Z(ia)X
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Z(ia)X

Updated Feb 13, 2008 by zakai1369


Noiram
Comment #1 Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:57 PM
Very nice looking style and color, It has an appealing look to it that caught my eye, however I found operating the buttons a little difficult because I have to actually get my mouse pointer into that little lighted section of the button. One idea to preserve the looks and have more functioning space of the button would be to make another layer the size of the complete button, make it 100% transparent and give it the same name. I'm not saying thats the best way but it is one of a million options this player can handle. One other thing I would like to see is the artist, track title layers centered and stretched out a little more just for this particular skin. For about an hours worth of time and an initial attempt you did an excellent job and I'm looking forward to what you do next  
2of3
Comment #2 Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:03 PM
I agree with noiram. This skin has real potential. I did find it hard to operate (hitting the buttons in the right place)

Good first skin
zakai1369
Comment #3 Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:35 PM
First I just want to say thanks for the criticism guys it is always appreciated. Thanks for the compliments.

As for the buttons being a pain, I completely agree. As I said I did this in about an hour just to see how it functioned and while doing so I made a couple of mistakes. I actually did all of the layers on one image instead of doing each one as an individual image and then piecing it together. So by the time I realized just how much of a pain the buttons were I would have had to undo each layer and completely redo it(or so I was thinking at the time I didnt think of the adding a transparent layer) . Being my first skin and doing it just to get an idea of how it all works I decided to leave it as it was and take it as a learning lesson for next time.

As I type this I am taking a break from the next skin I am working on which is a completely different style and will have alot more work put into it. Was already thinking though of going back and doing more work on this one or making a better one in a similar style.

Thanks again.   
messiah1
Comment #4 Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:42 PM
Xion can be time consuming, especially with the buttons. Getting a down, normal and over state. Plus, since Xion doesn't handle layerstyles I usually will export the finished button to a png, then import it into the psd so i can preserve the layerstyles. For me, that is the most tedious part of building the skin, but, it ends up looking the way I want it.

That said, good job and keep at it. I think Xion is probably the best medium to start skinning.
zakai1369
Comment #5 Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:53 PM
Thanks messiah1. And thanks for the tip.
bilbo1930
Comment #6 Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:41 AM
I'm agree with mess, nice one
zakai1369
Comment #7 Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:09 AM
Thanks bilbo1930.   


(Got about 6 hours into my next one already   )

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