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2015-03-02 11:28 PM
2015-03-02 11:57 PM
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
2015-03-03 12:02 AM
I guess this is what you're asking if you can do? If so, well, YES! You can do that.
I've still to find out how to tweak the letters and make them lighter though. More than half the options on the program show as blocked/not available.
2015-03-03 06:56 AM
Ahh okay, I got that much to work. Font color remains elusive though. How did you manage to change the navbar background color? All of my attempts to change it result in the 'blue X red box' error. Happens with a lot of other elements too...
2015-03-03 05:51 PM
Hmm I simply changed "light" background colour on the Navigaton bar to black.
I'm still figuring out what works as a ton of options in the program are still locked. And the fact that it only works with PhotoShop and not other photo editors (I use and prefer Corel's PaintShop Pro) isn't helping.
2015-03-03 08:41 PM
Whenever you see a “blue X red box”, it means the tool was not able to load the image properly. Usually it's due to invalid nine-patch borders, e.g. bec of semi-transparent pixel into the border or somehow you managed to move the slices when exporting.
Font colours can only be changed for apps that can/allow that to be changed.
If the tool doesn't allow you to change it, then you can't "theme it".
I think the easiest way right now would be to open up the template files and check out what elements are available for you to change and then follow the instructions from https://developer.sony.com/develop/smartphones-and-tablets/theme-creator/how-to-create-a-theme/ to export your changes from Photoshop for the tool to compile it.
2015-03-03 09:10 PM
2015-03-03 09:36 PM
You should read up about 9-patch from the Android developers documentation: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/graphics/2d-graphics.html#nine-patch because you need to know it to be able to work effectively to work with graphics for Android devices.
It's also stated in the pre-requisites section on the Theme Creator tool webpage that you need to know about 9-patch: https://developer.sony.com/develop/smartphones-and-tablets/theme-creator/overview-of-theme-creator/
2015-03-04 11:52 PM
There are ways to change the text colour I think, even within the program. They just all show greyed out to me.
I use Corel PaintShop Pro for imaging work, not Photoshop, so I will not be able to mess as I wished with these. I'm not paying the absurdity PhotoShop asks when I prefer PaintShop. Hopefully Sony will open this up to further editors as I don't think everyone will be using photoshop.