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Blue Web 2 buttons for default vB skin
Mod Version: 1.6, by Pottsy (Member) Pottsy is offline
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Released: 01 Sep 2007 Last Update: 30 Jul 2008 Downloads: 5845
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I've been looking for some buttons to replace the slightly ugly buttons that come with the default vbulletin skin. I wanted them to be roughly the same size as the originals.

Inspired by demgel's excellent black glossy buttons, and using the Silk icons, I made these for my own site.

The zip file contains a number of sets, with popular mattes. The Photoshop PSD file is also included.

Installation:

Simply upload the files to your forum/images/buttons and forum/images/misc directories. To uninstall, copy the originals back.

For standard vb colours, use different sets according to whether you use postbit legacy (when looking at a thread, the users info is on the left of the post) or the new postbit (where the posters info is above the post) and use the appropriate button set.

To use the PSD enclosed:

1. Make your changes.
2. Make sure there is no background selected.
3. Save for web and devices.
4. Select individual slices and set the matte colour (background you are going to have behind the buttons).
5. When you press Save, choose "All user slices".

The font used is Myriad Web Pro (not included in PS, but is included in Lightroom and Lightroom trials, if they still do them). PS will happily replace this font with Myriad Pro, which is very close.

I'm no designer, but I hope they are useful.

They can be seen in action here.

Standard colours:



Black:



Red by request:



Postbit legacy:




Postbit (new):



Versions:

1.0 My first thoughts
1.1 Added some mattes
1.2 More mattes
1.3 Reduced the size of the small round buttons, added a black button set
1.4 Made "postbit legacy" and "postbit new" versions
1.5 Added buttons: thanks, px, reputation, included PSD in main file, small cosmetic changes to the buttons, added black buttons to the PSD.
1.6 Made some changes to the appearance (get rid of the softness at the bottom of some buttons and reduced the inner glow to look better on black), added some buttons and included some requested colours.

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Old 02 Sep 2007, 11:53
Mischievious Mischievious is offline
 
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I would still like the PSD for these. It would be a lot easier to customize them for my board without having to ask you to do so much.
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Old 02 Sep 2007, 13:30
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Yeah would be nice to have it or would you like to translate all buttons to german, Pottsy?
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Old 02 Sep 2007, 14:05
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Originally Posted by captainslater View Post
Yeah would be nice to have it or would you like to translate all buttons to german, Pottsy?
Yikes!!

File now uploaded. Please do not redistribute it - it's for use on your own site only.

Thanks.
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Old 02 Sep 2007, 14:16
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Thank you for sharing and of course I won't redistribute it
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Old 02 Sep 2007, 19:23
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Thank you Pottsy
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Old 03 Sep 2007, 20:26
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Would you mind including the PSD file for the black buttons as well? I also have another quetion. Could you give me some tips on how to save the individual buttons? I keep running into issues with the backgrounds.
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Old 03 Sep 2007, 23:02
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I didn't save the file for the black buttons. Simply double click on the "f" on a button layer, and change the gradient (in gradient overlay) from a blue one to a dark one, by changing the two end colours. Then copy and paste the layer style onto all the other button layers.

To save the images, use "Save for web and devices". To change the matte, firstly select all the button images (slices) with the slice select tool (you need to hold Shift to multi-select) and then change the matte colour. Press save, make sure that at the bottom of the filename box only "User slices" is selected, and hey presto, a pile of lovely gifs.
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Old 04 Sep 2007, 13:51
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This looks good. But in the vb default scheme matte report.gif infraction.gif ip.gif have a white border around them, while they are placed upon a blue background. Can you please create some with a default blue background?
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Old 04 Sep 2007, 15:27
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wow !

very nice buttons

marked as installed
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Old 04 Sep 2007, 17:39
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
This looks good. But in the vb default scheme matte report.gif infraction.gif ip.gif have a white border around them, while they are placed upon a blue background. Can you please create some with a default blue background?
I've just checked the file attached to the thread and all looks ok. The gifs are all transparent, but it's the blend that just affects a couple of pixels. In the "white" folder, they all blend to white, but the round buttons including the ones you mention all blend to e1e4f2, and then have a transparent background. Make sure you haven't picked from the "white" folder by mistake!

It should all look exactly as per my screenshot - that shot was taken using the default theme and the graphics from the "vb default" folder in the download.
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 13:37
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I have used the default scheme matte.
But your postbit is not default as your report button, etc is on the left on a light blue background, instead of on the right top of each post on a dark blue background.
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 15:59
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I'm sorry - I didn't think of the new postbit!

New version added (1.4) with both postbit (new) and postbit legacy.
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 20:12
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Thanks! Thats working (and looking) great.

I am missing the following buttons:
reputation.gif
px.gif (This comes from Paul M's Proxy to real IP hack )

Could you please add these?
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File Type: gif px.gif (277 Bytes, 794 views)
File Type: gif reputation.gif (1.1 KB, 791 views)
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Old 05 Sep 2007, 20:55
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Hey, Pottsy! Check out your buttons that I customized in action! Be sure to look at both skins too!

http://cuestaverdeforums.net/showthr...leid=8#post122
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 13:36
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Thanks! Thats working (and looking) great.

I am missing the following buttons:
reputation.gif
px.gif (This comes from Paul M's Proxy to real IP hack )

Could you please add these?
Updated to include buttons for those jobs.

Originally Posted by Mischievious View Post
Hey, Pottsy! Check out your buttons that I customized in action! Be sure to look at both skins too!

http://cuestaverdeforums.net/showthr...leid=8#post122
Cool!
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