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Watercolor Emico: Olive by Jamush Watercolor Emico: Olive by Jamush
Watercolor Emico: Olive

So.. almost a year after I've started working on this skin the 1st style is finally done. This version contains the Blue substyles with a "Modern" and a "Classic" taskbar.
This skin is based on the skin called "Watercolor". It's a skin that was being used in the beta's of XP.

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How to install:

Extract the folder called "WE Olive" to "C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes".
Right click the desktop > properties > appearance > then from the first drop select "Watercolor Emico: Olive"
From the 2nd drop downlist you can make a choice between the "Modern" and the "Classic" taskbar.
In the 3rd drop downlist you can make a choice between a "Normal" or a "Compact" start panel.

To use this theme you need to patch the Windows system file uxtheme.dll. You can read about how to do that here: [link]

"bugs" I know of:
* Some palet frames arent drawn the correct way. (Now idea how to fix this yet)
* In some webbrowsers the buttons might be resized the wrong way. (Browser bug)
* Multi row taskbar does not look good in the Modern substyle. (Theme)

Modification:
For personal use only.

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Bug fixes and updates:

16-04-09:
- Added the shellstyle

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Wallpaper that is used in the preview is Grass Rainstorm.

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Contribution:

If you feel like contributing to this skin with application skins then go ahead and make them. All you have to do is ask me for permission by email with a screenshot.
My email address is: makeshift.grey@gmail.com.

For more info about further progress, application skins etc. read the journal that I've made on deviantART: Watercolor Emico: Further progress and info

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Credits:

Credits go out to all the beta testers.
Credits also go out to tornado5 aka em3.
Thanks to Des and Scirwode for helping me out with the shellstyles.
Thanks to euphoricallydead for notifying me about some bugs after the first release.

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Please give me some feedback about the skin.
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:iconalpscoco:
alpscoco Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
please i can not download that deskpaper through the link you give.
could you give me another link ?or email to me
kaikain@hotmail.com
thanks so much.
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
I've never noticed that the site containting the wallpaper was down. Luckily I've still got it stored on my PC. Here's the link: [link]
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:iconalpscoco:
alpscoco Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
o!!!!!!!
thanks so ~~~~~~~~o much
loveu!ha
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Hehe, you're welcome :)
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:iconvaakash:
vaakash Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Wow , wow wow !!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconvingadordofuturo:
VingadorDoFuturo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
dude awsome visual style
I love it your Watercolor Emico style and
i wonder if i can make some port to
vista with (PRODUCT) RED colours.

thanks.
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Nope. There wont be any other color versions. If there where other color version to be made, it would've been made by me.
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:iconiareruss:
iareruss Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice VS... I'd love to see a dark version, maybe a sleek black version. That would be cool too. (I like dark stuff, but I look nothing like someone who does)
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Something like this: [link] ? Or do you mean a dark version of Olive? If you mean the latter then no. The Emico series are finished. There won't be more color variations. Also, I personally hate Emico: Olive.. It took me longer to finish then the other version because of that reason. I was totally bored while working on this one.
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:iconiareruss:
iareruss Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I have your Emico Black version, and I like it, but... it's not the kind I'm looking for. Do you plan on making any black themes, with some red on them at all in the futur? I put you on deviantWATCH in case you are.

I was looking at some Windows 7 style desktops. I found a taskbar that looks the correct way, but it's not released yet. When that's done I was gonna use that, and use a dark wallpaper, like the ones I have now. I like stuff that looks like it was painted, or drawn. It's really cool.
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Since everyone likes a little red on black I made a mockup for the successor of Emico: Black a while ago. It currently has a red startbutton with a nice glow on hover. I only have a taskbar mockup which isn't final yet so it'll probably be nicer once it's released.

