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HOW TO CREATE A TEXT CARRIER LOGO USING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS2 Creating a carrier logo can be a difficult task, so Iam going to go through it step by step
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    HOW TO CREATE A TEXT CARRIER LOGO USING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS2

    Creating a carrier logo can be a difficult task, so Iam going to go through it step by step and show you how we do it.

    I will be using Adobe Photoshop CS2 (if youd like to buy me CS3 I can show you in CS3 another time ) some command and function may be similar in other version of Photoshop or even the Gimp.

    PLAIN TEXT CARRIER LOGO

    STEP 1: Open Photoshop and click on File->New or Ctrl+N


    STEP 2: Configuration (see screenshot below)

    Things that need to be set exact are the red, then press OK

    STEP 3: Zoom In
    Click on the Magnifying glass in your tool bar


    Click on your Work area a few times until you zoom in and can see well.


    STEP 4: Writing your words
    Click on the Text tool in the tool bar


    Change the Text style to what you want. I choose the iPod font, and made my text size 4. Your font size may only go up to 6 in the dropdown list. If that is the case, click inside the white area and you should be able to type in your own number. Type: 4 pt


    Click inside your work area, and type out a word. I choose MMi for obvious reasons . You may have to move it around and center it.


    ** Please remember that these carrier logos will sit on top of a black background and a white background. If you use either color or light colors you will need to make another version with either a darker or lighter color. Since mine is black I will need to make a white version to go on top of the black background, otherwise you wont be able to see it. If you choose a color like a red or blue, you can continue on to step 7. Otherwise continue to step 5.

    STEP 5: Duplicate a new layer
    Right click on the layer labeled MMi and click on Duplicate Layer


    A screen will pop up asking you this. You can just press OK


    You should now have a new layer appear that looks like this:


    Click on the eye in the MMi layer to hide it for now.


    STEP 6: Change the color
    Highlight the text using the text tool by clicking on one end, and dragging.


    Click the color block on your top tool bar and change it to white


    Now your text should be white


    STEP 7: Saving your images
    We will first save the white version that we just completed. Click on File->save as


    Save in the Cphonedmg folder


    Use the file name: FSO_CARRIER_LOGO.png (this is case sensitive)
    Use the file format: .png
    The click save


    Another pop up will appear and say None or Interlaced, choose Interlaced and press OK


    Step 8: Saving the other image
    Click on the eye of the layer called MMi Copy and click on the empty box where the eye use to be in the layer called MMi. So now it should look like the below:


    Your image should also now look like this
    '

    Follow the same saving procedures as STEP 7. go to file->save as



    Save in the Cphonedmg folder


    Except this time use the file name: Default_CARRIER_LOGO.png (this is case sensitive)
    Use the file format: .png
    The click save


    Another pop up will appear and say None or Interlaced, choose Interlaced and press OK


    And you are done... You have created a carrier logo image set that is ready to be uploaded.

    In the next guide, I will show you how to take any image and turn it into a carrier logo.
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    Thanks for the tutorial; this addresses a few questions I had recently regarding this very subject.

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    Please Tell Me How to Upload? thx

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    use your favorite iPhone browser app, and your good to go.
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    for some reason i cant fit my whole name(jeffrey) in the box even tho i put the whole thing...im using cs3...pf made it and im trying to but it wont come out
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    Widen the box then! OR use a smaller font...
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    ohh!!ok let me try it how do u widen the box??
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    File, canvas size....

    Er.. Image>Canvas Size
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    Hey thanks, did everything by the book, but it seems the iPhone ignores my images. I'm with Rogers in Canada so I tried both Default_CARRIER_LOGO and Default_CARRIER_ROGERS. Neither shows up. Do I assume using Default_CARRIER_LOGO is suppose to be used above any other image available? Not sure what else to do.

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    I too have uploaded them and the phone ignores it. It still has the same old scrolling 'YES Optus'.

    Where are we meant to put those files? Maybe I'm putting them in the wrong location?

    Nevermind guys.

    I figured out what the problem was.

    It's not mentioned in the 'How To', but you need to replace the Springboard file as well as putting in the new image files.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/59284068/SpringBoard.html is the link. It worked for me.
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    Seemed more appropriate in skin/theme creation or something along those lines to me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthursdomain View Post
    HOW TO CREATE A TEXT CARRIER LOGO USING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS2

    Creating a carrier logo can be a difficult task, so Iam going to go through it step by step and show you how we do it.

