Old 29th March 2003, 01:28   #1
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new skin

just a screen shot of my new skin which i`ve just started,I`ve a long way to go before finishing,Any ideas i could use for more detail??

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Old 29th March 2003, 15:18   #2
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Something about it doesnt seem "right" IMO, theres two distinct styles going on there (dark for the main part, light where the cbuttons are), and they dont seem to work together.
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Old 29th March 2003, 15:24   #3
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It's difficult to say much at this early stage, but it does look like two different styles. Are you skinning over the top of another skin?
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Old 29th March 2003, 15:54   #4
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it looks like you're skinning over another skin, but I can't figure out which is which...

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Old 29th March 2003, 15:56   #5
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In my opinion, it's a rip of a bunch of different skins. I see what looks like Cardiaque in the VIS area...

Or maybe it's just inspiration. Or maybe it's just a brightness/contrast filter.
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Old 29th March 2003, 18:25   #6
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I am skinning over another skin yes,the darker parts i have done over a stereo skin,Cause i don`t like them that much.
I have allready changed some parts,But that cardiaque thing you say is goin on i`ll have to check it out ,If it`s similar i will change it,I`m not a ripper.
As i said before,i have a long way to go,probably about another 2 months work to finish this,Cause i know what i`m like,i`ll keep changing stuff till i`m completely happy with the result,I`ll post some more pics up of the main again in a few days,cause i have done quite a lot to it.

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Old 29th March 2003, 18:47   #7
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It's similar. The skin Cardiaque is like my avatar. See the stuff around the bottom?
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Old 29th March 2003, 22:59   #8
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It is similar cleanup,but mine has a border where yours is lacking,I`ll just keep messing about with it.
And where or how would i put up an Avatar,I presume it`s that little icon under your name??

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Old 30th March 2003, 00:53   #9
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you can change your avatar by going to the top of the screen and clicking on "my control panel", and then "edit options", and then change it at the bottom of the page
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Old 30th March 2003, 04:20   #10
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MMM...a quick mess about in PSP for half hour
and it don`t look that bad.

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Old 30th March 2003, 21:58   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Atmo
Something about it doesnt seem "right" IMO, theres two distinct styles going on there...
i actualy like this contrasting style, but it has to be continues through out the skin if its going to work. also it should be better integrated.
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Old 31st March 2003, 03:47   #12
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e-raser,what the hell are you talkin about,if i kept it like that but integrated it a bit further i could`nt live with my self.
Anyhow,i decided to scrap that,here is the last screen shot before it went in the bin
it was lookin way to much like just another rusty skin

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Old 31st March 2003, 03:55   #13
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new skin

The main reason for that last skin to be ditched was cause it was lookin like just another skin,whereas i tend to go for
uniqueness,and it was`nt that unique.
But i had an idea no one has had,this is gonna be unique as no one has done this before,EVER!
Check this screen shot

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Old 31st March 2003, 04:08   #14
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What do you think???

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Old 31st March 2003, 07:06   #15
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not crazy about this one at all, i like simple designs sometimes, but only if they are realy interesting, this one just dosnet jump out at all, and b/c it is very simple it runs too short to impress. i liked your other one alot more, love to see you work that one further
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Old 31st March 2003, 07:15   #16
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the newest one would go great for people with windows 95 and their desk top set at high contrast.
you have gotten some opinions they way it is. now when its all done submit it again for the final touches.

"Well, got to love you and leave you, need to go get into the shower and rub my hard naked body all over with soapy bubbles, I'll be back later to carry on playing....

It'll take you some time to get over the image of me naked in the shower......mind you don't masturbate to hard thinking about it...."
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Old 31st March 2003, 16:02   #17
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Heh, lol, using one of my old skins as a model? :P http://classic.winamp.com/skins/deta...ponentId=18686
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Old 31st March 2003, 17:48   #18
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there are literally hundreds that look the same. i see a difference

"Well, got to love you and leave you, need to go get into the shower and rub my hard naked body all over with soapy bubbles, I'll be back later to carry on playing....

It'll take you some time to get over the image of me naked in the shower......mind you don't masturbate to hard thinking about it...."
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Old 31st March 2003, 18:53   #19
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I meant of the top image, look in the bg, it's my skin.
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Old 31st March 2003, 19:19   #20
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they do look similar. if you think so and dont like it you can leave a message or just stay on the line and someone will be with you shortly.

"Well, got to love you and leave you, need to go get into the shower and rub my hard naked body all over with soapy bubbles, I'll be back later to carry on playing....

