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    I am very interested in learning how to build my own themes. Is this something I could teach myself...? Any advice you guys can give me would be much appriciated.

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    The first thing you need to do is download CDK 4.7. (it's the tool needed to get you started) from www.plazmic.com. Once you've downloaded it and installed on your pc you need to keep in mind that if you're building for your device you need to look for images bigger than 360x480 and you can later crop them by using two programs i use most of the time: one being pixresizer (free app) as well as gimp 2.6 (also free). Don't worry about icons because plazmic does provide you with the stock ones. That's it for now; i don't want to confuse you. Do these things first and we'll move forward. Glad you're interested in making themes . Warning! you will get frustrated at the beginning but like everything else in life; it does require some practice .
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    If no one minds, I will be following along here. Just downloaded CDK 4.7 last night and was gonna post the same type of thread to start learning.

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    Definitely MC. Where exactly are ya?
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    Haven't even opened it up. If thats what you are talking about raton.

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    Yup! let me know if I walk you through the basics when you're ready. If you later wanna get all "nasty" with it in terms of bottom dock/hidden dock I'd suggest you look at pinpoint's tutorial on the flick and slide and also at 9of13's hidden dock's tutorial. But for now let's just stick with the basics...baby steps .
    What's the matter? CIA's got you pushing too many pencils?

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    I agree with the warning! Lol I just recently ventured into the theme making world and it took 2and a half hours of frustration for me to make my first theme.but I will say it felt great once I got the hang of it....so don't forget to breathe and have patience and u'll be fine! Good luck
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    There is some great themers on this site. Once you have the tools please feel free to contact me for advice or help. I surely don't know everything but I know enough to get you out of trouble

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    Busy work week this week but I will keep you all in mind when I dive in and watch this thread for help and ideas. Thanks everyone.

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    Thanx a bunch...can't wait to get started! I'm sure I'll be screaming for help before too long! That is...if I can peel the computer from my son's lil fingers so I can get started. LOL

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    Hey guys - I'm gonna follow along with learning this as well. I'm downloading the CDK now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trenafisher View Post
    I agree with the warning! Lol I just recently ventured into the theme making world and it took 2and a half hours of frustration for me to make my first theme.but I will say it felt great once I got the hang of it....so don't forget to breathe and have patience and u'll be fine! Good luck
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    Was that 2 1/2 or 20 1/2 hours?
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    Im gonna try it as well im downloading it now!! I'm stoked

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    Good luck! We have some great themers here to help you, so just ask!

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