Skin Feedback

Discussion in 'EDGE' started by Killermech, Nov 7, 2008.

Nov 7, 2008

Skin Feedback by Killermech at 11:51 AM (11,845 Views / 0 Likes) 109 replies

  1. Killermech
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    So I noticed alot of people wants opinions on their skins in the current competition, to know how to improve and so on. Some are getting it and some ain't.
    To keep the original competition thread less cluttered while keeping people happy, I figured this would serve its purpose pretty good.

    Rules are simple, post a picture of your skin, download link and if you want, a small description.
    The next person gives feedback to the latest post containing a skin, while posting his own in the same post.
    The next one does the same thing, gives feedback to the latest post and then posts his and so on.
    Please do not post jump to give feedback on previous skins that isn't the latest post.

    It's a fair trade off, you give as much feedback as you receive in return.
    Just one other simple rule, try not to keep it too short. Like 'I like it!', 'It's good', 'Crap' etc.
    In addition to that, do say something (or a few stuff) that you like or don't like about it. In a respectful manner.
    Doesn't have to be several pages long, just something that could be of use to the creator of the skin in any way is enough.

    Here's a simple Template:

    @Name of the previous skin poster
    Feedback: Blahblahblah

    Name of your skin
    [Preview Picture]

    Description
    Download link

    To get this starting, here's mine.

    @N/A
    Feedback: N/A

    Pipboy DS
    [​IMG]
    Skin based off the Pipboy from Fallout.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=3652
     


  2. tyuno123

    Member tyuno123 GBAtemp Fan

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    Heres my new and improved Shadow EDGE 1.2

    [​IMG]

    Fixes
    --> fixed transparency of cheat icons
    -->different highlight color of menu icons

    Get yours now
    MediaFire

    Wow killermech I just dont know what to comment about your skin its just so..... good !
    its colors match and the green isn't too harsh on the eyes

    sorry killermech i guess i didnt really read the whole thing
     
  3. Killermech
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    Did you even read the first post before posting tyuno? [​IMG]

    Give feedback (say what you think of the skin previously posted) while posting yours.
    You give feedback to receive feedback (or this won't be any different than the original thread).
     
  4. Raestloz

    Member Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    @KillerMech: Wow! Your neon glow effect is astonishing! Fits perfectly with the BG, and so does the text, all green and bright but not too bright that my eyes might hurt, a great skin I say! [​IMG] (I wrote this since tyuno didn't give you any comment)

    @tyuno123: Like I said, fix the transparency with cheat buttons and you're ready for action! [​IMG]
    BTW, where's your comment about KillerMech's? [​IMG]

    Finally finished my work!
    I'm not a Photoshopper, so this one took two good days to finish!

    [​IMG]

    Simple, and is proven that what you see here is what you'll see in your NDS, as the background (the most annoying part) is in .bmp 16 bit format

    What's this?
    This is a skin basically inspired from PSP's elegant wavy lines, problem is 16 bit .bmp can't display a gradation without pissing you off, so I removed the glow, added bits and stuff, and there you go!

    Main menu buttons are homemade baby! [​IMG]

    Download link:
    Here
    Hosted in our GBATemp.net

    Now I can only hope somebody will come over, test mine, and tel me what can I do to improve it [​IMG]
     
  5. Killermech
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    I'll give a freebie since Raestloz was kind enough to give feedback to two.
    Latest one is still Raestloz's.

    @Raestloz
    Very simple and I like it alot. The blue neon wave lines give a nice relaxed feeling without overtaking the simpleness of the skin.
    The only thing that feels a bit out of place, is the yellow like glow you have on the text 'EDGE'. Just feels like it doesn't connect with the rest of the skin.
    Maybe giving it a more blueish glow intead?
     
  6. jagerstaffel

    Member jagerstaffel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well raestloz, I'll say your skin is very bluey. One question I wonder if I can ask, how would your skin look on a DS Phat? It would seem the closed DS icon would be a bit hard to spot in the not so bright Phat. Just a thought.

