Windows Phone 8 Hack:Make your own “Metro” TilesDavid V. Kimball
Step 1• Use Photoshop (you can download CS2 for free from Adobe’swebsite) to edit an image of the card you want to use. Ma...
Step 2• In the example below, I’m using AT&T logo for the “AT&T Account”Payment method that comes default in Windows Phone...
Step 3• Then locate the saved file on yourcomputer and email it to yourself. Openthe email on your Windows Phone, openit, ...
Step 4• It should look white with a fully-blackbackground like in this image.
Step 5• Once the image is on your phone, openWallet, and open an existing credit card(or make a new one).
Step 6• Tap the pencil charm to edit and thenchange the photo to your recentlydownloaded icon (see screenshot). Herewe’re ...
Step 7• You should see your new icon with ablack background. Tap the save charm atthe bottom.
Step 8• Pin your card to start, and it should looksomething like this:
Step 9• You can also make more tiles by going tothe “deals” area of wallet and addingnew items.
Step 10• A title will appear on your tile from the“Deal name” field, so if you want a titledisplayed, name it there.
You can add as many as you want. Try more accentcolors!
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Windows Phone 8 Hack: Make your own “Metro” tiles

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One frustration I have with some applications is their live tile doesn’t match my Windows Phone’s accent color. Only some developers give their tile such properties.

There’s a way to make your own tiles with your own icons. This method works for People tiles and Wallet tiles, so it isn’t particularly useful necessarily (unless you want to pin your credit cards to start), but it looks cool.

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Windows Phone 8 Hack: Make your own “Metro” tiles

  1. 1. Windows Phone 8 Hack:Make your own “Metro” TilesDavid V. Kimball
  2. 2. Step 1• Use Photoshop (you can download CS2 for free from Adobe’swebsite) to edit an image of the card you want to use. Make thebackground transparent, and use the paint bucket to make theshapes white. Save it as a PNG format. Also make sure to save theimage with square dimensions for best results.
  3. 3. Step 2• In the example below, I’m using AT&T logo for the “AT&T Account”Payment method that comes default in Windows Phone 8 walletfor AT&T phones. The image on the left is the stock image, and theimage on the right is the transparent logo.
  4. 4. Step 3• Then locate the saved file on yourcomputer and email it to yourself. Openthe email on your Windows Phone, openit, and save it to your phone.
  5. 5. Step 4• It should look white with a fully-blackbackground like in this image.
  6. 6. Step 5• Once the image is on your phone, openWallet, and open an existing credit card(or make a new one).
  7. 7. Step 6• Tap the pencil charm to edit and thenchange the photo to your recentlydownloaded icon (see screenshot). Herewe’re changing the existing non-metrofriendly image and replacing it with thelogo we made earlier.
  8. 8. Step 7• You should see your new icon with ablack background. Tap the save charm atthe bottom.
  9. 9. Step 8• Pin your card to start, and it should looksomething like this:
  10. 10. Step 9• You can also make more tiles by going tothe “deals” area of wallet and addingnew items.
  11. 11. Step 10• A title will appear on your tile from the“Deal name” field, so if you want a titledisplayed, name it there.
  12. 12. You can add as many as you want. Try more accentcolors!
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