* See the update at the bottom of this article for info about using Photoshop to edit Aquia Marina
Becoming a Drupal Themer is one thing, knowing how to simply adjust any Drupal Theme to fit your specific needs may be much easier than you think. All over the Internet, you can find a myriad of really good, cross-browser compatible themes.
Whether it's the free themes on Drupal.org, ThemeBot or a paid theme from Top Notch Themes, any theme can be adjusted to a degree that it becomes unique to your look and feel. If you need to theme custom parts of your website, such as Views you create and areas beyond what your chosen theme may provide, then outsourcing your theme development may be the route you need to take.
But, just before you reach for your pocket book, you may want to consider how many themes already have the structure you require. It's often the "look" you want to change. If it's only the colors, fonts and images, then it's much easier than you think.
If I told you I can customize almost any theme, within an hour, to look significantly different than the original, would you believe me?
If you don't then simply watch the video!
Short List of Drupal Theme Sites
* Denotes sites which simply relist some or all (and possibly include additional) themes (although often in a more attractive way) from Drupal.org and other places around the net.
Short List of (what I consider) Attractive Themes
- Genesis Webify
- Amadou (currently on this site)
- Acquia Marina
- AD Lemon Twist
- Painted Wall
- Color Paper
[UPDATE] TopNotchThemes has provided the Photoshop PSD files for modifying the theme shown in this video. My techniques shown are generally helpful in many situations, however, if you just want to modify Acquia Marina then use a copy of Photoshop and the provided PSD files. MUCH EASIER! Thanks TopNotch!