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Informer Shadow by OtisBee Informer Shadow by OtisBee

this is the ObjectDock background as it can be seen in my reminiscent desktop screenshot.
nothing special actually, but i was in need for a matching dock appearance to the Informer Widget i had in use at the top of my screen.

if it wasn't ~jazzava who talked me into releasing this i would probably never have done it.

if you want this background to look like in the preview image above then make the following adjustments in the dock config window:
- iconsize = 42px
- transparency = approx. 50%
- colorize (RGB) = 0 / 30 / 40



INSTALLATION:

...put the "Informer Shadow" folder in
C:\Programs\Stardock\ObjectDock\Backgrounds
then rightclick your dock and navigate to
Properties >> Appearance >> Background >> Informer Shadow.
apply your changes with "ok" and you're done. ;)



the icons seen in the preview image were inspired by Roberto Urso's The Kobhens icons.
in lack of the according font i created my own set of icons while using the font BASIC5.
you can download a huge pack of more than 200 BASIC5 TEXTUAL png icons from here.

the clock icon in the middle of the dock was created by dobber_72 and can be downloaded here.

the drive icon on the far right is part of the 70 Cryo64 Genesis 3 icon set created by Dario Arnaez (aka *DARIMAN)

the running indicators are called Willow Indicators and were created by $endosage.



well, i hope you like my first ever ObjectDock background.
i'm looking forward to your feedback.





...also check out a non-transparent Informer Shadow Mod created by ~tytung
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:iconswornallegiance:
SwornAllegiance Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
How can I get the icons to look like yours do? Yours are text, I don't see that on my options.
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Interface Designer
well, it's not an option in your dock software.
in fact, those text icons are regular png replacement graphics as you can find them here.
i suppose i don't need to explain how you replace icons in ObjectDock, right? ;)
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Xarchie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
ooohhhh.... :star: :salute:
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Interface Designer
aaahhhh.... :hooray:
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:iconkallisti23:
kallisti23 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Awesome! Stikma is the skin that caught my eye and made me check out your other work, but this one is my favorite!
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Interface Designer
oh yes, i really like this one a lot myself.
it's great you like it too.
thanks for your fav, mate. :hug:
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:iconmrgreenguy:
mrgreenguy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
very nice job!
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   Interface Designer
well, thanks again.
much appreciated.
.. and thx as well for the faves. :bow:
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:iconsebien:
Sebien Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Artist
Super! Thx! :)
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   Interface Designer
yeah, thanks.
glad you like it. :w00t:
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:icon13points:
13Points Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
How did you get those indicators on an XP desktop?
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009   Interface Designer
well, it's basically just a matter of putting them (a single png file) in
C:\...\Stardock\ObjectDock\Running Indicators
and then selecting them in OD's options. :nod:

works on any windows, not just XP. ;)
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:iconduna:
duna Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Love it since first look.
Tell me something, please...
That "green marine" gradient came from the wallpaper or from the colorize settings?

Thanks.
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Interface Designer
thanks for the compliments and your fav! :lol:

well, since the graphics of this skin aren't fully opaque by default that "green marine" gradient (as you call it) is basically a result from both the wallpaper and the settings i described above:
...if you want this background to look like in the preview image above then make the following adjustments in the dock config window:

- iconsize = 42px
- transparency = approx. 50%
- colorize (RGB) = 0 / 30 / 40

in case you're interested in a non-transparent version of this skin then go and check [link] ;)

thanks again!! :w00t:
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:iconlamboman7:
LamboMan7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice dock skin! Could you please tell me where to get the running app indicator? Thanks :)
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009   Interface Designer
of course. :lol:
...it's all written down in my "Artist's Comments" above. ;)

thanks for your feedback! :wave:
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:iconlamboman7:
LamboMan7 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah, there it is! I didnt notice earlier, hehe. Thanks again! :wave:
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009   Interface Designer
no problem.
i'm glad you found it. :thumbsup:
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:iconrushchild:
Rushchild Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
two thumbs up and a big round of applause!
keep it up!
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009   Interface Designer
hahaha, thank you heaps! :bow:
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:icontytung:
tytung Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Thanks very much for the dock!
so slick so cool
I wonder if it'd be nice also to have a opaque version? Then it'll fit nicely into smooth visual styles :)
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009   Interface Designer
nice knowing that you like it. :lol:
thanks very much.

