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Make a VS for Vista - Tutorial by UkIntel Make a VS for Vista - Tutorial by UkIntel
Tutorial - How to make a Visual style for Vista
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This is a beginners guide for creating you very own visual style / Theme for windows Vista by res hacking the .msstyle

The tutorial contains simple instructions and all the links to the software you need.

Some (image) resource locations are also included.

The tutorial is in PDF format and you will require a PDF Reader. Download a Free Reader from this [link]
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:iconmetrovinz:
metrovinz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
any guide for windows 7???????
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:iconlomeli12:
Lomeli12 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
Just follow the instructions, but instead of opening the .msstyle file with Notepad(which just shows gibberish), open it up with Restorator and edit the properties in the last folder (version). Remember to run as Admin
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Daruny Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Quick question, when the windows is maximized, the taskbar changes. Any idea what the image number could be?
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:icondaruny:
Daruny Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome... gotta love, gotta fav.
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ahmedalishah Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you are always a great source for the newbies, I wud request you to plz post a same pic containing the sources of windows 7 visual style. that will be a great help for those like me. thanks.
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:iconnorthdakota91:
NorthDakota91 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
The link is broken... can't find the theme in any other way. Can you re-upload it please?
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:iconnatyrules99:
Natyrules99 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
The My theme template download link seems to be broken please give us another link
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:iconjaydeedo:
JayDeeDo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Useful guide :) I hope that one day I'll do a theme (but I still have much to learn :<;)
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:iconmyjuman:
myjuman Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
sveet
fantastic


nice tutourial for vista
but buddy do u know one for windows 7
if yes pleese tell..
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:iconmyjuman:
myjuman Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
buddy thanx
guss i found wot i wanted
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:iconsoliddesigns:
SolidDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Same request here. Can you fix the link for the template plz?

Anyway nice tut ;)
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:iconianisdeviant:
IanIsDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
The template theme link is dead. Could you please PM me a working link? I want to get started on a visual style I had an idea for this morning.
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:iconsirhack:
sirHack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Great work!
Thanks !
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:iconchris-collins:
chris-collins Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
thanks
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:iconsoon2brpgqueen:
soon2brpgqueen Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
I suppose it couldn't hurt to ask again. This template you speak of, where can it be found?
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:icondlew86:
dlew86 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Hey man awesome tutorial. Which image is used for the Command Bar? I tried using the one in the tutorial but it didn't work.
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:iconb00bscream:
B00BScream Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Interface Designer
Hi UKIntel, nice work ;) Anyway in your images I can't find Addressbar, but Searchbar only :S Where is the right resource? Other question: how can I apply glow in searchbar, addressbar and taskbar (it could refer to your hex-editing tutorial)? Thanks and :+fav: Oh and sorry for my bad english, but I'm italian.
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:iconfirch303:
firch303 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
The link for the "my theme template" does not plz re upload to rapidshare or something plz
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:iconaptitudescience:
aptitudescience Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
how do you change whether a window is transparent when it's maximized?
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:iconjustlovejoy:
justlovejoy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
i see i am not the only deviant who would like a link to the template! is there a way to use this tutorial without it? or maybe an alternative? I'd like some help here cause all i really wanna do is change the start menu icon and taskbar location on vista!
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SalvoG92 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Thanks!!!
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:iconnewdragon:
newdragon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
some BUG the PNG 572 not 527~~
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:iconxshleepyx:
xShleepyx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
There is something wrong with Theme Template.
It says: Invalid File =/
would you be kind enough to post another link?
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:iconjordey24:
jordey24 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Please please make a mirror for the theme template...thanks
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:iconteri928:
Teri928 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
very nice guide but link to Theme Template is broken =( Can you please re-upload to maybe rapidshare or something?
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:iconsweatyfish:
sweatyfish Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
seriously, you are the daddy of all visual styles. i will most def use this on my next one. thanks for your hard work!
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:iconiffy123:
iffy123 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Is it possible to make vista visual styles without using Restorator 2007 or Resource Tuner? I would like to be able to do it with just freeware programs like ResHacker, Tiny Hexer, and other programs; but I don't know how to do it. Anybody's help would be much appreciated.
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:iconashraf882:
ashraf882 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008   Interface Designer
The theme template is dead.

Plz send another link.
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:iconvimac:
vimac Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Thanks man
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:icongiannisgx89:
giannisgx89 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
what stream means? :)
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:iconhoangmanhcuong:
hoangmanhcuong Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Thanhks!
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:iconvistatransformer:
VistaTransformer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008   Interface Designer
Please send another link!!!!
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:icondebbier:
debbier Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
The my Theme Template from Mediafire
This will install a copy of the original aero theme and place all the required files into the correct locations with Jemaho’s Improved Shellstyle, ready for modifying.

where can i get another link cause i keep getting this error ([link])
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jodeecmptrwiz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
the theme template is dead from mediafire is there some way around it??
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:iconaazarah:
Aazarah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Interface Designer
Make sure to add "GIMP" [link] as an alternate program (that saves in an aero-compatible png file) than the alpha image converter. :D
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:iconaazarah:
Aazarah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008   Interface Designer
Wait, gimp worked for one file and then the rest failed to show properly in the .msstyle ... oh well :|
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:iconmaoractive:
maoractive Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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:iconhappyandyk:
happyandyk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
A really nice guide :)
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:iconcapttechdude514:
CaptTechDude514 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007   Interface Designer
Thanks :-)
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whitestwidow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
hey, the Theme Template link from mediafire seems to be broken [link]
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:iconbobjr:
bobjr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank's!!!
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spiked-stock Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007   Photographer
Fav'd cuz I'm way too lazy to go back to my main account xD I'll let you know how it works for me when I get my new laptop :)
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alexalexalexalex Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007   Interface Designer
Cheers Man, This Has Really Helped
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