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Presents...

Seven

... a minimalistic & universal CAD skin for your desktop!


It looks the best on either Vista or Windows 7 with Aero enabled :thumbsup:

Features:
• Aero blur support
• Lyrics over case
• Cool glowing stars
• No Cover, Net Radio & Video "covers" skinned
• Interesting toolbar design & placement
• Inverted mode

Designed for Windows 7


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Update Log:
● lyrics de attached- ReDownload Recommended, not Necessary |
● ratings bug fixed - Please ReDownload | Thanks to =OtisBee :nod:
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It still might not be free of bugs, if you encounter any, please report them here in the comments :)

I hope it will stay on your desktop for a long time! :)

Ahh, the music note shape come from the Music Symbols PSCS3 Shapes package of ~estjohn :nod:

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:icondr-akkira:
dr-akkira Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
how i can use it
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:iconchimanwink:
chimanwink Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
It's a skin?, for what program??
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:iconheyhelleen:
HeyHelleen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome ^^
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:iconyoungeae:
YoungEaE Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool skins Bro. & Fine Touches :D
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:icondwarven24:
Dwarven24 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
hi
beautiful skin
I using it
thanks a lot
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:icondarkmatter86:
darkmatter86 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Real nice one..
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:iconbirdbird21:
birdbird21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
hey is this compatible with XP?
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:iconzuhtu79:
zuhtu79 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
i cannot download CAD from the official site, i need acces for the download? how can i get CAD for free?
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:iconblack-energy:
Black-Energy Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Thats Awesome :+fav:!

PS: Please, could you port NEXTLevel VS to Windows 7 RC? ^^
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:iconarctictransfuse:
arcticTransfuse Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Which version of CDArt Display are you using for Windows 7? I've tried both CAD 1.0 and 2b5 and I think 1.0 worked for a bit but now neither will work... really annoying. Just curious as to which you're using.
Would love to use this skin. :(
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:iconarctictransfuse:
arcticTransfuse Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Hm, turns out it's my WMP which is the problem. MediaMonkey works fine. You using WMP12 or what?
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:iconniazi:
niazi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student General Artist
im the sorta person who changes skins every other day...but ever since ive been using this skin, i think ive forgotten how to change skins :D
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:icon1reticle:
1Reticle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
简洁。。好帅啊。。2~~我爱。。。
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hmm... thank you :nod: :)
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:iconzhengfeng:
ZhengFeng Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Very fond of this style, I am grateful to share!
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:thanks:
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:iconxgameguy360x:
xGameGuy360x Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Amazing skin, it does look great with windows 7. Keep up the good work. :D
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:salute:
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:iconbigbosstx:
bigbosstx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
works like clock work
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
What does it mean?
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:iconbigbosstx:
bigbosstx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
i had two tabs open my bad
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:iconbigbosstx:
bigbosstx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
good job look good
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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:iconlustmusket3000:
Lustmusket3000 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Excuse me a lot for not having the time to test your skin earlier, Ryan!

First off:

I really love the cover transition, it looks awesome and pretty cool.
I also like the idea of a skin that fits natively to the Vista/Seven GUI a lot. The skin really looks like a default Vista/Seven app :).

And even though I don't rate my music (I love all of my songs :D), the glow on mouse over is a nice addition to the skin.


Now let's come to the part with things I don't like:

Don't worry, there's not much, I don't like ;).
I'm just not a fan of the way the text elements are displayed. In my opinion, it takes up too much space. Maybe you can integrate all those elements into the main case, decrease the font size and make a substyle out of it.

But that is just a matter of personal taste, so don't worry about it ;)


Congratulations on your first CAD skin. Hopefully, it won't be your last one :)
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for opinion & critics :nod:
Hopefully it won't :)
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:iconsupakamikazi:
SupaKamikazi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
ah, finally, something that is small and fits on my screen without being to much of a bother, most of the other CAD designs are too bulky, but this one is perfect
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Well, thank you :nod:
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:iconctechweb:
CtechWeb Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Good work very quick adaption to windows seven XD
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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:iconmichel8170:
Michel8170 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Very well designed CAD skin, Ryan

Packed with features and absolutely good-looking

:)
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:iconrebstile:
rebstile Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
really like this skin, im installing it now, cant wait to try it! featured today on jackrebel dot com. :)
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot mate :)
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:iconjazzava:
jazzava Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
This skin is quite lovely.
Transition is great and it's well designed.
A little less fancy the lyrics over the case but who knows,
it might grow on me. Thanks for releasing this :)
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I'm currently working on the lyrics :)

Thank you :nod:
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:icondevart101:
DevArt101 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Looks great, but I'm not familiar with CAD, what program do I use it with?
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Here you've got it [link] :)
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:icondevart101:
DevArt101 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Thanks!

Ok I tried it but it doesnt seem to work.

[link]

only part of the artwork shows up. Do you know how to fix this?
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Please browse through the CD Art Display help forums there. I only make skins :)
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:icondevart101:
DevArt101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Oh ok thanks.
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yes, i very much like your first ever CAD skin. :nod:

the cover transitions are perfect and i also like the effect for the cover when the mouse enters the case area.
very well done, Ryan. :thumbsup:

what i don't like is the lyrics displayed on the cover.
for various reasons actually.

one reason would be that if some lyrics would be shown on a rather bright (or even plain white) cover, then it's simply impossible to read them.

another reason is more on the technical side.
since you've set the main toolbar to appear on mouseover, there happens to be some kinda struggle between that toolbar and the lyrics about who actually "deserves" the focus for what's underneath the mouse pointer.

the way it is now, it is not possible for me to access the toolbar to maybe jump to the next/prev track as long as the current song would have some lyrics that are displayed over the case.

btw...
...i found out why the ratings are acting so weird. :)
well, i've noticed that you have used some barely visible background on your rating graphics, which is fine actually (although you might wanna give it a 1% opacity only [in PS] in order to further decrease the background visibility), but the problem is, that the mouseover graphics for the ratings have to be created without any detectable background at all.
so, if you'd make the mouseover rating graphics to only have visible (or mouse-detectable) pixels over the according rating (2over, 4over, 6over etc) then the bug should be fixed. ;)

i think i could have described that more easily.
sorry, if that was too complicated. :hmm:

anyways...
...congratulations on your first skin release.
i like it a lot!
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Huh that's a lot!

Thank you very much Otis, I'm glad you like it :nod:

Hmm, you're right about the lyrics... & also about the toolbar.

I shall work on the lyrics later, and the toolbar... I think I'll make the lyrics area smaller, above the toolbar :thumbsup:

Hmm, I'm not sure if I understood the ratings part good... we will talk on Messenger :)
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:iconpatrickgs:
patrickgs Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Using it :) great:+fav:
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot my friend :nod:
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:iconhumphrey-92:
HuMPHReY-92 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Nice. Got a version without the text at all? :P
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:iconvathanx:
Vathanx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
It was quite too buggy from unknown reasons, decided to release the skin without it. I shall include it in an update when I fix it :)
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:iconhumphrey-92:
HuMPHReY-92 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Ah k. Still very nice. :D
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