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25th September 2001, 00:09
I have an idea for a skin...just getting people's oppinions on it...
"Blacklite"...it would be a skin that would look as though it had a blacklight shining on it...
lots of dark purple/black and neon/white colors...
does anyone know of a good way to get a blacklight-type effect in PSP7? I've tried some stuff, but haven't really found anything that works...
25th September 2001, 01:58
you could just make purple buttons and add a gradient glow which would make it look like it's a black light effect
25th September 2001, 02:07
thats what I was thinking but was too lazy to type it :)
you could try feathering selections and adding some dropshadows too.
25th September 2001, 02:39
hot wax coating and ripplez?
26th September 2001, 23:43
thanks for the ideas
I messed around with some effects on the main window and came up with this for a start. the jpeg is really crappy looking. the bmp is much nicer, so just imagine this picture with quality 30x better
it's not exactly black light, but I think it looks pretty good
I just wanted to get some oppinions, if I should keep going with it like this, or start over with something different to get more of a black light effect
27th September 2001, 00:39
nice start - the darks need to be darker, and the lights ligher. Maybe you should try putting this in a few crazy colors and then inverting that?
Oh, and avatars are supposed to be within 50x50 pixels. I don't care, but one of the mods might call you on it.
27th September 2001, 01:03
how'd he get an avatar largerthan 50x50... it doesnt let u chose an avatar larger than that
27th September 2001, 01:06
lot of people have avatars bigger than that width wise, but only like 25 pixels height wise. anywhere you see words that look the same underneath their forum status, its too big. thats why my letters are so small cause I didn't want anyone to call me on it :)
27th September 2001, 21:22
I don't know how my avaatar is that big...I tried to use this one, then it told me it had to be 50x50, so I changed it, but it's still this one...
and like I said...since that's a jpeg the quality is crap. in the bmp there is a much more drastic difference between the black and purple
28th September 2001, 01:02
well upload the bmp and amaze me..
28th September 2001, 19:40
ok I've done some more stuff...
I think it's pretty good...better than my other attempts at skinning anyway
this time it's a bmp so the quality doesn't suck...
(the pause button in the picture is depressed, so you can see what depressed buttons look like...)
1st October 2001, 20:03
wow...I downloaded that on my dad's computer and it looked really bad. More than half of the different shades of purple didn't show up.
It may be the color settings on the computer, but I changed the settings to really high and it was the same...
Is anyone else getting a problem with the colors? If you downloaded it and it's almost all black except the outline of the posbar and mainwindow and stuff like that, that's not what it's supposed to look like...and it looks alot better than that
The Only Lynx
1st October 2001, 20:09
i am on a tft screen.. my screen makes everything brighter then it is.. i experienced that on my skin the woodshop (http://www.winamp.com/skins/detail.jhtml?componentId=52922&componentFlag=S) which has pretty dark stuff in the black.. but on my screen it looks very clear!!!
1st October 2001, 21:04
hehe I had the same problem too :D + that the colors still look a bit different in PSP than in Winamp thought I tried to adjust them throught the PSP menu?!
Does anyone know what to do?
The Only Lynx
1st October 2001, 21:18
get adobe photoshop :p
1st October 2001, 22:51
I've finished the main window hooray!
I like it...wadda you'ns think? (hahahaha @ you'ns)
oh yeah I forgot to say...
1st October 2001, 23:21
it looks good on my system
it looks awesome
my only suggestion is you smooth out the edges a bit
other than that, it's looking real good
i'd like to see some other colors involved, but if you're only going with purple thats kewl too
2nd October 2001, 21:36
I was only planning to stay use black and purple...I kinda like everything all the same color like that...I dunno, maybe I'm wierd...
I'm kinda having trouble thinking of what to do with the volume and balance...to me those just seam broing compared to the rest of the skin...does anyone else think there boring or is that just me?
2nd October 2001, 23:40
no no, I love the purple, keep going, I can't wait to see the eQ and PL
3rd October 2001, 01:11
yeah, me too...
I'm kinda stuck on ideas for the eq and pl right now...but I'll probably think of something tomarrow at school...what else am I going to do there? learn? pfft! hahahaha
hmm...that wasn't very funny was it? oh well...
3rd October 2001, 21:06
well...I seem to be having "skinner's block"...hehe...the little men that pop into my head and give me ideas have not come in a while. As I wait for them, I will continue to revise the main window. Here's another, slightly different pic of it.
I changed the volume, balance, posbar, and tried to smoth out the edge between the black and purple on the top left (note the emphasis on the word tried).
In this picture, the stop and volume buttons are in the depressed position, and shuffle and repeat are off (last picture they were on).
3rd October 2001, 21:11
forgot to ut the attachment on that post...here it is
5th October 2001, 20:03
The little green men aren't coming! Oh no! I cannot make a skin without ideas, and if the little green men don't come they can't pop ideas into my head! Oh woe is me.
