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hi guys, I use windows 7 and windows vista, I was just wondering if there were any ways to manually edit the themes (taskbar, window title bar, close button, etc etc)

Im looking for a fully manual way if possible, but Im not completley closed to using an editor if I have to.
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You have to use windows style builder(the new one),its not free though.
You'll also need adobe or some sort of good imaging software.
Some files will require a program like Restorator aswell.

As for guides,there isn't really any guides,although some sites will give you idea's on where a certain image is etc.

Heres a few I done after tinkering with it for about 3 weeks
http://minotar.deviantart.com/gallery/

There still not perfect and it was a while ago these were done and I simply haven't had the time to do more as there very time consuming.

Have a look at virtualcustoms,mark the owner of the site is very good at what he does and should be able to help.
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