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John
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United States
Current Residence: Working on my music, in my room, in Florida.
Favourite genre of music: not rap, not country
Favourite photographer: WBskinner
Favourite style of art: Interface skinning.
Operating System: Win 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Windowblinds
Wallpaper of choice: Widescreen Vector
Skin of choice: VENOM
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs bunny
Personal Quote: Are they real...? O_0
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nina1993A Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  New member
Pretty Busy huh??? Hope you still got time to say hi-hello ! Wish you all the best Johnny.. <3 NINA
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nt291263 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi john.

do you accept commissions? i use some of your old skins and i'd be interested in requesting some modifications. if so, could you please get in touch so we could discuss prices and payment methods?

thank you.
Neil, London
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vStyler Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hmm.. im pretty busy doing professional UI work now, you can tell me what u want and make an offer, I'll be glad to take a look for sure.
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nt291263 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi John.

thank you for taking the time off work to get back to me so quickly, i really appreciate it. I'm also glad to read that you're doing well with your work; I truly hope you're doing something that you love.

I tried modifying a few skins to make them compatible with Win8, and occasionally succeeded. but there is no definite, up-to-date guide on WB skinning that i could find and i got very strange results with some of my modifications. for instance, on a skin which has a start menu section that's way too large, reducing it to the precise size required to cover that area had the result that the replacement texture was stretched so that it covered precisely the same area as the (much larger) one that was used before. that's just a sample of some of the oddities i stumbled on, so i decided to engage someone who's experienced in this kind of work.

ok, so.

i really like your plastic fantastic skins, but from what i can see from the screenshot
here

those color substiles/additional features never made it to the windowblinds versions.

so, the first job I'd like for you to do is to make available those substyles and features.

The second job's about the christmas version of PlasFan, which has a red theme but with a white wave (representing snow, I gather), which I personally don't like. could you make that red version available as a substyle of plasfan or would you be forced to keep it as a different skin? obviously my own preference would be for a red substyle, In any case, i'd like for you to remove the white wave.

Finally, the third job would be the PlasFan Winamp skin, which only comes in red, therefore matching the xmas WB version perfectly but not the others. i'd like winamp skin substyles matching each of the color schemes in the windowblinds version.

As for your compensation: I don't intend to offend you by offering an amount which would not be representative of the time and effort you'd be putting in for this. Therefore, how about giving some thought to what you feel would be fair compensation for your work and send me a quote, and we'll take if from there, ok?

as an aside, and in addition to the jobs above, there's a great number of skins I like but which are now abandonware, and I would love for them to be updated so they can be used on Windows 8+, would you be interested in bringing other people's work up to date?

This last, I should point out, is a completely separate issue, and turning it down would not be a deal-breaker concerning the PlasFan issues.

Let me know your thoughts on all this
All the best
Neil Thomas, Lpndon
nt291263.devianatart.com
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vStyler Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ahhh....PF, I lost all of the assets for the WB in a HD crash years ago, would be just about impossible to do any kind of modifications on it.

Winamp, I don't know anything about...

and Modding other peoples skins, not something I would be interested in doing.

I dont even use WB anymore, My Skin Akula I just released may be the last skin I ever make for WB.

U may try contacting Lightstar @ webmaster@lightstar1.com about some of this, He may be open to some of this.. and is very active with WB right now.

Sorry to disappoint Neil.
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