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avatar Kefka
Level 86 : Elite War Lord
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Photoshop Demo Shading Template #1 Shading Template #2

See Video Tutorials Below








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Photoshop Video Tutorial 

credit to ccltoe




Paint.Net Video Tutorial
credit to SarcasticSargent



Gimp Video Tutorial
credit to [skytownify]
 
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Update #4 : 08/18/2012 11:05:07 pmAug 18th, 2012

added the option to use "gimp"
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eh... this is a really bland and outdated shading style. Good tutorial, though.
Does this work with Paint.NET?
  • Bumblebqe
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Unicorn
  • June 27, 2016, 5:07 pm
Welp, I would've liked shading turtorials on the super shaded skins that i get. It's hard to explain but it's sort of a common trend around here but I can't figure out a certain method to make one quite like the shading I'm commenting about. But thanks for the help xp
  • Isaiahmag
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • June 21, 2016, 4:45 pm
Noice
But I would've recommended gimp or Paint.net
  • Minaplier
  • Level 25
  • Expert Mage
  • May 16, 2016, 3:24 pm
when ur photoshop demo expired ;-; xD
  • Crippolo
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Zombie
  • March 12, 2016, 9:18 am
ΩI have no idea what I'm doing =PΩ
  • Pugcraze
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 23, 2016, 7:09 pm
I found a way to do this on pixlr. is it okay if i made a tutorial on how to do this?
  • mihail123
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 15, 2015, 1:02 pm
i want this so bad but phonoshop isnt available in my country.. can someone shade a skin for me? i ll send him link of the skin
  • benjaminalan
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • January 5, 2016, 10:37 pm
I'll help you! Just PM me!
If its not too late,can u help me shade my skin? I don't have photoshop. It wont work for some reason. Everytime I click to download it,
  • benjaminalan
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • June 10, 2016, 8:42 pm
Sure.
  • JeffreyJo
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 12, 2015, 5:07 pm
For better results, try making the colors really bright, the template will then darken the colors to your liking.
  • LoadedBeat
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 3, 2015, 10:04 pm
All the skins i have made are REALLY bad because they are unshaded. This helped me a LOT! It is amazing how easy it was and it took LESS than 2 MINUTES! Thank you very much for helping!
  • Jaydub25
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 25, 2015, 6:19 pm
How do you make the hat show?
Is this legal?

I mean for like APBL and contests
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • August 17, 2015, 7:42 am
It is against the rules to post skins on PMC using any shading template that you did not create yourself.
Then this blog Shouldn't exist
.......
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • August 17, 2015, 8:13 am
its so you can create a skin for yourself to use, not everyone makes skins to post on PMC
  • fr33pvp
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • August 7, 2015, 8:56 am
What about cs6? D:
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • August 17, 2015, 7:42 am
should work the same way
  • ExBooHugs
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Toast
  • July 25, 2015, 12:18 pm
it works so well! Thanks!
Does Photoshop cost money ? XDXD
  • VBoy
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 13, 2015, 2:22 pm
Yes... unless you want to go to a virus filled website and download a cracked version.

Use Paint.net. Completely free, and perfect for this sort of thing.
Thank you so much for showing me! AWWWW YEAAAAAAA
shes using your template
Actually no. I need help. I found a problem:
I downloaded gimp (following the tutorial above) and I did everything the thing asked me to. I made the skin with the template and such. Then I saved it, and I went to PMC to upload it and it doesnt appear as a skin but as the template. HELP!
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • April 29, 2015, 2:00 pm
make sure to save it as .png file
HELP!! When I try to use the template on paint.net the body never gets shaded :(
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • March 15, 2015, 7:21 pm
try the 1.8 template, its in the description of the original template
  • stormse
  • Level 23
  • Expert Skinner
  • March 14, 2015, 10:50 pm
When I try to go to the photoshop link it says that the download is no longer available
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • March 15, 2015, 9:42 am
its an old link and would only be good for 30 days anyway, I would just go download gimp for free
  • MinoOtter
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Button Pusher
  • March 8, 2015, 3:27 am
XD novaskin is much easier wish u could use it D:
  • SquidlyGamer
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Taco
  • February 7, 2015, 1:38 pm
Noice tut
  • Lesean1006
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Ninja
  • January 19, 2015, 4:50 am
hi, im a minecraft skin creator i used this shading template and on one whole side of the skins body it got
filled with the template one whole side of my person was looked something like metal i use 1.8 is that a problom???
  • Fudge King
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Toast
  • January 7, 2015, 6:03 pm
how do u upload it to minecraft?
I try and it says that the file is not an image?
PLEASE halp
  • Fudge King
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Toast
  • January 7, 2015, 6:08 pm
I found my problem, lol, like 5 minutes later i realized it wasnt a png file, it was a like xcf file XD

