This is a detailed tutorial for SkinStudio which shows you step-by-step with images on how to create a WindowBlinds skin.  It was created by Master Skinner Vampothika and we give her a big thanks for helping out the community with this.  Also, another big thanks to gmc2 for getting the resources for this so we could share it with the community.

There’s a lot of images with this tutorial, and it’s broken up into 3 directories.  I wanted to make it easy to view, so I created an html image gallery that will allow you to browse and view the images on your PC.

Download: SkinStudio Tutorial

Unzip the folder and double-click the Index shortcut and the gallery will open with your browser.  Now, get to creating a WindowBlinds skin!

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on Aug 29, 2013

on Aug 29, 2013

This tutorial is beyond useful for novices;its a holy grail.    

on Aug 29, 2013

on Aug 29, 2013

I'll use this on my WB I'm working on now!!

on Aug 29, 2013

RnD's doin' a WB!............

Cool.

Sneak peek?

on Aug 29, 2013

RedneckDude

I'll use this on my WB I'm working on now!!

Thank goodness. We may now end up with a WB we can use.

on Aug 29, 2013

on Aug 29, 2013

DaveBax


Quoting RedneckDude, reply 4
I'll use this on my WB I'm working on now!!

Thank goodness. We may now end up with a WB we can use.

 

Oh no you didn't say that,to funny.

 

 

Very cool , thanks Kitty and GMC for his part also.

on Aug 29, 2013

Uvah .,

 

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 RND ,Already previewed some when he made SWITCH. Although a full screeny  would be cool also.

on Aug 29, 2013

Switch......Switch......what Switch?

on Aug 29, 2013

doortech1

Uvah .,

 

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 RND ,Already previewed some when he made SWITCH. Although a full screeny  would be cool also.

 

Brian, the WB isn't connected to the Start8 button. Switch.

BlackOro is the WB I'm working on. I posted a screen of the matching Winstep in the Desktop thread.   

I did post a Start8 button for it though. 

 

http://forums.wincustomize.com/447285/page/2

 

 

 

on Aug 31, 2013

Great work! Congrats! 

on Nov 10, 2013

What if you want a picture inside the start menu?

on Nov 10, 2013

Make it as part of the start menu graphic.

on Nov 10, 2013

groovestorm

What if you want a picture inside the start menu?

You can also add any .png graphic you wish another way. Open your WB in SkinStudio. On the top menu click on Tools. Gp down to Start menu Animation builder and click on it to open. Click on Import and find you graphic. 

Set it to the location you wish by adjusting the "Animation Canvas Margins" and or "Layer Position Margins". You will see the graphic move when you do this so just line it up wherever you want. To see what things do mess around with graphic sizes. Make a smaller graphic say 400x400 px just to see what it looks like. You can than make your graphic to the size you want. Play around and if you want to get rid of the graphic the fastest way it to just click on the down arrow next to the graphic and scroll up to the top and click on no image defined. Have fun