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iDerpage
Level 30 : 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:

normalskinblogpng

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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Count_Chirpa
Level 8
Apprentice Pony
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 30
Artisan Artist
April 8, 2014, 12:31 pm

i rule pmc im a god

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
April 8, 2014, 12:31 pm

im a god

Kingof100
Level 16
Journeyman Dragonborn
March 14, 2014, 1:46 pm

what about doing hats and 1.8 parts :(

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
April 8, 2014, 12:33 pm

u wot m8

HerobrineIndo
Level 1
New Miner
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 20
Expert Taco
February 23, 2014, 2:55 pm

This doesn't work for me...

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
April 8, 2014, 12:32 pm

u wot

BrolyDoesMinecraft
Level 10
Journeyman Warrior
February 14, 2014, 6:27 pm

Outstanding

Musicrafter
Level 17
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 21
Expert Artist
January 20, 2014, 4:18 am

what if i have linux?

iDerpage
Level 30
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 32
Artisan Nether Knight
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 32
Artisan Nether Knight
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 32
Artisan Nether Knight
November 13, 2013, 11:32 am

with the same program, or use MCSkin3D

Midnight
Site Moderator
Level 35
Artisan Blob
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 32
Artisan Nether Knight
October 29, 2013, 5:26 pm

ditto

CrashCraft66
Level 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
November 3, 2013, 12:54 pm

Wut o_e

Pikamoar
Level 32
Artisan Nether Knight
November 4, 2013, 5:38 am

your not about to upload skins using shading templates on PMC

CrashCraft66
Level 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
November 13, 2013, 9:54 am

I never said that.

Pikamoar
Level 32
Artisan Nether Knight
November 13, 2013, 11:30 am

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

CrashCraft66
Level 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
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 32
Artisan Nether Knight
November 13, 2013, 12:39 pm

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

CrashCraft66
Level 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
November 14, 2013, 11:13 am

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

Pikamoar
Level 32
Artisan Nether Knight
November 14, 2013, 12:15 pm

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

CrashCraft66
Level 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
November 15, 2013, 9:41 am

Ditto sounds like something perverty.

Pikamoar
Level 32
Artisan Nether Knight
November 15, 2013, 9:45 am

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the above used to avoid repetition

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

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

XxSophieFxX
Level 11
Journeyman Pony
October 7, 2013, 12:49 am

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

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
October 8, 2013, 3:11 pm

You're welcome.

SloPro11
Level 28
Expert Modder
October 5, 2013, 5:19 am

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

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
October 5, 2013, 11:33 am

It might be because the skin is black or white.

CrashCraft66
Level 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
November 6, 2013, 10:57 am

Racist... xD

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
November 6, 2013, 12:52 pm

Hahahahahahahaha, no.

Chowee
Level 1
New Crafter
September 29, 2013, 6:00 pm

AWESUMMM

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

Thanks

FlaashV
Level 7
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 30
Artisan Nerd
December 14, 2013, 5:01 am

How do you do that?

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

Most people do that anyways.. :3

CrashCraft66
Level 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
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 7
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 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
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 7
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 6
Apprentice Dragon
September 25, 2013, 11:50 am

Is it free to download the paint thingy???

diamondmiles
Level 1
New Miner
October 21, 2013, 2:18 pm

Yes, just get the right thing. =3

PuppyGamer
Level 6
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 30
Artisan Artist
September 24, 2013, 6:31 pm

Haha, Thanks

deanzynut
Level 6
Apprentice Narwhal
September 22, 2013, 6:21 pm

DOOD TANK YOU U ROCK LIKE SALAD

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
September 23, 2013, 3:11 pm

Lawl, Thanks I guess. :P

Minousia
Level 1
New Miner
September 22, 2013, 6:35 am

great tutorial, helped a lot

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
September 23, 2013, 3:11 pm

Thanks!

ShawnMaschemer
Level 14
Journeyman Miner
September 21, 2013, 12:15 pm

step 3 not going

ShawnMaschemer
Level 14
Journeyman Miner
September 21, 2013, 12:14 pm

going not

Zoosmell_Pooplord
Level 9
Apprentice Toast
September 17, 2013, 2:16 pm

I've tried looking to add more noise to it to make my skin look like the ending of step 3. It's still all rainbowy. Help.

EDIT: Nevermind. It works.

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
September 18, 2013, 5:13 pm

Haha. Ok.

scruffy356356
Level 15
Journeyman Dragonborn
September 11, 2013, 10:39 am

this helped sooo much thanks

starsteal
Level 6
Apprentice Artist
September 2, 2013, 4:39 pm

it says its not a valied file

starsteal
Level 6
Apprentice Artist
September 2, 2013, 4:26 pm

when I get the file it wont let me upload it to pmc!

what do I do?

CrashCraft66
Level 17
Journeyman Blacksmith
November 3, 2013, 12:57 pm

You shouldn't upload skins shaded like this to PMC, it's like illegal or something.

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
September 3, 2013, 2:01 pm

When you save the file as, you need to set it as a .png file, by default, it's .pdn

camryan2001
Level 8
Apprentice Architect
September 2, 2013, 2:01 pm

thank you!

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
September 3, 2013, 2:00 pm

No problem!

WaterBucketz
Level 4
Apprentice Modder
August 28, 2013, 1:20 pm

IDerp when i put it to overlay it doesnt look like hd

WaterBucketz
Level 4
Apprentice Modder
August 28, 2013, 2:00 pm

Help when i put my background on top its HD bt it makes my skin's hair whiter

iDerpage
Level 30
Artisan Artist
August 28, 2013, 3:48 pm

Then make the hair darker before you apply the background.

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