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Making A PTF Using GIMP
Tools Needed :
GIMP
Sony's Official Custom Theme Converter
PNGtoPTF

Wee'll Be Using This Icon:
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1.First You Need To Make Sure You Are Always On RGB Mode : Image>Mode>RGB
   Don't Save The PNG In Indexed Mode Or It Will Come Out Messed Up When You Transfer It To The PSP
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2.Then You Need To Add A Alpha Layer, To Add A Alpha Layer Go To : Layer>Transperancy>Add Alpha Channel
   If It Already Has A Alpha Channel Just Skip To The Next Step
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3.Next You Select The Fuzzy Select Magic Wand Tool And And Click On A White spot On The Image And Hit The Delete    
   Key Or Edit > Clear
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4.Now You Resize The Icon To 48x48. To Do That Go To Image>Scale And When The Box Shows Up Put In 48 For
   Width And Height.
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5.Now You Drop The Opacity To 50% And To Do This Go To Dialogs>Layers And Set It To 50%.
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6.Now You Save As .PNG And If You Get A Message Box About Merging Visible Layers Click Export And Save It With
   Default .PNG Options.
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7.Now Wee Need To Convert The Icon To 256 colors 8-bit format So Run The Program PNGtoPTF And Open p The Icon You
   Just Edited And Click The Convert Button
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8.Once Your Done With That Open Up The Custom Theme Converter And Click On The Tab First Level Icons And  
   Pick Any Icon And Click On Edit And When A Window Pops Up Asking For Icon Body And Icon Focus Select The Icon You
   Just Created And Press OK
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9.Fill Out The Rest Of The Other Icons And Once You Are Done Select File>Export To Create A PTF

10.Copy Your Them Over To (You Drive Letter)\PSP\Theme You'll Notice A Ghostly Icon With A Ghostly Glow And
    You Are Done :D

Rules To Remember Of Sony's Thmem Converter :
Wallpaper
Wallpaper: 480x272 24-bit *.bmp

Category Icons
Icon Body: 64X48 256 colors *.png

First Level Icons
Icon Body: 48x48 256 colors *.png
Icon Focus: 64x64 256 colors *.png

Second Level Icons
Icon Body: 32x32 256 colors *.png
Icon Focus: 48x48 256 colors *.png

Others
Preview Icon: 16x16 256 colors *.png
Preview Image: 300x170 24-bit *.bmp


Icon Body: what the icon looks like when you are not selecting it.
Icon Focus: This image will appear behind the Icon Body and fade in and out when selected,


Do not use pure white (255 255 255) or pure black (0 0 0) colors in any of your images. Theme Converter may freeze if you do.
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RE: Making A PTF Using GIMP
nice tut


try to add some photo's

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RE: Making A PTF Using GIMP
Added Pictures To Make Everything Easier :D
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RE: Making A PTF Using GIMP
Nice tutoriol!!

I have not used png's for sony theme converter,.. i use .bmp's load them in rcoedit "extract all" and then  load all  the .mig files into sony theme converter,.. next time i use this tut,.. !!
Also gimp should give you more useable icon's once saved,. i always use photoshop,.


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RE: Making A PTF Using GIMP
I used to use gimp until I got photoshop :d

Anyway nice tut!!

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Great tutorial.

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RE: Making A PTF Using GIMP
revived after google found it and thutorial was excellent
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