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Want to make your own Yahoo Messenger Skins ! Read this Tutorial !

After learning photoshopping and a little XML and HTML I thought to create something.Then i decided to create Yahoo Messenger Skins and then decided to write a tutorial for you all.

Before starting this tutorial I would like to tell you that you should know little bit about photoshopping.If you dnt know not to worry open this post to know links to best 100 websites for online photoshooping tutorials.

So lets start :

>>Goto “%Programfiles%\Yahoo!\Shared\Graphics” folder & there you will see following folders naming ;


These are the folders that contain images and xml files that both helps to make Yahoo skin.Now the tricky part comes suppose you want to create a skin naming "Gagan",then make a NEW Folder in Graphics folder naming "GAGAN"

After doing this folow Step2

>>Now copy all the stuff from Maverick folder and paste it in "Gagan" folder that you made in earlier.

After pasting you can edit images and make your own.

Note : The images that you edit should be saved with same size and format.

>>This was about images.We also have to change the text,colour,fonts,font size also. Dnt worry they are much easier.To change fonts size and text you have to edit the XML file..As we have copied all the stuff from Maverick folder then obviously we have to edit maverick.xml file.

To make changes in XML file,right click on it and select edit.For help see screenshot below :

click on image to enlarge

You can edit AuthorNameAuthorURL,Signature etc, anything you like and then click on SAVE

That's it now you are ready with your own skin.


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