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Template Amp

Skinning Tool for You

Skinning Tool for You

Updated for Winamp 2.9

This is a Template and not intended to be used as 'normal' skin

- Shows exact position of all sensible areas
- Uses gray scales only for easy semitransparent template layers
- Has a 10 x 10 pixel grid as background for easy positioning
- No 3D effects for easy borders finding
- The markings in the bmp files help you deal with bugs and borders of all areas
- includes templates for the must-have plugin MikroAmp, together with a html template to skin the inner MB area
- now updated for WinAmp 2.9x. The library is not a real aesthetical experience, however the used colors in genex.bmp are easily to identify. Please refer to genexinfo.txt
- includes a template for the DFX plugin

Additional bmp files to help you design and crop your skin:
skeleton.bmp - use this as design layer
frames.bmp - use this to crop the skin's components in your grafix program
cropper.bmp - use this to crop when assembling your skin's bmp files

To get to the files, locate and rename the skin file Template.wsz to and unzip it

happy skinning
enjoy cyana ;)

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May 6, 2003 by cyana h117919 downloads

Template Amp - Skinning Tool for You

Staff review

Wonderful tool

thank you cyana,I'm sure this will help many people skin winamp and hopefully encourage them to use your template as a skinning tool rather than a skinner.exe program.Skin Review Squad.


You sure know what template is! - The grayscale effects really help, so do the coloured borders of particular bitmaps (such as shufrep.bmp) but on main.bmp could u put any indication of where the counter numbers r gonna appear? - January 30, 2006 by Stefan Rosic

Bleh. - I wish I had found this before I made my skin. I'd have had much less trouble. Thanks. - September 24, 2003 by TOGoS o S

Great job. - It's very nice to have a great template like this. You know, I had a feeling that there would be some idiots who actually thought this skin was intended for looks. Guess they aren't familiar with the word template. Anyway, this is very useful. I have had nothing but troubles trying to make my own skins before, but I just might be able to make one with the help of this. - May 8, 2003 by Nazo San

heh - Its pretty good... but... It seems a little plain. - May 8, 2003 by Ari Sweet

great things these are - i had a lot of trouble skinin b4 i used these. - April 19, 2003 by Willy Schiller

Thank You - Thanks for this skin! It was really hard using the base skin to make my own, this is really helpful. Not that bad as just a skin either. - January 3, 2003 by Karl He

great - thx alot for thisone, it's been a great help to skin winamp!! - November 18, 2002 by Jan-Pieter Jacobs

MY IDEA...? - Yo, I was about half finished making a template amp and typing up a tutorial when I downloaded molson amp 1.0 and read the info. Inside he thanked Mischa Clement for making template amp. So now it seems my work was pointless. - August 6, 2002 by Matt Hall

nifty. - i'm with the 'it looks great by itself' camp. of course, i have no idea how you're supposed to use it otherwise. - August 3, 2002 by sarra -

Great Job - This is a great skin. It is excellent in helping you make a skin of your own. Plus, it looks great as a skin by itself. It has a very contemporary look. GREAT JOB!!! - July 26, 2002 by Pup Pupster

checkmate - are you playing chess? or how bout going on a pinic? sorry it sux man. ill give you 1 star for effort. - June 8, 2002 by neil bonham

Props - I attempted (with no avail) to make myself a template skin. Perhaps I shall use this one. - May 18, 2002 by Tristam Green

Tutorial inside... - Very useful skin! Thanks for sharing it. (Rename *.wsz to *.zip, unzip, have fun using the bitmap templates.) Cheers! - May 10, 2002 by Alfred Das

Wish I found this first ! - I enlarged a .wsz file and counted the pixels to make my own template. I got 275 pixels across, or 75 pixels per inch etc. and by counting yours (grouped in 10s') I get 27.5 - the exact same. My skinning is poor but at least my math is ok... - May 4, 2002 by richard allen

