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10-17-12, 06:57 PM   #1
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Possible to make nUI skin using Fireworks?

Fireworks 4 (old old macromedia program, since before Adobe bought the company) is my web graphics weapon of choice, since it has a LOT of niftyness (native PNG output, slicing/Web optimization, and oodles of effects) but doesn't come with the huuuuge workflows and toolboxes that you get with Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop.

I suppose one could adapt the tutorials that exist.... which I'll try to do... but what would be really nice would be a template file indicating what goes where. Or can I use an existing nUI skin to determine this? I've read that the file size is specific as well as the grid one uses to slice it... but I'm assuming the art elements all get arranged a specific way.

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10-17-12, 07:57 PM   #2
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You can grab one of the existing skins and just hack it up to replace the images it refers to with the ones you want to use.
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10-21-12, 08:04 PM   #3
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Indeed. I've got the workflow figured out, thanks! Now it's just a matter of getting the 'look' right.
 
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Just keep in mind that the addon part of custom skins is changing with nUI6, though the art itself will still work.
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10-21-12, 08:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by spiel2001 View Post
Just keep in mind that the addon part of custom skins is changing with nUI6, though the art itself will still work.
So that'll mean a new .LUA and .TOC file, correct?
 
10-22-12, 05:01 AM   #6
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Until I get nUI6+ out, yes. I plan on making nUI6+ capable of creating the dashboard and console layout for you without having to write a mod for it.
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