive to create and an element of fear holding back. The apparent duality of this situation is actually multifaceted.Fear of Creativity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, there is the general fear of failure. Nobody wants to fail, creatively or otherwise, even though great minds have shown us that failure is necessary for improvement. This fear of failure manifests itself as hesitation and self-doubt, ultimately causing procrastination or just a delayed start, or even destroying the urge to create altogether.
Secondly, the fear of judgment. Fearing what others might think of the work, fearing comments of negativity
Texturegasm #7It's been a month people so put down the plastic sheeting, because this is one hell of a feature!Texturegasm #77 years ago in Art Features More Like This
5 by fp-textures Gold Texture by LittleSunStock another texture 018 by xylofonflickan Books 5 by Bura3-STOCK Nostalgia by pendlestock
Crete 01a by snakstock :thumb86786930: :thumb86726391: Texture 149 by deadcalm-stock Texture 115 by SerkeTextures :thumb87550032: Monoprint 13 by pendlestock Texture Pack - Vol 21 by MouritsaDA-Stock Ecstacy by dazzle-textures :thumb85981621: :thumb85155367: Rust Texture 04 by SuperStar-Stock Dreams of a Past Spring by dazzle-textures text_115 by ShadyMedusa-stock
COLOUR AND PATTERN
Textures: Blue by AmandaClayton Release.0016 by PatternStock solis-sacredotibus texture 25 by solis-sacredotibus Flowers by neongeisha Alien Texture by Neveryph-stock Color Texture VII by hauntingmewithstock Texture 7 by emothic-stock 6 Colorful Stone Textures by deadcalm-stock :thumb86791087: solis-sacredotibus texture 28 by solis-sacredotibus Texture 35 by freetextures :thumb87462250: momma's texture. by lunartex discarded_spacestuff16 by Fune-Stock Little bee' by PatternStock :thumb85010348: Monoprint 22 by pendlestock
textures I by TF-Stock Glitter Glow Texture III by hauntingmewithstock Lace.... by lunartex :thumb86787668: Fissures ii by struckdumb :thumb8692
GratitudeGratitude2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of