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    Default [TUTORIAL] 30 High-Res wallpapers in 01-12.bmp

    I have created this tutorial to help people make a 01-12.bmp that will have 30 High-Resolution wallpapers in it, like in some of the themes that I have released

    Firstly I would like to thank Vegetano1 for his support all this time!!

    In the attached zip file you will find:-
    - tutorial in txt format
    - tutorial screenshots (for offline use)
    - base jpg (used to make each image proper size)
    - bat files (used to compile the 12 or 30 images into a 01-12.bmp)
    - my batman 01-12.bmp(30images) and 4 (single image) 01-12.bmp files (use this before you start to test if your theme can handle it with the resources you have, also make sure your vshmain is set to correct 01-12 size and image count, see step 13 for this)

    Things you will need:-
    - Photoshop CS2 or higher for image making etc
    - Hex Workshop (latest version) for hex editing
    - Dynamic Prx Editor (by blessedhands) for hex editing
    - your vshmain.prx file, and obviously 30 wallpapers you want to use!

    [ for the purpose of this forum, I have shown the file names of the screenshots in the zip file incase the image host I am using goes offline or deletes the images ]

    (Click spoilers to view larger screenshots)

    Step 0
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    when testing the 01-12.bmp files included in the zip, you can determine which resolution is best to use with your themes without loosing any icons




    Step 1 (01 - images.jpg)
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    your 01-12 folder should end up looking like this when you are finished




    Step 2 (02 - imagesize.jpg)
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    size up a wallpaper you want to 400 x 227 in photoshop
    (click on image on the top and select image size)




    Step 3 (03 - save for web.jpg)
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    once resized, click on file then (save for web)




    Step 4 (04 - select jpg.jpg)
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    select the jpg preset here




    Step 5 (05 - optimize file size.jpg)
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    click that little arrow and select optimize file size




    Step 6 (06 - file size optimized.jpg)
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    this is what your screen should look like next


    put (32) in the box so it reads 32K
    set matte to (none)

    then hit ok and it should look like that in the screenshot

    Save your file as 01.jpg



    ------important steps begin here------



    Step 7 (07 - searching hex jpg.jpg)
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    open up hex workshop and open base.jpg with it
    then open up 01.jpg with it

    click on 01.jpg tab and scroll all the way to the bottom
    then see where the position ends



    Step 8 (08 - highlight in hex.jpg)
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    go to base.jpg tab and copy all the 0s that are missing in 01.jpg
    make sure it is exactly the ones that are missing in 01.jpg




    Step 9 (09 - paste in hex.jpg)
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    paste what you copied into the 01.jpg area




    Step 10 (10 - after pasting.jpg)
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    notice how what you pasted is in red

    now make sure as in the screenshot that it is same as base.jpg
    the ending point must match for both!



    Step 11 (11 - save and close.jpg)
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    save and close the file




    Step 12 (12 - same file size.jpg)
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    if you notice now the file size for both base.jpg and 01.jpg will be the same!




    -----Do this until you have reached file 30.jpg-----



    Step 13 (13 - vshmain hex edit.jpg)
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    open up your vshmain.prx with hex workshop

    load up the bookmark for it
    look at where it says the blocksize for 01-12
    set that to 32766
    and make the picture count to 30 if you are using 30 wallpapers

    save and close your vshmain.prx


    Now double click on (Merge 30.bat) to create the 01-12.bmp

    it should be something like 959kb in size

    put that in your resource folder and test out your theme!



    NOTE: you can make the last image full quality! so you can have 1 image at high quality the rest optimized!


    NOTE: some images may have really low colors like a lot of black for example, so it is best to avoid those as you will padding and copying a lot of 0s and it might not even be possible to do with some of them.


    NOTE: not all wallpapers may work and may halt when you test your 01-12 in (Color) section in xmb, showing a blank white page, so that would mean there is a problem with that wallpaper which is stopping the rest of the wallpapers from showing


    NOTE: I have included some test 01-12.bmp files(thx v1) in the zip file so please use those to test your theme out before you start, this will save you a lot of trouble and time. For example if you try the 300x171 single image 01-12.bmp and it displays fine then you can have 12+ images in your 01-12.bmp, but if it doesnt display then you cant use a 01-12.bmp best thing to do is free up resources, get rid of subicons, etc.


    NOTE: you can also make the brightness -20 and contrast +20 for the images for maximum results and make it easier to hex later on


    Thanks for reading, hope that helps out!


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    Last edited by dliug; 12-07-2008 at 04:57 PM.
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    Hey man, nice tutorial but when you have some time please can you put the images over 500px in length into a spoiler, it's stretching the page slightly. Other than that it's a very clear and well written tutorial. It may be worth a sticky when the edits are done.

    Jazzer

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    Awesome tut
    noSIG?

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    really nice tut i've been wanting to make one of these for a long time great job


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzer View Post
    Hey man, nice tutorial but when you have some time please can you put the images over 500px in length into a spoiler, it's stretching the page slightly. Other than that it's a very clear and well written tutorial. It may be worth a sticky when the edits are done.

    Jazzer

    thanks, added spoilers, better now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dliug View Post
    thanks, added spoilers, better now?
    I hope that's not sarcasm lol. You know I could of done it myself but I always have a feeling when I edit something that someone has worked hard on they just complain and have some sort of grudge. And to you 'question' yeah it's better I shall sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzer View Post
    I hope that's not sarcasm lol. You know I could of done it myself but I always have a feeling when I edit something that someone has worked hard on they just complain and have some sort of grudge. And to you 'question' yeah it's better I shall sticky.
    sarcasm no i was being serious about it being better and fitting on the screen, cause on mine it looked ok before as well

    edit: thanks for sticky
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    Nice tutorial, gonna try to make me some 01-12bmp now. Thanks!

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    awesome tut dliug always had problems with this now i dont lol great job bro!!!!!

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    Just made a 01-12.bmp following your tutorial. LOL... took alot longer than I thought it would. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.


 
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