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Watercolor Emico Shellstyles by Yggdrasilly Watercolor Emico Shellstyles by Yggdrasilly
UPDATE (1/5/09): It's been a long time, and I feel kind of bad about it, but I've decided to discontinue the production of this shellstyle. I no longer use WindowsXP, so I don't really have an effective way of working on it.

That said, the Olive Style won't be released--sorry to those who use Olive and have been waiting for this.

QUICK NOTE (7/29/08): The Olive Style WILL be released soon. I've been really busy, and there was a death in the family... Expect to see it by the end of the week.

This is a shellstyle Addon Pack for ~Gelosea's Watercolor Emico Visual Style suite. As he's not releasing Shellstyles WITH the actual VS packages, he's opened it up to the community to create them. So, here's my package for the styles released so far.

I will, of course, update this as necessary, when the other colors are released.

These CAN be used with any Visual Style, however they were made for Watercolor, and will look best with it. They also look a little better if you have the Folders Pane open, or use something like FindeXer. [link]

Make sure to grab the styles from ~Gelosea!

Watercolor Emico: Blue [link]
Watercolor Emico: Ergonomic Blue [link]
Watercolor Emico: Black and Washed Black [link]
Watercolor Emico: Silver [link]

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How to install:

- Make sure to install the Emico themes first. You don't need all of them, but they're all fantastic.
- Extract the folders in the archive to "C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes". The shellstyles will automatically install to the Visual Style folders, assuming you haven't changed the folder names.
- When you select Watercolor Emico as your Visual Style, the shellstyle will automatically apply.

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These styles were created by ~Yggdrasilly. Please do not modify, edit, or change the contents. These styles were released with permission by ~Gelosea. Thanks! :D

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Updates:
21 June 08:
- Fixed a tiny bug in the Black shellstyle.

26 June 08:
- Added the Silver shellstyle.
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:iconhumberto2000:
Humberto2000 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Its That Is Theme Is From Windows Whistler
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:iconlinix-arts:
Linix-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artist
could you possibly be porting this to windows 7?
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, no. W7 doesn't use the same styling in its windows, so it'd be really tough to do. Moreso because the original Watercolor Emico themes (here: gelosea.deviantart.com/gallery…) were only designed for XP. Sorry!
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:iconlinix-arts:
Linix-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Artist
but wouldn't it be somewhat easier if it was redesigned with the "basic" structure instead of Aero?
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The other factor is that I no longer use W7 either, nor do I have any of the resources to rebuild this. This was more of a little project I took on when Gelosea was making the visual styles. Sorry, but it's been years since I've touched this project, and... sadly, it's probably just going to stand where it is. :/ 
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:iconcris5000:
Cris5000 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Very beautiful!!!
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:iconalexander-gg:
Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice work. Thanks. :D
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:iconanus161283:
Anus161283 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
how i can use this shel styles`? :/
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Read the directions, they're all in the devnotes.
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:iconlewislite:
Lewislite Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
i applied your shellstyle, i think i did it right - i copied "Shell" into my "WE Black" folder and it looks like this [link] is it supposed to look like this it just looks different in your preview? how did you get those cool icons?
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The pane on the left hand side? It's in the deviation details~ I'm using 'FindeXer', just go to the link posted there. :3
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:iconlewislite:
Lewislite Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Ok I downloaded FindeXer and now my computer looks like this [link] How do I get those cool icons you are using in your previews? Thanks in advance.
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
If you right-click in a blank area in the pane, you can open the 'FindeXer Options', from there you can change the size of the items, the fonts, etc. If you click on the individual items, you can change what icon is showing, and the text labels. You can add and delete separators too.
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:iconlewislite:
Lewislite Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Yeah I know that, I just want to know where you got those arrow style icons from >.>
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OH, the toolbar buttons for back/forward and such? You should've said that in the first place! :P

