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Dang :smiley: You got me on that one.

Coming Soon (EDIT: ... here.)

Empire Theme for XFCE, Mate, Cinnamon Desktops; Most Gnome Whatevers should work tolerable-like, too.


Now uploaded - I admit, the Cinnamon DE really rocks this one (In my own opinion, anyway...)
This has actually long been one of my favorites and I am glad I finally got around to expanding on it, reworking it and improving it.

sudo apt install empire-theme

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Coming Soon: Serenity (And a sister theme: Vallis, to follow in the coming week).

The GTK3 in this one is done entirely in .css.
There are no assets or background images. This is... Practice work in gtk Text-Based imagery.

You can click the link, then right click - Open Image in New Tab : and zoom in if you like.

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With a few UI changes compared to the screenshot above... Serenity Theme is now Uploaded and available.
The Sister theme (A Light Theme) to Serenty; Vallis may be a bit longer than a week out. Not... that I am anticipating many people are drooling in eager wait for it... but... Just lettin' ya know...

sudo apt install serenity

Additionally, a few months back I started an art project on a Prowler Icon theme (To match the Prowler theme, since an icon set for it was never made...) And I got all kinds of carried away. A definite "alien" vibe to it.
If you like knowing exactly what an icon represents at a glance, Prowler is probably not for you.
If you like skeuomorphism eye candy, then you might just enjoy Prowler. I know that I do, because that is how I roll.
I sculpted much of it in Blender. This is for fun and while it is pretty complete, it is not as full as Storms icon sets. in regular daily use, I do not see very many non-prowler icons. I will upload this tomorrow just to have it in launchpad. If you like, grab a copy. But a complete restructuring of this set is in the works so if you install this icon theme, be ready for a major upgrade in the coming weeks.




Icons mentioned above- Delayed.

I am too swamped to make screenshots at this moment... But sister theme to Serenity is now uploaded. Vallis is a light(er) theme with golden hues and a more warm atmosphere. Which... for those who have figured out the Name Inspiration - makes it all make sense.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install vallis

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Released. Mind you- the alien looking things will burn your eyes if you try them...

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/iconsets

sudo apt update && sudo apt install prowler-icons

You can use them for about twenty minutes before you gotta switch back to a calmer theme and catch your breath.

Undelayed at long last... Showing Zorinmenu Lite in Vallis and in Serenity. The image below is a Mock Up showing the portions that Highlight when hovered over. They are not always highlighted.

XFCE 4.14, 4.16 - Cinnamon - Mate - GTK3

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt update && sudo apt install vallis

sudo apt update && sudo apt install serenity

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Prowler2021 for XFCE4, 4.14, 4.16, Mate, Cinnamon on Zorin OS 15.3 or Zorin OS 16, lite, or Pro Lite, includes Metacity, XFWM4 and CSD headers / borders.

Right click - select open image in new tab, then click on the image in new tab to enlarge.

Original concept and design was by vStyler for Windowblinds.
As you can see in the image- I have made many changes for the 2021 Linux Distro version. Partly, this is due to the nature of Permission for Use. I had begun (and mentioned) the creation of a new 2021 version of Prowler and began work on it. The gtk3 portion uses all .css with no assets - Except for the Menu Background for Zorinmenu lite and for Whiskermenu.
During the course of this, I noticed that vStylers Prowler is a Master Skin that costs $4.95. It would be improper for me to port the gtk3 portion of Prowler, in light of this, without asking vStyler for permission. Uncertain, I began making changes to the U.I. in case I needed to preserve the work I put into the .css to build a different theme.
This is for Personal Desktop Use Only as noted in the ReadMe File. It may not be sold or profited from. With this; vStyler graciously gave his permission for me to port Prowler to gtk3 for Personal Desktop Use Only. I decided to leave the U.I. as it is, however, as it respects vStyler without copying, paying homage to his original creation and design. In this, I dub - Prowler2021.
The scrollbar steppers are animated to pop out and glow in use as are many other elements.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt update && sudo apt install prowler2021

Prowler-icon set that I created is noted above.

EDIT: Currently Delayed in Construction/EDIT

Coming soon: Machiatto
A light toned neumorphism inspired theme. Can't see it in the picture, but the scrollbars highlight in blue when hovered, the steppers show arrows and stuff like that all kinds of fancy gui pretty pretties.

Coming Soon (Too): Plomb
Guaranteed to make you see red.


Screenshots available in this gallery (Until I complete creation of my own webpage).

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Plomb now released, for Cinnamon, XFCE 4.14 or 4.16, Mate...

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install plomb

NOTE: I have not yet finished the IconSet for it- which is why some of the icons visible in the screenshot are Prowler Icons.
Uh... Coming soon... Plomb Icons...


8:46 now released. No, that is not exactly a clock in the Titlebar.

Contained within /usr/share/themes/846/ is a file "In Memory" that explains the background and purpose of this theme.

To Install on Cinnamon, XFCE or Mate:
Focal and Bionic Repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install 846


Coming Soon:


transparent theme for XFCE 4.14 or 4.16
Cinnamon or Mate

XFCE users need to open Window Manager Tweaks (Comes with XFCE) and Enable Display Compositing in order to have Transparency.

This is a teaser; scrollbar and other features will be changed within the week...

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Predator is now completed and released:

Available on Bionic (Zorin OS 15), Focal (Zorin OS 16) and Hirsute (Ubuntu 21.04) repositories.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install predator


I am Most of the way through this... Perhaps another week and a half to two weeks.

To wit:
I have added a Gnome-Shell theme to predator theme:

I will NOT be making any other Gnome-Shell themes.



Original by Pixstudio - Treetog
This is an adapted to GTK3 for Linux version... a bit toned down...


Named for the Tranquility base for the Apollo Lunar Landings (due to its Moon base appearance):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install tranquility

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install copperdeck3

Plomb Icon set

Images in the link above.
Plomb Icon set (red icons) made for the Plomb theme but can be used with any.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/iconsets

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install plomb-icons

Coming soon:
Hornet for XFCE, Cinnamon, Mate, LXDE... But not Gnome.

I usually go for making dark themes in blue, even did Red once... This time, I decided to try Yellow.
The working title for this was "Stingy."
I did not change the icon set out to take a screenshot. With time and therapy, you may come to forgive me.


Hornet is now released and uploaded.
I will post a link to the Images and webpage when I have time later... You guys have been keeping me on my toes today.

Edit: NOTE - capturing the whiskermenu put all the Titlebuttons (Min, Max Close) into backdrop mode. I needed to edit this picture. Also, made it bigger.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install hornet

Finally got around to a photoshoot: