How to make HD Minecraft skins

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Level 39 : Artisan Pony
Hello people! Welcome to my tutorial on how to make HD skins!

What I like to do is first go to a game called Skincraft- http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/571250

It basically is an easy skin maker. You press play, watch some adds and hop right into it. First click new skin. Then select your base ( I like to use blank ). Then up in the corner is a button called "New Layer". Click that. Select custom. Then choose what body part you want to start with. Below the layout there is a red square. Click that square and choose your color. Every time you want to change colors you must click this square. So youve finished the first part. Click save and continue and in the right-hand corner you will find a new layer button. Click that and choose the body part. Do all the parts until youre done and hapy with the turnout. Be sure not to have shaded because that is in the next part. Then you click Export/Save and savve it onto your desktop as a .png file.Now onto my favorite part. The SHADING!!

This is how you make your skin "HD." Go to MinersNeedCoolShoes- http://www.minershoes.com/

At the top of the screen near a poorly made green and blue head is a button labeled "Upload." Click that and make an account if you dont aleready have one. So make an account, Log in, click upload choose and the file from your desktop of your previously made skin. Name the skin etc. etc. Then click share. Your unshaded skin will now be uploaded to the site. Dont worry, there are thousands of skins on this website so it will be rare yours will ever be found. In the corner click edit skin. ( The button has a pixelated pencil on it ) NOW the shading will begin. When the page loads you will get a nice little layout of you skin and a full blown picture. Near the little pink head with a heart on it is a brush with a trail of orange paint. Click this. In the bottom right corner there is also a pen button thingy. Click that and with your cursor select the color you want to shade first. If you still have the brush selected, drag the cursor over to the color you just selected. Then click and drag. AND BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS SHADED!! You will have to use the color select tool for every new color you want to shade. Once you have shaded your now HD skin to your hearts content click download in the corner. The page pulled up will say navigation cancelled. Dont worry nothing is wrong. Youll notice the download has started. Your file should be labeled as sketch.png. This file now has your HD skin and can be uploaded to Minecraft!!

Thankyou all very much for reading this, it took me 20 minutes to type and my wrists hurt. So please subscribe for more daily blogs and diamond and comment to make me happy!

Have fun skinners!!


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Posted 2012-06-03 17:47:44
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Level 3
Apprentice Mage
March 20, 2014, 7:03 pm

man i really wish you would update this. I used to know what you were talking about, but the crazy minershoes people changed their website up. Its haywire and IDK how to work it.

Level 26
Expert Artist
December 23, 2013, 8:05 am

It's noise, not HD. It's really not useful for HD skin making honestly, but if you don't know how to make HD skins, It is likely as close as you can get.

Level 33
Artisan Demolitionist
October 29, 2013, 5:30 pm

thats not HD, that is noise, and you can do that with paint.net, MCSkin3D, and many others, MinersNeedCoolShoes is one of the worst minecraft skin sites out there since it in fact has no way of flagging copied skins

Level 1
New Miner
August 20, 2013, 9:00 am

trying it right now and will re comment when finished to say if it really does come out HD! :D

Level 1
New Miner
July 29, 2013, 12:50 am

I don't think that's hd, this is just an easy way to start shading. Shading is useful, but look at the image for hd Steve: its just reshaded. Nice shading, but not quite hd. Hd means high definition, so it needs a higher resolution.

Level 18
Journeyman Hunter
June 26, 2013, 8:53 am

Thanks, nice guide :)

Level 17
Journeyman Nerd
March 3, 2013, 10:40 pm

Genius !

Level 8
Apprentice Dragon
February 28, 2013, 9:08 am

Sorry, this wasn't what I was looking for and it isn't a HD skin.

Level 1
New Explorer
March 21, 2013, 3:53 am

It is a HD skin.

Level 42
Master Pixel Painter
April 5, 2013, 5:52 am

HD skins are skins that are made in higher resolutions than the normal 8x.

Level 6
Apprentice Skinner
June 5, 2013, 8:38 pm

it is made in higher resolutions :3 idk what it is really!

Level 8
Apprentice Narwhal
September 11, 2013, 7:43 pm

bullets, it would be useful if you knew what resolution is. This IS the normal resolution.

