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Poly-Ana Backgrounds (the old system)

 

Poly-Ana Background "Funky" by Totolitoto
Poly-Ana Background “Funky” by Totolitoto

Poly-Ana backgrounds can be easily replaced with anything you’d like. This capability of Poly-Ana has been largely superseded by the recent addition of full skinning capability, but if you like the way the built-in controls look and are laid out and just want to change the background image, this is the simplest way to go.

You can download pre-made backgrounds from here, along with a Photoshop template for designing your own.

Background Template PSD file, 1000 x 750 pixels.
…a layered PSD file to get you started making custom Poly-Ana backgrounds.

L’il Poly-Ana background PNG file, 409 x 224 pixels.
…the current L’il Poly-Ana background image. Sorry there’s no PSD template, but this will help get you started.

To activate a custom background on Windows, make sure the file is named Poly-AnaBG.png (or LilPoly-AnaBG.png for L’il Poly-Ana) and create the folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Admiral Quality\Poly-Ana\” and place it there. (On 32 bit versions of Windows use the “Program Files” folder instead of “Program Files (x86)”. Both the 32 and the 64 bit versions of Poly-Ana will reference this same location.)

To activate a custom background on OS X, make sure the file is named Poly-AnaBG.png (or LilPoly-AnaBG.png for L’il Poly-Ana), create these folders under your user folder, “/Users/(your_user name)/Library/Application Support/Admiral Quality/Poly-Ana/” and place the file there. Note that some newer versions of OS X hide this folder from you by default. You can reveal it by…

  • In Finder, chose the Go | Go To Folder menu option.
  • In the Go To Folder dialog type ~/Library.
  • Click Go.

Alternately, you can permanently reveal your user Library folder by entering “chflags nohidden ~/Library” into a Terminal window. More information on revealing your User Library folder can be found here https://www.macworld.com/article/2057221/how-to-view-the-library-folder-in-mavericks.html

Here are some completed examples to get you started. Remember that you need to rename them to “Poly-AnaBG.png”, place them in the correct folder as described above, and restart Poly-Ana to see your new background. Send us your background image and if we like it we’ll post it here!

 


Funky Blue/Red by Scott Kane

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Funky Green by Scott Kane

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Funky Red by Scott Kane

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Leather by Scott Kane

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Simple 1 by Scott Kane

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Simple 2 by Scott Kane

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Simple 3 by Scott Kane

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Smells Like Wood by Scott Kane

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Steel by Scott Kane

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Parchment

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Pink

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Tolex by Kingtubby

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Carbon by Kingtubby

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ColorCoded by ktjones

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Clean by Totolitoto

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Cleaned by Totolitoto

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Funky by Totolitoto

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Galva by Totolitoto

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Lemon by Totolitoto

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Rusty by Totolitoto

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TooMuch by Totolitoto

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Sunshine by catalog

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Orange on Blue by Teksonik
(aka Kraft Dinner 😉 )

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Woody by Exi

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