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Rendering Minecraft Skins w/ Drop Shadow! [Tutorial]

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Welcome to the tutorial! This tutorial will teach you how to render your minecraft skin, as well as adding a nice drop shadow. This can then be cropped to 100x100 pixels to give you a nice avatar in a similar style to mine. So let's get started.

Just to keep things organized, I'll be numbering the steps.

1. First step, head on over to this forum page.

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2. Once there, download the "Minecraft Skin Viewer". The page provided will have info on setting up the program, so I won't get into that here.

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3. Once you have it open, open your skin and pose it to your liking. Then make sure the background is transparent, and right-click to save it as an image. (Make sure perspective is clicked! )

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4. Almost done. Firstly open the .png image in GIMP. Once you've done that, click the filter tab, then hit light and shadow, and finally drop shadow. There are some little tabs and values you can mess with, but honestly I've not noticed a huge difference. Though once your happy, click OK and save the image.

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5. Finally if you want to use the head of your avatar just crop it down to 100x100!

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Hope you enjoyed the tut, more skins to come.
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12/16/2015 5:54 pm
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Liquiphonic
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Thanks, sir! This tutorial really helped me out! :D
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12/23/2012 5:47 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Farmer
Inyannu
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Is there a download on planet minecraft for the skin on the right? I really like it : (
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12/23/2012 8:33 pm
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LightTwig
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It's funny how people keep asking for it, when I don't find it one of my better skins. Long story short it's just a skin that I made for a friend and never ended up uploading.

Link: i.imgur.com/EAeMD.png
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10/22/2012 6:58 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Nerd
K5J
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hmm, when i download, it seems to give the old version. Planning to post a rendered skin.
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10/19/2012 6:00 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ColtonHOUSER
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SWEET! I just got a free Minecraft card code at (Ad link removed)
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10/18/2012 8:10 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Grump
tex12347
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respond fast I want that villager skin in the picture D: someone link it too me
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10/18/2012 11:53 pm
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l_Pro_Assassin
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The one on the right?
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10/19/2012 8:32 am
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tex12347
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what do you think .-.
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10/19/2012 10:04 am
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LightTwig
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It's not a villager, it's just a hobo skin I made for a friend. Here's a link to it: http://i.imgur.com/EAeMD.png

I never uploaded it because I didn't think it was well, good enough. I might re-do it later.
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10/19/2012 11:38 am
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tex12347
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it had green eyes like a villager the same clothes really?
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10/19/2012 12:15 pm
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LightTwig
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The clothing is not the same, and I had chosen green eyes by chance.
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