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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Inspired by this post, I thought it might be fun to play around with the new #TileArt app for Windows Phone. You can read all about it here.

    While you're at it, why not show us your #TileArt in this thread below!? To get started, go ahead and Download #TileArt from the Windows Phone Store, and then let your imagination take over.

    qr-tileart.jpg

    Let's see your custom tile layouts and lock screens below!
    02-03-2015 12:51 PM
  2. Ankit Mohanty's Avatar
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    My tile art start screen!!!
    02-03-2015 01:25 PM
  3. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Lumia only :(
    02-03-2015 02:05 PM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    Might be awesome on my 1520. I'll check it out after work. I don't want my boss mean mugging me tweaking my 1520. lol.
    02-03-2015 02:26 PM
  5. IIIDefalt's Avatar
    how do you set/save the tile art?
    02-03-2015 04:07 PM
  6. Lumiamike's Avatar
    After trying, the app left me asking... why ?? Just go to settings/start+theme/choose photo .. I must be missing the point or intelligence to figure out how it works even after reading the tut, ??
    02-03-2015 04:07 PM
  7. Philocrates's Avatar
    I don't understand how to use this damn app. The tutorial is absolutely horrible and doesn't explain anything. All the pictures on the app download and in the previews show that you can put other applications on top of the tiles you create in the tileart app but I have absolutely no idea how. This is just confusing.
    02-03-2015 04:26 PM
  8. Philocrates's Avatar
    Like, seriously. How...

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    How did you get Cortana, the phone, the store, etc on top of the tile art using this app. This app does not explain diddly squat.
    Laurence_Leong likes this.
    02-03-2015 04:34 PM
  9. Joel S.'s Avatar
    So, the app allows you to lay a static image on a series of tiles, which you then pin to the start screen. Set the background to the image you want, and voila, you have the fancy images you see above and in the video.

    The app is pretty simple, but setting up the artwork is not. It's not overly difficult, but it'll take some Photoshop work to get things looking as good as the demo video on the front page. If you want to do the static foreground, scrolling background thing like they show in the vid, you need to cut the static images out and then pick a background that fits.

    EDIT: It's important to note than in the Sunset Overdrive example, the character is part of the tiles with a transparent background, so he will scroll with the tiles (watch the video on the homepage), and the "game art" is just the start screen background. Cortana and the like all just have transparency turned on.
    bjbaylor and Andrew Churchill like this.
    02-03-2015 04:41 PM
  10. Philocrates's Avatar
    Yeah, none of what you just said made any sense to me.
    humanhowever likes this.
    02-03-2015 04:51 PM
  11. Joel S.'s Avatar
    Watch the video. The only thing in the Sunset Overdrive image that's from the app are the tiles which have the character on them. The rest are just transparent live tiles.
    02-03-2015 05:03 PM
  12. Lumiamike's Avatar
    Yup, makes sense now, static background set up by normal way of adding background, pin tiles from app with new image tiles, pinned tiles are just blank tiles with images
    02-03-2015 05:07 PM
  13. Joel S.'s Avatar
    Yup, makes sense now, static background set up by normal way of adding background, pin tiles from app with new image tiles, pinned tiles are just blank tiles with images
    Bingo.
    02-03-2015 05:08 PM
  14. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    For those who are still lost

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    02-03-2015 05:20 PM
  15. Lumiamike's Avatar
    The downside is the tiles laid on top are non functional, limitations of the current O's, would be so much better if the top image tiles just replaced the standard transparency, great lateral thinking by the dev though
    02-03-2015 05:28 PM
  16. piunch92's Avatar
    Here is mine related with Regular Show!
    I've uploaded all the images if anyone wants to customize his screen as well :)

    Download
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=file%2czip

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    02-03-2015 05:39 PM
  17. Ankit Mohanty's Avatar
    see the video and you shall get the idea.
    02-03-2015 09:04 PM
  18. AirSlab's Avatar
    Guys I'm sorry but I'm literally lost with this app. Can anyone please give some simple step by step instructions?
    Laurence_Leong likes this.
    02-04-2015 04:10 AM
  19. Beppe Gissi's Avatar
    I'd love if tapping on the empty tile wouldn't bring you to the app.
    02-04-2015 04:23 AM
  20. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    Looking great, will give it a try tomorrow. :)
    02-04-2015 04:36 AM
  21. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    So all this really does is allow you to have a pretty grid of tiles that does nothing?!
    02-04-2015 04:59 AM
  22. dlalonde's Avatar
    I tried it but I can't figure out how to pin the art to the home screen. Tapping "Pin the tiles" does nothing on my home screen.
    02-04-2015 05:53 AM
  23. Tareq27's Avatar
    I tried it but I can't figure out how to pin the art to the home screen. Tapping "Pin the tiles" does nothing on my home screen.
    After tapping "pin tiles " just tap on every tile alone . They'll be pinned to The home screen one after The other.
    dlalonde likes this.
    02-04-2015 06:07 AM
  24. AnubisJack's Avatar
    02-04-2015 06:08 AM
  25. Beppe Gissi's Avatar
    So all this really does is allow you to have a pretty grid of tiles that does nothing?!
    Yeah, it's useful if you have some blank spaces and you want to fill them.
    02-04-2015 06:10 AM
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