Level 17
Journeyman Geek
February 13, 2013, 8:45 am


Level 1
New Explorer
February 10, 2013, 11:34 am

can someone tell me how to shade the skin well when i try to shade the skin of my Minecraft skin it always looks like he has a skin condition and it looks vary ugly.

Level 34
Artisan Herobrine
November 27, 2012, 7:44 pm

darn i thought this would teach me how to make a skin with dimensions larger than 64x32...

Chocoback XD
Level 23
Expert Pixel Puncher
May 6, 2013, 5:09 pm

I know how,use mcskin 3d,then click the button that has some squares that says "increase resolution"and that's it

Level 34
Artisan Herobrine
May 9, 2013, 6:11 pm

I know, I also created a HD skin base to use.

Level 11
Journeyman Narwhal
November 22, 2012, 5:46 pm

This is skin shading not an HD Skin. And if i were you I wouldn't use SkinCraft or minershoes

Level 3
Apprentice Explorer
November 17, 2012, 3:24 pm

I was looking for HD Skin Making, not Skin Shading. :(

Level 27
Expert Demolitionist
December 11, 2012, 3:45 pm

Making a Skin HD is shading it you do know...

Level 22
Expert Lumberjack
December 10, 2013, 2:55 pm

StickDemon is right.

Level 3
Apprentice Explorer
December 20, 2012, 9:33 pm

No, a shaded skin is a shaded skin. An HD skin is a skin that has more pixels than the normal steve. Basically 128x64.

Level 13
Journeyman Pokemon
November 1, 2012, 7:50 am

If i make a skin, will it be a ''legit'' skin, so that it will be accepted on PMC?

Level 12
Journeyman Ninja
October 29, 2012, 11:00 am

Didnt work. Couldnt find pen thing

Team Ham
Level 21
Expert Network
September 27, 2012, 11:09 am

its says error when i click share

Level 13
Journeyman Skinner
August 12, 2012, 10:40 pm

when i press'Share, it comes up with this:

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: readfile() [function.readfile]:
Filename cannot be empty

Filename: controllers/upload.php

Line Number: 49

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: User Warning

Message: S3::inputFile(): Unable to open input file:

Filename: libraries/S3.php

Line Number: 223

Level 2
Apprentice Miner
November 24, 2012, 11:23 am

me to

Level 31
Artisan Creeper Hugger
August 7, 2012, 6:16 am

Thanks it helped a Lot!!!I made this skin with the Turion "Lavaclus the Flesh Eater"

Level 20
Expert Ninja
June 3, 2012, 4:44 am

every time i go to hd website it says after i share my skin an error

Level 39
Artisan Pony
June 3, 2012, 5:55 am

So basically, you share your skin then download it, it says there is an error? That always happenns. You get taken to an error screen but the skin download is starting. You probably have the file somewhere in your computer, you just need to find it.

Level 20
Expert Ninja
June 3, 2012, 6:07 am

no it doesnt even let me download it right after i share it comes up with an error

Level 39
Artisan Pony
June 3, 2012, 6:23 am

Probably something wrong with the server, just wait a day and let it reset.

Level 6
Apprentice Dragon
May 29, 2012, 7:26 pm

But Still Helpful

Level 39
Artisan Pony
May 30, 2012, 11:50 am

Thanks anyway!

Level 6
Apprentice Dragon
May 30, 2012, 3:16 pm

Your welcome

Level 6
Apprentice Dragon
May 29, 2012, 7:26 pm


Level 39
Artisan Skinner
May 29, 2012, 6:00 pm

Lol, too long, didn't read. :3

Level 39
Artisan Pony
May 30, 2012, 11:48 am

Well according to your title your an " Expert Skinner " If it wasn't necessary to come here theres no point in coming here and insulting my blog.

Level 39
Artisan Skinner
May 30, 2012, 12:35 pm

It was a joke. And even if I was insulting your blog, which I wasn't, you said yourself: " Sorry if this is long.... >-< "

Level 39
Artisan Pony
May 30, 2012, 2:49 pm

Touche.... Please excuse all negativity. It just sounded like an insult. Thankyou for coming to my blog. I just put up another one. ( Much shorter... you should like lol )

Level 39
Artisan Pony
May 29, 2012, 3:32 pm

Sorry if this is long.... >-<

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