LITESTEP!I HAVE FOUND YOU AGAIN IN THIS 64-BIT JUNGLE!!!!!!!! Oh how content I am to have litestep working on Win7.LITESTEP!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Turns out all you really need to do is install LOSI 0.45 (or whatev the recent one is...) and then drag and drop the executable and .dll file in the 0.25 alpha build into the litestep directory. THEN (this is what I think was causing my woes) you need to download a little .exe file called setshell64: http://lsp.litestep.info/index.php?page=index;item=145
Voila! LS is working super now . Although I miss the windows 7 superbar and the fancy desktop fade (although if you get jdesk-0.75, you still get changing desktops, just not with the fancy fade effect).
I'm just happy that LS is working. Ahhhhhh I haven't had this much fun in a looooong time .
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
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 Win74 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
Design tips: Typography Avoid the use of the font Optima, particularly for luxury or similarly "fancy" types of clients. It looks generally dated and plain.Design tips: Typography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Try not to pair different sans-serif fonts (ex: Arial and Helvetica), but if you do, do not use fonts that are similar. The key is to use fonts that are distinctly different, such as a condensed sans for headlines and regular sans like Helvetica or Verdana for subheads or body copy. If you use two that are similar, it will look like you mistakenly didn't update all your text with the same font.
If you want to pair a serif font with a sans-serif or vice versa, there are 3 options you should use to make your decisions:
1) Select fonts made by the same typographer, or
2) Select fonts made around the same time period, or
3) Select fonts with similarly shaped characters
(Note: The reason why the rules may be different between pairing serif/sans-serif fonts and pairing two sans-serif fonts is that serif fonts have ex
Aero Glass for Win8 RC4 [OUTDATED]THIS IS OUTDATED!!! PLEASE REFER TO THIS: http://wango911.deviantart.com/journal/Aero-Glass-for-Win8-1-1-399223728Aero Glass for Win8 RC4 [OUTDATED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS IS FOR ADVANCED TESTERS ONLY!
Release info here: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/161788-aero-glass-for-win8-rc4
Before I begin, I'll let you know right now, I'm not the developer of the program. The developer is "bigmuscle". I only linked his forum and info about the program here, so people in deviantART can be informed and have the opportunity to test it.
--------How do I use this?--------
WARNING: Any damage done to your system is not mine or bigmuscle's responsibility, take caution when using this program as it's currently an unstable build.
You first MUST be running Windows 8. Supports x86 and x64 builds!
Download the DWMHook (Release Candidate 4) here: http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13124
Join us for a deviantMEET in Paris, France!Come meet and mingle with deviantART admins and fellow deviants on Saturday, June 9th at 2:00 PM at Mecano Bar in Paris, France. We'll be hanging out for most of the day, so stop by at anytime!Join us for a deviantMEET in Paris, France!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on May 18, 2012
Join us in Paris, France!
Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!
First day of spring in Paris by *melintir
We're back in Paris!
It's been 3 years since we've visited "La Ville-Lumière," and we're excited to make our triumphant return. On Saturday, June 9th, dev
Neat little Windows 8/10 trickHi everyone,Neat little Windows 8/10 trick4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just thought I share a little trick I came across on Windows 8 and Windows 10 when it comes to the Start Screen/Menu. Many people are probably aware that you can apply custom tiles to the Start Screen via tools such as OblyTile or Pin More. However, the problem with this is that it leaves some inconsistency between the start screen icon and the desktop icon of the app. At the same time, modifying your system is something that some people don't want to do. So here's a simple trick for making metro/modern style tiles without any system modification or the need to install an app. Here's is the result of this:
How is this possible? All it takes is a white 48x48 ico with a color outlining it:
Windows will automatically take the outline color and apply it to the tile. The downside to this is that there is only a handful of colors you can choose from and for some it may be harder to apply than OblyTile.
If people are interested, I am thinking about making an icon set specifically
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! - Day 2![Original Article Here]7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! - Day 2!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to TimberClipse!
You're our second winner of our 7-day giveaway and you've won 500 points!
We had 141 comments in total. A website called random.org was used to determine our second winner. If any of you are interested in watching the draw, you can watch this video (you may want to watch in full-view):
Keep an eye out tomorrow, we'll be giving away something worth much more.
Litestep on Windows 7UPDATE(9/11/2011): lsdev.org is currently down which is a major bummer because it is a huge resource for the litestep community. from what i've read some kind folks are trying to find a new home for lsdev but i'm not really in contact with anyone so i don't know anything for certain, just what i read online. if you happen to be a new litestep user you picked a somewhat bad time to get into it =/Litestep on Windows 75 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 measure
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 liteste
Europeans turns 3 - premium membership giveaway!EDIT: This contest has now been closed for submissions! We will be announcing our winners shortly. Thanks to everybody for participating!Europeans turns 3 - premium membership giveaway!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On September 2, europeans is celebrating its third year as a group!
