Discussion in 'Droid 3 Hacks' started by KuddlKat, Jul 26, 2011.
I'm trying to make a new Photoshop template for the DROID³.
Looking at the system dump for the D3, the default wallpaper is 1080x960.
That is a good question, because I am trying to use wallpapers in that size range by selecting them in settings, wallpapers, section and what I forced to do is select a space in the wallpaper and then it focuses on that. The D3 is NOT actually allowing the full wallpaper to fit.
No phone will allow the full background to fit, the way the home screen is laid out, unless you want black boxes on top and bottom -_-
I looked this up some time back and I found that the width needed to be something like 3 times the screen width. Perhaps longer if you have more screens. The height certainly needs to be the height of the screen.
On the D1, the width is only twice the screen width. I thought it was 3x also, but sliding left or right only moves the wallpaper partially. The more screens you have, the less the wallpaper moves because the wallpaper size is fixed.
So, I'm going to play around with this to see if it is accurate. I swiped someone else's 540x960 (WxH) screen capture and plopped it down in the middle of a 1080x960 wallpaper (from a system dump of the media area). The numbers seem to work.
I don't have a screen capture of a stock D3 home screen yet, but when I get it I'll make it into a Photoshop template so people can use it for making backgrounds.
Knowing that the screen is qHD means that it should be a quarter of 1920 x 1080 which gives us 960 x 540 where 960 is the height and 540 is the width.
I just did a test with some wallpapers I have on my D1 that now has 5 homescreens and it still appears to be twice the width. Each extreme (homescreen 1 and homescreen 5) show exactly half of the wallpaper shown on homescreen 3.
Doubling that width gets us our 1080 so 1080 x 960 definitely makes sense, at least from a theory point of view.
KuddlKat, my D3 should arrive on Wednesday and I do some development so I'll need to set it up there which will let me get screen grabs. It's possible I could grab you one as soon as Friday.
Here's the one I made up. It works perfect with my 5 screen Go Launcher setup.
The top horizontal line is how far Beautiful widgets comes down, the bottom horizontal line accounts for the dock.
The vertical lines obviously show the home screen area.
*edit* - the file is too big, let me condense it and I'll post it.
*edit/edit* So I can't get it below the acceptable range, so I changed the extension to .zip. Just download the file, and rename it from .zip to .psd
Ok here is a full-size screen grab with the screen full of icons. Interesting that its 544x960.
Sometime this weekend I plan on making an overlay for wallpapers where you can see where each screens cutoffs are and where the apps sit.
1080 x 960 is in fact the wallpaper size.
Google Image Search 1080 x 960 Android
It's not public. We can't see it.
Sorry it put them in a new album with no viewing permissions. Try this one.
Screenshot size is not the same as wallpaper size..
That worked great. Can I ask one more favor though? Can you make the background a solid color and take another screen capture? It will make it easier to remove the background and keep the icons and whatever else will overlay a user's picture.
Thanks! :icon_ banana:
Right. I'm trying to make a Photoshop template so anyone can drop their own image in and see how it will look with the left and right sides cut off and where icons and top/bottom bars will overlay it.
Once they like how it looks, you just hide the template layer and save the background image.
I just needed a generic screen grab with some standard icons on it to make the overlay layer.
You got it. Like I said, you're saying me a lot of time from having to do a template myself (although I still might if I'm bored this weekend haha)
I tried to use a color that shouldn't conflict with any icons or any UI elements. HEX code is #290238. Hopefully that works for you.
I don't know if I'm being ignorant, but what is the point of that?
EDIT: I can make a template of 1080 x 960 insert any high res image (resize and center) and have a HQ wallpaper.. what exactly are you trying to do??? If you want a single screen preview with the stock (blur) launcher divide the total width by 5. (i think)
The point is to be able to preview which parts of the wallpaper can potentially be cut-off by objects on the screen (Notification Bar, App Tray, Homescreen Icons) when aligning the wallpaper.
It's very helpful if the design you're going for is a "shelf" effect for homescreen icons to not have to put the wallpaper on the phone to see how it all lines up. And that's just one example where having a template that's accurate is helpful to have.
You can copy a single screen grab and duplicate it side by side to get the full 1080 x 960 template.
DROID³ Photoshop Template
Thanks, TR14. Since PSDs have a limit of 19.5Kb and the template I made is 1.4Mb, I'll toss it onto my own site. If anyone wants to put it elsewhere, feel free.
Template covers full left, center, and full right screen previews. Just make the associated layer visible.
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