Old 22nd February 2005, 22:39   #1
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Making a new WA5 skin, stuck though.

I have two problems.
FYI I am building my skin off of the complex skin tutorial and changing everything but I've run into some problems.
First of all, I do not have photoshop or paintshop. I am using a couple of other programs (and MSPAINT) to make the images,

Here are the problems:

1) the background color around my image is white and the white shows up when I load the skin in Winamp. How do I make it so that white part is transparent.

2) I'm trying to position the song ticker et al around a certain point but any coordinate above Y=200 does not show up, how do I fix this as well?

Thanks. This is my first WA5 skin.

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Old 22nd February 2005, 22:54   #2
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1. your png files must be saved with transparency. mspaint cannot do this. the gimp is a free open source alternative to photoshop or paint shop pro.
2. you cannot paint outside the background image area. if you need more space, make your background image larger.
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Old 22nd February 2005, 23:17   #3
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Okay, I'm a noob at wa5 skinning. I've got the background the size I want it, which xml file and where, has the ability to define what size the main window will be able to show so I can include the song ticker and song info in the right spot?

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Old 23rd February 2005, 06:49   #4
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My question happily gets buried and no one answers it. Making a Winamp 5 skin sucks, I think I'm going to dump this project and stick to posting on the forums.

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Old 23rd February 2005, 08:20   #5
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http://frisbeemonkey.com/

check this site out. You will find a very googd tutorial and you will get a lot of answers
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