To celebrate this feat, we are going to give away three 3 month deviantART premium memberships, or the equivalent in points (636 ) among all of our members who add this blog to their favorites by September 2!
Here's how it works:You add the blog to your favorites.On September 2, we will insert all the names of deviants who favorited this blog into a randomizer and update this blog to state the giveaway is closed.Using the randomizer, we will pick three deviants. If one of the selected deviants is not a member of europeans, we will continue picking deviants using the randomizer until we have successfully selected three members of europeans.Our founder :devfvdslo
CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 1459 (30Jul2010)CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 1459 (30Jul2010)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Skin Editor Submit (tab) skin feature: now you can submit your skin directly from Skin Editor (once approved the skin will be added to the Skin Browser online gallery)
Within the Submit feature you can: check basic requirements of a skin, take a screenshot with the new CD Art Display tool, include required fonts and edit the skin author properties
Welcome screen added to Skin Editor
Download count added to the Skin Browser online gallery
Redesigned Options window
improved how CAD displays elements when the player is not started
Skin Browser improvements including better skin preview
Improved Windows 7 task bar feature: bigger cover preview, better small icon, tooltip and playback buttons
BUGS FIXED IN THIS BETA:
Screensaver bug fixed (W
200 points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]200 points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This giveaway is sponsored by AnyShapeNecklaces, custom pendants of any shape!
VISIT OUR SHOP
I'm really happy for the ammount of entries and that you like the works!
I also make pendants and other stuff on commission!
Want to win 200 points? (Want to win also 100 points? Click here.)
To participate you only need to follow this simple steps:
1 - Favourite this journal
and write in a comment here what item you like most from OUR SHOP
Optional: (more chances to win)
2 - Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Any-Shape-Necklaces/512223098815323 (comment in this journal with your Facebook name or write a private message to the Facebook Group with your dA name, it's only to know who Liked the page)
3 - Write a journal abo
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)
George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic ShortsThese free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Graphic Novels with George Pratt premium content series.George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic Shorts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
George Pratt: Definition of a Graphic Novel
George Pratt: Definition of a Comic Book
George Pratt: Sketchbook
George Pratt: Sketchbook Materials
George Pratt: Materials for Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Substrates for Watercolor and Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Reference
George Pratt: Story Development
George Pratt: Materials for Watercolor
The Pokemon Trainers Twitter/Tumblr/dA CollabHey all!The Pokemon Trainers Twitter/Tumblr/dA Collab10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As some of you may know, I'm hosting a Twitter-based collab where artists on Twitter claim a Pokémon trainer/NPC. The spots have been filling steadily, but there's still 157 characters to claim, so I'm opening the collab to Tumblr and deviantART folks to participate.
Here's your chance to grab one of the spots and participate in this massive collab!
The list of available characters can be found here.
You can claim your character by contacting me on Twitter at AlexandraSketch. Spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t start your image until I have messaged you back confirming you have the character, though.
If you don't ha
Infinitum Preview 1It's here: http://sdrv.ms/15m1nI5Infinitum Preview 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep in mind this is a preview and not everything works!
If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can use infinitum as it is. However, if you are using Windows 8, you will need to create a toolbar on your taskbar to make space for the start button (see here for example: http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-good-old-start-button-orb-and-start-menu-in-windows-8/ ). Windows XP should use a theme with a larger taskbar (here's a good theme: http://fav.me/d5bocyw ).
If you cannot run this application, make sure you have .net 4.0 or higher installed on your computer.
I will try to make Infinitum more flexible in the next release as well as get more things to work
Realities of working at a video games studioHeerrrooo! Second vid vid of the week is here!Realities of working at a video games studio1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some chatty chatter about the game industry in here, check it out! Oh and the start of another painting
Character Design for Video Game - SeriesHey guys! I recently launched one of our first master lessons on cubebrush.com. I felt like kicking things off but in the future there will be many other crazy artists showing off their process!Character Design for Video Game - Series8 months ago in Personal More Like This
You can find the full lesson here: http://cubebrush.com/video/characterconceptforvideogames/
Here is the trailer for it and below, a full chapter from the series for you to check out, hope you like it!