That is why I haven't done any of the eq yet...
I'm thinking making the sliders like the volume and balance. Does people think that would be good?
7th October 2001, 02:16
I personally absolutely love it! Pink is my favorite color! You are doing a fantastic job. Let me know when it is finished so I can d/l it.
7th October 2001, 04:10
hey dupey upload a gif i hate them bmps, dl=baaaaad
7th October 2001, 16:31
Forever <----prefers gifs as well <-----also having a skinning block <----thinks skinning blocks bite
8th October 2001, 00:31
ok here's a gif...
I'll put screenshots as gifs from now on then...
9th October 2001, 21:23
I've seen some skins that seem like the volume sliders and stuff like that are transparent. is that just my imagination or can you really do that? I thought transparencies were only for the windows. If it is possible could somebody please direct me towards a tutorial that I can understand? I have tried to make transparencies with various tutorials, but I don't understand them...
10th October 2001, 01:02
These skins use "fake transparencies," that is, copying the background of what the slider/button/etc is to go over. Once you paste this in the image, just draw over that.
10th October 2001, 20:45
yeah, but there are some in which the background isn't the same all the way across the bar...oh well, maybe I'm just imagining things...
I have pretty much finished the main eq window, here 'tis!
I kinda went crazy with the sunbursts here, but I think they're neat! I think the part between the black and the crazy sunbursts needs a gradient or something so it's not just flat there...does other people think this also?
13th October 2001, 04:50
maybe if I ask nicely somebody will GIVE ME A FRACKING COMMENT!!?!!!?!! C'MON! TELL ME IT'S CRAP! ANYTHING! JUST "HI YOU'RE STUPID" WOULD BE ENOUGH (AS LONG AS YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE) hehe...sorry...
I finished most of the pl, so here's a prettyful picture
someone in another thread said something about how the music you listen to greatly affects the outcome of the skin...this is very true and this skin is a great example...
Main - P.O.D. - moderate usage of gradients and sunbursts
EQ - Godsmack (depressed) - went crazy with sunburts
PL - Morphine (you you haven't heard of them...you should) - went crazy with gradients (also much brighter than the EQ and Main. I'm also happy while making this, hence the brightness)
so's...can I pretty please with sugar and cherry and whipped cream and chocalate and caramel and....(you get the picture) have someone comment on any of that I just said?
for those of you who don't know how to do this I shall tell you...
1)click the link at the bottom of this post
2)look at picture
3)click the "back" button on your browser
4)click the "reply" button
5)type your comment in the big box
6)click "submit reply"
thank you for your time
(if you don't want to tell me how decent/horrible my skin is, you can always tell me how stupid I am...)
it's too late for me to think straight...
Disclaimer: nothing that I have just said can be held against me...I plea insanity
13th October 2001, 06:11
i like it but i find the playlist font kinda hard to read :)
other than that i love it coz its purple and stuff....:D:D:D
13th October 2001, 09:01
i hate purple. will there be a blue one
13th October 2001, 11:56
I come back here in the morning and see this load of crap I post and barely remember it...sorry about that...
the playlist font - I'm still trying to find one that's cool and goes with the skin...the final font won't be this
I may do color variations depending on other people's opinions, or if I just feel like it...
thank you, ch33zels, for calling me stupid. I needed that
14th October 2001, 00:30
14th October 2001, 01:23
I have noticed that the playlist (and MB and AVS - I did those and they look almost exactly like the PL) is very much differnt from the EQ and Main windows...I think I shall put the border that's around the PL around the EQ and Main windows...they've been screeming at me to give them a border for a while anyway...would this be a bad thing? opinions please. thanz in ardvarks...err...andvance
how did I get ardvarks out of advance? oh my...it's late...again
14th October 2001, 13:50
I decided the main window looked good without the border, but the eq was a little boring, so I bordered the eq and here's the *finished* skin
I haven't doen the eq winshades, but I'm gonna do that right now...
I think I'm going to submit then skin before I do the cursors because I want to make some really good animated cursors, and I expect that to take a while. I've tried made a few as a test sorta, but winamp doesn't recognize them...any one know why not?
14th October 2001, 14:05
feeneesh if you wish to download it, here's the .zip...
if you see anything that I forgot/bugs please tell me
be sure to click on the cbuttons, 'tis fun! (either that or a)I'm very easily amused or b)I'm a psycho)
tell me what you think
14th October 2001, 17:38
whoops...I already found and fixed some bugs, and changed the pl so it looks more like the main and eq, so don't dl the thing in my previous post...I would delete it but I can't anymore, = \
here's a pic of the pl...
16th October 2001, 00:33
here's a download of the finished skin...I just submitted it...
I had to take the cursors and eq windowshade out of this oen because the file was too big...it'll be sort of a preview I guess...;)
16th October 2001, 00:38
wow!! I think you definitely acheived what you set out to do. It does look like a blacklight picture to me.
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