Originally posted by skinme!
Don't you just love yo-yos / the economy / the climate / thinking in- and/or out-side the box...
Only difference is that the area outside the box is about a million times larger and more varied than the area inside the box. So it's not exactly possible to have a see-saw/yo-yo effect where thinking and boxes are concerned.
Using a program like Paintshop pro or Photoshop makes skinning a lot easier. You can have the template as one layer, and your skin on top. If you can imagine, it's like drawing something with see-through tracing paper. You can see where the buttons are underneath, and can use them as a guide when you draw your own buttons/designs etc.