Is Reshade Still Alive?

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4 years 5 months ago #21 by SpinelessJelly
Yeah, I'm not certain that background transparency helps in any way - focus on the active tab instead is cool. Your design looks very novel, can't wait to try it out.

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4 years 5 months ago #22 by Prodousier
that looks good, last thing I think of is try decrease saturation of that purple color (fonts and lines)
it will looks more natural and professional

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #23 by Ganossa

Ganossa wrote: The assistent uses exactly 5 colors as you can find in usual color palettes. Those colors are freely and easily adjustable by the user to change the entire mood of the assistent.


Thats subject to everyone's opinion. I wont bother with it and the above quote should underline that ;)

//That will most likely not be the release look by the way, its made as a showcase and to experiment :)

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4 years 5 months ago #24 by DeMondo

Ganossa wrote: The design approach of your example is quiet different though. It is the usual separation of tabs that are accessed individually and are not really inter-linked.
From my experience and from the main feedback I received for my work on the mediator, the common wish was for more transparency in how tabs/functionalities depend on another.
The ultimate problem for me to solve was to show all important options at once while containing the required space.

Therefore I had the idea to preview neighbor tabs and also allowing there control while always only one tab is in focus (which cannot have transparent background). However, this means that I use the blur not as an effect that looks good or to emphasize the focus but to mimic depth that makes it easier for the user to understand the unusual scrolling and display of the tabs. That said, I am of course able to use transparency and blur but not for the exact same purpose which you see in your example.

Anyway, I hope you will be pleased with the solution I am going to provide :)

On topic of fonts, I did not come to that part yet of the work and in most cases (concerning UIs) I leave it out entirely. From a readability stand point, the standard font is usually the best. However, in the following you can see a little showcase/experiment of some modern font (maybe optional?) applied to the ReShade Assistant (+ my final compromise of blur and transparency :D)


--> Good design & teasing, so when can we get it?

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4 years 5 months ago #25 by Prodousier
I know we can change colors but I was speaking about desaturation :D

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #26 by Marty McFly

Prodousier wrote: I know we can change colors but I was speaking about desaturation :D


How is that important for the tool? It's just a small thing, way more important are actual features that help creating presets, not how you can colorize the buttons. Btw desaturation = changing colors.
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4 years 5 months ago #27 by Prodousier
ok just wanted to help

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #28 by Elimina

Ganossa wrote:


I like the design, and since most of it is customizable, we have the ability to make it look however we want, but there is one thing that is bugging me. I'm not really a big fan of the rounded tabs, text boxes, etc. I think having the shapes with no rounded corners would look much more clean and up to date IMO.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #29 by crosire

Elimina wrote: I like the design, and since most of it is customizable, we have the ability to make it look however we want, but there is one thing that is bugging me. I'm not really a big fan of the rounded tabs, text boxes, etc. I think having the shapes with no rounded corners would look much more clean and up to date IMO.

I agree.

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4 years 5 months ago #30 by klotim

crosire wrote:

Elimina wrote: I like the design, and since most of it is customizable, we have the ability to make it look however we want, but there is one thing that is bugging me. I'm not really a big fan of the rounded tabs, text boxes, etc. I think having the shapes with no rounded corners would look much more clean and up to date IMO.

I agree.


I agree too, i'm a webdesigner and no rounded square boxes is also modern at the moment.
better stick to the updated design that is hot now.

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4 years 5 months ago #31 by Ganossa
You are probably right about it being trendy...

But here is the big but :P trends will never determing what is looking better or worse, they are even less objective than our actual taste.
I am trying to find something that looks good, not something that is in the trend.

You ever saw the sunrise after an early hike to the top of a mountain. Or the painted ceiling of some roman churches. They are not in the trend. They actually look good!

This community has a lot! of good ideas though some might be plain taste arguments but don't you agree that trend should at least be our last argument to change :P
I can just hope (and work hard) so most people will like the look -no matter it being released today, 20 years ago or 20 years from now-
B) Keep up the nice feedback guys and I'll keep trying!!

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #32 by crosire
Doesn't change the fact that I like the modern, square design more. I told you that in person already =P.
This software is for the here and now, it might not be relevant in 20 years anymore, so it's more important to follow the current trend rather than recreating something old (those round boxes were popular back in the times of XP).
Anyway, you are right, features and usability are the most important thing, design can be decided over a bit later.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #33 by Ganossa
Edit::Oh well :) Decided for something entirely different than boxes.

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4 years 5 months ago #34 by klotim

Ganossa wrote: Edit::Oh well :) Decided for something entirely different than boxes.


Those fonts could be better for readability :)



or


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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #35 by Elimina

klotim wrote:

Ganossa wrote: Edit::Oh well :) Decided for something entirely different than boxes.


Those fonts could be better for readability :)



or



Thanks you for bringing this up. I couldn't agree more. I don't know why, but I got bored and made a simple modern menu in Illustrator with modern fonts, shapes, and colors. I think it looks much nicer with just changing to a more thin lined sans serif font

Example Photoshop Menu:
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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #36 by klotim

Elimina wrote:

klotim wrote:
Thanks you for bringing this up. I couldn't agree more. I don't know why, but I got bored and made a simple modern menu in Illustrator with modern fonts, shapes, and colors. I think it looks much nicer with just changing to a more thin lined sans serif font

Example Photoshop Menu:


looks much better, more clean.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #37 by Ganossa
Thanks for trying out some more fonts. Though I had only little time and they are borderline readable, I liked the design of the ones which are in my concept images. Could you maybe help with search for some more fonts that are similar to that but might increase readability? (Different elements could also have different fonts though I like uniformity just like you guys I guess)

At the moment it would be good to preview with one font color cause there is no customization split yet. For the topic markers on left and right it might also be good to put some writing in the background (with same font and color) and check if the topics are still readable.

Thanks alot for helping out! Release is very very close :-)

Edit: Just to let you know the customization split for colors:

1. Color - Top&Bottom background
2. Color - Tab background
3. Color - Fonts and clickables
4. Color - Highlights (mainly list & text selectors)
5. Color - Drop Shadow

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #38 by Elimina

Ganossa wrote: I liked the design of the ones which are in my concept images. Could you maybe help with search for some more fonts that are similar to that but might increase readability?


I found two fonts that look similar to yours, but they are much more readable (Links):
Stark
Grotesk

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Ganossa wrote: 1. Color - Top&Bottom background
2. Color - Tab background
3. Color - Fonts and clickables
4. Color - Highlights (mainly list & text selectors)
5. Color - Drop Shadow


Will we be able to disable the drop shadow if we choose to?

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4 years 5 months ago #39 by Ganossa
Thanks, will check them out.

There is a custom value called Shadow Depth which will allow the user to adjust the drop shadow depth. Setting this to 0 will disable existing drop shadows.
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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #40 by Ganossa
So, I found some time to try out more fonts.
Turns out, two of the Raleway sizes are indeed satisfying in most cases. :)
Thanks again for helping checking those out!

- anyhow, here is the result of those (and some other) changes -

Thats is as far as I will go for now with customization guys. Should get most of you the results you want!

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