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avatar Sugarbun
Level 77 : Legendary Bunny
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ATTENTION!


There are a few things you must read, before trying to do this!

1. For every new picture, i made a new layer. That means that nothing is on the same layer
aka there is a total of 9 layers! If you make them all on the same layer
it won't turn out pretty :3

2. The brushes i use are the pencil brush, and i obviously turn the size down to only one pixel.
For the softening and blending i use the "blur tool". It's the one that looks like a little tear drop!

3. When you blur, the pixels will scatter quite far away from the wanted area. You might need to
erase the area outside the lines. It might not look like there is something there, as the
pixel will turn almost completely transparent when they are blurred. If this
happens, you will get an error when trying to upload your skin.

4. I made this with photoshop. I do not know how to use any other programs, so i'm really
sorry, but if you are using gimp or any other program, i can't help you, because i really
have no idea how to use them! ^-^

The picture is suuuper big so it's easier to see what i'm doing. It's very simple, and
it's my first tutorial, so please don't be too mean. I know it's not perfect!
What you could do though, is give me tips on how to make it better,
for when i make a new tutorial in the future! ^-^

i48.tinypic.com/257ow3q.png

^^^
Link for the tutorial picture!

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Well they don't call it TinyPic for nothing xD
Very HELPFUL ^^
  • XiRiX33
  • Level 28
  • Expert Pixel Puncher
  • September 27, 2014, 12:09 pm
add pictures! like step by step for each part :)
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • September 27, 2014, 12:46 pm
I did :P they're linked in the description too; i48.tinypic.com/257ow3q.png
  • XiRiX33
  • Level 28
  • Expert Pixel Puncher
  • September 27, 2014, 12:51 pm
:P how about the hair?
THANK U FOR HELPING ME :D ILL NEED ALL OF THESE XD
  • ACuteBunny
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Unicorn
  • June 28, 2014, 5:16 am
This helped alot, thanks
  • JupiWolf
  • Level 26
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • June 10, 2014, 8:01 pm
i gave the 100th diamond~
Yay~
  • 13_moons
  • Level 24
  • Expert Nerd
  • April 12, 2014, 5:26 pm
Awesome tips ;3
  • -Kumatora-
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • December 10, 2013, 10:34 am
anyways i have linux
  • -Kumatora-
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • December 10, 2013, 10:33 am
;-; i wish it would be to mcskinedit
  • Tuf_Tuf
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • December 3, 2013, 11:21 am
How dahell did you blend them?
  • chloe060701
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Artist
  • November 8, 2013, 12:34 pm
Cute :)
  • cinnamoncakes
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Artist
  • September 21, 2013, 11:33 am
  • KawaiiDesuFT
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Artist
  • August 8, 2013, 11:44 am
This is so late. I suck.
Well, I have one question, I usually use Photoshop for my deviantArt account. But do you use a base or template for your "beginning" minecraft skins? I really want to make an Anime Collection, but editors for skins are annoying. If there is a template, can you link it? And if not, what is the width and length of the white picture you start off with? I also am wondering, how do you tell whats the head and whats the legs? (Totaly Newwbbbb)
One last thing, what Photoshop do you use? I use Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)
~Kawaii
PS I love your artwork<3 One of my favorite people in the minecraft realm<3
xoxoxo
  • Sarcasm_
  • Level 28
  • Expert Unicorn
  • July 30, 2013, 10:22 am
What is the link?
  • macyangels
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 28, 2013, 12:07 am
what skin editor do u use?
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • July 28, 2013, 5:01 am
You should really read the blog before asking questions. xD It says it in the blog.. i use photoshop. :)
  • macyangels
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 28, 2013, 2:05 pm
oops sorry i thought u used photoshop for just the picture
Who's skin is that as the picture? :D
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • July 15, 2013, 2:19 pm
Mine xD
Download link? :D
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • July 18, 2013, 9:56 am
wow thanks you helped me alot of making my skin!
YIPPE
  • cookiegirl
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • July 14, 2013, 10:10 am
can you make a blog or video where you show how to shade clothes.
sorry for asking but i it would be a big help for me.
i have a question: would this work with GIMP photo editor?
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • May 10, 2013, 5:47 am
I have no idea :) I only use photoshop
okay I'll try to get photo shop then
  • Happs
  • Level 45
  • Master Blockhead
  • May 9, 2013, 8:01 am
Thinks its sort of ironic how the picture is super big but is hosted by tinypic.com
lol
  • Miffykinz
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Geek
  • May 9, 2013, 6:59 am
Hiya Sugarbun! I'm new in making skin, I'm 12 years old and I just love teen skins! I always had my moments when I wanted a cool skin but never found it.. so I dunno.. I just wanted to start making skins :D. What I wanted to ask you now was.. Can you pretty please put a link to the photoshop you use? I find it rlly hard to work with it and find it, also I would love if you would make a subject on how to use photoshop for making skins and the link of the photoshop in it. I would be really happy if you would reply, I'm sure you won't but thanks anyways :) ~Bunneh <3 xx
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • May 9, 2013, 7:04 am
Photoshop is a program you have to buy, so i can't just link you to it :) If you're new at skinning, i'd recommend that you use MCSkin3D :) that's a free program, that is easy to use if you want to learn how to skin.

