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  • I want to make a skin, need some help.

    i am an excellent designer, and work very wel with photoshop. i am looking to make a skin and i was wondering if someone would be able to turn all my image files into a skin for me? as i have no clue on that part.

    Also can we start a list of screens that people want and what to include on each page so that i can make a perfect skin for everybody?

    hope someone is up for this
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    what sort of theme would people be interested in? i wanted to do a proper apple iphone style one but its already been done. i find the majority of skins available very cluttered so i would try to make it very minimal but still functional
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    • #4
      How about this
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      • #5
        its an iphone theme with a twist?

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        • #6
          not to put you down, but for 'an excellent designer', its kinda plain... spice it up a bit!

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          • #7
            for an excellent designer ur sure good at ripping other ppls work!

            http://www.iphoneskinning.com/2008/0...f-the-day.html

            on a plus note, i like the simplicity.
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            • #8
              hey treetop777 ...

              looking at your suggestion ... would you be interested in this - it's a little something I'm working on at the moment, but seems to fit nicely with your requirements ... and I'm not trying to hijack this thead, before anyone gives out ...

              regarding the initial question from the designer ... one of the "cleanest" designs around at the moment I think is the upcoming Omega Final design, so that would be something to study ...
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              • #9
                Originally posted by Valheru View Post
                hey treetop777 ...

                looking at your suggestion ... would you be interested in this - it's a little something I'm working on at the moment, but seems to fit nicely with your requirements ... and I'm not trying to hijack this thead, before anyone gives out ...

                regarding the initial question from the designer ... one of the "cleanest" designs around at the moment I think is the upcoming Omega Final design, so that would be something to study ...
                Yeah Valheru, that's the spirit! Please do not engage in designing a skin off of that unless you want to. I'm sure us skin junkies are saturated already.

                You should get with the OP and help liven-up his design or encourage him to go in a totally different direction. With your coding and design abilities, ya'll could proly come up with a fantastic skin..

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                • #10
                  it was a quick rough idea that i did in 20mins, obviously you can change the background or whatever but i'm asking for peoples input on what they want.

                  is it worth trying to make an iphone copy skin or would people be interested in a simplified minimalistic skin that still holds all the features any other skin does?

                  i'll make some sort of screen tonight and post it up in a new thread.
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by EaRNi View Post
                    is it worth trying to make an iphone copy skin or would people be interested in a simplified minimalistic skin that still holds all the features any other skin does?
                    There are few iPhone-esque skins available already.

                    Something new and fresh is always welcomed around here.
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by treetop777 View Post
                      Yeah Valheru, that's the spirit! Please do not engage in designing a skin off of that unless you want to. I'm sure us skin junkies are saturated already.
                      it's one I'm working on for personal use at the moment ... it may never get to release stage.
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                      • #13
                        I would def go for a fresh look, the apple theme has been beaten to death.

                        First thing to do, like you mentioned, is come up with some art. Just start with a home screen and work from there. Begin with a black and white wire-frame layout, then add colors and effects. See where it takes you. Also consider that skins at minimum have an "on" state and an "off" state, so the skin has life when you hit buttons. Each state uses a separate graphic file.

                        Trying to make a skin to please the masses is not a good way to start as a beginner, focus more on what YOU want the skin to do and look like and it will make your learning curve much easier.

                        Throw an idea or two out there, we all critique each others work and are more than willing to lend a helping hand with the code.
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                        • #14
                          I'd like someone to revist skins like "pure"
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