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Creating Advanced Skins

SkinStudio provides two approaches to creating advanced skins. You can cut items from a predrawn template (you draw the template in your drawing software), or you can edit the default bitmap files using your image editor. First, we’ll examine cutting items from a predrawn template.

You need to design a window frame, taskbar, Start button, and any other visual style elements you want to include in your skin. For example, you can use a graphics package such as Macromedia FreeHand and draw the various parts of a window (see Figure 9.8).


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