Icons for Remote Control

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  1. srb1194

    srb1194 New Member

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    Hello all and Happy New Year.
    I'm working on a Philips Pronto Remote Model TCU 6000. I've had help before on this forum and need some further assistance. On my home screen of the remote I am wanting to have some icons for some of my devices. Specifically what I need is the following; VCR, Direct TV, XM Radio & Netflix. I have found a way to get the job done but the borders of the images that I have copied to not match my background. For example the Direct TV image has a white border around it where I need the border to be black or gray. Can someone point me in the right direction on how to do this or possibly a tutorial. :question:

    Thanks for any assistance you could provide!

    srb1194
  2. virtualTune

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    could you post a picture of a similar "product" you are looking for?
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    srb1194 New Member

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    ohh ok thats ez! :D
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    srb1194 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm anxious for the answer. I hope it's real easy for me!

    srb1194
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    i dont get what the heck he wants :p
  7. virtualTune

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    a shiny/web 2.0 sort of icon(s)
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    viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6463 check this tut. It was made for text but it could help you wityh icons as well. just lower the opacity of the reflection.
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    so he want icons....
    Ok..
    1. what kinda? like IE, mozilla, my documents?
    2. still dont get this remote thingy....
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    Read! maffe!
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    but like....?
    Text... icons.....
    Like a vcr image? like a vector? drawing?
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    go to the link he postet!!! look at the netflix pic!!! remake it! tell him how to! ..I'm too lazy!
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    btw, rocket dock rule :D

    [​IMG]
    i can try to tell...


    Make a layer
    Make a red square, stroke a light red to dark red gradient (see image ^) then cut out half a circle
    Make a new layer
    Make a bigger white square, stroke a white to gray gradient (see image ^) move beneath red layer
    Make a new layer
    Make the text, and go alpha to selection, select>grow 1px
    Make a new layer
    fill with black and move layer beneath text layer
    copy the layer and move it 1px left and 1px down
    do this 3 times for 3d effect
    Make a new layer
    take the paths tool, and make a circular-ish selection, select FG to transparent, gradient and stroke up from the middle, move the layer to the top in the layers, and change blend mode or lower transparency


    layer should look like this
    GLOSS
    WHITE TEXT
    BLACK OUTLINE
    RED SQUARE
    WHITE SQUARE


    To david:
    The reason why i didnt use GKH's 3d text tut, cause im to lazy to fin the link + i think its easier this way


    Next post will cover the cd part
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    David can u edit the stroke in:
    stroke a light red to dark red
    stroke white to gret
    to gradient?
    and gret to gray?
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    The cd part:

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    Make a new layer
    make a circle, use a FG to BG gradient from the edge to crate som shadow..
    Make a new layer
    Then change the gradient to color spectum (?) and use the gradient on the whole screen, then use perspective tool to change it to fit the CD.
    Make a new layer
    Alpha to selection, shrink so it is small but not too small, and then go select to path, then change to fuzzy brush (07), change color to grey, then go select>none, then edit>stroke path then select use brush (?) and then stroke.
    Shrink again, then Edit>cut
    Make a new layer
    Then press select>shrink (this is the inner white circle)
    fill with white. Select>shrink. Edit cut
    Make a new layer
    fill with grey again
    Select>shrink by 2px maybe...
    Edit>cut


    Then while having this little selection in the middle, right click on a layer and press "merge all visible layers" the click edit>cut


    The reason why it doesnt say Shrink by this mutch or any values at all is that im not in gimp... i write this out of my own mind, and will try it now... tell me if it works :-D
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    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    To tired to fix all the tiny mistakes that makes a difference...
    i used the wrong stroke so the inner cd ring gor f***ed up

    And to tired to do the wrong things over again..........

    Good night

    and the reason it said xbox is because it is it were green but now its red :p
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    I'm going to give your method a try. Thanks for the information!

    srb1194
  19. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    no problem, im very proud of the "box" if you can call it that, so i might upload a xcf to mediafire and then like... brag a little...

    im most proud because i did the "tut" without even opening gimp ;D
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    i'm not trying to take this thread over. i've just been working on this for awhile. i think these things would be better made using inkscape but here's what i've come up with using gimp.

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