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[TUTORIAL] Shading your character step by step (PLEASE take a look)

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[TUTORIAL] Shading your character step by step (PLEASE take a look) Minecraft Skin
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Leostereo
Level 84 : Elite Meme
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Hello, and thank you for visiting this skin/tutorial, here I will go through some very simple steps on how to shade your character, since I've seen WAY TOO MANY skins that totally lacks shading (and that triggers my shading OCD!). So yeah, please read and enjoy this little tutorial I made, and I really hope that you can learn a thing or two from it. :)

Please give a diamond/favorite (or both) if you found this useful. I'd be very glad too if you posted a comment with your thoughts on this, and as always, subscribe for more. :)

v v ACTUAL TUTORIAL HERE v v
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Again, PLEASE give this a diamond/favorite (or both) if you feel that this was useful, and that other people should be aware of this knowledge. I don't do this for my own profit (I'm high enough level really), I do it to help people. :)
If you have any further questions, ask here in the comments or PM me.
Credit:My OCD..
Progress: 100% Complete
Gender:Interchangeable
Format:Universal Skin 64x32
Model:Steve (4 pixel arms)

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Lol there's a beard
  • Foxtrot0806
  • Level 24
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • April 26, 2016, 8:09 am
you make this not even knowing how to skin?!

the hair on the bottom is backwards, it looks like a beard.
Also you should shave her beard...LOL!
I don't think you shaded the clothes enough but pretty easy tutorial, thanks! =)
  • madger3005
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • April 22, 2015, 10:26 am
You litterally just made life 10x more esier ^u^
LOL the beard! XD
  • Zetrix
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • March 24, 2014, 9:40 pm
This is a pretty good tutorial. Thanks for the help! :D Diamonds to you!
omg thank you so much!!! you are the best :3   ÒςÓ
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  • kyrcat
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • November 19, 2013, 11:16 am
Loved your tutorial, helped so much! Diamond + Fanart for you :D

fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/323/7/3/leostereo_minecraft_fan_art_by_xkirakirax-d6uv0yx.jpg
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • November 19, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thanks! Looks great. :)
  • TheN00bPwner
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Cake
  • October 10, 2013, 5:33 pm
Nice dood you need a Awesome diamond and favorite :) :3

-TheN00bPwner

P.S:Can you make a skin for me some time?
  • ssierram
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • August 25, 2013, 6:36 pm
Thanks so much! This is really helpful!
  • Fraud Finder
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • July 27, 2013, 3:54 pm
LMFAO This is good... but what the fuck kind of tag is Hermaphrodite? Did you just throw that in there to be random as hell?
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • July 27, 2013, 11:56 pm
A hermaphrodite is neither a guy or a girl, you gotta think of everything!
  • Juggler37
  • Level 46
  • Master Necromancer
  • July 28, 2013, 12:04 pm
So then the beard is intentional?