    I will be using Adobe Photoshop CS2 (if youd like to buy me CS3 I can show you in CS3 another time ) some command and function may be similar in other version of Photoshop or even the Gimp.

    PLAIN TEXT CARRIER LOGO

    STEP 1: Open Photoshop and click on File->New or Ctrl+N


    STEP 2: Configuration (see screenshot below)

    Things that need to be set exact are the red, then press OK

    STEP 3: Zoom In
    Click on the Magnifying glass in your tool bar


    Click on your Work area a few times until you zoom in and can see well.


    STEP 4: Writing your words
    Click on the Text tool in the tool bar


    Change the Text style to what you want. I choose the iPod font, and made my text size 4. Your font size may only go up to 6 in the dropdown list. If that is the case, click inside the white area and you should be able to type in your own number. Type: 4 pt


    Click inside your work area, and type out a word. I choose MMi for obvious reasons . You may have to move it around and center it.


    ** Please remember that these carrier logos will sit on top of a black background and a white background. If you use either color or light colors you will need to make another version with either a darker or lighter color. Since mine is black I will need to make a white version to go on top of the black background, otherwise you wont be able to see it. If you choose a color like a red or blue, you can continue on to step 7. Otherwise continue to step 5.

    STEP 5: Duplicate a new layer
    Right click on the layer labeled MMi and click on Duplicate Layer


    A screen will pop up asking you this. You can just press OK


    You should now have a new layer appear that looks like this:


    Click on the eye in the MMi layer to hide it for now.


    STEP 6: Change the color
    Highlight the text using the text tool by clicking on one end, and dragging.


    Click the color block on your top tool bar and change it to white


    Now your text should be white


    STEP 7: Saving your images
    We will first save the white version that we just completed. Click on File->save as


    Save in the Cphonedmg folder


    Use the file name: FSO_CARRIER_LOGO.png (this is case sensitive)
    Use the file format: .png
    The click save


    Another pop up will appear and say None or Interlaced, choose Interlaced and press OK


    Step 8: Saving the other image
    Click on the eye of the layer called MMi Copy and click on the empty box where the eye use to be in the layer called MMi. So now it should look like the below:


    Your image should also now look like this
    '

    Follow the same saving procedures as STEP 7. go to file->save as



    Save in the Cphonedmg folder


    Except this time use the file name: Default_CARRIER_LOGO.png (this is case sensitive)
    Use the file format: .png
    The click save


    Another pop up will appear and say None or Interlaced, choose Interlaced and press OK


    And you are done... You have created a carrier logo image set that is ready to be uploaded.

    In the next guide, I will show you how to take any image and turn it into a carrier logo.
    Ummmm....I'm using CS3 (if you want a copy, ask :-) and first problem, don't see an option to save .png :-( second problem, when going through your tutorial, I don't see any screenshots :-( Am I missing something here? Also, I think you'll like CS3, it has a feature called "Device Central" and loads hundreds of different profile specs for hundreds of different phones (not sure if CS2 has that or not) that way you don't have to second guess the resolution of each phone's screen :-) Of course, none yet for the iPhone lol
    Last edited by dooey5; 10-27-2007 at 11:08 AM. Reason: added info

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooey5 View Post
    Ummmm....I'm using CS3 (if you want a copy, ask :-) and first problem, don't see an option to save .png :-( second problem, when going through your tutorial, I don't see any screenshots :-( Am I missing something here?
    Yes, you can save as .png in CS3

    And DO NOT talk about warez...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trent J. View Post
    Yes, you can save as .png in CS3

    And DO NOT talk about warez...
    I found the option to save as .png - i had it on 32bit and apparently .png doesn't support that, so had to drop it down to 24bit - works fine now....

    And who the hell said anything about warez!?

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    Hi
    I have 2 questions that I posted on others treats and nobody answer me. Please help.

    1. I have iPhone FW 1.1.1 I need to change the springboard file like mentioned by mikeyg0 on post above?

    2. If I have an iPhone in Venezuela and in our country we don't have AT & T, Rogers, Vodafone etc. We have an GSM operator called Digitel. Can I MOD my iPhone Carrier Logo or Text?

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    I'm in another country too...my carrier is Digicell how can we change the carrier text? or what can we do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    use your favorite iPhone browser app, and your good to go.
    Ok Maybe I missed something but where exactly in the iphone file structure should I place the two files I created using this guide

    guidance appreciated
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    Yes. I'm not exactly sure where i put these 2 files... Please help...

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