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New Skin Layering - Complete Tutorial (1.8 Update)

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avatar Sphinx140
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
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In snapshot 14w03b and above, new skin layering has been added. It completely changes minecraft skins. Before 14w03b, the only part of your character that could have two layers was the head. Now the layers can be on all the body parts. There are also textures for both your right and left arms as well as your right and left legs. This can allow for more potential for details on skins. You can now add watches without them being on both arms. You can toggle which 3d body parts should be visible by clicking ESC ---> Options ---> Skin Customization. You can toggle which body parts should be visible to you.
These changes are now implimented into minecraft.
undefined This is the new template for minecraft skins. It is now 64x64 instead of 64x32
Have fun skinning guys!

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Update #17 : 05/25/2015 7:21:45 pmMay 25th, 2015

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01/03/2017 7:46 am
Level 1 : New Miner
x420Mert
That paragraph was incredibly useless... thanks alot for not even telling us how to do it...
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10/22/2015 3:55 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Skinner
Cactus_Jones
Can I have that skin? LOL
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07/26/2015 8:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
_Sk3tch_
is there a download link for the skin itself?
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07/27/2015 4:14 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Sphinx140
No but you can just right click the image and click "Save image as"
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09/18/2014 3:41 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Engineer
Meepedy
I forgot about this in 1.8,  thanks for reminding me.
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09/18/2014 6:50 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Sphinx140
I know. With all the other additions, it can be hard to keep track.
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03/29/2014 6:28 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Button Pusher
Meluii
I gave you the credit for the skin template!
http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/blocky-knight-18-compatible/
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03/29/2014 4:38 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Button Pusher
Meluii
Thanks! This will be useful when making skins! :D 
All the other templates are confusing (No offence) but this one, is amazing! :D
Thank you once again!
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05/18/2014 8:43 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Unicorn
Quiggles_
he took this and just made it look more ... simple.. by that i mean he outlines it with a lighter color...
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03/01/2014 5:51 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Artist
NaddishIsInsane
Fake armor time? Yesh.
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02/26/2014 5:06 pm
Level 21 : Expert Dragon
__VorteX__
Great, an easier way to make me think that 'hey that one dude has diamond armor' when he doesn't. haha just kidding i cant wait
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02/25/2014 5:30 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
laurynsyn
Omg Its About Time They Finally add this...This Will Really Make Skins Look Better :D
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02/26/2014 4:58 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Sphinx140
Yeah, I agree. The 1.7.5 update just came out and I was expecting it do be added, no luck this update. It will be released in march.
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02/26/2014 5:32 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
laurynsyn
Yea....Im like on the edge of my seat waiting for the new update...The skin update is gonna make skin making like 10x better
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02/09/2014 8:06 am
Level 27 : Expert Taco
spike43884
so exited. Time to prepare a tuxedo!
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01/28/2014 9:37 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Dolphin
Stikbro
How do you preview it!? :(
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01/29/2014 5:23 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Thedanyman
If you want to see a preview of your 1.8 skin, upload it to PMC and disable the option to publish it live. If you have Java plugin enabled in your browser you should be able to see your skin.
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02/01/2014 11:52 am
Level 70 : Legendary Button Pusher
DragonsDungeon
mcskin3d should have an updated preview i think
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02/01/2014 12:18 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Thedanyman
Yeah its out now. The other skinning programs however still need to catch up.
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01/29/2014 8:12 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Dolphin
Stikbro
I want to start trying out making skins on Paint.net, and I want to see it while I'm making it
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01/29/2014 8:40 am
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Sphinx140
I am not sure what you mean. If it's important, could you go into more detail?
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01/29/2014 8:11 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Dolphin
Stikbro
Like Skin Viewer, where I can see it before uploading
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01/29/2014 8:45 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Thedanyman
I'm pretty sure they haven't been updated to display the new format, I know McSkin isn't but is going to be in the future. For now I would just make a 2D base and then procceed with adding 3D details in the new template after that.
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01/30/2014 12:07 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Dolphin
Stikbro
That's why I said "like", but yeah, I guess I'll just wait for now.
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01/27/2014 7:37 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
GDMC1
The Template is crappy! No Offense. :(
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01/29/2014 2:55 pm
Level 40 : Master Engineer
12Me21
The reason for the crappy quality is because the image is saved as a .JPG. Using .jpg is ok for photos, but if you save small images, like minecraft skins, using .jpg, the quality is really bad. Unfortunately, Planet minecraft converts all image files to jpg, which is really stupid.
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01/29/2014 8:39 am
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Sphinx140
Yeah, I know it's kinda hard to use but I wanted the template to be kept the same resolution as the skin its self so that you can change it without having to resize. That's why I couldn't make full words to show the places. I had to abbreviate it.
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01/24/2014 10:07 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Network
frozenreflex1
Thanks! I'm going to use the new template to make my very own skin! Thank you VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY much!

EDIT: see what i did?
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01/24/2014 10:19 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Toast
sigurd4
your
"VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY"
is bugging out for me.
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01/25/2014 11:35 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Network
frozenreflex1
dont judge me! ^^^
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01/22/2014 10:12 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Notchbrine123
cant wait
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01/24/2014 10:20 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
ThomasDeHomenChristo
its already out...
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