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    More "object oriented" skin design aid?

    Hi Guys,

    I would like to know what you guys are using to deesign your skins...

    I have used only photoshop but I think it is a Royal PITA to design stuff in photoshop.... I dont have the patience to keep finding the layers and adjusting them, then adding buttons, having to copy the layer styles to make them look like "buttons", etc...

    I was looking for an alternative something that would treat stuff more as objects... I thought about creating the buttons in photoshop in a few sizes, and then using powerpoint to throw the buttons on a slide, and be able to click them, move them, resize them, etc easily, but the buttons look like ****e when resized through powerpoint....

    Any ideas of an easier way of manipulating the stuff? adding text to buttons, addin icons to buttons, etc?

    Thanks!

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    Nope, apples and oranges!

    I'm looking for something to speed up designing the images to drive the skins... I'm already using RR Skin Editor once I have the JPGs done

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    oh no clue
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    How about creating flash button for everything. Then layout the flash buttons in the skinEditor and afterwards place the button areas on top. But I think this increase the time to design it.

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    I have no flash knowledge... I think it would make it harder for me....

    I'm looking for a kind of "WYSIWYG" editor of sorts to make the images...

    ..... the quest for the holy grail! hahaha

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    Ummm.. you'd probably have to make one yourself.. or try to find some mspaint-alike application with the features you want.. in the end you might just end up realizing that the layers are a better choice.. WYSIWYG editors although easy, tend to screw up the screens a lot.. so if you didn't make it yourself, chances are you wont find anything the way you want..
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    I thought of making something similar to Zorros Designer but had no idea how to do the grid, apart from that it wouldn't be too difficult.

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    Coreldraw works nice and easy, but I never used it to make a workin skin. So I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for.

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    As stupid as it sounds I have been trying to make a skin with Powerpoint.... I'm just about done a new version of the menu of my Range Rover skin that I posted a while back... I am now making a Night/Day version... after I made the day it has taken me about 2 mins to convert it all to night... I'm unsure of how I will be able to do the DOWN/ON states with this but we will see

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