1. lck5775's Avatar
    My current set up, this theme really match any wall and layout!!!!
    2013-01-10 04:42 PM
  2. mohseen488's Avatar
    My current set up, this theme really match any wall and layout!!!!
    dude it is really sexy
    2013-01-10 05:09 PM
  3. yassgo's Avatar
    Ok boys and girls, here's the unofficial Auros BiteSMS theme.

    Put the directory in :
    /var/mobile/Library/biteThemes/Auros


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/deprrzb13agw87n/Auros.zip

    All credits to Rob (EPHD), Jimmy (Destiny), Jay (MiOS) and of course Henf !
    It's a mixed stuff from all those legendary guys

    Don't forget to mention if there's something that doesn't fit well. I'll try to make it better.
    2013-01-10 05:12 PM
  4. GUNNY29's Avatar
    Refer to the simple rule I put in last post


    I'm actually caught between Isakario's point and your point. Gratefulness for anyone's work done for free should reign here - but I've also said before that I'd rather a theme be "10 inches deep" (care to detail) than "20 inches wide" (hundreds of so so icons to choose from). But to your point, King, Henf only includes in the base theme icons that meet his artistic vision - other people can choose what they want.

    What was really making this theme "unique" and "classy" (like EPHD) was the "mostly" black & white shading with very minimal color, except in the water theme where the blue water is for some and not others. But in the last 10 pages the icons are starting to take on an almost cartoonish quality (what I never liked about the Boss theme). Each to his own... for sure.. BUT Isakario's comment made an "objective" point that some icons are veering pretty far from Henf's original intent. If it were me, I'd never post an icon here until it was perfect and in keeping with the theme creator's original intent. To me, anything else would be an insult to the theme creator. Nuff said.
    Click My Sig For my auros Mods
    2013-01-10 05:16 PM
  5. Wildfowler's Avatar
    I'm actually caught between Isakario's point and your point. Gratefulness for anyone's work done for free should reign here - but I've also said before that I'd rather a theme be "10 inches deep" (care to detail) than "20 inches wide" (hundreds of so so icons to choose from). But to your point, King, Henf only includes in the base theme icons that meet his artistic vision - other people can choose what they want.

    What was really making this theme "unique" and "classy" (like EPHD) was the "mostly" black & white shading with very minimal color, except in the water theme where the blue water is for some and not others. But in the last 10 pages the icons are starting to take on an almost cartoonish quality (what I never liked about the Boss theme). Each to his own... for sure.. BUT Isakario's comment made an "objective" point that some icons are veering pretty far from Henf's original intent. If it were me, I'd never post an icon here until it was perfect and in keeping with the theme creator's original intent. To me, anything else would be an insult to the theme creator. Nuff said.

    I can't really comment, I'm too busy staring at the limitless wonder of Durben's icon iWidget, waiting for the weather to change :-)

    Brilliant thread, top-drawer contributors and a pretty good vibe on the chat. I just wish I was talented enough to contribute more with icons and widgets and I'm ever thankful to all those that do.

    WF
    2013-01-10 05:19 PM
  6. NewD's Avatar
    Simple rule to follow if they post and you like use them and if they post and you don't like don't use.
    Refer to the simple rule I put in last post
    I disagreed with its premise as a 'rule of thumb', King. That's why I commented in the way I did. Both yours and Isakario's points were valid. Threads in my view need focus. I've seen too many themes lose their way because people don't remember the original theme's look anymore. I don't think that's good for a theme thread or for the theme itself. Both MiOS and Topaz got hijacked in lesser focussed creative directions (IMHO), less and less true to the original artistic direction and they're both now pretty dead.

