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How to make cool skins for dummies.

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lukeyio's Avatar lukeyio
Level 53 : Grandmaster Elf
For beginners use Skincraft, or alternatively MCSkinEdit!
Skincraft has a neat and clean layout with a intime Minecraft player model which makes life easier (Life's great when its easier!)
Tip for Skincraft: Press 'ctrl' and your plus key '+' at the same time to zoom in keep doing this until the app fills the page :P

I'm not going to tell you step by step on how to use this site but here's some skin making tips :D

For simple but effective shading for beginners make the main colour slightly darker and dot it around then make it slightly lighter and dot that around, Here's an example of mine: http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/rudolf/

Always try to add a hat layer! This gives it the extra detail and total awesomeness! If the skin your making doesn't have a hat/helmet/mask make the hair the hat layer! For example: http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/superman-276668/

Making game characters can be hard! Some will turn out great (http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/sonic-the-hedgehog-233148/) but other can turn out... epic fails (http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/baraka-from-mortal-kombat/) So just don't be put off we all struggle at times!

I will continue this tomorrow I need to sleep :P Good luck!

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11/16/2011 10:39 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Network
BandwidthSlayer's Avatar
Skincraft isn't allowed, and my computer is having problems with skinedit. (Cant get previews)
11/03/2011 6:59 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Demolitionist
Camo7's Avatar
i suggest you add MCSkinEdit to the list of easy beginner programs. a lot of skinners use it, and its better for starting from scratch.
11/03/2011 5:50 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Network
Knarfer's Avatar
Thanks Ive been trying to make a skin
11/03/2011 5:52 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Elf
lukeyio's Avatar
Ahh right :P I will add more tomorrow!
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