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Post 1 made on Sunday November 14, 2010 at 20:58
captaincondor
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I am doing a second home for a customer which is a golf home. Its a very basic system with a crestron TPS-6X touchscreen. I would like to do a golf themed panel but i havent seen one and was hoping people on here could offer some insight into where i could find something that may work or have ideas if i had to build my own.
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Post 2 made on Monday November 15, 2010 at 03:34
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This totally depends how far you want to go with the golf theme - I would suggest a template which allows you to use any background would be ideal if you don't have graphical skills, you can then use some nice photos of the course. This is probably the more stylish option.

If you want to get more 'cheesey' and have the skills, then the world is your oyster - select buttons that look like golf balls..etc etc... I'd advise against this route though! :-)
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Post 3 made on Monday November 15, 2010 at 11:31
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Embedding activity icons in golf balls, putters, etc is not a bad idea. Using backgrounds showing various courss on a decent screen resoltuion would be appealing. Doesnt Elan have a gof template?
OP | Post 4 made on Monday November 15, 2010 at 17:48
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I was actually thinking of using the logo of the course and making it somewhat opaque over a golf hole. I was then going to use a golf ball as the button and make appropriate icon logos for each of them. I know it will take sometime but i am up for it.

Just curious CCC why do you think that would be cheesy?
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Post 5 made on Monday November 15, 2010 at 18:14
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Use a golf ball as the inactive state and a golf ball half sunken into a hole as the active state for your sources.

I found this via google images and thought it looked like a bottom navigation bar with the golf ball icon already on it :).

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Post 6 made on Tuesday November 16, 2010 at 03:53
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That would make a nice background.

Cheesey is a fine line I think, I'd tend to err on the less-is-more approach myself, but icons on golf balls could look good I agree, especially if you can make them look like the manufacturers logo on the ball. Could be very nice.
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Post 7 made on Tuesday November 16, 2010 at 22:38
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That would suck having to bend each logo on the ball to make it look like it was on the ball.
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Post 8 made on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 03:24
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Yup
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Post 9 made on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 07:03
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Though if you have Photoshop, you could probably utilise an action to do the repetitive stuff.
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Post 10 made on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 14:07
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I personally haven't got that far in PS, but would like to learn how to do it.
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OP | Post 11 made on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 18:41
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 This is what i am kind of thinking.  Then those icons would appear across the top. What do you guys think so far?  This is my first go as doing my own gui so be nice.  Suggestions are welcome
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Post 12 made on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 19:09
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Hey guys,

I've been watching this thread and I did a golf theme a while ago, it was included with templates called FlexTheme we released back in 2007.

You can write a script in Photoshop to "wrap" icons or logos and apply it to as many images as you like but I can do this in Paint Shop Pro much faster. In PSP, you simply click record and add your icon layer to a golf ball background, then use a distortion lens to get the desired effect. You can then save your recording as a script and recall it whenever you like. This is how I deal with 1600+ channel icons when I want to superimpose them on other buttons, like the ones for the MX-880 / 980.

I took it a step further and ghosted the dimples over the logos so they look like they are printed as opposed to changing them to be semi transparent and losing some of the color depth.



I will dig around and see if I have the original layered file for the golf background, it has pre-made sections for a left and top menu, but they can be removed if needed.
OP | Post 13 made on Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 21:05
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Oh those look leagues above mine. I need to figure out how to do this better. Thanks for the inspiration
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Post 14 made on Thursday November 18, 2010 at 03:40
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Really like the retro golf theme on this cc, the sepia look is nice.

vwpower44 - as gwstudios said, actions are pretty easy to use, basically they are just recordings of something you've done once. Therefore you can replay them many times over to apply, for instance, logos to a background. They're also great for cropping screengrabs etc etc.

Those golf balls look very nice gw.
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Post 15 made on Friday November 19, 2010 at 17:53
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On November 17, 2010 at 18:41, captaincondor said...
 This is what i am kind of thinking.  Then those icons would appear across the top. What do you guys think so far?  This is my first go as doing my own gui so be nice.  Suggestions are welcome

Love it. Looks retro-fancy instead of cheesy.
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