Hi,For past few days I am getting email asking How to create symbian os mobile themes.So i have decided to create tutorialfor making mobile themes.Lets begin
Are you tired of using Original Nokia Themes?Do you wish to personalize your phone of your own taste?Then these are the steps you need to follow
The most initial step to create a mobile theme is to get necessary tools .here are list of tools that you needed most
About Carbide.ui :
The Carbide.ui family of tools enable the creation of themes for Symbian and Series 40 devices. Carbide.ui provides access to all the customisable theme elements in the Symbian and Series 40 UIs, which are among the most customisable device UI available. Carbide.ui is designed for professionals and hobbyists alike.
Before Downloading carbide.ui don’t forget to signup/register in Forum.Nokia
How to download?
After signing up go to Carbide.ui page
on the right hand side you will find a drop down menu.click on it and you will find three tools of carbide
1.Carbide.ui (Series 40) (137 MB) for making symbian series 40 phone themes
2.Carbide.ui (Symbian) (154 MB) for making Symbian^3 Themes
2.Carbide.ui 3.4 Theme Edition (166 MB) for making themes for s60v2,s60v3 and s60v5 phones
select the tools that you needed most and click on download.its simple
About Inkscape :
An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
Using this Inkscape you could edit/make icons,wallpaper and other parts for making a perfect mobile theme
How to download?
Just click on the one displayed on the top-right hand corner of your screen
These are the necessary tools and tips to be done before making a symbian os mobile themes
There are few more website offering online theme creation software program.The top most one is OwnSkin.com
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.On my next tutorial i will provide tips on installing carbide.ui on your PC and few changes to be made in carbide before making a theme using it.
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