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iDerpage
Level 33 : Artisan Artist
Shading Skins the easy way - iD3rpage

This is going to be a quick tutorial done in 10 easy steps on how to shade your Minecraft skins and make them look 100% nicer! :)

Step 1: Paint.NET

You will need a program called Paint.NET, If you don't have this program this isn't the tutorial for you. Get Paint.NET at the link listed below:

paintnetblogpngPaint.NET: http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

Step 2: Your skin..

First, you need to make a skin. Don't try to shade right now. Just be normal colors pixelated, etc.

Example:

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Step 3: Coloration.

All you need to do next is follow these steps:

1) Go to the Effects bar. 2) Go to "Noise" 3) Click on "Add Noise.."

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Next, This window should pop up:

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Don't flip out. Your skin in the background will turn rainbow, that is normal.

rainbowwtfblogpngCompletely normal

Change the setting to somewhere around these until it looks good:

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If you did that correctly, it should look like this:

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Step 4: Shading Templates.

Next, you need the download these templates made by the user Kefka.

Go Subscribe to him and check out his amazing skins! :)

Template 1(Suggested): http://tiny.cc/216hxw

Template 2: http://tiny.cc/b36hxw

Step 5: Applying the template..

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Or you can drag and drop the template into the Paint.NET window:

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Hit "Add Layer"

Step 6: Don't worry..

Don't freak out, your skin will look like this:

This is totally normal.

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Step 7: Almost Done.

You can either do this:

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Or, you can just hit the F4 button on your keyboard and this will pop up.

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Name it whatever you want.

Keep the "Visible" check on.

Change the "Mode" to Overlay.

Then change the Opacity to your liking. (Keep it in the 200's)

Step 8: You're done!

When you are done, you should have a fully HD, Shaded skin!

It should look something like this:

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If it doesn't look anything like it, you did something wrong..

Step 9: Credits

Go subscribe to Kefka for letting me use his Shading templates in this tutorial!

You need Paint.NET for this tutorial: http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

Step 10: Leave a Diamond if this helps!

Please, If this tutorial helped you at all leave a Diamond or a Favorite! :)
Tags:Shading, Tutorial, Kefka, IDerpage, Skins, How, Make
Credit:Kefka iDerpage

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super guide kid
Level 1
New Explorer
September 5, 2014, 11:27 am

can you make a version of this tutorial for xp?

xGoldenlight
Level 19
Journeyman Architect
August 13, 2014, 4:39 pm

love the tutorial bro. its nice, simple and works :) just got a diamond

ANTIHACKER101
Level 1
New Explorer
August 9, 2014, 2:41 pm

does this work with macs?

MCNAME_Caden858
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
July 18, 2014, 1:47 pm

Thank you soooo much! My skins are more awesomer! People will finally LOVE my skin!

Jemrock2000
Level 1
New Miner
June 30, 2014, 8:47 pm

What If your skin has a hood or extra part to it?

epicanthony76
Level 35
Artisan Engineer
June 24, 2014, 4:23 pm

It didnt work for me, might be becuase mine is mostly blue

BlazeBleazz12
Level 20
Expert Blockhead
July 4, 2014, 11:40 pm

try other shades except overlay when i turned overlay nothing happened but then i selected the darker one and it resulted into this skin:http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/shaded-colorful-steve-shading-test/

TheLittleBiskit
Level 14
Journeyman Ninja
June 16, 2014, 12:51 am

Could someone please clarify to me that the paint.net in the link isn't a virus please? I am really aware, since I assume there would be LOADS of fake paint.nets that are viruses.

EskoXY97
Level 6
Apprentice Dolphin
June 30, 2014, 6:25 am

Naw, you're good.  I've had it for about a year.

TheLittleBiskit
Level 14
Journeyman Ninja
June 30, 2014, 7:22 am

Thanks.

