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    Post Themebuilding, getting started

    Hello member, if you want to start making you own themes, you should prepare youself first. Get the right set of tools, take a look at some tutorials and get started. Here is a list of things you might want to do first.


    TOOLS
    You need to get the right set of tools:
    VistaStyleBuilder, software to put your theme together, get it here: http://vistastylebuilder.com/download.html
    ► A photo editing software like Photoshop
    Paint, for quick editing


    TUTORIALS
    ► Complete guide to themebuilding: http://virtualcustoms.net/showthread...Theme-Building
    ► A quick look at taskbar editing: http://virtualcustoms.net/showthread...askbar-Editing
    ► Image Locations for Breadcrumbs, Start menu, etc: http://virtualcustoms.net/showthread...Start-menu-etc
    ► Other tutorials and questions: http://virtualcustoms.net/forumdispl...v1-5-Tutorials


    OTHER SOFTWARE YOU MAY NEED
    These are software you will need when making extras for the theme or for editing systemfiles
    Restorator, can be used to assemble a extras pack like 7tsp, or to edit theme dll files.


    UTILITIES:
    Blade Base by MR Grim. This is a themestyle which can be used as an base for your theme. get it here: http://virtualcustoms.net/showthread...480-Blade-Base
    ► Here are some unfinished projects made by other artist, you may continue with them: http://virtualcustoms.net/forumdispl...-Msstyles-Dump
    Stylehacks for your stylebuilder: http://virtualcustoms.net/forumdispl...59-Style-Hacks



    Note that created themes with VistaStyleBuilder will only work on Windows Vista and Windows 7
    If you need more help you can always ask it here:
    http://virtualcustoms.net/forumdispl...7-Help-Support
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    Good post man, im sure this will help alot of people. very informative, Stickied!
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    great post useful info thank you Harvey








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    Thanks man. This is going to make my theme building go a lot smoother from now on.
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