Phone Themes are one of the most exciting things through which you can change the look and feel and enjoy your phone. In this article, we will discuss on How to create personalized Sony Ericsson themes.
If you are using a Sony Ericsson phone and ever wanted to design a theme with your choice of images and styles, here is a simple tutorial to create SE themes. We will be covering right from the requirement to a selection of images and preview to the final installation of the theme, which is safe.
Requirements for creating Sony Ericsson Theme
- Sony Ericsson Theme Creator is freeware and can be downloaded from the SE developer website. – Download Sony Ericsson Theme Creator Software. ( Now Supports XPERIA X2 )
- A good graphics design software, preferably Photoshop, which you will need in case you want to modify your images a little bit. (If you have the images ready with you, no need to have photoshop.)
How to create a theme using the software?
Once you download and install the software, run the theme creator. Now since you have installed, it let’s get started.
Select Your Phone Model:
The first step is to select the phone for which you will develop the theme as the screen size varies for a different phone. This can be done by selecting the model number listed on the top right dropdown.
Once you have selected the phone, You will get a layout according to the phone. For example, when I selected the Sony Ericsson X2 Profile, I had an option to choose the background for Landscape and Portrait Mode both. This changes according to the phone selected.
For K750, the profile was completely different.
Create Images for Menu:
We need to create images and colors for each menu of the phone. In the left-hand portion, you can see the menu you have selected. The different items for the particular screen are listed, like standby image, softkey image, etc.
You have the option to choose images or can have colors alone. Each of these menus has the colors listed. Most of the SE phones support 2,62,144 colors, so you have various colors to chose from.
Most of the phones support JPEG, PNG, and GIF images. You can add animated images to few menus like standby, highlight, etc. JPEG is the best format to create themes and make sure that the size of images is not too large as this will lead to more memory consumption for the theme in the phone.
Another important thing to note here is the aspect ratio of images. Ensure that the image aspect ratio is perfect; otherwise, it will lead to scaling of images. Also, make sure that the colors and images selected to blend well in the background.
Recheck Images and Colours:
The next thing is to make sure you have added images and colors to all the menu items in the theme. Check all the menus on the top of the theme creator. At the extreme right corner, there is a check box called Show Images. Ensure that it is checked so that you will be able to view the images added to the theme.
Preview and Save your theme:
Good work, Now since you have created the theme for the entire menu, click the preview tool to see all the menus with and without images. Here you get a good idea about the theme and if it requires any color or image changes.
You can also add a ring tone to the theme with the Ring Signal menu. Finally, when you are done with the theme, add your details in the author section of the menu and save the theme as a .thm extension—file ->Save. You are now ready with the theme. You can transfer to the phone and check out the looks of the theme.
Congrats!!!! You just learned how to create a Sony Ericsson Theme in simple steps. Now you can go ahead and experiment more with it and create your own unique design to make your friends a little jealous. Haha, Just kidding, but it will be fun.
This post was contributed by Nirmal, who blogs about Technology and Internet at Life Rocks 2.0. Do visit his site for more tutorials and technical articles. If you have any questions feel free to ask him. I hope you enjoyed the article.