October Print Giveaway on dA + FB!The season of giving is upon us and so to honor this, I've decided to run a contest giving away TWO free prints of one of my most popular pieces - A Wizard's Well Wishes - to two lucky winners. Entering is super easy and doesn't require much. Best of all? Anyone who has both a deviantART account and a Facebook account can enter twice for two chances at winning a print. Don't have a Facebook account? That's OK, too. You can just enter as a dA user and still have a shot!October Print Giveaway on dA + FB!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Who can enter & how?
This contest is open to both deviantART users as well as Facebook users and one prize will be given on each site. If you have both a dA account and a FB account? You can enter in both for two chances to win. This contest is open to users from ANY COUNTRY - you don't have to be in Australia to enter/win!
If you are entering via deviantART, you must:
Add me to your watch list (if I'm not a
How to promote other people's work on dAOne of the great things about dA is that it's not only a place where you can promote your own work - it's also a place where you can promote art you admire by other people. There's a whole bunch of ways that you can do this, so if you'd like to help draw attention to awesome art created by your friends or brilliant things you've found while browsing, read on and find out how you could make someone's day.How to promote other people's work on dA6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FEATURING ART IN YOUR JOURNAL
At present, using images and thumbnails in your journal is a subscriber only feature. If you look around dA you'll see al sorts of different features - selections from people's recent favourites, thumbnails of work on a theme, collections of prints etc. You can feature other people's work on your Shoutboard as well as in your journal entries as the thumb code will work on your Shoutboard too. Here are a few FAQ entries that will help you to use your journal to feature other people's work...
Free Artists Network F.A.N.: Free Artists Network: Diverse Art Education for Creative StudentsFree Artists Network2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Free Artists Network (FAN) is designed to modernize the field of art education, making art lessons more relevant to industry-standard skills and making content easier to access for a broader range of students worldwide. FAN aims to establish an international database of art lessons in various media modalities. These lessons will be contributed by other art educators, industry professionals, and software developers and will offer creative students industry-relevant lessons that meet their own diverse artistic interests, ability levels, and/or special needs. Teachers can upload their own multi-media art lessons to this database to share them with art students and other art educators worldwide.
Features Include, but are not limite
Welcome to GiveALlamaGetALlamaWe are the largest group for llama badge enthusiasts, where hundreds of deviants ask for llamas every single day. However, we don't just focus on llama badges - we now also focus on the community. So now, not only can you come here for your llama related needs, but also for promotions within the deviantArt community.Welcome to GiveALlamaGetALlama3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are new to our group, we would like to welcome you.
A Simple Guide to GALGAL
GiveALlamaGetALlama hosts a gallery filled with llama related deviations, from custom badges to pictures of llamas. Our comments section is the hot spot for everyone to ask for llama badges. We feature community events; contests, giveaways, commissions, charities, and much more. We also host monthly giveaways! Anyone who donates to our group will be featured for a month on our group page (which get over 10,000 views in a month).Monthly GiveawaysWe host two monthly giveaways here. Our smaller giveaway celebrates our members birthdays and we give those winners
Voices from the Sea - Chibi ContestVoices from the Sea - Chibi Contest4 months ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE (23 December 2014): You can check all the contest entries here: CONTEST ENTRIES
The contest is officially over. Thank you for everyone who participated! You guys are awesome! I will announce the winners at Christmas. If you want to submit late entries, be sure to submit before then!
The objective of the contest is to draw a Maris Chibi. Maris is the main character of my latest game, Voices from the Sea, which you can play it for free here:
Rules & Information
Keep it PG. No nudity. Let's keep things friendly for everyone.
Can be made in any media. (Digital or traditional)There is no limit of how many entries you can enterThere is no limit of how many characters you can draw, but Maris Chibi must present!There is no limit of the size of the pictureYou
Halloween 300 pts - Trick or Llama Treat!It's Halloween time!Halloween 300 pts - Trick or Llama Treat!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And no tricks for me! But "Llama treat"? Why not!
I'll give away 10 points + 20 points (from I-is-smart ) to 10 lucky winners! (All those who +fav this journal will be considered as participants)
Thanks to I-is-smart for contributing 200 points to add to this giveaway!
Things that you need to do to participate are:
Step1: FAV this journal.
Step2: Give me a Llama (hope you know that it's FREE!) (My page: CypherVisor ) (Just leave a comment below if you have already given me one)
How will the winner(s) be chosen?
A random number generator will be used to choose 10 random winners and the first 10 deviants whose numbers shows up will be given 30 each.
Here's a quick sneak peek how the winners are chosen: http://cyphervisor.deviantart.com/journal/100-Points-Giveaway-Winners-395164195
>> This giveaway will only be elig