MY BAD :I
  • DouglasWarren
  • Level 24
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • November 12, 2014, 12:06 pm
Useful, now to just get my dad down here so we can install GIMP on dis thingy
Even if you're ten, you can still download GIMP, it's really easy.
  • Otriax
  • Level 1
  • New Skinner
  • November 27, 2014, 5:11 am
Why u don't do it yourself?
  • DouglasWarren
  • Level 24
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • November 27, 2014, 2:57 pm
I'm ten. Think about it.
  • Neptune_
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 13, 2014, 5:51 pm
So what if your ten? you can still download it either way...
  • DouglasWarren
  • Level 24
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • December 17, 2014, 2:57 am
One problem: I don't know where to download it from. Either way, I have it on here now
I really like this,but I think it should be updated for the new skin system,as I found this when looking for a way to shade my hat and jacket.
  • Iizvullok
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Dragon
  • July 5, 2014, 12:38 am
That is really helpful. *diamond* *fav*.
  • rasor
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 28, 2014, 2:18 pm
it saids the file its not a skin file so i cant upload it 2 minecraft :(
  • MamiyaOtaru
  • Level 97
  • Overlord Programmer
  • July 14, 2014, 7:29 pm
save or export it as a png.  can't upload .xcf or whatever the photoshop format is
Is there a way to do this on Gimp
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • June 20, 2014, 9:51 am
see the "Gimp Video Tutorial" above
lol I'm dumb
Thanks
  • Hunter 5
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • August 6, 2014, 5:17 am
Yes you are dumb (Not to be evil i only try to use this as a joke :'c)
  • NeonGhost_
  • Level 40
  • Master Pyro
  • June 16, 2014, 11:29 am
Wheres the template?
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • June 16, 2014, 12:02 pm
at the start of the tutorial click on the word "shading template" or just go here www.planetminecraft.com/skin/shading-template-instant-shading-tutorial/
  • NeonGhost_
  • Level 40
  • Master Pyro
  • June 16, 2014, 5:16 pm
Oh thanks
Btw nice blog!
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • June 16, 2014, 5:18 pm
thanks
How do you save it in Photoshop?
  • Kefka
  • Level 86
  • Elite War Lord
  • June 4, 2014, 12:18 pm
"save as" and select .png file
Nice0vsyjg8k9rjufv9cyuosdirj,.l-tigfg k bye
  • Hunter 5
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • August 6, 2014, 5:18 am
.. Kids these days c':
  • EnderWiz
  • Level 40
  • Master Ninja
  • May 22, 2014, 3:17 am
Now if only theres a skin template for the new skin layout.
  • XXxYusukexXX
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Architect
  • May 3, 2014, 6:48 pm
I Can't Find The Drop Down Menu!
Epic I'll Try It!
  • Slendervin_
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • April 7, 2014, 10:38 pm
dude thx!
  • G0LD_RUSH
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • April 6, 2014, 4:16 pm
My skins hat wont show up .). I made my skin with Minershoes and shaded it with Paint.net but everything else would show besides my hair :C
  • G0LD_RUSH
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • April 6, 2014, 4:19 pm
Nvm. It's odd the second I post this I figure out my problem .).
  • Jaydub25
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 25, 2015, 6:17 pm
how did u figure it out?
  • G0LD_RUSH
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • August 26, 2015, 2:40 pm
I found out a way to flip the skin to all the outer layers and used it for hair.
you can more easily do that in Paint.Net.
  • jday0921199
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Artist
  • April 8, 2014, 4:44 pm
Full link please!
oh sorry, Paint.NET

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