    And, here's my skin, although I won't enter it in the contest thread as I am unsure if this will work on an Edge card (I have no, ahem "Edge" to try it on [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    What I need to know is, I've read in the contest thread where somebody mentioned that the 24bit bmp's won't show up on the DS. I appreciate it if anyone can download and try my skin to see if it will work properly as I created it to be. I intend to submit this skin once I have confirmation it will display properly.

    jagerstaffel's Edge skin

    Silly mediafire won't accept any email I try to register with [​IMG]

    btw I nerfed the image collage because my connection is one from the stone ages and large stuff don't do well for me. Actual skin images are top notch.
     
  7. Raestloz

    Member Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Sorry, but I haven't updated my skin, but still, I think I need to reply [​IMG]

    @Killermech: IDK, I'm sure the glow is silver, I've checked the .psd and the glow is #C0C0C0, the color of silver, both for inner and outer glow... how come it looks yellow? [​IMG] Maybe I should remove the glow or make it even brighter?

    @jagerstaffel: Well done mate! You skin is great! I love how you make the icon distorted like you're using magic onto the painting (icons). Works well on any brightness level. What astonished me is the On/Off button on the cheat selection screen! Flawless!
    The white font color makes it easier to read on red backgorund.

    But, your copyright sentence doesn't look good, it reads jegersteffel on the DS, maybe you should make it bigger?

    EDIT: Oh and jaggerstaffel, yes EDGE can't display color more than 16 bit,you can use 24 or 32 bit colordepth, but still, the color shown is 16 bits. Tested.

    Another P.S: with the lowest LCD brightness, the closed DS icon is still visible, and is pretty clear [​IMG]
     
  8. Jran Sakarra

    Member Jran Sakarra GBAtemp Regular

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    Looks great!
    I like the background for the menu.
    Could use a better icon for the media.

    My Contest Entry: EDGE Reloaded (Finished!)

    By:Jran Sakarra
    Download: CLICK HERE

    [​IMG]

    ICONS
    [​IMG]

    Hey Skin Making is FUN!
    I might be making more skins.
    Well let me know what you think!
    5&1/2 hours straight making this.
     
  9. tokoshix

    Newcomer tokoshix Member

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    @Jran
    Looks good, but you should re-edit your scroll bar. You didn't do the transparency right for it and I can see the pink pixels in the corners. Also your media icon(selected) has a little black spot on top. I'm not sure if this is on purpose or not but I thought I should point it out. Other than that everything seems fine to me.



    Well....here's mine. Enjoy!

    I decided to change my entry due to some sudden inspiration. I gotta admit that my new entry is is much better than my old. I was pleased with how well it turned out, even though it only took a few hours to make.

    Official Entry(using for contest)

    [​IMG]

    Download Here

    When you're talking "Gold" edition, one of the best kinds is definitely Rhythm Tengoku Gold. The text was a problem to work with, but the highlighter makes you see it clearly.


    **I will keep my old entry posted for those interested and wanting to download, but it is not my official entry.

    Old Entry(not entering)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. themuddaload

    Member themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.

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    Well heck, i suppose i might as well post mine in here.

    @Kaneda-Jones:
    i think the skin would look better with actual pics of an sd card, a CD and a Proc.

    EDGE Darkshine skin.
    [​IMG]

    Download
     
  11. Egonny

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    @themuddaload: Very nice skin, but you could do something on the icons. The text looks too stretched out.

    Anyone comment mine?

    [​IMG]

    or test it on an EDGE card to see if it doesn't get errors?
     
  12. Kaneda-Jones

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    Hey Egonny I think I'm the one imediatly after you so here goes a review from a non-edge owner, maybe someone else who owns an edge can comment too..

    Usualy sketched skins run the risk of looking too messy or not enough like a sketch, but yours excells at pulling off the sketch look, with your dark enough line work and lack of blurry confusion.