    But you're right about 'each to his own'.
    Last edited by NewD; 2013-01-10 at 05:59 PM.
    2013-01-10 05:31 PM
  7. Sk37cH's Avatar
    Guys cmon... seriously!!! Stop making icons for quantity and make them for quality... Believe me it's better to sit 1-2h working with 4-5 icons, for example use all of You liquid icons You have made and set them on Your phone and look at them, then create another set but spend more time working with them let's say 40min over 1-2 icons, play with them (shadows/lights/depth/color/styles whatever You want) Just dont place many things on a small image it looks ridiculous. I'm not saying "You have no skills and stop this", just themes are made with precision and time, show the creator that You love this theme and YOU can also make mint things for his work!! That's just my opinion and not everyone need to agree with it!!
    There's a learning curve to anything, and without feedback, how are you to progress. I'm still learning everyday. If you where to look at the first icons I made for Flite, and looked at the more recent ones, you can tell that with all that practice, comes a good end result. Keep it guys and gals ;)

    Over 20 hours all up, 3 blue screens, 1 loss of template, 2 hours making my own template for Auros (I work a little different than most), over 20 layers, ALL vector, shapes created in illustrator, bundle ID's included, also comes in a "ready to run" theme add-on, and this....
    auros - enlight your phone-protube.jpg

    All while still maintainig a simple enough icon. Should I keep a log book next time? :P
    ProTube in white ;) Thank you.
    Bundle ID: de.j-gessner.ProTube
    Icon: [email protected]
    auros - enlight your phone-icon-2x_alt.png
    2013-01-10 05:37 PM
  8. ellersbee's Avatar
    Been waiting for someone to speak up about quality...
    But if the people are happy with what's being thrown on here power to them. I must and will insist the quality on last 20 pages have dropped enormously. I'm not saying that mine or Rumcajs are the best but if you do compare ours to others in the Dropbox you will see the Proof is in the Pudding. Good day all and I have a little surprise coming soon! Wait til you see these icons I've been brewing for last 3 days ;^O
    2013-01-10 05:43 PM
  9. mohseen488's Avatar
    No one is perfect, practice makes man perfect.
    2013-01-10 05:50 PM
  10. GUNNY29's Avatar
    Thanks Henf for a cool theme and your help. But the egos have risen I'm out 👍
    Click My Sig For my auros Mods
    2013-01-10 05:52 PM
  11. ellersbee's Avatar
    No one is perfect, practice makes man perfect.
    So very true friend! I truly believe that no one tests icons on their phone before they post them up. Trust me, I learned the hard way in the beginning. Always test everything....mods, wallpapers, widgets and even icons before posting

    Thanks Henf for a cool theme and your help. But the egos have risen I'm out 👍
    ......... No ego Craig. I've put almost all of every icon and mod on my phone and the quality of some are bad. Jaku has a strict posting "law". At first I was like "who are these guys". Now I see why. If anything I have said has made anyone see me as "wrong" then I don't know what to say. Come back Craig because as you can see I've been gone since the quality is now all liquid weirdness.
    Last edited by ellersbee; 2013-01-10 at 05:57 PM.
    2013-01-10 05:54 PM
  12. GUNNY29's Avatar
    Plenty of them. It shouldn't matter what's being posted if even one person uses it then cool.
    Click My Sig For my auros Mods
    2013-01-10 05:59 PM
  13. subywrex's Avatar
    I'm actually caught between Isakario's point and your point. Gratefulness for anyone's work done for free should reign here - but I've also said before that I'd rather a theme be "10 inches deep" (care to detail) than "20 inches wide" (hundreds of so so icons to choose from). But to your point, King, Henf only includes in the base theme icons that meet his artistic vision - other people can choose what they want.

    What was really making this theme "unique" and "classy" (like EPHD) was the "mostly" black & white shading with very minimal color, except in the water theme where the blue water is for some and not others. But in the last 10 pages the icons are starting to take on an almost cartoonish quality (what I never liked about the Boss theme). Each to his own... for sure.. BUT Isakario's comment made an "objective" point that some icons are veering pretty far from Henf's original intent. If it were me, I'd never post an icon here until it was perfect and in keeping with the theme creator's original intent. To me, anything else would be an insult to the theme creator. Nuff said.
    Speaking for myself as a theme creator, and I say this with the utmost appreciation for what everyone does and helps out with, most icons not made by the theme creator are probably not in the themers direction.

    Having said that does not mean they are not good and people do not like them. I have seen some icons in my threads that I thought were not good at all, but people loved them.

