1. CannonFoddr

    OP CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker
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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
    Firstly: A quick disclaimer
    All my skins are based on other skins found on the WWW.
    Virtually all graphics used in my skins (with maybe a small modification by me) are taken from the original skin as I assume they are copyright free.
    It they are NOT - I appologise in advance


    Secondly:
    Since I'm over 40, work full time & do shift work - there's a good chance that this post will not be getting updated very frequently, so don't expect a new skin every week

    Thirdly:
    If anyone give suggestions in this post to possible skin convertions, may I ask you to post a LINK to the skin in question instead of posting a load of screenshots etc.
    (NDSThemes.com is a good place for suggestions). This is just a preference to try & keep the post neat-&-tidy

    Fourthly:
    In each of the skin sections I've used 'AK Edit's' (a skin maker) to convert the graphics & create animated GIF's for the screengrabs, but for some reason sometimes the actual skin may not look exactly the same as the screenshot - it's a problem with AK Edit. I will try, test & alter them as & whenever possible
    Added 29-01-10: How to create Acekard/AKAIO skins' tutorial

    Now onto my skins:
    'Full' => [​IMG]

    Also avaliable with these top screens
    'Blank' => [​IMG] 'Clock' =>[​IMG]

    Avaliable in the following colours:Note:
    • Single pack contains only the full Day/Month/Calender/Clock/User name
    • Double packs only contain the 'Blank' and 'Clock only' skins
    • Triple packs contain all 3 skins (Full/Blank/Clock)
    [title:PS3Nintendo - as suggested by DaDownloadMan in my other thread][​IMG]

    Avaliable in the following colours:
     
  2. CannonFoddr

    OP CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker
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    Added a couple of new skins requested by other people (COMP / iYSMenu)
     
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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

    OP CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker
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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
     
  6. DarkCrudus

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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..
     
  7. House Spider

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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
     
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