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Old 10-29-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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201 Screensaver Images + Guide For Making Your Own (photoshop)

Over the past couple of weeks I've gotten a lot of help from this forum so to say thanks here are 201 screensaver pictures. Their 600x800 16 color gifs. They only take up about 12MB in all. Some mite have "naughty" words or themes so skim over them if that's a concern to you. If you need help putting them on you device goto step 4 of the PhotoShop guide (hack need for custom screensavers).


PhotoShop Guide
(clarknova and flandroid helped to make this guide give them some Good Karma)

Perquisites
You Need PhotoShop (duh)
You must have a jailbroken kindle
You need to have screensaver hack installed
Guide for both here.

Step 0
Make New Image. Ctrl + N or File>New. Wifi and G3 Kindles are 600x800 DXs are 824 x 1200 (for Gen 3 not sure about older Kindles)



Step 1
Add image to canvas. Drag or copy paste or import it. Then Re-size to fit it how you would like it. Ctrl + t



Step 2 *Optional
If you want to mess with the image to make it your own now is the time.

Before the image is exported, it should be tweaked for grayscale. Images with color can get away with out having a lot of contrast in its values. To fix this, make a Posteriz and a Black and White or Hue/Satration adjustment layer. Set the posteriz layer levels to 15 if you have a kindle 2 or 16 for a kindle 3. The black and white layer can also be adjusted to your liking. If you used a Hue/Saturation layer (only if your using CS2 or lower) the set saturation to -100.





With the main image layer selected Hit Ctrl + l to open up the levels window (you can alturativly make a levels ajusment layer). Theres no one setting garented to give you good resultes but a good rule of tumb for the levels window is to move the outer arrows to the edge of the graph and move the middle arrow to where it looks right. (can someone say run-on sentance)





After the changes have been made turn off visibility or delete the postrize and the black and white or Hue/sat layers. (If you used the BLK and WHT layer to change the image keep it on)

Step 3
Save your image via "web save" Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S (win) or file>Save for web devices.
1. Set Output to gif.
2. Open drop down menu goto "Load Color Table" Use ether Kindle 2 (Add by clarknova) or Kindle 3 Color Table.
3. Set Dither to Diffusion and adjust the amount of dither to your liking.
4. Save



Step 4
Drag and drop images in to KindleDrive:\linkss\screensavers



Step 5
Reset Kindle. On Kindle goto home>menu>settings>menu>restart



Thats it! If your make you own Share them!!!!!


Enjoy!
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File Type: zip 201ScreenSavers.zip (11.91 MB, 753 views)
File Type: zip Kindle2ColorTable.zip (182 Bytes, 143 views)
File Type: zip Kindle3ColorTable.zip (199 Bytes, 273 views)

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:56 AM   #2
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Thanks for all the images man. Karma for you.

Now, I will make a compilation of my own in some time and share it with ya'll.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:02 AM   #3
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snuggles & hellraiser. And a fool-proof method for adding to on my Kindle?

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Old 10-29-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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snuggles & hellraiser. And a fool-proof method for adding to on my Kindle?
It has to be jailbroken and have the custum screensaver installed. Guides here After those are installed put the pictures in KindleDrive:\linkss\screensavers

Or did you mean a fool proof photoshop guide for making your own?

Edit: I ended up making both!

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It has to be jailbroken and have the custum screensaver installed. Guides here After those are installed put the pictures in KindleDrive:\linkss\screensavers

Or did you mean a fool proof photoshop guide for making your own?

Edit: I ended up making both!
Thanks very much; I'll give it a serious try. It should be doable
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When you "save for web & device...", if you click the "Color Table" menu, you can then load the correct palette for your kindle. Photoshop defines the palette by best guess, but forcing the kindle's palette will preserve more colors in the end.

I've attached the Kindle2 color table (which only uses 15 different colors, not 16). Someone should probably create one for the K3 and see if it's different (as in using all 16 colors).

Also, the diffusion settings in the "save for web & device" dialog are really quite excellent.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:17 PM   #7
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When you "save for web & device...", if you click the "Color Table" menu, you can then load the correct palette for your kindle. Photoshop defines the palette by best guess, but forcing the kindle's palette will preserve more colors in the end.

I've attached the Kindle2 color table (which only uses 15 different colors, not 16). Someone should probably create one for the K3 and see if it's different (as in using all 16 colors).

Also, the diffusion settings in the "save for web & device" dialog are really quite excellent.
Good Idea. I'll add Them all to the top and update the guide later today.
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Personally I like to switch the image to greyscale and then adjust the levels before dropping to 16-colour. It can make a HUGE difference in how the image looks on the device, a lot of my images looked really flat but after messing with the levels they pop right off the screen.

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Old 10-29-2010, 03:01 PM   #9
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Personally I like switch the image to greyscale and then adjust the levels before dropping to 16-colour. It can make a HUGE difference in how the image looks on the device, a lot of my images looked really flat but after messing with the levels they pop right off the screen.
Defiantly mess with levels and/or curves. This is a newbie guide for people who don't know there way around photoshop; I didn't what to pile on too much.

Edit: Alright I added a section for levels thanks for your suggestion!

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