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My first skin. ( ^)> Mostly made this for myself since I'm a huge Piplup fan (I like penguins :3), but figured I'd share it with everyone else too. :)

Skin Name: (Ben's) Piplup Skin
Creator: reuben2011 ("Ben")
Version: 2.0
Supported Game Modes: Standard, Catch the Beat, and Taiko.

Downloads:
(PLEASE READ THE "READ ME" FILE)
Skin with Taiko Elements
.osk file: http://puu.sh/akDcW/eb03db7c16.osk
.zip folder: http://puu.sh/akD5i/4b416fab8e.zip
Skin without Taiko Elements
.osk file: http://puu.sh/akDnY/765052e54e.osk
.zip folder: http://puu.sh/akDiQ/26b02ea9c9.zip
Just the Taiko Elements
.osk file: http://puu.sh/akDqo/bbfdfb77cd.osk
.zip folder: http://puu.sh/akDpo/856dc6e215.zip

Updates:
-V1.0 (4/13/2012): Original
-V1.1 (4/13/2012): Fixed shadowing on A rank (image download: http://i.imgur.com/TCrqX.png)
-V2.0 (5/6/2012): Added various taiko elements
-V2.1 (5/7/2012): Separated downloads for taiko and non-taiko versions of the skin, removed extra copy of skin folder, other small changes
(7/21/2014): Updated dead download links

Features to come out in later versions:
-custom sound files (I could really use some help with this, I'm not that great with audio :/)
-your request here

Screenshots:












(too lazy to try to intentionally do bad at a section to get this SS'ed in game xD)




Ranks/Grades:









Combobursts:









Taiko Stuff










I'm open to any suggestions, as this is my first skin. xD Also, don't hesitate to point out any small errors, it's very possible I made a mistake. Enjoy. ( ^)>
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10/10 cried, would fap to again
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The_Toymaker wrote:

10/10 cried, would fap to again
LaeL

On a more serious note, the skin delivers what is promised, an abundance of Piplup. I also found it to be very viable for normal gameplay.

I will anxiously wait for the taiko elements to be added :3
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+1 I like the cursor.
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Shadow is cropped o3o But heey cute skin :3
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Glad to see that everyone has liked it so far (^)> Anyways, thanks for pointing out the little shadowing error on the A, I'd rather have it fixed than let it be. xP Anyways, I fixed that and updated the OP with it. :3
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I like it but the hitcircle and the hitcircle overlay should be changed because, when appears a combo opaque combo, the piplup disappears or is difficult to see... I've other thing to say the font doesn't fit to the skin i think you should change (If you go fix this please don't change the ranks font that font is good!)
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Xavier18488 wrote:

I like it but the hitcircle and the hitcircle overlay should be changed because, when appears a combo opaque combo, the piplup disappears or is difficult to see...
I'm trying trouble understanding what you're trying to say. If you are talking about the numbers on the hitcircles making it too hard to see the hitcircle design, well I'd rather have the numbers be more visible than the hitcircle design, for the sake of gameplay that is. I was trying to go for a glass-like look for the center as if the Piplup was etched on top with a metallic ring on the outside. And the reasoning for the transparency of the Piplup on the hit circle is to have the combo-color overlayed on top, to make notes of different combo colors easily distinguishable during game-play.

I tried to make the skin optimal for gameplay, so I had to sacrifice a few things in term of design. If I can come up with a design for the hit circle that does what you asked while also being usable for gameplay, I'll see what I can do. :)

Xavier18488 wrote:

I've other thing to say the font doesn't fit to the skin i think you should change (If you go fix this please don't change the ranks font that font is good!)
There are a handful of fonts used in the skin, can you specify which you are referring to?
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Awww Piplup n.n Very cute skin.
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Omg, that's so fkin' cute !
Gonna use it tomorrow >w<
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Yay! Glad to see people using the skin, it makes my inner-penguin very happy (^)> And yeah, when I make things in Photoshop, I tend to go for the "ADORABLE AS ****" approach. :3

Also, if anyone notice any errors or suggestions, please let me know, I'll be happy to see if I can fix them and update the OP with a revised version.

Also, I stated it in the OP, but for those that didn't read, if someone could direct me to a thread or a tutorial on how to make the Taiko elements/character that would be very appreciated. Also, if anyone has any experience with finding good audio samples and working with audio, I could sure use some help for making an updated version of the skin with Piplup sounds. I can do decent stuff with graphics but when it comes to audio...asldfkjsldfkjsflkj.
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I love it!
I'm downloading now.. Hehe..
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reuben2011 wrote:

Combobursts:




Nice skin, though the quality of these combobursts bother me ^
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I've figured the image-quality of those combobursts were decent enough considering they only show for a split second in game and the quality wouldn't be as noticeable if the image is shown for a short period of time. If it bothers you and you still want to use the skin, you can simply delete those images from the skin folder. Although try the skin with all the combobursts first and see if my theory of "it's too quick to notice the image quality" works for you.

I don't mind keeping up with updating the skin though, so to improve the skin, I have three options:
1) Try to manually render the image by hand, using a size 1 brush/eraser
2) Shrink the lower-quality images to a smaller size (perhaps to their native resolution)
3) Put the lower quality images in the alternate folder, so if people want to use them they can, but by default they aren't used.
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Maybe if you Resize it, it might be better?

I hope the Taiko skin will work o3o
http://puu.sh/pLZr These are from the Xi-Style G2's Taiko Skin.
Maybe it will help. o,o
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I'll try resizing it, seeing as that's the best option that's not extremely time consuming. Also, thanks for the taiko skin files, hopefully I can figure out how to make the taiko stuff from there. :3 Very appreciated, thank you. (^)>
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Excellent work. *-*
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Cute skin~

Thanks for sharing this to us!
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T-C[222] wrote:

Excellent work. *-*
Why thank you :3 I'm happy with the quality of the skin with the amount of effort I put in it ^.^

K a Y e wrote:

Cute skin~

Thanks for sharing this to us!
No prob :3

Anyways, a small update. I just started working on the taiko elements yesterday and I'm just about done. I'm hoping to release the newest version within 24 hours :3
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Put up the download link in the original post. Working on screenshots now.
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