Do You Have Any Holiday Skins Planned?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Just curious who is working on some winter holiday type skins for December.  :)

 

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doortech1
Reply #21 Saturday, November 30, 2013 5:18 AM

It would be nice if this site, it's members, and it's staff would be a bit more supportive of new skinners trying to get better and learn new things about skinning, without the insults.There is not one skin on the front page that is similar to the other.Your choice whether or not you think they are boring.But not similar.

 

I don't know what you think would be an exciting skin.I try different approaches, from safe to weird styles.It seems unless a skin is from someone from the past, it just does not make the grade to some.

I see many new skinners trying.

I see no heroes of the past putting up any skins.

The masters you promoted moved on.

Give us a chance, give us a break.

 

don5318
Reply #22 Saturday, November 30, 2013 5:28 AM

I just uploaded a new Xmas Xion skin

teddybearcholla
Reply #23 Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:07 AM

don5318
I just uploaded a new Xmas Xion skin
 I was just trying to download it, but your skin is not quite *dry*!!   I will keep watch for it Don!! 

Jafo
Reply #24 Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:51 AM

doortech1
It would be nice if this site, it's members, and it's staff would be a bit more supportive of new skinners trying to get better and learn new things about skinning, without the insults.There is not one skin on the front page that is similar to the other.Your choice whether or not you think they are boring.But not similar.

 

I don't know what you think would be an exciting skin.I try different approaches, from safe to weird styles.It seems unless a skin is from someone from the past, it just does not make the grade to some.

I see many new skinners trying.

I see no heroes of the past putting up any skins.

The masters you promoted moved on.

Give us a chance, give us a break.

 

There's a little prerequisite of coexistence in any sector of graphic arts....it's called 'respecting the masters'.  People who have come and gone before you preceeded you and created the 'atmosphere' in which you now aspire to excel.

This is the same in all forms of art and creativity.

That a person may have moved on...or died...whatever...does NOT diminish his contribution to the craft.

In all forms of creativity there are leaders...and followers.  Some of the followers may show sufficient creativity to be seen as leaders in their own right, but generally most of the 'followers' have more to be thankful for for those who preceeded them.

Time does NOT diminish the quality of the 'heroes' you mention....or the 'masters'.

The community of skinners can always be supportive of new people....but not any of them who are so presumptuous as to suggest all those before them are past history and thus irrelevant....cos the industry didn't start until THEY came along.   That's so egocentrically absurd as to be laughable.

Uvah
Reply #25 Saturday, November 30, 2013 8:43 AM

I'm with Jafo on this one.

DaveBax
Reply #26 Saturday, November 30, 2013 9:55 AM

All the people that have made Master deserve to keep the title and their skins will last a life time. It doesn't matter if they no longer skin or not any longer. 

Hear is my problem and may be others. I'm not an artist so to visualize somethings are not easy for me. Saying that I have what I think were some different thoughts about a skin. My opinion is the startmenu,  taskbar and windows are the main visual that people see. The rest of the skin just follows and falls in place.

I made a couple startmenus that looked real cool I thought. One of them looked like something I saw before so I went searching. Found a Wb that the SM looked almost the same as the one I made. So hence I just throw that one away. More checking I found the same for the other one was very close to another WB. There are so many great eye popping older skins still available but for me it makes it hard to think of making something real different from all those that are done and look cool. I try however such as my Structure WB. Until something pops into my mind very different I will continue to make them trying to at least keep quality in the WB. I have a Christmas Wb just about completed. Will be making a thread today or tomorrow and will be uploading in a week or two. I think the SM looks very good along with the rest of it, but hell I made it. lol.

So hats off to all the skinners, past, present, and future. You all have my respect. Us current skinners are trying so hang in there something may pop up that becomes super looking so to speak.

don5318
Reply #27 Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:02 AM

teddybearcholla
I was just trying to download it, but your skin is not quite *dry*!! I will keep watch for it Don!!

I just downloaded it, installed with no problems....

BoXXi
Reply #28 Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:20 AM

Don, the site won't let me comment on your skin, (or anyone else's), I did try! Gave it 5 stars though, Very nice!

teddybearcholla
Reply #29 Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:17 AM

don5318
I just downloaded it, installed with no problems...
Yes I see it now!! 

 

DaveBax
All the people that have made Master deserve to keep the title and their skins will last a life time. It doesn't matter if they no longer skin or not any longer. 

Hear is my problem and may be others. I'm not an artist so to visualize somethings are not easy for me. Saying that I have what I think were some different thoughts about a skin. My opinion is the startmenu,  taskbar and windows are the main visual that people see. The rest of the skin just follows and falls in place.

I made a couple startmenus that looked real cool I thought. One of them looked like something I saw before so I went searching. Found a Wb that the SM looked almost the same as the one I made. So hence I just throw that one away. More checking I found the same for the other one was very close to another WB. There are so many great eye popping older skins still available but for me it makes it hard to think of making something real different from all those that are done and look cool. I try however such as my Structure WB. Until something pops into my mind very different I will continue to make them trying to at least keep quality in the WB. I have a Christmas Wb just about completed. Will be making a thread today or tomorrow and will be uploading in a week or two. I think the SM looks very good along with the rest of it, but hell I made it. lol.

So hats off to all the skinners, past, present, and future. You all have my respect. Us current skinners are trying so hang in there something may pop up that becomes super looking so to speak.

