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theme creator

Do I have to use Photoshop or can I use another program like GIMP?

 

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Theme Creator

Sony Mobile has launched a beta version of the “Theme Creator”, which allows developers to design their own Xperia Theme for Sony devices. The Theme Creator allows users to customise over 300 graphical assets like icons, buttons and home screen wallpaper.

Once you’re happy with your design, one click is all that is needed to create the APK file to install onto your Sony Xperia device. If you think your theme is a work of art, you can contact Sony who may promote it to all Sony Xperia devices through the default theme picker.

The free java application is available to download from today at the source link below. It works together with Adobe Photoshop CS6, allowing you to create and export graphics to be fine tuned in the Theme Creator BETA. Check out the video below, which gives you a quick tour of the application.

 

 

Sony Xperia Theme Creator BETA

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Re: Theme Creator

Here is the Source link http://developer.sonymobile.com/2015/03/02/design-themes-for-xperia-devices-with-the-new-theme-creat...

 

 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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theme creator

when is the THEME CREATOR going to be available for XPERIA SP .. ?? 
firstly SONY doesnt provide any update beyond 4.3 JB , and now not even allows to create and customise the phones ...

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Re: Theme Creator

when ı want to create new project it stuck this loading page Slightly frowning Face

Emperor
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Re: Theme Creator

Does your computer meet the minimum hardware requirements?




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: theme creator

Hello marko1108,

 

GIMP should support PSD files right out of the box without having to install any plugins.

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Re: theme creator

Based on what I know, you need to use Photoshop CS 6 currently, otherwise the export from the PSD templates may not be correctly configured and the Theme Creator tool will not be able to interpret the exported files correctly.

 

You can still use GIMP or other non Photoshop image editors to do your edits but only after you have done a "Save for Web" export of the resources from the templates into your theme project folder.

 

It looks like GIMP has a "Save for Web" plugin but I'm not sure if that functionality works in the same way as Photoshop's "Save for Web" functionality. Try it and post your results here. If you are going to try that, make sure your "Save for Web" settings are following what's shown here (Step C points #4 & #6): https://developer.sony.com/develop/smartphones-and-tablets/theme-creator/how-to-create-a-theme/

 

 

 

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It won't work. I#ve even tried it with the trial version of Adobe Photoshop. I can't edit anything.

 

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support for android 4.3

if we create the theme by using this tool does that theme will install in android 4.3 or only supported for android  4.4