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    Hey guys. Does anyone know how to make there own battery meters that's willing to share the process? I want a cubs logo and Bears logo battery meter and can't find one and can't get anyone else to make it for me. I have a few other threads like this around in a few forums but I use this on the most. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    I saw that one last night but that really doesn't explain how to use the photoshop process on how 'erase' some of the color for the certain percentages in the framework. This was just to edit the exsisting images. Basically I want to know how to take some of the color out to show 90% of the batt left and so on. Thanks for the reply brewcrew. Any other ideas?

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    i'm just a notch above novice with photoshop, but you could try to select part of it (maybe with the magic wand) and fill the selected area with grey
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    You would likely want to 'fill' the selection with transparency.

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    I use gimp2 and fill to transparency. You could also use the eye dropper to select the background color and fill it like that in any photo program.
    If you could post the pictures you want to use for the battery, I'll give it a shot this afternoon.

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    cool, now i learned something too. thanks.
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    That would be awesome if you could try it. I'm in the same boat with just being about a novice. Here are the two I am trying to get into a meter. 10% increments is what I need. Obviously on a transparent backgroud would be great. Thanks for trying!
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    I was gonna ask that.

    I'll make a few and post them for you to see before I send them to you later this afternoon. But since I dont have an X, its gonna be up to you to get them installed. MetaMorph may help, but I just flash mine. I havent used meta morph that much.

    They will be on a transparent background.
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    can you do them so that they work with metamorph? I don't know how to make them into a xml file. I have ninjamorph as well. In that app I can change single image files and not just the whole framework.apk file.
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    you can just replace them individually with ninjamorph. that's how i changed mine.
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    I'll put them in a zip file. Is that what you need for meta morph?
    Thats how I made them for others. But like I said, I really dont use meta morph.
    But I can send them just about any way you need them.
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    I can use ninjamorph to install them. It takes a little longer but at this point it doesn't matter...lol. im just excited to finally get these done. Been trying all morning to figure it out with no luck yet.

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    Heres a few ideas. The Bears could be done very easy. The Cubs will take a bit longer. Thats if I do them this way. Let me know. These arent the final product, just a rough idea.

    Also, what color is you status bar? Because if its black, I'll have to change the Bears a little for it to be visible.

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    Yes it is a black bar. I'm on darkslide 4.2. Those look awesome!!
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    Just one more question and then I'll leave you to your magic. Is there anyway to add the percentage to the cubs one somehow?

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    Before I finish, quick question. How do you need me to send these to you? How are you going to apply them? Zip? Individual? Just let me know.


    I'll start on that one the weekend. Maybe something like this [​IMG]
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    Im gonna use ninjamorph to install them. Its a one by one process. As for the cubs one, maybe in the blank spot where you took the color out, the percentage could go there. I like the whole symbol in there. I wish I was close to my cpu I would try it and post a pic. Now the backgrounds on both are gonna be transparent right? Cause if not it'll stick out on the black notification bar.

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    If your DF app is dark, then they'll look like this. [​IMG]
    I'll play around with the Cubs
    [​IMG]

    Heres a zip file with the icons. I downloaded Darkslide and named the icons as the rom has them, in case you needed.http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12608435/Batt_Bears.zip

    Make a back up, just in case. Let me know how it goes.
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    Those looks awesome! I have them on my sd card and will try them in the morning. I have to go thru and extract and save the batt meter that's stock with this rom first. I can't wait to see what the cubs one will turn out like. Thanks so much!

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