however, i don't think that i'm going to add an opaque version.

sorry, mate. ;)
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:icontytung:
tytung Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Hi...I've managed to make an opaque version of the skin, feel free to drop by n comment :)
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:iconjeffrazak:
jeffrazak Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Great Job; slick and simple. Im using it on my Rocketdock.

If you're German .... Gute Arbeit!!!!
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Interface Designer
cool! it's great to hear that it seems to work flawlessly on RocketDock. :nod:
thanks for using it and thanks for your kind feedback. :lol:

vielen dank! ;)
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:iconhongten:
Hongten Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Thats crazy.
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   Interface Designer
hahaa, thx buddy! :D
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:iconelectrikheartz:
Electrikheartz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Awesome dock! Really hot shot! Congratz
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Interface Designer
wow, that's very kind!
thanks so much. ;)
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:iconburnsplayguitar:
burnsplayguitar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yah! very nice!
i using now, is perfect
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   Interface Designer
awesome!
that's great, thx!

...and thx even more for your :+fav:
(also for the according icons)

:bow:
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:iconjunjie1800:
junjie1800 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Photographer
I am sorry, but I do not understand how you'd achieved your background. Could you elaborate?
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Interface Designer
could you be a bit more specific?

do you want to know how to adjust the settings so it would look like in the preview image?
if so, please check out the "artist comments" again. ;)

or is your question more aiming on "how do you create a background for ObjectDock?"
if that's the case, it's always helpful to take a look at the graphics in the according background skin folder (in Photoshop or so) and exchange them by your own graphics while preserving the file dimensions.
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:iconpisces316:
pisces316 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
very good!
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Interface Designer
thx for dropping by and leaving a comment :wave:
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:icondlab:
dlab Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Artist
Cool.
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008   Interface Designer
mille grazie. ;)
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:icondlab:
dlab Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Artist
Prego :D
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:iconikwaner:
iKwaner Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow it looks very nice. I especially like your indicators!
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008   Interface Designer
thanks, man! ;)
the indicators are awesome indeed. :lol:
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:iconschuetzthomas:
schuetzthomas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wie und wo kann ich die farbe änder vom skin? :D
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008   Interface Designer
meinst du in ObjectDock oder RocketDock?
in ObjectDock geht das. zumindest in der "plus" version. weiss nicht ob in der "free" auch.
bei RocketDock geht das einfärben leider nicht. :hmm:

~eos8 hat übrigens einen port von dem skin für RocketDock gemacht [link]

...nur für den fall, dass du gar nicht auf ObjectDock bist. ;)
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:iconschuetzthomas:
schuetzthomas Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
da find ich deine dinger aber hübscher , oder das was du hast.
werde nacher einen screen hochladen ;)
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Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm using it right now. This skin goes well with blue walls. The clocks I found very nice too. :)
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008   Interface Designer
perfect!
that's quite the best compliment i can possibly think of.
....that you're actually using it. :lol:

i also use it on blueish walls and haven't changed it for over a year now. same applies to the clock as well. :)

thanks again, my friend! :hug:
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Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Always welcome, Otis. :)
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:iconmx-steel:
mx-steel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Nice work :)

hey little request can you create it for "RKLauncher" ;)
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:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008   Interface Designer
thanks a lot! ;)

...well, i don't think so. :hmm:
actually i'm not familiar with RKLauncher and i don't think i'm going to install it.
sorry. :O_o:
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mx-steel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
NP ;)
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:iconv1art-star:
V1art-star Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
wow! very fantastic!!! :+fav: :)
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