It'll take you some time to get over the image of me naked in the shower......mind you don't masturbate to hard thinking about it...."
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Old 31st March 2003, 19:25   #21
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Pix: It shouldnt be a problem unless there are parts of smar's skin left in the final design. Ned's just using it as a template.

Still, there are specialty templates available (more accurate than skinning over someone elses, or even the base skin).

http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.j...ponentId=71571

http://www.1001winampskins.com/skin_...s.html?id=2499

are the two most widely used examples.
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Old 31st March 2003, 21:39   #22
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Well spotted Smar,hope you don`t mind,everything will be skinned,if i can figure out which one to do,i think people have liked my first effort more,i think i`ll work on it further as i still have the files on disk
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i know there`s skin templates,it`s just that this is how i first started skinning and i`m used to it,allthough yeah,i wish it would take a bit quicker sometimes,i know where all the stuff goes and i can match it up within about 2 trys usually.
today i`ve been workin on a cool new avatar,so no progress on the skins front today,Tomorrow is gonna be the same also,it should be finished then,it`s animated thats why it`s taking so long.

My first skin was Metalhead 3K,that took just over 2 and a half months to complete,it is on here,i just don`t have a link,You should check it out,it`s a really dark metal skin.

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Old 31st March 2003, 23:43   #23
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I don't mind if you are using my skin as a template, just don't leave it there in your skin. Would be bad, 'cause it's a crappy skin anyways . I just use the winamp base skin as a template.
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Old 31st March 2003, 23:55   #24
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This is what it looks like at the moment,i put a bit more 3d into it,Not sure what i`m gonna do with the shuff/rep buttons as yet,so i left them blank.
i`ve taken the contrast up a bit more too so you can see it better,as i said not much progress cause of the avatar thing

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Old 31st March 2003, 23:58   #25
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I think it needs a bit more contrast, especially for the button labels. It is possible to make a dark skin and still retain most of it's functionality.
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Old 31st March 2003, 23:59   #26
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does that say breed???
i just noticed that...

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Old 1st April 2003, 00:03   #27
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on a dark background with all the lights off it does`nt need it,atmo.
all my work is done in totall darkness,thats probably why there...DARK

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Old 1st April 2003, 00:03   #28
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Does what say breed?

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on a dark background with all the lights off it does`nt need it,atmo.
If you take a look at my earlier work it's mostly dark stuff, but with a certain ammount of contrast for buttons etc. so they can be read easily.

BTW, i also work in a low lit room, and have my monitors setup with adobe's gamma loader to ensure correct brightness and contrast, and IMO your skin is just a bit too dull to read properly.

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Old 1st April 2003, 00:06   #29
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in the vis area

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the text under the vis does
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Old 1st April 2003, 00:11   #31
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damn,now i`m gonna have to change that.

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Old 1st April 2003, 00:23   #32
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i did`nt know you did After Midnight,that was the first skin i ever downloaded,man,nice work

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Old 1st April 2003, 21:10   #33
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right,gettin a bit more technically detailed right now,what do you think,stick with the buttons on the left,or re-do them and make them all like the shuff/rep ones on the right.
I`ve also altered the main foreground color so it`s more grey now

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Old 1st April 2003, 23:21   #34
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I`ll make two versions then,seeing as no ones replied,a user freindly one and a not so user friendly one which is gonna be darker,there...

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i like this dark skin, it has a mood developing in it. dont know if you'd want to do this but i'd add some dents and rust to it to add to the dark effect
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sounds like a good idea,e-raser,i`ll keep that in mind

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Old 2nd April 2003, 21:15   #37
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i think that needs a little more darness round the letters

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Old 3rd April 2003, 00:43   #38
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This is gonna turn out to be a very dark skin,i`ve had to take the brightness down on the Cbuttons a bit so the effect would be right,i`ve started puttin the final touches on the main now and it should be finished tomorrow.
I can then start on the rest of it,which will be quicker as i think the main is the hardest part.
It`s like LOIDEN,I CAN`T SEE YOUR UCKIN SKIN MAN...
see what you think...

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Old 3rd April 2003, 02:52   #39
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this is startin to look very nice indeed...

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thanx all for the direction,comments and ideas...
now i`m going off to work on this for the release in about 3 weeks,it`s gonna be dark,so switch to a black background while veiwing this if you download it.
and thanx for the rust idea e-raser,i think it`s gonna be cool.

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