 

Very well written Dave and speaks to everyone, the "ancient ones", the "young pups" and those in the middle. No one should be discouraged from trying to create something, whether it is a windowblind or a new fangled automobile. It doesn't mean there shouldn't be constructive criticism. To do that you must download whatever it is and use it, ok NOT an automobile!   I used to tell my friends on Devianart not to favorite something of mine , just because we are friends. If you don't like it, for whatever the reason, tell me. Well 99% of the people won't, because no one wants to hurt someones feelings. And thinking about commenting, it takes time and we all know how precious that can be.  

Well that is all from the "peanut gallery"!!

doortech1
Reply #30 Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:48 AM

I create my designs , not replicate masters of the past or present.

I have not seen these old skins to judge them and if I did see them, I would not insult their work.

Uvah, of course, everyone is with Jafo.

 

I do not see anything in my posts that would be taking anything away from any master skinner.In my first post I responded to half of the statement above mine about skins being boring and similar.I ignored the comparison to masters, which now this post has become also.So now their are two posts about the masters who no longer skin.

 

So much for xmas skins.

Snowman
Reply #31 Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:48 PM

doortech1


Quoting Snowman, reply 15

Quoting Grayghost2348, reply 7
What has happened to all the skins, they are dull and boring lately.  No creativity at all it seems, just one of the same after the other.... Where have all the skinners and skills gone.

Can't say I disagree. Not at all.

Snowman applies a vintage MikeB skin to lighten the mood.

Much better.

 

You should get out your skinning tools too then.What an insult to all the skinners here.

Look here, kiddo.
I've been involved in skinning since it was still in the cradle, over 1½ decade - longer than most.
I've created more skins than you properly EVER will. 520+ skins for 120+ applications.
I've seen more skins than anyone.
I've create skins with the best, for the best.
I've got the largest private collection of skins/themes on this planet - 56000+ items. I've got more WB's (close to 10000) than has ever been uploaded to Wincustomize, and that includes all the rejected ones as well.

I know a good, quality skin from a crap one. And believe me, it's been quite a while since I've seen a quality skin.

So, put a pipe in it, sunnyboy. You've got no idea who you're up against.

LightStar
Reply #32 Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:56 PM

Sheesh... a holiday skin thread... that asked a simple question of people about what skins they may have in the works for the holidays, and it turns into this.

doortech1
Reply #33 Saturday, November 30, 2013 4:36 PM

Snowman


Quoting doortech1, reply 16

Quoting Snowman, reply 15

Quoting Grayghost2348, reply 7
What has happened to all the skins, they are dull and boring lately.  No creativity at all it seems, just one of the same after the other.... Where have all the skinners and skills gone.

Can't say I disagree. Not at all.

Snowman applies a vintage MikeB skin to lighten the mood.

Much better.

 

You should get out your skinning tools too then.What an insult to all the skinners here.

Look here, kiddo.
I've been involved in skinning since it was still in the cradle, over 1½ decade - longer than most.
I've created more skins than you properly EVER will. 520+ skins for 120+ applications.
I've seen more skins than anyone.
I've create skins with the best, for the best.
I've got the largest private collection of skins/themes on this planet - 56000+ items. I've got more WB's (close to 10000) than has ever been uploaded to Wincustomize, and that includes all the rejected ones as well.

I know a good, quality skin from a crap one. And believe me, it's been quite a while since I've seen a quality skin.

So, put a pipe in it, sunnyboy. You've got no idea who you're up against.

You know what, I never said one thing about your skinning other than do some and I got your kiddo and sunnyboy.

Man you people are sad.

Arrogant as hell.

gmc2
Reply #34 Saturday, November 30, 2013 4:49 PM

DT, you've been trolled from the git. Grayghost probably got a good chuckle out of it. Do you need a shovel to dig that hole a little deeper.

Jafo
Reply #35 Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:21 PM

doortech1....when I said Snow has done more for skinning than just about anyone I wasn't bull-shitting or flapping my gums.   It's the fair-dinkum truth.

There's no 'arrogance', just fact.

Snow doesn't have to 'do some'....that's exactly my point....he's done more than anyone.

Some history.

Skinning was [always has been] a niche market....at any one time all that was needed was 3 or 4 sites to expire for whatever reason and the entire history of skinning would be lost.  Snowman took it upon himself to collect/archive everything ever released....including the DOZENS of applications most people these days haven't even heard of.

Ever skinned [or even seen] kJofol....CDStomper......Sonique...?

I think gmc2 said it right....about shovels and digging holes deeper....

don5318
Reply #36 Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:33 PM

Don, the site won't let me comment on your skin, (or anyone else's), I did try! Gave it 5 stars though, Very nice!

Thanks BoXXi, sorry you couldn't comment though.

doortech1
Reply #37 Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:57 PM

I started PeppermintChristmas Recut the other day, should be shortly done and way better, which wouldn't take much.Can't believe how bad the original is after a years time of not seeing it. Sorry peeps, can't even use it, eew.

 

Anyhow, new one coming.

Destrohelix
Reply #38 Monday, December 02, 2013 8:03 PM

doortech1,i can't wait to see that thing.

i'm also making a christmas skin for wb.the layout is done but i don't know if i can finish it before the day.

amitsaran
Reply #39 Tuesday, December 03, 2013 8:24 AM

I totaly agree with Jafo here !

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