I don't like to use the Windows 7 taskbar on Vista or on XP. The Superbar works nicely on Windows 7 because it stacks up applications and it has the nice hovers. Unfortunately, these 2 things aren't possible in Vista or XP. Therefore, the hole idea behind the Superbar is lost which makes it a flop IMO. I do understand why people would like to have a taskbar with the same style. It looks really nice and clean.
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:iconiareruss:
iareruss Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay, I'll keep an eye out for that.
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:iconwstv-news-23:
Wstv-News-23 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
its so beautiful!!!! i love it! i just wish my parallels desktop would allow me to change the VS but it has to have Parallels desktop 4.0 SP.7 and i have SP 6 :-( so i can only change it on vista
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Is that Parallels Desktop "Windows XP with Service Pack 3"?
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:iconwstv-news-23:
Wstv-News-23 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
no... parallels desktop 4.0 service pack 7 ... for verson of parallels desktop it had many setting changes... they just had 3 updates in a week.. no XP doesn't mater what SP but it is like they give you part of it at a time... i mean when i first got it ... all i could do is open the start bar from the dock icon... but yea it has nothing to do with xp/vista
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Hm alright, that's weird =P
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:iconwstv-news-23:
Wstv-News-23 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yea... but the program is cool! i mean if i am using a theme in vista... like aero... when i change it to run with mac in other words mac and window's,windows at the same time. it converts it to vista visual basic... and it doesnt effect the themes i apply like =Satukoro's ports so it still works good. i love the program... but it comes in peices :-(
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
That it uses Aero Basic is understandable. Aero is a DirectX driven skinning engine and it can't render stuff outside "Windows" like that. Satukoro's themes are Vista Basic skins so they should be rendered correctly.
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:iconwstv-news-23:
Wstv-News-23 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i know... but what i am saying is ... if i have my VS set to aero... i can use it ... but once i move the window outside of the windows box it changes to vista basic... if i am using a vista basic theme it uses the theme... gut anyways about xp ... i cannot change the visual style or theme until i get the next part to the program... but i love your vs! i also love the idea for them! do you think you could make a watercoler emico: aero style? for xp it would be a cool style!
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Aero can't be used on XP so that's impossible. If there's going to be an Emico style for Aero it'll be for either Windows Vista or 7. I'm not using both so I can't make an Aero style.

Currently I'm working on BlueSE. It's the successor from Emico Blue and it's looking way better.

About the Vista Basic thing. The Windows box can't render Aero outside itself which is why it goes to changes to Aero Basic. It's a visual style with out all the Aero stuff so that it doesn't slow down the PC/Mac. Also, Aero and Aero Basic both are themes from Microsoft so it's normal that you can switch between both.
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:iconplexar77:
plexar77 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Perfect! Thank you!
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:iconvojta:
vojta Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Love that colours !
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:iconnotwist:
notwist Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
I like the black one better but don't stop being creative! :)
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
I also like the Black one better. But the newer version that I'm working on is even better then that :)
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:iconremake23:
remake23 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
sorry for double post but inactive frame text color in Olive Classic is blue :D or is that just a bug in my computer
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
It's no bug. I'm going to update it when I update all styles with a shellstyle.
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:iconremake23:
remake23 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
aaaaawesomee! Watercolor emico visual styles are like the perfect replacement for windows xp normal themes. Your styles provide a refreshing look while maintaining ease of use. Also, some of the color styles are matching with original luna themes. The Olive style is a nice addition to the series. Immediate download :P
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Thanks! :D
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:iconanarkhy:
Anarkhy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Really nice. Can we have pink too? You know... for girls :D
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Lol I'm glad I'm taking that as a joke :P There are not going to be more color styles besides Blue SE.
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:iconbrushaway:
BrushAway Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I love this watercolor emico set :) I'd really like an orange variation :D
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
I've been talking about that on Neowin and I'm not going to make more color styles, besides Olive, that I don't want to use. Olive took longer then planned because I was bored by working on it. I don't like to use green visual styles.
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:iconbalcis:
balcis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
i will use this, simple and great!! very good work, thnx.
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:iconkrokusneowin:
KrokusNeowin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Nice. :)
Good job.
And thank you.
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:iconalonsio:
alonsio Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008   Photographer
good JOB!
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:iconjaycustom:
JayCustom Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THEMES IN EXISTENCE! Although I will not use this green theme(just don't like green in general) I have the other 3...pieces of art...every week or so I switch between the 3 colors....What would be PERFECT is a WHITE theme :D Thanx for sharing and good luck on future projects..BE PROUD!!!!
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thanks! :D A white theme actually won't look perfet =P The gloss will look weird all all of the other controls on the frames as well.
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:iconstarryson:
Starryson Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
the classic theme has been revived by you ~gelosea ! damn nice buddy !
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Thanks a lot!
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:iconeuphoricallydead:
euphoricallydead Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Using it right now and it looks great. Good Job.
I am so glad you didn't stick to the washed out green Microsoft applied to Luna.
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconjake2k:
Jake2k Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Thank you!!! I've been waiting for this and you did not disappoint.
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:iconlcg:
lcg Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Wow, I like the color. To be honest I was expecting the same color as the Olive in Luna... although I think this looks better! :)
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Haha awesome! Thanks! :D
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:iconfalanga:
falanga Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Fresh ! Gonna change from black to try it =P
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Thanks! Haha I did the same thing :P
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:icongmdee:
gmdee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually I use WindowBlinds only.
But this visual style really caught my attention.
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:icongrzesiuu:
grzesiuu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
good job !
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:iconsuperman-x:
Superman-X Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
yeah a nice watercolor-vs, thx Gelosea. ;)

Have you any plans for a red version ?
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:iconjamush:
Jamush Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Nope. This is the last version for Emico. The next version will be a totally new blue version.
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