I've read through a lot of the theme tutorials and threads here and on xda and although it seems like a lot of steps, I think that's only on paper. Once I get going, I think it should be fine. I have a couple more questions and hopefully you guys can give me more insight. 1. Obtaining the theme, I remember reading that some rom makers have templates of their themes. Is this how you guys make them and obtain them? Or do most people start by modifying other existing themes? 2. Are creating .9 png files neccessary? Before reading up on the image format, I use to just edit the drawable .9 png files in photoshop, saving it as png with transparency, then rename it to .9.png (because photoshop removed the .9 when efiting). I was able to do this and edit some apps, battery, etc. 3. Has there ever been a complete how to on the entire process? Most of the how to and sources I've found list all the tools available then goes about telling what needs to be done, but never really says or base the step off the tools. I think I've gotten the whole process down but if there is a how to on this, no reason I shouldn't take advantage of it.