www.minecraftforum.net/topic/746941-mcskin3d-new-skinning-program-update-14/

xx
  • Miffykinz
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Geek
  • May 9, 2013, 7:46 am
Thanks :D (I sent you a pm soo... yea xD -almost the same thing ^^). Also, how do you make yourself? (like.. your profile pick? Or your own pics of "yourself" - like how your the girl with brown/pink hair :D)
  • Haanno
  • Level 41
  • Master Mlem Mlem Bat
  • April 14, 2013, 3:26 am
Hey SugarBun! ^^ I love your work and you inspired me to make skins ^^ I just wanted to say thank you and...could you check out my skins? It would be an honor! Arigato! ~Bunny xx
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • April 14, 2013, 4:14 am
Thank you! :) And all your skins are super cute, i like them :)

xx
  • Haanno
  • Level 41
  • Master Mlem Mlem Bat
  • April 14, 2013, 2:41 pm
Thanks ^^ That means alot to me :)
  • 3D
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Lad
  • April 13, 2013, 8:51 am
Would you be able to help with like body shading like not just the actual skin of your skin?
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • April 13, 2013, 8:55 am
I have been looking into getting like.. a recording program so i can record me doing the shading, instead of just having picture by picture tut. But i'm not really sure how to cut and edit it. :P
  • 3D
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Lad
  • April 13, 2013, 8:59 am
Just do the same you did for the arms but do it for main body and head?
  • iBubblez_
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • April 7, 2013, 12:51 pm
I fail at making skins :/ I need some inspiration on what I should make and I can't shade becuase im terrible at it :P

-- §Toffee§
  • Cattydidit
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Dragon
  • March 27, 2013, 8:19 pm
What do you use to make your skins? My skin editor doesn't have the blur tool or different layers.
She uses photoshop
  • DubDubLivi
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 27, 2013, 10:48 am
What website do you make your skins on?
Let me know thanks!
-Livi
  • CandySwirls
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Miner
  • January 16, 2013, 11:42 am
Can you make a shading template?
  • CandySwirls
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Miner
  • January 5, 2013, 2:30 am
Thank you! I made some skins my self ^-^ can you check them out?
  • Soridan
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 28, 2013, 2:37 pm
I saw the pikachu one inspierd by her ^.^ Thnaks it SUPER vute :D
  • Maartenf
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 25, 2012, 7:40 am
Nice tutorial! It helped me out a lot!
One thing:
Nobody has a skin color like that. Maybe it has to be a little more red?
Keep going with skinning! :)
i cant find the blur tool
  • Insanity
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
  • December 22, 2012, 5:56 pm
If you find adjustments, and then click on the icon with the three color bar things, you can change the lightness and darkness and color and stuff. Its a better way then re-doing the shading :3
  • xSugarPanda
  • Level 27
  • Expert Geek
  • December 4, 2012, 12:02 pm
I use 3DMCSkinEdit and start with the simple base color first then i use the darken/lighten tool to shade sometimes i do it use the pencil only ^_^ ill show you you how to use other programs ^^ ill make a tutorial of it if i can ^^ katy_love also has a video on how she does her skins also ^^

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xicd1CHTc50&feature=g-user

LINK! ^
On the picture tutorial, I couldn't figure out step 4's picture. It looks like you shaded on a specific places. I could you make the steps more in depth? :L sorry for a bit of complaining. Just trying to figure it out. :L
  • Helringo
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 30, 2012, 10:15 am
Are you gonna make more boy skins soon?

<3 Helringo
  • Zimphony
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Wolf
  • November 29, 2012, 6:49 pm
Too hard but i can try :D (diamond & fav) n_n
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • November 30, 2012, 2:45 am
Yeah well, shading isn't really that easy ^-^
  • allison6282
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Taco
  • November 29, 2012, 1:49 pm
I Cant Do IT Too Hard >:(
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • November 30, 2012, 2:45 am
Aw, don't say that. I'll try to make an easier tut. Don't give up! Trust me, when i started making my first skins, i almost gave up x3 i was so frustrated that i couldn't get it right :3
Actually, I've using RealWorld Paint (freeware) and also SkinEdit.
  • taisen
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • November 29, 2012, 5:37 am
cool, its that your in minecraft?
  • Wingedsquid
  • Level 29
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • November 28, 2012, 6:58 pm
I advise that you use Adobe Fireworks. It is built only for PNGs. It has all the Photoshop tools minus the filters. But It has some useful tools that Photoshop does not have.
  • Sugarbun
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Bunny
  • November 29, 2012, 12:56 am
I'll check it out! :3
  • liquidvenom13
  • Level 29
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • November 28, 2012, 5:04 pm
If you want something that is free and It has the blending features, use GIMP (GNU image manipulation program) here is a URL www.gimp.org
  • oinsss
  • Level 27
  • Expert Unicorn
  • November 28, 2012, 4:37 pm
is it photoshop .com because i use MCskin3D will it work for that or no?
Photoshop is 500$ :3

I use le Pirated Verzionz!
  • FazeZeto
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 28, 2012, 10:56 pm
actually thats incorrect you can get a adobe subscription for 30$ a month which isnt much if you make money using it.
Lol,
Dont Argue With King/Queen Sugar!
i use skincraft on ewgrounds.com
  • BoogyBear
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • November 28, 2012, 4:21 pm
Awesome tutorial, also name change? I like.
  • RevChuckles
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Lad
  • November 28, 2012, 3:37 pm
I like how you answered my question (And probably multiple others ^_^) with a wonderful tutorial!!
Yee are amazing!! ^_^
THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU :D
  • Whoever01
  • Level 45
  • Master Princess
  • November 28, 2012, 12:10 pm
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