CannonFoddr's AKAIO Skins

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  1. CannonFoddr
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    Over at this thread I've already posted a selection of different coloured skins, but IF I do continue making more - I thought it'll be best to have a new thread instead of 'My first AKAIO skin' so that I can have all skins I do in one place
    Just a few important (!) notes
    Added 29-01-10: How to create Acekard/AKAIO skins' tutorial

    Now onto my skins:
    XMB Skin - See other thread for more pictures
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Animal Crossing Skin
    Copper Skin
    Black Dragon
    Black/White Brazil
    Phoenix Skin
    Black (Greyscale) 'Comp' skin - requested by Rockstar
    Blue 'Comp' skin - requested by Rockstar
    iYSMenu skin - requested by bekar
     
  2. CannonFoddr
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    Added a couple of new skins requested by other people (COMP / iYSMenu)
     
  3. Dangy

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    Smexy. I like the Black Comp skin.

    Check out my skins, please.
     
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    XMB skin is my favorite, very nice work. Perhaps when PS CS5 comes out I'll go into skin creating, doubt though. My PS skillz suck ass.
     
  5. CannonFoddr
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    I use a combination of an old (Pre-Corel) version of 'PaintShopPro' and 'GIMP'

    PSP - Because I'm so use to the controls & how they work
    GIMP - To 'save' the graphics into 16-bit format (PSP can't do that) plus any 'tweaking' that need doing

    And I'm not to good either at graphics - I usually find some that other people have done (or google Images) - then just modify them a little for my own use
     
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    how does one make akaio skins? i tried to change the colors on a photo once and use it as the BG and failed miserably..

    EDIT
    Oh my wow, perhaps I should read the 1st post more closely next time..
     
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    Nice skins. By the way, do you use PSP7? I have that & I wanna try & make skins. [​IMG]
     
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    Nice, thank you for sharing your skins.
     
  9. CannonFoddr
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    No I use 'PSP X' (the last version before JASC got took over by Corel) - but a word of warning, PSP CAN'T save 16bit graphics - only 24bit

    If you use 'AK Edit' to view/arrange things, & it 'finds' non-16bit graphics - it will attempt to convert ALL graphics which can cause grainy effects (not just the one that are 'wrong)

    So what I do is use PSP to Crop/Colorize/Resize whatever graphics I want & save them as 24bit

    THEN I start up GIMP - Drag-&-Drop a graphic into it, then 'Save As' the graphic as the SAME NAME
    - but when I get to the box with 'advanced option' showing I then open it up & select the 'X1R5G5B5' to save the graphic as 16bit

    AK Edit then 'sees' the graphics as OK

    Once I get use to the 'quirks' of GIMP (& figure out the controls differences between this & PSP) - then I will most probably just use GIMP for making/saving the graphics instead of this 'two-step' approach