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iDerpage
Level 34 : 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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can you make a version of this tutorial for xp?
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  • xGoldenlight
  • Level 20
  • Expert Blockhead
  • August 13, 2014, 4:39 pm
love the tutorial bro. its nice, simple and works :) just got a diamond
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does this work with macs?
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Thank you soooo much! My skins are more awesomer! People will finally LOVE my skin!
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What If your skin has a hood or extra part to it?
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It didnt work for me, might be becuase mine is mostly blue
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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/
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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.
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  • EskoXY97
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Dolphin
  • June 30, 2014, 6:25 am
Naw, you're good.  I've had it for about a year.
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Thanks.
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thanks man
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  • minemeout
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • May 25, 2014, 9:08 am
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH! Diamond+Favorite+Subscription! :3
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  • XTamerX
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • May 17, 2014, 7:01 pm
Man thank you thank you diamonds to you! :D
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  • XTamerX
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • May 17, 2014, 6:22 pm
Thanks man you earned your diamond :D
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  • McStuffin
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Princess
  • May 2, 2014, 10:10 pm
how do u save
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TAKE MAI DERMUNDS M8!
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  • aeropulse
  • Level 42
  • Master Batman
  • April 22, 2014, 5:49 am
WOW. That's actually pretty awesome.
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  • Count_Chirpa
  • Level 11
  • 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...)
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • April 8, 2014, 12:31 pm
i rule pmc im a god
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • April 8, 2014, 12:31 pm
im a god
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  • Kingof100
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Taco
  • March 14, 2014, 1:46 pm
what about doing hats and 1.8 parts :(
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • April 8, 2014, 12:33 pm
u wot m8
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  • HerobrineIndo
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Architect
  • March 13, 2014, 12:04 am
Thanksm, This is Work! 1 Diamond for you
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  • Bcnk
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • March 12, 2014, 3:21 pm
=( i did all right and wont work >=(
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  • Bcnk
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • March 12, 2014, 3:23 pm
nvm forgot to choose "overlay" nice tut!!
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  • Colorstream
  • Level 21
  • Expert Narwhal
  • February 23, 2014, 2:55 pm
This doesn't work for me...
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • April 8, 2014, 12:32 pm
u wot
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Outstanding
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  • Musicrafter
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • February 9, 2014, 1:23 pm
Yay that worked
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  • 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.
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  • FoxyLivid
  • Level 22
  • Expert Artist
  • January 20, 2014, 4:18 am
what if i have linux?
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • January 21, 2014, 8:10 am
Sorry, but idfk anything about linux.
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OMG Thank you so much. This is so easy, and it looks GREAT! Here, have a diamond! :D
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im having trouble converting the file from pnd to png... please help
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • 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
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:) thx
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • November 14, 2013, 4:53 am
bah your welcome :)
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  • MC Rivalry
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 7, 2013, 6:12 pm
How do you create the skin in step 2?
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • November 13, 2013, 11:32 am
with the same program, or use MCSkin3D
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  • Midnight
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Architect
  • 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.
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • October 29, 2013, 5:26 pm
ditto
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  • CrashCraft66
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • November 3, 2013, 12:54 pm
Wut o_e
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • November 4, 2013, 5:38 am
your not about to upload skins using shading templates on PMC
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  • CrashCraft66
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • November 13, 2013, 9:54 am
I never said that.
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • November 13, 2013, 11:30 am
never said what? you said wut, i answered the question
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  • CrashCraft66
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • 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.
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • November 13, 2013, 12:39 pm
i said ditto since i agreed with her and wanted to reiterate that point :)
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  • CrashCraft66
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • November 14, 2013, 11:13 am
I never heard "ditto" used to mean you agree. Maybe an "I agree".
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • November 14, 2013, 12:15 pm
ditto means "i agree with and would reiterate that sentence"
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  • CrashCraft66
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • November 15, 2013, 9:41 am
Ditto sounds like something perverty.
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  • Pikamoar
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Dwarf
  • November 15, 2013, 9:45 am
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the above used to avoid repetition
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I can't find the effects bar on paint.net
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  • XxSophieFxX
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Pony
  • October 7, 2013, 12:49 am
Wow thanks I will use that for my skins from now :)
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • October 8, 2013, 3:11 pm
You're welcome.
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  • SloPro11
  • Level 25
  • Expert Warrior
  • October 5, 2013, 5:19 am
  • [size=10pt]Mine doesn't look very hd -.-[/size]
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • October 5, 2013, 11:33 am
It might be because the skin is black or white.
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  • CrashCraft66
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • November 6, 2013, 10:57 am
Racist... xD
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • November 6, 2013, 12:52 pm
Hahahahahahahaha, no.
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  • Chowee
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • September 29, 2013, 6:00 pm
AWESUMMM
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 30, 2013, 4:58 pm
Thanks
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  • 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!
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  • jman0111
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Nerd
  • December 14, 2013, 5:01 am
How do you do that?
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 30, 2013, 4:57 pm
Most people do that anyways.. :3
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  • CrashCraft66
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • CrashCraft66
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • PuppyGamer
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • September 25, 2013, 11:50 am
Is it free to download the paint thingy???
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  • diamondmiles
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • October 21, 2013, 2:18 pm
Yes, just get the right thing. =3
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  • PuppyGamer
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Dragon
  • October 26, 2013, 5:13 am
:P lol, that was one month ago, im using gimp2 now - Puppy
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  • 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!!!
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  • iDerpage
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • September 24, 2013, 6:31 pm
Haha, Thanks
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