This is a theme based on the "Carbon Gold" theme by MK64 which can be found here: http://customize.org/gtk/themes/61701 so all due credit to the original author.
I have edited or recreated most of the graphics in the theme and changed the colors to my liking. This is however my first attempt at modifying/creating my own theme so please be aware that there will likely be bugs. I am still figuring out how GTK themes work so please forgive any glaring newbie mistakes :)
Installation is simple, just extract to your /home/(username)/.themes folder and select shadowplay from your theme browser.
I made this theme on a Lubuntu system so it is designed to look good with LXDE, I can't say what it will look like in other distros.
Included in the zip is a Lubuntu start orb that I created to compliment the theme, for best visuals please use it ;)
Also included is splaybar.png if you have the need to override the system theme with it.
Enjoy the theme
Edit: please set your bar and icon height to 35 for best effect.
Update: Made a few fixes, thanks to IamJustUs for pointing them out for me :)
1. fixed the entry bar so it is no longer inverted
2. Sorted out a color bug
3. Edited the menu to a lighter gray to make it easier on the eyes.
Added orbs for a number of different distros as seen in screenshot. I have also included a blank orb for use creating orbs for other distros. If anyone has a request for a distro orb just drop me a comment and I will whip one out.
The orbs are designed in the same style as windows vista/7/8 as well as to compliment this theme and its colors.
Update: Version 1.1
1. Added Macbuntu orb.
2. Cleaned up the theme folders a little removing old files.
3. New menu background.
4. New menu bar.
5. New progress bar
6. Added Slackware orb
Update: Version 1.2 (01/01/2014)
1. Cleaned up the prelight menu-item and menubar-item effects
2. New menu bar more inline with the rest of the theme.
3. Improved progress bar.
4. Converted some PNG files to SVG for better scaling.
Happy new year all!