1. The_Durben's Avatar
    @Ian if you don't mind how did you cut the clouds out so clean? PS? Any tips?
    Looks like he is finding large size with a lot of sky. Then cropping the top off with the clouds and leaving the blue sky.

    If not this would work too
    2013-06-17 02:05 AM
  2. chevymusclecar's Avatar
    There has to be a tip to cut cleanly around the foreground tho.
    2013-06-17 02:14 AM
  3. Azjonnyg's Avatar
    Thanks to MJ I got 1200+ pano scrolling walls on slideshow. Her timed wall scrolling pano walls setup. And randomly chosen weather walls with 10 different scrolling pano walls (thx to Marty code). Got the blur going, works fine on i5. Not sure if a 4/4S could handle it. Will try it on my 4 later. Trying to get the file size down too. My personal version is 1.85gb in size lol. I got a version of it down to 530mb but its i5 only right now.


    Cant wait for this. Anticipating release :-) an early copy would be appreciated too :-)
    2013-06-17 02:21 AM
  4. <Ian Nicoll/>'s Avatar
    Looks like he is finding large size with a lot of sky. Then cropping the top off with the clouds and leaving the blue sky.

    If not this would work too
    I wish I "could" find images with lots of sky but it's not easy, especially night images, I'm afraid I have to do it the hard way by completely removing the original sky parts, so I'm left with an image with a transparent sky part, then, if needed, I add more canvas at the top and make a new sky with a gradient based on the original sky colors.
    The next one I do I will snap some screen shots along the way and post some kind of tutorial, but every image is not the same so techniques differ!

    The main thing I look for in images I download is some contrast between land and sky, makes it easier to separate the two.
    Last edited by <Ian Nicoll/>; 2013-06-17 at 02:30 AM.
    2013-06-17 02:28 AM
  5. The_Durben's Avatar
    I guess that makes sense for night. Some day sky ones could be done other way but I get what you mean.
    Not easy what you're doing. Tedious work for each image.
    But damn good job Ian


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    2013-06-17 02:43 AM
  6. NewD's Avatar
    Here is an example of what I have to do to almost all scrolling images, some are easy like this one, but some take an hour to do!

    PS. these screen shots have been dramatically reduced in size for posting here.


    Ian, I LOVE that you're so devoted to as much BLUE SKY as possible - so your animations can really 'claim that space' and look so realistic!! I loved that about MJ's dedication too. With animated weather - you can't use shots that already have 'weather in them'.. And though some of the panoramic 'city shots' near to the ground - at night, are cool as heck.. they aren't well matched to animated weather..

    I just can't WAIT for the release of 6.3.. I know you have to work for a living.. And Rob (BarsOverBeats) made us wait FOREVER for Elite6 - in the end -- it's worth the wait.. Thanks for giving us peeks into the quality, though, Ian. That helps build anticipation and keep us patient for the amazing result..
    Last edited by NewD; 2013-06-17 at 03:36 AM.
    2013-06-17 02:57 AM
  7. chevymusclecar's Avatar
    True that @ND! Thanks for the quality @Ian!!
    2013-06-17 03:08 AM
  8. King_O_Hill's Avatar
    Wait! There's a new version of Elite!

    Check out WW3 for iOS 9/10 - Widget-Weather 3.0
    2013-06-17 03:15 AM
  9. NewD's Avatar
    Ferlop15,
    The Dark Dandelion and Dark seeds are friggin' AWESOME, dude!!! First time I've seen them...
    2013-06-17 03:38 AM
  10. Best01's Avatar
    Can someone with PS skills please remove the blur affects from these two overlay for me. Much appreciated
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lc3aptcudop5ej7/Overlays.zip
    2013-06-17 03:50 AM
  11. Simon's Avatar
    Can someone with PS skills please remove the blur affects from these two overlay for me. Much appreciated
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lc3aptcudop5ej7/Overlays.zip
    Here's one of them:


    Let me see if I still have a psd for that other one. It may be Durben who did that one.

    Got it:
    Last edited by Simon; 2013-06-17 at 04:46 AM.
    2013-06-17 04:41 AM
  12. Best01's Avatar
    Thanks Simon, really appreciate it.
    2013-06-17 05:07 AM
  13. Simon's Avatar
    Thanks Simon, really appreciate it.
    No prob man

    Ok, tried out the blur effect with my new setup on a i4, did not do well at all. Totally stopped the scrolling. i4 just cant handle it done with this method. Anyone running a 4S want to give it a go for me to see how that performs? I updated my 4S to iOS7 so cant test on that one.
    Last edited by Simon; 2013-06-17 at 05:37 AM.
    2013-06-17 05:16 AM
  14. Azjonnyg's Avatar
    No prob man

    Ok, tried out the blur effect with my new setup on a i4, did not do well at all. Totally stopped the scrolling. i4 just cant handle it done with this method. Anyone running a 4S want to give it a go for me to see how that performs? I updated my 4S to iOS7 so cant test on that one.
    Did you crop the images for iphone 4 screen size? Jw
    2013-06-17 06:11 AM
  15. chevymusclecar's Avatar
    No prob man

    Ok, tried out the blur effect with my new setup on a i4, did not do well at all. Totally stopped the scrolling. i4 just cant handle it done with this method. Anyone running a 4S want to give it a go for me to see how that performs? I updated my 4S to iOS7 so cant test on that one.
    Same link or new one? Ill try it out
    2013-06-17 06:24 AM
  16. Simon's Avatar
    Did you crop the images for iphone 4 screen size? Jw
    Didn't crop them but did change their size to be more i4 size.

    Same link or new one? Ill try it out
    New one. It's uploading right now. i5 side is done, i4/4s side I just did enough to have the blur effect to see how it affects performance. It's so bad on the i4 I cant even touch the screen to disable it causing the phone to eventually repspring.
    Last edited by Simon; 2013-06-17 at 06:34 AM.
    2013-06-17 06:32 AM
  17. NewD's Avatar
    Didn't crop them but did change their size to be more i4 size.

    New one. It's uploading right now. i5 side is done, i4/4s side I just did enough to have the blur effect to see how it affects performance. It's so bad on the i4 I cant even touch the screen to disable it causing the phone to eventually repspring.
    Wheres your link to this beta, Simon?
    2013-06-17 06:37 AM
  18. Simon's Avatar
    Wheres your link to this beta, Simon?
    uploading as we speak. Gonna post it here when it's done. Like I said 4/4S side isn't fully setup like the i5 pics I posted. Not gonna go any further with them unless its somewhat useable on a 4S. Isnt at all on a 4, well unless I disable the blur.
    2013-06-17 06:39 AM
  19. NewD's Avatar
    uploading as we speak. Gonna post it here when it's done. Like I said 4/4S side isn't fully setup like the i5 pics I posted. Not gonna go any further with them unless its somewhat useable on a 4S. Isnt at all on a 4, well unless I disable the blur.
    Cool! Heading to bed.. Will test it in am!
    2013-06-17 06:47 AM
  20. Azjonnyg's Avatar
    Didn't crop them but did change their size to be more i4 size.



    New one. It's uploading right now. i5 side is done, i4/4s side I just did enough to have the blur effect to see how it affects performance. It's so bad on the i4 I cant even touch the screen to disable it causing the phone to eventually repspring.
    Forgive my advice as you have been doing most of the beta testing and troubleshooting but you should try cropping off anything that is already cropped by the container. Maybe the lag stems from the image being "hidden" but still being present and scrolling. I dont know if it affects image quality but may make it tolerable on i4.
    2013-06-17 07:46 AM
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