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    What are the dimensions for a stretched "800x600" skin?

    Hi There,

    I'm still in the progress of researching before i produce a new skin for Centrafuse.

    I'm very confused over the difference between a stretched and non-stretched 800x600 skin?

    I use a 16:9 widescreen TFT so i assume i used the stretched version.

    Anyways, how do i make a stretched version? What are the dimensions i use in photoshop for the main area (obviously can't be 800x600?)

    Just need to know what i need to change to make a skin that will look perfect on a 16:9 screen.

    Regards,
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00ie
    Hi There,

    I'm still in the progress of researching before i produce a new skin for Centrafuse.

    I'm very confused over the difference between a stretched and non-stretched 800x600 skin?

    I use a 16:9 widescreen TFT so i assume i used the stretched version.

    Anyways, how do i make a stretched version? What are the dimensions i use in photoshop for the main area (obviously can't be 800x600?)

    Just need to know what i need to change to make a skin that will look perfect on a 16:9 screen.

    Regards,
    Rob.
    Dimensions are 800x600 as the name states. It's easiest to first make the skin in a widescreen resolution and then just resize it to 800x600 so that everything gets squished horizontally and stretched vertically. When you view this on a 16:9 screen, it'll look normal.

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    Yeah but how do i make it in a widescreen format, without constantly going back and forth into CF to check things aren't stretched?

    There must be a way

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    oh i see.. but surely there must be a way to do it without having to re-size it like that because i'll lose the "crispness" of the design if i resize it.

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    you wont degrade the image by the resize (much), its the same way animorphic (<spelling) DVDs are made. Make your skin at 800x480 then resize to 800x600, when viewed on a widescreen it will look just as it did at the original res. What i suggest to do is start at a higher res than 800x480 like 1280x768 (or higher, what ever your machine can take i typicaly create stuff at 4k) which is the same aspect ratio as 800x480 just higher res.

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