Used it, loved it - My friend in skinning. - April 26, 2002 by Matthew B

Great job - If you're just starting out making skins, this is the tool you need! It takes the guesswork out of making a skin. Thanks! - April 9, 2002 by Jim Todd

Thank you - Before I found this, skinning was hard, but once I started using it everything became clear, and I even found I was doing some things incorrecly. Thank you. Oh, and to those of you who are rating this 0 stars because it is boring and has no colour, it is a TEMPLATE -- an excellent developpers tool and NOT a skin!! - April 9, 2002 by AJ Ashton

YOU LEDGEND!!! - Thank god some one made such a usefull tool!!! I never would have tryed gettin into skining otherwise. It makes everything so much easier! - March 30, 2002 by Daniel Niedoba

Err... - Err... How do I use the template? There's no folder for it, so I can't look at the images. - March 25, 2002 by WinnDozer Yawn

wow - extremely useful, and you can tell that some time was spent making this. - March 14, 2002 by David Fisher

thank god - i've wanted to skin a bit, but always was too lazy to look up all the pixel coordinates, maybe i'll put my massive alien brain to work finally...maybe not, but thanks for your help - March 5, 2002 by brad dittmer

Apologies Apologies - I need to read titles... sorry sorry! - December 30, 2001 by Rinoa Hime

5 Stars - Thanks. I've been looking for this kind of skin for months. - December 8, 2001 by Frieder Bluemle

Damn good tool - This is something I needed to use and it serves its purpose well. No more eyeballing key sections of a skin. - November 30, 2001 by Jarrod Peralto

THANKYOU! - This skin will save numerious hours of many skin creators! Thanks! - November 19, 2001 by Daniel Fitzgerald

Um - This thing is NOT semitransparent. It's just got squares all over it. - November 19, 2001 by Angry Weasel

Wrong,wrong,wrong........ - this is a bad,bad,skin...... looks like a lazy person had skinned it...... put some OTHER colour into it......~~!!!!!! - November 19, 2001 by ah_seng ko_ko

5 - Great skin, very helpful. - November 16, 2001 by Kayla Roth

Thank you! - This was a great help. I've tried a few times to make Winamp skins and always got frustrated trying to start from the default skin. This made it much easier, and I've finally completed a halfway decent skin. ^_^ - November 13, 2001 by Liz (aestas caerulea)

damn good - hell, not just useful... it works well as a skin too! - November 6, 2001 by Dra�en Stoj�i�

To use... - Winamp's .wsz files are just regular .zip files, just renamed to tell them apart. Just use Winzip (or whatever you use on .zip archives) to extract the archive. It'll have a bunch of bitmaps and cursor files in it. Just open the bitmaps in whatever image processing program you use, and off you go! Nice template, btw. I'm using it right now to make a skin to go along with my KDE theme. - October 26, 2001 by Erin C

WOW! - SUPERCOOL! I've used it on my first skin! Thanks to this template skin i didn't waste my time on finding the position of the buttons etc. I love it! - October 16, 2001 by Bouke Versteegh

At last! - A decent template to work off ^_^. Thanks Cyana! - October 7, 2001 by Lucidium aka David Mear

Yess - I needed one of these! If you want to use it as a template (only on WINDOWS though) load winamp and pick this skin. Go to windows/temp directory. File called was3848489.tmp or something similar is there. Open it, pull out the files to another folder then do your skin! Sorry 4 taking over a bit there!! Love this skin - October 3, 2001 by James Bond

ok how do i get to use it as a template? - ok how do i get to use it as a template? - September 17, 2001 by mike a

Template Amp - i like it but one thing when i downloaded it all it did is applyed right to winamp i thought it was a template - August 13, 2001 by dan pitt

Helpful - Bout time someone did one of these up. - August 13, 2001 by Craig Jones

Finally! - I wish I had had this thing when I started my first skin. Would have saved me a ton of headaches. - August 11, 2001 by Mea - Glitch Girl

it's a - nice temlate amp! check it out! - July 16, 2001 by Nini ~