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    ok, could someone help out the dummy over here?? lol. I can't do the rainbow, But the black looks really nice. I take the images over to photoshop, and paint them all black. I re-insert the pics, and now I have a totally black dock with no reflection and that other cool looking jazz. What did I do incorrectly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mshale View Post
    ok, could someone help out the dummy over here?? lol. I can't do the rainbow, But the black looks really nice. I take the images over to photoshop, and paint them all black. I re-insert the pics, and now I have a totally black dock with no reflection and that other cool looking jazz. What did I do incorrectly?
    You filled the images black - you need to adjust the brightness and contrast levels to your liking. If you make it totally black, you'll get a totally black dock.
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    You don't even need photoshop. I adjusted the contrast/brightness in iPhoto and it worked like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshale View Post
    ok, could someone help out the dummy over here?? lol. I can't do the rainbow, But the black looks really nice. I take the images over to photoshop, and paint them all black. I re-insert the pics, and now I have a totally black dock with no reflection and that other cool looking jazz. What did I do incorrectly?
    To get a reflection it seems like you need a semi-transparent image.. lower the opacity on the layer and you should get a reflection.

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    so do I fill all four with black, and then adjust all four's contrast. I'm sorry, I just don't understand which files that the Dock actually uses. If it's all four, then I am pretty lost... lol
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    You just need to, after making backup copies, edit all four of the files. You just need to turn the brightness all the way down and the contrast all the way up. You don't need to change the color. It'll happen automatically.
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    what's a terminal window?

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    For those of you who don't know what the Terminal is and/or don't know how to adjust contrast and brightness, I would suggest you stay away from this mod as it's clearly way beyond your technical abilities.

    I really like the black dock. It's got me thinking about messing around with mine.


    Edit: Just finished. Yep, it definitely looks cooler. Great mod

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    but i just need to open a terminal window and i've done this :-(

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    i found a terminal window, typed in the stuff, the dashboard jumped, but i didn't get the rainbow dock.

    i'm pretty sure i did all the steps correctly.

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    You don't need to use the terminal window, just open up activity monitor select "dock" and hit quit. Does anyone know which file is the one for the thin strip that runs along the bottom? I went for the darker contrast dock and it looks out of place.
    -and to the person above me-
    the same thing happened to me, go back into the resources file for the dock and make sure the files actually got replaced, it only works if all four get switched out with your new ones. for some reason its picky about letting you change them, I ended up having to trash the files in the resources folder (not my backups) before I could copy over my new ones.

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    thank you so much shusty! i finally got it!

    ....and thank YOU kirtydv....the rainbow dock is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shusty View Post
    You don't need to use the terminal window, just open up activity monitor select "dock" and hit quit. Does anyone know which file is the one for the thin strip that runs along the bottom? I went for the darker contrast dock and it looks out of place.
    -and to the person above me-
    the same thing happened to me, go back into the resources file for the dock and make sure the files actually got replaced, it only works if all four get switched out with your new ones. for some reason its picky about letting you change them, I ended up having to trash the files in the resources folder (not my backups) before I could copy over my new ones.
    frontline.png found in the same folder as the scurves and indicators graphic files

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    Yes thanks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundermoon1994 View Post
    You just need to, after making backup copies, edit all four of the files. You just need to turn the brightness all the way down and the contrast all the way up. You don't need to change the color. It'll happen automatically.
    well, now isn't that just simple! Thanks. I'm gonna go try it after work
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