Dec 172009
 

Download the “Oil Paint” Backdrop File (PSD – Photoshop) here: backdrop-oilpaint.zip
Download the “Roses” Backdrop File (PSD – Photoshop) here: backdrop-roses.zip
Requirements: Photoshop 6.0 and above.

Description: I wanted to extend the functionality of the Combinator Backdrop Template that comes with the Reason software. And so I developed these two little puppies, which allows you to fully customize the look and feel of the design using Photoshop 6 and above. More backdrop designs will come, as time permits. Read below the images for the full listing of features:

The Oil Paint Combinator Backdrop

The Oil Paint Combinator Backdrop

The Roses Combinator Backdrop: adding a little flare to your combis

The Roses Combinator Backdrop: adding a little flare to your combis

Features:

  • Three types of Rotary Scales can be selected (more will be added in future Backdrop designs): 1. Hashmarks (Reason’s default); 2. Point (shown in the above image); 3. Bipolar Arrow scale (in case the Rotary is bipolar. Note that you can mix and match between the Rotary scales depending on your setup. For example, if Rotary 1 is bipolar, you can select the “Bipolar Arrow” for Rotary 1 and select “Point scale” for the other 3 rotaries. They are all on their own individual layers within the sets. If you want to use all one scale, elect to show the entire set at once.
  • Top and Bottom of the Background is divided into separate layers so you can fill the top and bottom with different designs, fill colors, images, etc. The top portion has transparency locked so you won’t accidentally fill in the bottom portion. So it’s as safe as can be.
  • All elements are on their own layers, so you can make adjustments to each section of the design (for example, adjusting the opacity of each element individually).
  • Device name is located in the top right section of the Combinator, so that when it is minimized, you can still see what device you are looking at. And more importantly, names of all the different possible devices are on separate layers, so you can select the device name you want.
  • Color Fill Layers and Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layers sit on top of all other layers, so they are fully customizable. Customize the colors of each text layer independently, as well as the background, scales, labels, etc. All of this is fully customizable on an element by element basis.
  • A logo layer where you can add your own logo into the design. I might possibly extend this to create an image area for the logo so you can use either an image or text. Right now, the logo is text-based.
  • The bottom portion of the background has a simple gradient fill layer in which you can adjust how much gradient (lighting) to apply to the design (or turn it off by hiding it if you wish).

Basically, you have a wide degree of control over the look and feel of the basic design. Let me know what you think, and let me know if there is a way I can add to this or make further adjustments. Right now, I’ve made it very flexible. But I’m always looking at ways I can expand on this design and future designs.

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