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Old 04-10-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Decalgirl Kindle 2 custom skin template

I have attached the zip file containing the .PSD template file that Decalgirl sent me for a custom Kindle 2 skin; they still don't have the template file up in their forums. From their "What To Do With These Files" post in the templates forum:

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These files are meant for you to create your own artwork, then send it in to us to have a high-quality, custom skin made using the design you've created. They're not intended or meant for any other purpose.

Once you create a design, flatten the image (Photoshop versions) with the cut line turned off. Zip and email to the file to customs@decalgirl.com so that we can review the image to make sure there are no issues (copyrights, proper resolution, etc) and one of our representatives will then email you a link with ordering instructions.
There are three layers in the .PSD file, 'Art', 'Mask', and 'Overlay'; put your graphics either on the 'Art' layer, or on a layer between 'Art' and 'Mask'. There should be none of the 'Art' layer's color showing inside the cutout of the 'Mask' layer. The 'Overlay' layer is there so you can see where the cuts will go so you can position your graphics better; when you are satisfied with the result, hide the 'Overlay' layer and flatten the image to a single layer.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting that. I'm going to see what I can do with it, since it's a rainy Saturday and I've got nothing better to do than that... and read of course
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This is the custom skin I got in the mail from DecalGirl today (after applying it to my Kindle):

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Old 04-17-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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Damn that looks good! Nice work!
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Downloaded it and am working on trying to match the color of the Kindle case, front and back. Alas, I don't have my Kindle with me at work, and besides, it's already got a skin on it. Anyone got a good match for the case colors in hex format (e.g. #FFFFFF for white)?

My idea is to have a skin that almost 'disappears' by mimicking the colors that are already there, although there is text on the front at the top in the Amazon font (to replace 'Amazon kindle') so that it resembles the original design.

Now to come up with something to place on the back where the serial number is located. Maybe something like 'Designed on Earth. Assembled on Vulcan' or something silly like that that won't be noticed at first glance.
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Thanks for posting this!
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If you email DecalGirl, they will send you a template and instructions.
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