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The *Official* PMC Skinning Guide Compendium!

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created 05/27/2012 7:16 pm by Happybandaid
last reply 03/16/2014 7:51 pm
Hey guys! Here it is, what you've always been waiting for - a nice, easy-to-use, convenient collection of all your best skinning guides - here in one place!

Brought to you by PMC's own Skinning Mentor Program!

*Work In Progress*

For those of you who have skinning tutorials and guides, I encourage you to post them here so that they may be added! You will all be credited! Please specify whether the guide is Beginner Level, Intermediate Level, or Difficult Level based on the difficulty of the skills and understanding of skinning required to learn the most from the guide!

Be sure to add a short description of your guide or tutorial, no more than a couple sentences.

Guides will be listed according to author's name, alphabetically. (Well, the official one will be -soup)
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03/16/2014 7:51 pm
Level 46 : Master Lad
Jack ... ng-colors/ ... and-stuff/

Here is 2 more tutorials for you all to see, they will be added to the list once some minor editorial glitches have been fixed
12/16/2013 8:13 pm
Level 49 : Master Blob
Ignore my last one, if this ever gets picked up. Also, you guys planning on reviving this any time soon? If so, a suggestion would be to put a date it was posted next to each one so people will know how outdated each tutorial is.
11/16/2013 4:46 am
Level 21 : Expert Cake
10/29/2013 12:26 pm
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Button Pusher
This is usefull for inspiration
08/10/2013 10:19 pm
Level 46 : Master Wizard
Here's mine... It's a work in progress..
07/30/2013 2:44 pm
Level 49 : Master Blob
07/28/2013 3:32 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Lava Rider
not to be mean, but that tutorial was not whatI anted
07/28/2013 6:52 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Prince
here is a tutorial for easy hair shading ... -tutorial/

07/28/2013 12:58 am
Level 35 : Artisan Lava Rider
I want to ask for something tutorial creators. I have wanted since my first skin to make an awesome Goku skin. My only problem (well not my only but my main one) is that I'm not good at using the hat to make better hair. Please someone post a tutorial on how to do 3-D hair (or just better hair) Thanks
06/08/2013 10:46 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Toast
this thread deserves to be seen.
05/30/2013 10:43 am
Level 31 : Artisan Cowboy
Here's my tutorial on how to make blocky/simple skins, Begginer level, really simple and quick to make with great results
05/03/2013 6:25 am
Level 27 : Expert Unicorn
Hello one and all,

I couldn’t help but notice this thread and there is a tutorial that for me got me making skins.

Turotial by Varunax:

I did not make this tutorial and I will admit that with my skins I do add detail on the side despite being told not too in the tutorial. This tutorial is mainly for creating skins for anime characters but I still think it is awesome as it talks in details about the dos and don’ts, expressions and hair.

Also a really great tip – make a basic nude skin. Whenever I start a new one I use a naked skin that I have created based on the anatomy of other skins that I have downloaded. This greatly helps to quickly get the tones and body parts in the right places.

Here is my nude starter skin - click to download.
04/03/2013 6:05 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
I'm posting so I can go to this thread any time i want
03/04/2013 3:45 am
Level 40 : Master Fox
im still having trouble with highlighting D:
02/23/2013 12:18 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Baconator
Here is a tutorial I made
View LongGirl's Skinning Tutorial
02/21/2013 7:55 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Mage
wow that works a lot ty
12/09/2012 6:46 am
Level 36 : Artisan Demolitionist
All I care about is that:


Haven't heard of you for ages!
12/10/2012 1:53 pm
Level 41 : Master Scribe
Good to see this thread is still alive too. XD
12/10/2012 2:01 pm
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Lad
Hey, haven't seen ya around in ages
Good to see you again, man.
12/10/2012 2:09 pm
Level 41 : Master Scribe
You too, man! It seems like this thread needs a lot of updating though...we should get on that! I see Dinow has already started any mods should feel free to update the first posts with new guides in the appropriate places!
12/15/2012 9:45 am
Level 34 : Artisan Ninja
Would I still be legible to be a skinning trainee? I really need a mentor, I can just never figure out how to shade... Even with all these tutorials..
12/09/2012 6:38 am
Level 48 : Master Dinosaur
Tut to make a girl face:
Examples (tutorial?) of male faces:
Very easy tutorial on how to make a blocky skin (only for them who really can't shade):
A tutorial on how to shade skins using transparency:
Aaaand a tutorial on how to get a pic of your skin but not too sure if that fits this thingy:

