Awesome dark theme!
Minimal Dark HD Aseprite Theme
A downloadable theme
Clean theme for Aseprite 1.2.11+, focused on screen space and clarity.
Inspired by Photoshop's theme for easy transition between softwares,
- New high-resolution icons and high contrast pointers;
- Truetype fonts;
- Dark colors.
This theme is meant to be used with 'Screen Scaling', 'UI Elements Scaling' and 'Mouse Cursor Scale' set to 100%.
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Made by Fe @2dchaos
Bugs and suggestions, email me or leave a comment, I read them all! ^^
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- 0.8 Update - Dynamics icon and slidersApr 27, 2020
- 0.7 Update - Aseprite v1.2.11 compatibilityMay 14, 2019
- 0.61a Update - Small fix for OSXMar 20, 2019
- 0.6 Update - Small fixesDec 09, 2018
- Minimal Dark HD 0.5 - High Resolution Icons and Pointers for Aseprite!Nov 05, 2018
- Minimal Dark: 0.4Mar 07, 2018
- Small update to row/columns sizeSep 27, 2017
- Updated Minimal Dark to 0.2Sep 25, 2017
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Hi. I'm having the same issue as emmyjemmyjammy (LOL). Installed the theme on /usr/share/aseprite/data/extensions/minimaldark, Aseprite reads it and i can "apply" it but nothing happens. Archlinux, Aseprite 1.2.18-dev
Hi! I'm not familiar with the linux OS, but you can try extracting the contents of the file into the themes folder and use it from there? ^^
Hi, I have the steam version of Aesprite and I downloaded this theme so I can use it more to practice pixel art, but the theme doesn't seem to be working with version 1.2.21x64. It's showing up in my preferences>themes but when I enable it nothing changes. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the theme. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Or does the extension just need an update? Thanks for the theme, I can't wait to use it!
Hi there! I've just tested it here and the theme seems to be working fine. o.o What OS are you using? Could you please go to Extensions>Minimal Dark HD>Open Folder and check if the files are there? The files are: __info.json, LICENSE.txt, package.json, sheet.aseprite-data, sheet.png and theme.xml
Also, which OS are you using? Thank you so much!
Oh, Aesprite is installing the extension in a different folder when I double click it, it installs it to AppData instead of the Steam directory, I've tried copy and pasting the folder it makes in AppData into the extensions folder under the Aesprite steam directory and I think it's working now, I just need to adjust scaling. Things are a little small for my monitor on 100% but 200% is too magnified. Thank you for the help!
Hi Fe, is there a GitHub repo?
Not yet, although that's a good idea ^^ While I don't set it up. to check the source just open the .aseprite-extension file in your favorite file compressor! If you have fixes or changes you'd like to suggest just let me know, thanks (sorry for the delay on replying!)
I love this :) I really enjoy the cursor when it is for the eyedropper! Very neat.
Thank you for making and sharing.
Hello! This looks really nice, but I'm using two 4k monitors. At 200% the text looks blurry, and at 100% everything's really tiny. I don't know if higher-res UI is on the cards, but if it is then this is my throwing my vote in for one!
That's a very very edge case and unfortunately I'm unable to test the UI in these conditions since I just have a 1080p monitor. ^^ You could always try editing the sizes and adapt the theme specifically for your hardware, it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
Just to add more info: what you need to edit is the theme.xml file and is under the <dimensions> and <font> tags. I guess you'd have to double or triple the values to make sure everything is visible in a 4k screen.
As for the icons you could try upscaling the image sheet.png by 3x or 4x using nearest neighbour as scale method. ^^
Good luck and if you end up managing to do something you like, please share with us, I'm sure there are people with similar setups that would be happy!
I have always been turned off by Aseprite default pixelated theme. Thanks for making this
Ah, so glad you liked it ^^ I think Aseprite's normal interface is cute and welcoming, but for doing actual hours and hours of work it's too intrusive XD Hope you enjoy this great software! ^^
I use windows 7, and the color wheel the corners are straight, and the pallet is very small.
Hi there! Thanks for the report. What resolution are you using?
i love this theme ;3
Thank you, I'm glad you like the theme ^^ For the palete size, there's an option here to change the size, does this help?
As for the color wheel, I think it's an Aseprite's bug on 100% UI Scale, since on the default theme it's also cut. I'll report it and hopefully in a next version it will scale better. ^^
Already has the option of large size.
And how did you leave without the separation lines?
Unfortunately this is the largest available, themes can't control the palette size. ;/ I'll make this as a suggestion.
To take out the separator check out this: https://twitter.com/aseprite/status/1126549024625057799
hey i just downloaded this, and i really want to use it, but i get this error even while following your instructions completely:
Hi there, please try updating Aseprite to the latest version and downloading the new Minimal Dark 0.7, it should work now. Thanks!