    I like that the top bmp with the curling paper also crosses over into the bmp bellow but without a card to test it on I wonder if the seperation is enough to look good on the two DS screens.

    so here is mine peoples.
    [​IMG]
    picture hosted at flickr with comments and everything at:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaneda-jones/3010194642/
    (flickr hates people not mentioning them when you leech them)

    and the zip file is at:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/161427874/Circuit_v1a.zip
     
  13. tokoshix

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    ...Okay did I get skipped or something because no one said anything about my skin.
     
  14. Raestloz

    Member Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    I think you got skipped, since te person after you commented about Kaneda-Jones, which doesn't exist
     
  15. tokoshix

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    Yeah thats why I asked... oh well, I tested it out many times and changed many things so I'm sure everything is fine, but I would appreciate any feedback.
     
  16. Raestloz

    Member Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    LoL, okay, I'll provide you with one:

    I'm glad to report that your image works well, 16 bit supports most of your image (there's a few lacks here and there like sudden color change and something) but it's nothing to worry about as it's not really visible. Go and save the pictures in 16 bit bitmap to see what I mean, no need to test it out

    You icon choice is a very good one, I'm surprised to see the eyes open and close and the fingers playing with the ball [​IMG] the icons for cheats works well too, nothing to worry about, all the transparency works, and so does the scrollbar

    However, the black window fill seems out of place, you might want to consider purple or blue, not too light, as the window text color is white, and a bright color might make it invisible, but black doesn't seem to work, a dark (not too dark, average) purple or blue should look pretty nice with your image, as it's dominated with purple and blue (and white, okay)

    The white text stands out from the image and it's not hard to see it [​IMG]

    Also, I like your image, they're not too busy, kinda relaxing, but the icon for games [​IMG] why does he close his eyes when I highlight him? Unlike the girl? for the settings, who opens her? eyes when I highlight her?

    I think it's a good skin, and deserves a good place in my microSD [​IMG]
     
  17. tokoshix

    Newcomer tokoshix Member

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'll definitely look into changing the black color into something else. I was also aware of the colors being a bit messed up for the background, but like you said its not entirely visible and I felt it didn't take away too much. As for the Icons, I did it based on the trailer, the picture I picked for Seto showed him closing his eyes, and for the picture of Ren it showed her opening her eyes. If you think I should make them both the same then I'll consider it.

    Fragile Trailer:

     
  18. tyuno123

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    @Raestloz
    -nice job on your skin I like your menu icons especially the one with the NDSL on it .Your skin looks very blue and wavy. The EDGE emblem on the bottom screens top right looks like an ED with another reverse "D"and an "E"

    @ Jagerstaffel
    -great job on your skin ,nice , you renamed Dawn Of Sorrow to "Dawn Of EDGE"

    @tokoshix
    -nice Fragile skin but I your cheats icons can do some improvement

    @themuddaload
    -nice grey/black skin but your text color and highlight color for settings/misc screen seems to be the same I think it will turn out invisible in the DS

    @Egonny
    - great skin its clean and simple

    checkout my newly updated skin Shadow EDGE 1.2 ,tell me what do you think of the new highlight color is it better or should I change it back to green ?
     
  19. mercluke

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    UPDATE: fixed cheat icon issues that jagerstaffel mentioned and changed the text on the purple skin to a lighter color so that it's more readable. also edited the version numbers of purple and blue to reflect changes


    @Kaneda-Jones, your skin looks very polished only thing i would consider changing is to maybe put an edge logo or a little resistor or ic or something on the top screen to make it look a bit more interesting, as a circut board with nothing on it is a little dull. other than that your skin looks awesome.

    my one

    Name: swirl

    Info: nice swirly pattern, comes in five different colors


    pics:

    red:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    blue:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    gold:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    green:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    purple:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?qy5knxziqm2
     
  20. tyuno123

    Member tyuno123 GBAtemp Fan

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    not many posts on this thread [​IMG]
     

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