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Offline squirrellydw

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Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« on: November 11, 2007, 01:17:53 AM »
OK, this is my first attempt at making a skin so I am sure I am going to have a few questions.  It is going to be mainly black with blue buttons and outlines. 
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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 04:41:36 AM »
as far has buttons go i like it.

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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007, 07:01:16 PM »
I'd be afraid to push a button that shiny; I'd get greasy fingerprints all over it.  :D

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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2007, 07:12:08 PM »
I'd be afraid to push a button that shiny; I'd get greasy fingerprints all over it.  :D
there's also a chance your finger could slip off its so shiny and end up pressing something else. just something for you to take into acconut when making the skin.

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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 01:09:04 AM »
I like the look of the button too, do you know what software he is using to create them?

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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 02:08:43 AM »
we are using paintshop pro
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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 07:40:17 PM »
OK, I have most of the buttons made, now how do I make a SKIN?  I am trying to use the TruBlueSkin as a template but just can't figure it out.  I would like to take out the girls and make the Album Art Outline more rounded and have the blue match my buttons.  Maybe even have the background all black, not sure still working on that.  When I make the background should that be at the resalotion I want 1024x768?
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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 11:45:54 PM »
You want the back drop images to match the skin size you are woking on.... I will try and make a manual tomorrow i only just got home from work, long story...
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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 12:50:20 AM »
thanks, manual will be a lot of help, at least I hope so.  try to write it for a dummy :)
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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007, 04:18:55 AM »
any chance of adding support for .png files?
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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007, 04:45:41 AM »
Here is the type of look I am shooting for if anyone wants to help that may be better at it then me, still learning everything.  The first one is from Apples Apple TV and the 2nd one I had SHOCK_ over at BYOAC make for me for my MAME FE
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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2007, 03:20:05 PM »
OK, what button do you like better the first one I posted at the top or this one?  the first one won't be that big.

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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2007, 03:47:22 PM »
I would have to say it would after be the first one the second one looks a bit flat. i like the rounded 3d look of the first.

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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 04:16:17 PM »
I prefer the second one...
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Re: Back in Black and Blue Skin :)
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007, 05:30:01 PM »
I also prefer the first one. Really nice! :)