    I agree with gunny 100% if you like them use them. If you don't then don't. I, like most other themers all got started by making icons and other graphics for themes we use to like to make it "our own". We liked it enough to share with others incase someone else liked it too. If I look back at some old stuff I use to make I laugh because I see how armature it is.

    So I say post on, don't be discouraged and encourage constructive feedback on your work. But as others have said. Take your Time, learn how to do things. Learn new things and you will only better yourself
    2013-01-10 06:00 PM
  14. KnightWing's Avatar
    Guys cmon... seriously!!! Stop making icons for quantity and make them for quality... Believe me it's better to sit 1-2h working with 4-5 icons, for example use all of You liquid icons You have made and set them on Your phone and look at them, then create another set but spend more time working with them let's say 40min over 1-2 icons, play with them (shadows/lights/depth/color/styles whatever You want) Just dont place many things on a small image it looks ridiculous. I'm not saying "You have no skills and stop this", just themes are made with precision and time, show the creator that You love this theme and YOU can also make mint things for his work!! That's just my opinion and not everyone need to agree with it!!
    I think this could have been worded better...It sounds like sort of an insult, but I know it's not one. I agree with Gunny, and to add more to that, the people making the icons might already think they are already "top-notch." That phrase is an opinionated phrase that varies according to the eye of the beholder.


    Just everyone enjoy doing what they do, and let's get back to work .
    Follow me on twitter @The_KnightWing
    2013-01-10 06:01 PM
  15. yassgo's Avatar
    I think that we need an update to make everyone OK

    Why talking about quality guys ? I think if someone make an icon which is "poor", so even if there's only one person download it and use it then it gives the real sens of Community.
    That's what make MMi an exceptionnal forum, there's all kind of persons.

    Personnaly I just make some mixed stuff on icons, bite themes, UIs....But if one person ask me to share, then I share and I'll be happy to do it.
    2013-01-10 06:01 PM
  16. NewD's Avatar
    Been waiting for someone to speak up about quality...
    But if the people are happy with what's being thrown on here power to them. I must and will insist the quality on last 20 pages have dropped enormously. I'm not saying that mine or Rumcajs are the best but if you do compare ours to others in the Dropbox you will see the Proof is in the Pudding. Good day all and I have a little surprise coming soon! Wait til you see these icons I've been brewing for last 3 days ;^O
    Couldn't agree more. This is not a subjective opinion - it's an objective assessment. This'll be my last word on the topic. This theme is still amazing. Newer artists, please try to keep the caliber high and we might have another EPHD on our hands. Live with your icons for several days before you post and measure them against master icon makers. If you don't know how to use shadow and all the rest - you're not an icon-maker yet. If we lower the bar - the theme's sunk. It's happened again and again - in times of everyone jailbroken and in times before a jailbreak when there's less activity.
    2013-01-10 06:02 PM
  17. GUNNY29's Avatar
    I've got an idea NewdestinyX contribute something before commenting on others
    Click My Sig For my auros Mods
    2013-01-10 06:05 PM
  18. NewD's Avatar
    I've got an idea NewdestinyX contribute something before commenting on others
    It doesn't require one to be an icon maker to know quality, Gunny. Hey I thought you were "out" because of the egos.
    2013-01-10 06:12 PM
  19. Jazzman UK's Avatar
    I agree on the point of the theme losing it's originality, Twilight was a prime example, that theme was not recognizable towards the end so i left it.This theme is only a couple of weeks old and already peeps are arguing over this, there are two sides to it, first is the original icons and some excellent ones from would be themers, then there are the amateurs which i might add we have all been there, that's where i agree with Gunny's point, if you don't like em , don't use em, there are younger members that love em so let it be....Any one who complains and does not contribute they don't have an argument...period...

    just my opinion...
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    2013-01-10 06:16 PM
  20. June'sIphone's Avatar
    I agree with suby, abdul, Gunny and whoever else is in favor. I don't think there should be any restriction on who mods and posts there work.

    I started out as a modder, and my icons looked not the best, but I had motivators Like zausser who encouraged me to practice. Along with many other users that used my mods. Nobodys perfect, and everyone should be given a chance. IMO
    2013-01-10 06:16 PM
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