BlazeBleazz12
Level 20
Expert Blockhead
June 15, 2014, 3:11 am

thanks man

minemeout
Level 9
Apprentice Skinner
May 25, 2014, 9:08 am

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH! Diamond+Favorite+Subscription! :3

XTamerX
Level 6
Apprentice Dragon
May 17, 2014, 7:01 pm

Man thank you thank you diamonds to you! :D

XTamerX
Level 6
Apprentice Dragon
May 17, 2014, 6:22 pm

Thanks man you earned your diamond :D

McStuffin
Level 5
Apprentice Princess
May 2, 2014, 10:10 pm

how do u save

The-Karate-Kid
Level 2
Apprentice Explorer
April 29, 2014, 12:38 pm

TAKE MAI DERMUNDS M8!

aeropulse
Level 32
Artisan Fox
April 22, 2014, 5:49 am

WOW. That's actually pretty awesome.

Count_Chirpa
Level 10
Journeyman Toast
April 15, 2014, 6:01 pm

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING! Dude you probably made it where everyone will download meh skins now!!! ^u^ Thanks! COA-I mean DIAMOND FOR YOU! (Yeah definently not coal...)

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
April 8, 2014, 12:31 pm

i rule pmc im a god

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
April 8, 2014, 12:31 pm

im a god

Kingof100
Level 18
Journeyman Taco
March 14, 2014, 1:46 pm

what about doing hats and 1.8 parts :(

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
April 8, 2014, 12:33 pm

u wot m8

HerobrineIndo
Level 2
Apprentice Architect
March 13, 2014, 12:04 am

Thanksm, This is Work! 1 Diamond for you

Bcnk
Level 1
New Crafter
March 12, 2014, 3:21 pm

=( i did all right and wont work >=(

Bcnk
Level 1
New Crafter
March 12, 2014, 3:23 pm

nvm forgot to choose "overlay" nice tut!!

Colorstream
Level 21
Expert Narwhal
February 23, 2014, 2:55 pm

This doesn't work for me...

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
April 8, 2014, 12:32 pm

u wot

BrolyDoesMinecraft
Level 13
Journeyman Warrior
February 14, 2014, 6:27 pm

Outstanding

Musicrafter
Level 19
Journeyman Engineer
February 9, 2014, 1:23 pm

Yay that worked

1NetMan1
Level 1
New Miner
January 31, 2014, 1:17 pm

I have an problem, when I do it, it doesn't show the template part, instead, it looks like the correction of step 3. Please reply.

FoxyLivid
Level 22
Expert Artist
January 20, 2014, 4:18 am

what if i have linux?

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
January 21, 2014, 8:10 am

Sorry, but idfk anything about linux.

TheEpicPikachu
Level 4
Apprentice Artist
December 14, 2013, 7:04 pm

OMG Thank you so much. This is so easy, and it looks GREAT! Here, have a diamond! :D

Red_Emeralds
Level 1
New Miner
November 9, 2013, 12:30 pm

im having trouble converting the file from pnd to png... please help

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
November 13, 2013, 11:32 am

while you save it, when its to the screen where you choose where you save it at, you change it from pdn to png

Red_Emeralds
Level 1
New Miner
November 14, 2013, 1:29 am

:) thx

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
November 14, 2013, 4:53 am

bah your welcome :)

MC Rivalry
Level 1
New Miner
November 7, 2013, 6:12 pm

How do you create the skin in step 2?

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
November 13, 2013, 11:32 am

with the same program, or use MCSkin3D

Midnight
Retired Moderator
Level 37
Artisan Pyro
October 28, 2013, 6:09 am

You should add that users can't upload the skins onto PMC if they use Kefka's shading templates.

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
October 29, 2013, 5:26 pm

ditto

CrashCraft66
Level 30
Artisan Droid
November 3, 2013, 12:54 pm

Wut o_e

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
November 4, 2013, 5:38 am

your not about to upload skins using shading templates on PMC

CrashCraft66
Level 30
Artisan Droid
November 13, 2013, 9:54 am

I never said that.

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
November 13, 2013, 11:30 am

never said what? you said wut, i answered the question

CrashCraft66
Level 30
Artisan Droid
November 13, 2013, 11:58 am

I mean I never said I am going to upload these types of skins on PMC.
I'm just confused cause' you said ditto.