Hope this helps here (kinda really late...)
12/02/2012 3:59 pm
Level 44 : Master Pixel Painter
Where is dancingwalrus one. He made an epic one too
11/06/2012 8:34 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Dragon
Just wondering did Sneeze7 ever win a contest? His skin's are amazing!
10/31/2012 4:48 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Ninja
May I be a trainee skinner please?
10/31/2012 4:46 pm
Level 24 : Expert Skinner
I have my own tactic for skinning sometimes i just start to draw and see where it takes me it works out well.... Sometimes
10/21/2012 11:23 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Hunter
Nice tutorial Kefka
10/07/2012 1:46 am
Level 86 : Elite War Lord
Not sure if this counts, but here is my tutorial I made a while back: ... -tutorial/
Its for beginners, shows them how to shade in Photoshop using a template.
09/28/2012 9:43 pm
Level 46 : Master Vampire
The Great Soul
Here is a tutorial I made. ... -two-ways/ It would probably go under "beginner."
08/25/2012 2:40 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Pixel Puncher
here's a skin i made, tell me how it is? its my first real good shading attempt
08/25/2012 2:41 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Pixel Puncher
click on it for hair and body tutorials!
08/25/2012 2:22 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
This is really cool! Thanks for all the links
08/12/2012 7:03 am
Level 13 : Journeyman Explorer
07/12/2012 3:21 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Baconator
Here I'm just a trainee in the skinning program but I still made a tutorial.
Put it under Beginner I guess.
07/02/2012 2:53 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Lumberjack
Great tutorial pretty helpful!
06/25/2012 1:22 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
doesn't anyone have a tutorial on how to make good hair? i realy need it!
06/19/2012 9:16 am
Level 38 : Artisan Herobrine
This is literally, for beginners -.
06/14/2012 2:18 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Geek
Yay...It's always fun to stare at tutorials, McSkin3D, Gimp, and Paint.NET. .____.; Especially at 11:18 PM. Yaaaaayyyy...I should...get a lifeeee...~
06/09/2012 4:15 pm
Level 22 : Expert Miner
I love how this is set up. Maybe I'll make a guide soon :3
06/09/2012 3:50 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Lava Rider
Is there a special kind of guide you guys miss?
By now anyone can learn how to shade a skin.
But I am thinking about a guide on hair or metal parts or textures of clothes.
You decide
Don't ask big but I would like to spend my time on doing actual valuable things
06/02/2012 4:20 am
Level 70 : Legendary Button Pusher
Thread is updated! And I don't mind if someone has more than one tutorial on the list, as long as they're useful!
06/01/2012 4:05 pm
Level 48 : Master Pixel Puncher
Found these two by Leostero, ... -must-see/ (Easy probably) and ... -must-see/ (Easy probably, too).
06/01/2012 4:22 pm
Level 29 : Expert Taco
They're the same links :p
Also, keep in mind one of Leo's tutorials was already posted.
06/11/2012 8:03 pm
Level 48 : Master Pixel Puncher
Oops, my bad, I meant this one ( ... ck-it-out/ ) on coloring skins by Leostero.
05/31/2012 3:35 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Button Pusher
RoxthesoxI'm beginning work on the second part to my muscles guide. Should be up by tonight.

Noice, the first one was really well done :3
05/30/2012 3:31 pm
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Hero
Yeah I didnt expect anything more than beginner, I just really dont like it when people shade at very weird places xD So yeah, I planned it for being beginner c:
05/30/2012 2:49 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Button Pusher
05/30/2012 1:46 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Button Pusher
RoxthesoxWhat's the best way to record me making a skin. I think a tutorial like that is easiest. And similarly, what's the best way of making a tut?

I have no clue what the best way to record skin-making is, actually :/
05/30/2012 1:02 pm
Level 70 : Legendary Button Pusher
Updated the list. Keep 'em coming!

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