(hair on the underside of head is flipped around)
  • Hemloke
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Turtle
  • June 15, 2013, 5:01 pm
Baby Leo :D
  • spongeabc5
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Dolphin
  • June 1, 2013, 7:50 am
I tried this and never understood how easy this could be. Diamond for you my good sir!
(You mind if I shade like this when I upload skins?)
  • raiden1877
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • March 22, 2013, 6:09 am
Thank you good sir, I used this for my new skin, and i think it looks ok. do you mind taking a look at it and giving me some tips? Diamond for you.
it has a beard....
  • _CandyCane_
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Creeper
  • January 27, 2013, 1:18 pm
Leo! I love the shading on this skin! Make more like this! Q____Q
  • CloudPhantom
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Bunny
  • December 28, 2012, 5:02 pm
Hehe, she has a beard.
Kewl :D
  • 1039ben
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • November 30, 2012, 11:43 am
That is AWESOME
  • coolkevin867
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Baconator
  • November 18, 2012, 12:56 pm
300th diamond! Nice work :D
What tool should I use for my skins?
  • spongeabc5
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Dolphin
  • June 1, 2013, 7:46 am
You should use any Photo Editing program that you might have lying around besides MS Paint. (I'd say the minimum is Paint.NET. [Which is a program, NOT a site.]) Other editors make it too complicated to simply draw and shade compared to Photo Editors.
  • Draggie
  • Level 44
  • Master Dragon
  • September 27, 2012, 11:54 am
leo, shaded wrong side of under head, she has hair on her chin o.o
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • September 28, 2012, 7:42 am
I know, it used to look correct like that, but then they updated the previewer so that it would look just like in game, where they had flipped all the bottom parts vertically.
:D
  • bluesunset
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • September 9, 2012, 2:10 pm
thnx :DDD
  • Jaaames54
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Fisherman
  • September 7, 2012, 11:37 am
Thanks that was a really helpful guide.
Awesome!
Hey Leo I looked under the head and she has a beard XD maybe you should fix that
  • Nananah
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Meme
  • July 19, 2012, 5:23 am
The preview of PMC sucks that's why. The in-game skins look perfectly normal
how do you do pictures Not in the "Preview"?
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • July 13, 2012, 4:55 pm
I tend to upload them at
http://imgur.com/, then I copy the image (not the URL) and paste it in the description. Make sure the image is the right size though, it wont resize automatically as far as I know.
thnks
  • noland29
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 13, 2012, 2:12 pm
I have given thee tutorialeth thy 260th diamond for thou is worthy of ith!
  • mUSICkAT
  • Level 41
  • Master Pyro
  • July 13, 2012, 12:53 pm
No more noise! :)
Hopefully... :P
  • Ragdriel
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • July 11, 2012, 7:32 pm
NOOO! The tutorial has gone! DX
  • iminer978
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Grump
  • July 11, 2012, 8:36 am
Hermaphrodite? What?
  • OMGChase
  • Level 21
  • Expert Skinner
  • July 11, 2012, 5:19 am
there's a weird thing under her chin. [Suggestion]
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • July 12, 2012, 9:02 am
I know, this skin isn't updated. It's meant to be the bottom of the hair.
OMG so simple I could understand cuz some people are like BLAHBLAH BLAH BLAH to make it shaded. Definantly trying this on my next skin!
  • MikmikOreo
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Princess
  • July 3, 2012, 1:03 am
Nice Tutorial(: I'm definitely following this from now on(I'll try,lol). :)
  • Ajoyboy
  • Level 29
  • Expert Sailor
  • June 29, 2012, 6:23 pm
Wonderful and Laughable. This just shows what extent skinning goes to.
i havent done it yet but it just shows how much of a master you are you shaded a skin using 4 differnt colors other than the base to shade it.
  • SugarKid
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 27, 2012, 6:03 pm
Hey Leo That's a very nice skin could you help me with shading
  • SugarKid
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 27, 2012, 6:05 pm
My skins not going good and i did all the stuff
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • June 27, 2012, 6:05 pm
Nope. All I can ask for is that you read all my tutorials and study my skins.
  • SugarKid
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 28, 2012, 5:04 pm
ok thnks anyway
  • VashM16
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Blockhead
  • June 24, 2012, 5:56 pm
No. No le. Le is bad.
  • slimsim_124
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Cake
  • June 24, 2012, 1:09 pm
ha ha it has a beard
  • crazeygrl
  • Level 27
  • Expert Unicorn
  • June 19, 2012, 12:43 pm
Hi. You know how most people get that cool look in girl skins hair? I was wondering if you knew how to do that and also what to do when you use too light colors for MCSkinEdit to use that blur/shade tool?
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • June 19, 2012, 12:47 pm
I don't know what you really mean with "cool hair". I don't use any blur tool myself, and I make all my skins in paint.NET, I just use a low opacity pencil. :p
  • crazeygrl
  • Level 27
  • Expert Unicorn
  • June 19, 2012, 1:32 pm
Well, never mind. I think I got it anyway with this tutorial. Thx!
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • June 19, 2012, 1:42 pm
Oh, well glad you found this to use at least. :)
  • recneps100
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Mage
  • July 6, 2012, 9:17 am
i like pwie!!!!!lolololololololol!!!!!!!!
my skinz r kool now ty ssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!! now i got chance of winnin contests!
Thanks you helped me make a great skin!
  • Mymagic12
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Ladybug
  • May 28, 2012, 6:26 pm
Oh um can i ask you what you use to make skins?

i think it will help me ten fold ^-^ since i use a really really simple 1
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • May 28, 2012, 10:10 pm
Well, in pretty much all of my skin descriptions I have it says that I use paint.NET and MCSkin3D. :p
  • Mymagic12
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Ladybug
  • May 29, 2012, 12:14 pm
aw thanks <3 maybe ill do better now that i can save my colors and set my shading sheets aside :)
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • May 29, 2012, 8:13 pm
Haha, certainly. :) Also make sure to read this if you're planning on using paint.NET: http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/skin-making-tips-tricks-techniques-and-more/
She's gotta!!! beard?
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • May 25, 2012, 4:31 am
Yeah, I haven't updated this skin to the latest layout (the flipped all bottom parts on the skin somewhere during 1.9).
And this has been a segment called shading with leostereo! :D
You made a mistake i always make:when i try to put hair at the back(underhead) it ends up at the front xD
  • Leostereo
  • Level 84
  • Elite Meme
  • May 19, 2012, 12:23 pm
I know, but I made this back when the previewer showed this as the right way.
  • hcb800
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • April 30, 2012, 12:04 pm
Thanks this is going to help a lot =3 Diamond for you!
  • DUSK_SOLD1ER
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Archer
  • April 24, 2012, 12:21 pm
you are probably the best skinner i've seen on this sight. or at least one of the best. why are people hatin' on you in chat lounge last weekend? Meh, probably jealous
  • yummybunnys
  • Level 26
  • Expert Geek
  • April 16, 2012, 12:28 pm
Wow great job its really gonna help me
in the future!!!
^_^ diamond
Also please if you don't take a look at me 4 skins!! Thanks

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