Your easy guide to minecraft skins! : 4 steps


Do you love playing Minecraft? Today you"ll learn how to lớn customize your own character khổng lồ make the game even more fun. Join along as we reveal in simple steps how lớn make a Minecraft skin.

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What is a Minecraft skin?

A Minecraft skin is a graphic download that changes the appearance of a đoạn phim game character. A skin does not change the outcome of the game.

In Minecraft, it is helpful to lớn think of the skin as made up of pixels. A pixel is one square of màu sắc on a screen. Minecraft skins come in two sizes - 64 x 64 pixels (a total of 4,096) & 128 x 128 pixels (a whopping total of 16, 384!). When you create a Minecraft skin, there are lots of pixels khổng lồ fill in, but the various paint tools will help you vì chưng this rather quickly.

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What parts biến hóa a Minecraft skin?

The parts of a Minecraft skin include:

The head - 6 visible sidesThe body"s torso - 4 visible sidesArms - 6 sides visibleLegs - 5 sides visible

It"s important to lớn consider which surfaces of the skin are visible. For example, the đứng đầu of the rectangular prism that is the legs is never visible. But the bottom of the head is visible from certain angles because it sticks out from the neck.

How khổng lồ make a Minecraft skin

In just seven quick steps you can make your own custom character experience! Let"s get started.

1. Mở cửa the Skin editor

Start by heading khổng lồ the Skin editor website. (Here are some of the best Minecraft skin makers khổng lồ pick from. For this tutorial, we"d recommend using MinecraftSkins. Lớn start with, the Steve character (male-identifying) shows up as the default skin.

2. Get familiar with the tools

Click and move your mouse lớn rotate the skin. With your mouse wheel you can zoom in và out on your skin. The màu sắc palettes is phối using the colors below, và there are tools to draw, fill, & erase. The paint brush tool will fill 1 pixel at a time. Click & drag to continuously paint lines of pixels. The paint bucket tool fills an entire surface of the section of the skin you are on (such as the left arm). Remember, you can always click the undo button khổng lồ go back a step!

3. Pick a character

Now you can pick a character to lớn start building from - try khổng lồ find one that is the closest to the skin you plan khổng lồ create. You can also chose Alex (female-identifying) from the model drop down under your skin. & you can pick any skin listed under New Skins or đứng đầu Skins to edit.

4. Pick a màu sắc palette

If you look closely, Steve’s shirt has at least 3 shades of teal. Most Minecraft skins use multiple shades of the same màu sắc to give texture và depth to the characters. So click each square on your character"s shirt to change the color. Try adding 3-5 colors you like using the paint brush! to lớn fill in big sections quickly you can use the paint can.

Most skin editors have tools khổng lồ help you with shading. MC Skins has a cool spray paint tool that will automatically make a shade lighter và darker than your selected color, making a mottled appearance with 3 shades. MinecraftSkins uses a “lighten color” & “darken color” tool khổng lồ help make your shading palette. To use it, simply select your color in the palette & click the light or dark star to lớn increase or decrease the brightness of that color. You don’t need to change the color very much for shading your skin.

If you need ideas for màu sắc palettes, check out this helpful tool.

5. Make the face và hair

Zoom in so you only see the head. Choose 3-5 colors for your màu sắc palette for the head.

The placement of the eyes is one of the trickiest parts of making a face - they are usually farther down on the head than you would expect. Take a look at the placement of Steve’s eyes below. Each eye is 2 pixels - one with màu sắc and one for the whites of the eyes. Other types of skins, such as animals and creatures might have more unusual eyes that are spread out more, use more pixels, or taller than the typical human eyes. Bigger eyes (2 x 2 pixels) can also give your human characters more of an anime look.

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Next, locate where the mouth and nose of your character will go. Many skins will have no mouth at all, while others will have 4-6 pixels in a row for the mouth. Remember that you can always look up images as a reference.

Make the hair for your character next. When choosing hair color, it is best to lớn choose 2-3 shades of the same màu sắc to keep the hair from looking completely flat. Adding some hair over the eyes can give you a swooped bangs look. Longer hair can be tricky because some of the hair will cover the vị trí cao nhất of the torso.

Do you need ears? Horns? Anything else on the head? Remember to địa chỉ these details and then fill in the sides, top, bottom, and back of the head.

6. Create the clothing

Start coloring the torso. Decide what kind of neck line you want on the shirt - most shirts vày not go straight across the neck và shoulders. Use a darker shade of the shirt color to outline each surface of the torso, và a lighter shade to lớn fill in the shirt. Adding shading - even a little bit - will give your skin depth & make it look more realistic. Plaid shirts, patterned shirts, and striped shirts will take more patience but look really great when finished! Or try making a sports jersey, a hoodie, a jacket, or overalls on the torso of your character.

After the torso is complete, work on the arms và legs of your character. Again, use a darker shade of the clothing màu sắc to outline, và a lighter shade of the same color to fill in the clothing. For the legs, try pants, ripped jeans, shorts, a skirt, dress, or kilt for your character. If your character wears shoes, reserve the bottom 3-4 pixels of the legs for sneakers, and more if you want boots or another higher type of shoe.

Remember to click và move your mouse khổng lồ rotate your character and see all sides. If you make any mistakes you can use the undo button to remove them.

7. Save it

Click the tải về button khổng lồ save your skin. It will save as a .png file. Don’t worry if you look at the file và it looks lượt thích your skin is laid out in a strange way - that is how it should look until it is uploaded lớn Minecraft! Make sure you save the skin to lớn your photo library to lớn make it later accessible in Minecraft. To vày so, tap the image & hold until a menu appears and select Save Image. Xuất hiện Minecraft and press the Store button. Then press the Custom Skin model. Press the Choose New Skin button. You now have the option of applying your skin khổng lồ a Steve (Male) or Alex (Female) model. Now press the Confirm button to lớn confirm this is the skin and model that will be used for your player from now on.

Here"s a video clip that can walk you through the process step by step:

Now here"s how lớn import your skin into Minecraft.

Make your own Minecraft skins

Now you"re ready lớn make any Minecraft skins you can imagine or change your character"s skin! You can even try making Halloween skins. Up next, learn how to lớn make your own Minecraft px art or try không lấy phí Minecraft modding.

To dive deep into customizing your Minecraft gaming experience, join our fun online Minecraft Modding Quest class (Grades 2-5) or Minecraft Redstone Engineering class (Grades 2-5), designed by Google & Stanford experts, & led live by experts who can answer all your questions!