My first AKAIO skin

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  1. CannonFoddr
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    UPDATE: I've stared another thread over @ http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=206011
    so that I can keep all the skins I do together in one place under a more suitable thread title other than 'My first AKAIO skin'


    Since I've gone back to the AK2i I've been trying out skins & I really liked the 'Blue XMB' done by VampireX for Moonshell2 (so I can't take credit for the graphics - I copied them from his skin)

    Since I've set up the Ak2i the autoboot MS (I can't get MS2 to boot as default OS) - I though I'll also try & 'blend in' the AKAIO, Moonshell 2 'splash' & Moonshell skin together so that they seem to be one-&-the-same (You'll see a quick flash of the AKAIO screen before you see the 'splash', followed by MoonShell - just wish I could get rid of MS white 'status' screen on the bottom when booting)

    Anyway - Hope you like it (p.s the blue light is 'disk access' & the yellow should be the brightness control - can't test that as I only have a DSi)

    My (first) AKAIO Skin - (compared with VampireX moonshell skin on the right)
    [​IMG] . . [​IMG]
    Download: My AKAIO Blue XMB Skin . . . . . . . . VampireX Blue XMB skin for Moonshell
    My (Blank/Clock) AKAIO Skins - Same as above but the top screen has been changed to these
    Download: AKAIO (Blank/Clock only) Blue XMB Skin

    I've also done a simple Moonshell2 'Splash.ini' file - Download Moonshell Blue XMB 'Splash.ani' file
    Video showing how it looks on booting up compared to the usual files
    Edited 26-01-10:
    I've now done other colours of my skin (all found on FileTrip)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] < Greyscale versions > [​IMG]
     


  2. rockstar99

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    Thats cool i really like t im adding it to my ui folder 100% [​IMG]
     
  3. Hatsu

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    Why would we laugh? That is a good skin! Especially for a first time AKAIO skin creator!
     
  4. BowlOfSpiders

    BowlOfSpiders hi

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    Epic skin dude. Well done.
     
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    Woot, more skins [​IMG]
     
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    lol you die and go to playstation network!
     
  7. CannonFoddr
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    Not sure about that - took me nearly a day to do just that one - if I do make any more I think I'll get graphics from Google images (or something) & create AKAIO/Moonshell2 packages - although not done a MS skn before MAY be a little trickier due to the number of graphics involved
    (MS 2.05 uses 144 graphics, AKAIO/AK2 uses only 25 - big difference !!!!)
     
  8. tomrev

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    Nice skin. I think font of directories on the lower screen should more contrast from background.
     
  9. CannonFoddr
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    How much contrast do you need ?? - I have white text on black background.

    If you're talking about VampireX Moonshell version (blue text on black background) I can't do anything about that - only VampireX has the original graphics for it
     
  10. CannonFoddr
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    Not sure if anyone bothering to look here but...

    I've taken a little more time & created another (2) versions of my AKAIO skin

    The only differences are:
    1) The Lower screen has been modified so that it nearly the same as the Moonshell 2
    My original attempt in the first skin just didn't look the same as I used a lot of Select/copy/pasting originally, this time I also 'cloned'

    2) The Upper screen has been 'Tidied up' & doesn't show Time/Month/Year/Calender/User name any more although the altered AKAIO skin download actually has 2 versions:
    One with nothing showing & One with just the Clock showing (see screenshots in first post)

    3) I've also added a quick video showing how it looks compared to the 'normal' files - just to show how it looks (note that for some reason the screns look 'squashed', I don't know what happened there)
     
  11. penthaler

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    Id like to make a request - could you do the same skin but in greyscale color?
    These two (you made) looks great - nice work man
     
  12. CannonFoddr
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    Not too sure exactly what you wanted
    - but what I've done is made the top screen greyscale'd & changed some of the bottom screen colours to light grey
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    (Try to imagine these with the clock numbers etc showing)

    Links to files are:-
    Grey - Blank/Clock only
    Grey - with Day/Month/Calender/Clock etc

    I hope this is what you meant - let me know if it isn't

    [If you want/need the Moonshell skin in grey - I'm afraid you'll have to ask 'VampireX' to make you one]

    Also thanks - You've giving me an idea... I may just do 'sets' in different colours (not just Blue & Grey)
    - I think all I'll have to do is 'colourise' certain parts as needed (just need time to experiment with them to see if it's possible)
     
  13. .Chris

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    This looks like the R4DS skin. Nice skin though.
     
  14. Smiths

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    AHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    i laughed!

    I DID IT!
     
  15. CannonFoddr
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    Did what ???... The R4DS skin DaDownloadMan mentioned or the actual graphics used ??
     
  16. Pendor

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    *facepalm*
     
  17. C175R

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    What program do you use to make skins for acekard 2i?
     
  18. Hatsu

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    Paint you can use. [​IMG]
    • Photoshop.
    • AK Edit
    • Paint [​IMG]
     
  19. SgtThom

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    Not that hard.
     
  20. C175R

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    AK edit? is that the one on the official website?