I love the theme thank you, but for some reason everything is much smaller than it should be, making the skin almost unusable. If i setup the ui at 200% its way too big.
It's the steam version and i have a normal 1920x1080 laptop monitor.
There is maybe a way to force something lika a 130% ui scale?
Unfortunately no, because of the way Aseprite works. To make the skin I had to double the resolution of the icons and the fonts, so technically it's already in 200%, that's why choosing 200% makes everything too big.
Under the limitations I've tried to keep the sizes close to Photoshop's UI, but if things are way to small for you, you can easily personalize the sizes of the main elements. ^^ Here's a micro-tutorial:
- Go to Preferences>Theme>Minimal Dark HD and choose "Open Folder"
- Open the file "Theme.XML" on your favorite text editor, in this case I'm using Notepad++.
- After making a change, just save it and press "F5" in the editor to hot-reload the UI.
I'm planning to make a version of the theme focused for 1920x1080 on the next Aseprite update, with a script to change the settings in a special interface, but I'm still on planning stages for this. ^^
Just wanted to point out, that on the Mac version, there appears to be a small UI bug on the active tab.
Thank you so much for pointing it out, will check what is wrong and will get back to you soon.
Managed to test it, it should be corrected, you can download the new version here: https://2dchaos.itch.io/minimal-dark-aseprite-theme/devlog/72567/061a-update-small-fix-for-osx Thanks for reporting!
this theme looks really good. however when following the steps i just can't seem to get it to work. the file does not show in the add extensions option at all and i am new to aseprite (was just gifted it today) so it can very much be on my fault but i have no idea how to fix this. sorry for the bother but if can assist would very much appreciate
Hi there, be sure that you select "All Files" in the File Type drop-down on the Add Extension window, I'll add this step to the Install Instructions ;) In the next versions of Aseprite the .aseprite-extension should appear automaticaly in this filter.
oh it's so obvious now you have said so oops... thank you so much! now i can truly say this theme is looking very good switching from ps to this has gotten a lot easier. thank you again!
ps but saw some of your work while looking for answers saw your work and it is very nice! inspiring even
how come you didn't put a cursor in the theme
Hi, could you be more specific? There are cursors in the theme, one for each individual tool and a generic one. Make sure that "Use Native mouse cursors" is unchecked in the options.
when i installed the skin, there was no normal cursor. Only for the tools and some crosshairs. I looked on the image file and saw where the cursor would be but nothing was there.
I just added my own so it's not a problem for me anymore.
Ah, thanks for getting back to me, glad you could solve it!
That's weird, because the cursor is there, it is just in a new position, right here:
Did you install the theme using the Extension Manager? Are you sure there wasn't a cursor when you installed? The cursor is pretty small, could it be that? I'll ask for help testing this on the discord channel.
I'm playing with your theme on Linux and I encountered this error. It only happens with the non-pixel-font version. The pixel-font version works alright.
Hi there, thank you so much for the report! I have little experience with Linux, does it come with the Arial font family? As a work around you could try installing it. I asked the creator of Aseprite is there's anyway of having different fonts for different OSes and will bring you an update when he answers ^^
No, Arial is a Microsoft font. There are ways of installing in on Linux though. I'll try it out and report back. But yeah, picking something more universal or having different options for different OSes would be nice.
Heyy :D Just wanted to say, i absolutely love your theme, it makes Aseprite so much nicer to look at, especially with the new update.
There's only one weird thing i noticed both on Windows and Mac which is, when using the Color/Tint/Shade/Tone mode of color selecting and sliding the little circle along the edges of the selection window, it kinda "multiplies"... i mean the circle just kinda sticks there... seems to be a graphic error, hope that makes sense...
I attached an image, you can see the thing happening at the left and right borders...
Still, love the theme i hope you keep updating it :))
Hi there! That's been driving me nuts for a while but I can't see to figure out where this error is coming from hahah. I'll try to post on Aseprite's community and see if anyone has any ideas on how to fix this. Thanks for the kind words and for reporting ;)
Finally managed to find the bug and correct it on version 0.4 of the theme! ^_^ Thanks for reporting!
Best theme I've seen for Aseprite to date. Nice work.
upgrade for new verssion aseprite pleaze ?
I'm using it in Aseprite 1.2beta12 without problems, are you sure you're using the latest beta?
yea the more I encounter the document in aseprite-theme, it does not detect it, I replace the default files, crash software
ok I just found the problem it misses the file "package.json" to be able to install it in .zip or move the file
Upgraded to the new version! Check it out, thanks for the bug report ;D
Looks beautiful, thank you!