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jock of loch
09-12-2006, 06:00 PM
Hi,
I have menu buttons on my site that has a custom background colour. When I added the menu buttons, they have the annoying white corners that everybody (including me) wants removed.
I have absolutely no idea how this is achieved. The forums advice says to do this, but I can't find the answer.
Any advice would be most appreciated.I love bluevoda, but it can be hard, if it weren't for the forums!
Thanks,
Jock of Loch

www.lochdesignsjewellery.com (http://www.lochdesignsjewellery.com)

Girlonthehill
09-12-2006, 06:37 PM
Hi,
I have menu buttons on my site that has a custom background colour. When I added the menu buttons, they have the annoying white corners that everybody (including me) wants removed.
I have absolutely no idea how this is achieved. The forums advice says to do this, but I can't find the answer.
Any advice would be most appreciated.I love bluevoda, but it can be hard, if it weren't for the forums!
Thanks,
Jock of Loch

www.lochdesignsjewellery.com (http://www.lochdesignsjewellery.com)

Hi Jock.

You could try using Photoshop or Paint Shop (or something similar) - open the button .gif file that you want to use and edit it getting rid of the corners. You'll find the button here: My Computer> c: > Program Files >Blue Voda Website Builder > Navbar. It may be a little painstaking but will be worth the effort if it displeases you that much. I hope this helps.

lovethatbluegrassmusic
09-12-2006, 06:59 PM
As Amanda said, paint programs such as paint.net will work.
Take a look at this page I just finished:
www.baldwincomusic.com/estellamsound1.html (http://www.baldwincomusic.com/estellamsound1.html)

The buttons at the bottom of the black page had white corners.
I used the 're-paint' tool in 'paint.net' to re-color the corners
by magnifying the bar to 600% and filling in the pixel blocks
with black. I then sized it back to 100 and saved in navbar.
The curved areas are jagged, but I'll bet someone knows how
to improve on that.

Now , when I go to properties on my nav button, I just select 'style'
and choose the new button that has been added to the navbar
folder.

jock of loch
09-13-2006, 04:10 PM
Hi,
Thanks Amanda and Brad, I should have thought of that. I have just the program on my home computer to do this, when I get back from Bonnie Scotland in a couple of weeks.
Jock

www.lochdesignsjewellery.com (http://www.lochdesignsjewellery.com)

zigzag
09-15-2006, 05:59 PM
Hi,
I have emailed you the button that you use, with your web page colour as a background. This was done in Paint.net, by creating a cutout button on one layer, and a background of your colour [Hex CCCCE4, RGB 204 204 228]on a background layer. So now there are no white corners.
I have sent you the paint.net file as well as the jpg result. Enjoy.

When you play with Paint, magnify the button that you want to work on, to something ridiculous, like 1200%. Then you can use the rectangle selector, to select pixels on the left and right edges that will appear "round" when at normal (100%) magnification. Hold down the CTRL button when you do multiple selects.
If you have time to experiment, Paint is great! And soon you will find that half the day or night has flown by.

jock of loch
09-15-2006, 09:18 PM
Hi, Roydon,
and thanks for taking the time to help an old Scots/Aussie with his problem. Have not had a minute on my holiday to put to use all the advice and help from these forums, but in a few weeks time when I get home, I will have a ball .
Again, thanks to all,
Jock.