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
November 13, 2013, 12:39 pm

i said ditto since i agreed with her and wanted to reiterate that point :)

CrashCraft66
Level 30
Artisan Droid
November 14, 2013, 11:13 am

I never heard "ditto" used to mean you agree. Maybe an "I agree".

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
November 14, 2013, 12:15 pm

ditto means "i agree with and would reiterate that sentence"

CrashCraft66
Level 30
Artisan Droid
November 15, 2013, 9:41 am

Ditto sounds like something perverty.

Pikamoar
Level 34
Artisan Grump
November 15, 2013, 9:45 am

"[size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]the[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]aforesaid;[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]the[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]above;[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]the[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]same[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)](used[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]in[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]accounts,[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]lists,[/color][/size][size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]etc.,[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]to[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(51,51,51)]avoid[/color][/size] [size=small][color=rgb(153,153,255)]repetition).[/color][/size]"

the above used to avoid repetition

Cheesy Waffle King
Level 5
Apprentice Dolphin
October 24, 2013, 12:01 am

I can't find the effects bar on paint.net

XxSophieFxX
Level 12
Journeyman Pony
October 7, 2013, 12:49 am

Wow thanks I will use that for my skins from now :)

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
October 8, 2013, 3:11 pm

You're welcome.

SloPro11
Level 25
Expert Warrior
October 5, 2013, 5:19 am

  • [size=10pt]Mine doesn't look very hd -.-[/size]

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
October 5, 2013, 11:33 am

It might be because the skin is black or white.

CrashCraft66
Level 30
Artisan Droid
November 6, 2013, 10:57 am

Racist... xD

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
November 6, 2013, 12:52 pm

Hahahahahahahaha, no.

Chowee
Level 2
Apprentice Blacksmith
September 29, 2013, 6:00 pm

AWESUMMM

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
September 30, 2013, 4:58 pm

Thanks

FlaashV
Level 9
Apprentice Narwhal
September 28, 2013, 6:38 pm

Going to point this out to everyone using this strategy:Instead of changing the .pdn at the end of the file to .png, PULL THE DROPBOX DOWN AND SELECT .PNG! If you don't, it corrupts your skin!

jman0111
Level 33
Artisan Nerd
December 14, 2013, 5:01 am

How do you do that?

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
September 30, 2013, 4:57 pm

Most people do that anyways.. :3

CrashCraft66
Level 30
Artisan Droid
November 3, 2013, 12:55 pm

Yeah lol it doesn't "corrupt" the skin it just makes you have to change it to PNG later.

FlaashV
Level 9
Apprentice Narwhal
December 14, 2013, 8:54 am

It does tend to corrupt the skin. I tested it out, and then when I changed it to PNG the skin wouldn't show up.

CrashCraft66
Level 30
Artisan Droid
December 18, 2013, 1:46 am

Well, let's say you try uploading your skin and it's saved in. jpg file. It wouldn't show up because skins are supposed to be .pngs so it doesn't show them. If you search under you files you can still find your skin.

FlaashV
Level 9
Apprentice Narwhal
December 18, 2013, 5:45 pm

That's not what i'm saying...When I opened it it didn't show anything and when I tried to upload to it PMC it was saying it wasn't the right sized file and stuff like that.

PuppyGamer
Level 7
Apprentice Dragon
September 25, 2013, 11:50 am

Is it free to download the paint thingy???

diamondmiles
Level 3
Apprentice Skinner
October 21, 2013, 2:18 pm

Yes, just get the right thing. =3

PuppyGamer
Level 7
Apprentice Dragon
October 26, 2013, 5:13 am

:P lol, that was one month ago, im using gimp2 now - Puppy

KENDAWG2000
Level 1
New Explorer
September 24, 2013, 5:18 pm

Thanks, was looking to shade my skin and you helped me do it. DIAMOND!!!

iDerpage
Level 33
Artisan Artist
September 24, 2013, 6:31 pm

Haha, Thanks

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