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    Infiniti Silver/Amber - updated

    working on this skin and any feedback is welcome. A couple of points I want to highlight:

    No audio controls are needed since the carputer will be hooked through the OEM headunit via the SAT input. This als omeans no radio button is needed since OEM HU is intact. Audio controls can still be accessed via the 'mixer' button.

    There is no digital clock in Infinitis. their analog clock is somewhat of a signature of theirs but it is anoyying as hell. I wanted to make the clock a centerpiece in the skin.

    I'm being optomistic about frodos skinnable OBD-II initiative and it being integrated into RR in the future. Still need a gauge or odometer icon for it the OBD-II button.

    There is also some unused real estate at the top. I will definitely give guino his props with a RR logo somewhere. Just dont know how big yet.

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    also working on a brushed aluminum version with amber glow. Infiniti FXs have brushed aluminum center consoles and all dash instruments have an amber glow.

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    looks good, my only beef would be to clean up the edges, they are a little jaggy.
    And also if you dont mind a little constructive crit.

    Dont take this the wrong way, i have no idea what your artistc skills are.
    But....
    The brushed metal is getting realy tired. How many skins are there now using these exact same graphics? I have nothing agains brushed metal, i love it, but its the exact same brushed metal over and over and the same icons over and over. No one has changed it much at all.
    I would experiment with the background texture, icons etc. The layout is fine, usability is most impt if it works keep it, but the graphics should get updated, if not by you, some one.
    If i get some free time, ill make up a bunch of brushed metal backgrounds people can use so this one can be retired.

    Again, dont take this the wrong way. I see your not a heavy poster, so i feel a little bad like im calling you out, but im not. In order to evolve some things must be left behind.

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    and as just as i post, i see your other post with a changed background. Keep going in that direction.

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    I got my car in Jan. Joined this site in Feb. It's my 1st time using photoshop. All criticism is welcome. I believe it's the best way to lean. That's why I posted. I'm just taking baby steps right now. I'll be able to walk/run with this soon. Also was starting with the basis of a skin I was familiar with since I also needed to lean the skin commands and how to setup the .skin files. Now that I've got the hang of it I'll start taking a few more risks.

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    How about this one? getting better? or worse? (see below)

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    Arrow

    Looking good, im like the black most of all... but can really adapt to either ones, they all look good.

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    i like the first one(black) too, it would be cool if you had the glow color in red as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    The brushed metal is getting realy tired. How many skins are there now using these exact same graphics? I have nothing agains brushed metal, i love it, but its the exact same brushed metal over and over and the same icons over and over. No one has changed it much at all.
    No reflection on NJ_Jackals (your skin looks good and I like Zero7 ) but I must agree that the brushed metal themes (although nice) are getting a bit long in the tooth for me. Perhaps someone can dream up a new texture whilst keeping the same colour scheme?
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    You missed the point, I have an fx too and the FX's brushed alumin in the inside matches the aluminum he used in the second two skins perfectly. I have brick interior and the second one would look sweet in the FX.

    You all might have seen the brushed alumin a lot, but we have not and it matches our cars, so works for us

    The newest is my favorite though (can you post it NJ?) and I cannot wait until its done! Major props!
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