Anyway, I posted it in the comments somewhere... It's Styler Toolbar, with the Ashen theme. You can find them pretty easy on Google. Hope that helps!
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:iconlewislite:
Lewislite Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Sorry to bother you again but I can't find those icons on the Famfamfam website here [link] :(
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:iconlewislite:
Lewislite Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Damn I wish you could edit posts in deviantart... I think you are confused, I want the icons such as "back" "forward" "home" etc. you know, the arrow style icons?
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:iconpablotoofresh:
PabloTooFresh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Also, what ICON theme are you using for your xp?
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The icons I'm using are part of a shellpatcher, Tango [link] by ~vertigosity.
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:iconlewislite:
Lewislite Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
what icons did you choose from the pack? i just gave 'tango' a try and the icons are ugly! how do i get your icons? thx for the help.
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Which icons are you talking about, exactly? The ones in the FindeXer pane? Those are from famfamfam's tiny icons; you can easily find the website on Google. I'm not sure of the link off-hand.
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:iconpablotoofresh:
PabloTooFresh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Is there a way to have the Calibri font work for this theme?
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
For the actual themes, you'd have to change the font in the Appearance tab when you set your visual styles.

As for the actual shellstyle 'strip' that this addon gives, no, you can't change the font. [Well, that's a lie, but to change it you'd need something like ResHacker.]
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:iconharry-palmer:
Harry-Palmer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008   Photographer
hmm... its modifying common tasks but still got the default explorer shell?
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's only meant to modify the 'common tasks' pane to being a toolbar-like strip. They're best paired with the visual styles linked in the info, though.

You CAN use them with any VS though, if you so choose.
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:iconharry-palmer:
Harry-Palmer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Photographer
Ahh with ya now thanx!
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:iconzkuuter:
zkuuter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Hmm... im I need some help i think :D the shellstyle.dll is the style that will apply to the explorer bar right?

couse when i thy and install the shellstyles (not these in particular) i never see change? so i wonder if i do the right thing...
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The shellstyles for Emico will create the coloured bar just under the toolbar/address bar, however you have it set up. The ones with the 'useful links', like 'New Folder' and such. As long as they're decompressed to the right location, it should work just fine.
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:iconzkuuter:
zkuuter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Oh my god, my bad... i had disabled the bar, no wonder it has never worked :) anyways thanks for the reply :) and the shells is a +fav from here :)
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:icongazz27:
Gazz27 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Amazing, I was hoping someone would do a shellstyle. The only thing I'm missing is a decent Styler tooldbar for this VS (currently I'm using Ashen's but it's too bland for me :P). Great work! :) :+fav:
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :D

Also, let me know if you find a better-suited Styler TB, I'd love to see it!
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:iconjr4594:
Jr4594 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
dude, so freakin nice! :)
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:iconjonstrup:
jonstrup Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Thx - this is great - finally someone that understands that shellsstyle are more than half the the VS
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:iconmelodicnitemare:
melodicnitemare Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
This is one of the better VS's to come out in a while, good work!
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:iconus3my3rdarm:
Us3My3rdArm Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
You are the man, exactly what i was needing! ;)
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
In the description there's a link to FindeXer, that's what it is.
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:iconliamtotherescue:
Liamtotherescue Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, thanks a lot! However I was wondering how to get the ';Places' side bar available in explorer as in your screenshots?
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:iconmrhaosac:
MrHaoSac Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
i can't install
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Just follow the directions I posted here, but make sure you have the Emico styles first [the install directions for THAT are on the Emico VS pages], and it'll work.

Keep in mind this is for XP, not Vista.
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:iconpablotoofresh:
PabloTooFresh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Thank you so much for the black theme...
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:iconmoglenstar:
moglenstar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008   Interface Designer
These are very nice, but using the darker shade of the titlebar for the gradients makes them look out of place.. Could you do some using the colours on the left side of the titlebar?
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, we tried that and it looked way off. I even tried to use the 'blocks' transition in the bar, but it stretches with the window size, so that didn't work either.
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:iconjpeg4go:
jpeg4go Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
great!!! =)
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:icondeutschrockboy:
deutschrockboy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Student Photographer
made the same thing for me.. :D nice
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:iconaxel-t:
Axel-T Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Yeah, how can i get this toolbar icon set?
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's Styler Toolbar, with the Ashen skin. [link]

[Replied to both comments so you'd both see it. XD
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vipuldk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Perfect - this is what we have been waiting for!!! Thanks. BTW, I like your icons in the toolbar (back button, forward button, etc.) - how did you install them? Thanks.
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:iconyggdrasilly:
Yggdrasilly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's Styler Toolbar, with the Ashen skin. [link]
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:iconvipuldk:
vipuldk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Thanks! Just installed Styler with that theme and it works beautifully!
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