PNG Image and APK help?

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  1. TheSwaggeR

    TheSwaggeR Member

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    I like the Red GB theme from draya but would like to change a couple things to complete the set. I've got to edit a PNG image for a customized Lock Screen (Minimal Mod) through WidgetLocker. Reason being is because there is no red for this one. Just whiite.

    Here's the link to what I'm talking about:

    Minimal Mod | WidgetLocker

    You'll see the Lockscreen image. It's white. I'd like to turn that into red. I've got the whole .zip file from that with all the PNGs in it.

    Problem with that is, I'm still new to the Photoshop and gotten used to creating stuff but not being able to figure out how to edit something thats already been created. It would be easier if I had that person's .PSD file but I rather see if I can edit the white color to red in the PNG file on Photoshop.

    Also, I'm thinking about trying to learn how to pull APK files (example: notification bar) and editing them up a little. I understand I must have an SDK and Java? Not sure. Not even really sure what is a good way to pull these files, what to use to edit (I assume Photoshop CS5), how to push the signature and all that stuff.

    Last thing, I can't seem to find a proper App Drawer Icon but if I could figure out HOW to edit a PNG file then I can find one I like that is in a different color and just edit that and I'm satisfied. Here's what I'm talking about:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20698958/appsdrawer.png

    I'd like to turn the white into red to go with the Red GB Theme.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. thebird36

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    well to color it you can try gimp ive used that to color things
     
  3. TheSwaggeR

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    I have Adobe Photoshop CS5. It should be able to edit the color in the image of the PNG file. Just can't figure out how the heck to do it.
     
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    alot of themers swear by gimp, gimp is freeware that can edit png's there is also an autosigner out there, here is a writeup I found that is very good for learning, I pretty much replace icons in themes with other icons I steal to make my own, sometimes I use gimp to change the colors. Anyways, here ya go.
     
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    Thanks. Reading through that now. I was using GIMP for a few minutes and it seems harder to figure out where to replace the colors. I kind of finally figured out how to do it on Adobe Photoshop but it's turning the color I want (red) to grey over and over again. Pissing me off. At least I managed to turn it from white to grey. But still no red.
     
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    theres a few you tube videos on using ninjamorph to change colors, or you could just find one with the color you want and replace it inside the drawable hdpi folder. open your theme, system- framework- framework.res- res- drawable hdpi. just drag the new png into that folder and use 7 zip to zip it again. You'll get it, if I can, you can.
     
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    Alright, I'm trying here. I'm new to editing these kinds of things. It's not like just creating a text icon, save it as a png image file, transfer it via USB to the Droid and change icon image to custom image.

    This is more advance stuff. But I'm willing to try and push past these boundries to get where I want to get to.
     
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    Not sure if this is what you're wanting to do or not but I downloaded the lockscreen image and used PS CS4. If it isn't what you're talking about then sorry but if so, u can usually change the colors of anything with photoshop by making an adjustment layer..

    View attachment 28406

    ah, i just re-read your post and I guess you want all of what is white to be red... not quite sure about that one but i'm trying some other stuff now too.

    Edit: here's another one, not sure how it looks but I did this using the bucket fill tool with red and just zoomed way out to make it easier to fill the small white areas.
    View attachment 28407
     
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    if it is turning grey, change the color mode to rgb

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  11. TheSwaggeR

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    [​IMG]

    This is what I've done so far. All of the red ones were previously white. Did this on GIMP. Photoshop was giving me a hell of a time doing this. I did have it on RGB mode but it was still turning it gray and then when I tried applying red it turned it kind of pinkish. But on GIMP I went to Image>Mode>RGB then right click the white areas click on Colors>Colorify>click on one of the given colors.

    Only downside to it is I couldn't figure out how to just get red on the object icons inside the circle and then turn the circle to a darker shade of grey. Would like to figure out how to turn anything to any color I wish. Even if it is a combination of different colors or something.

    Still working on it. I'm really appreciating all this help trook. Thanks for the heads up brewcrewwheels. trook, I like what you did to the rotary one. Nice. I tried doing bucket fill last night but it wouldn't let me use the tool at all. Like it was restricted or something. I hate when Photoshop applies art laws to stuff like that. Really stupid if you ask me.
     
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    You can do everything you want with PS, 7-Zip and if you want to edit .9.png files, you'll also need Xultimate. The regular png files are a pretty straight forward adjustment and replacement with 7zip. You don't need SDK
     
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