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2007-06-12
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PSD files for "free skins"

Am I the only one who would like to have the PSD files of the background images for the free skins available at the download page??

I have just downloaded a few of the skins. I wanted to test the skin called ochre for a house tour. There is some basic information in the lower left corner, about price, size, and address. Now I have to change this information. It would be so much easier if I had the PSD file so I could just write in the new information.

Am I missing something or is this just not an opportunity?

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2007-06-21
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:-))))

Sorry Joe, I know you really do make an effort to make us clients happy, but this times its close to joking about us.

Morten (and indeed, we others) could use the PSDs to be able to change the layered information which normaly is stored in the PSDs. E.g. a text description in english could easily changed to any other language without changing the rest of the image. I have only recently had this need as well, when I wanted to use the "silver" skin, containing a button for fullscreen. TW fullscreen with the same image files as the non-fullscreen tour is useless and I didn't want to have the hassle with incorporating immervision fullscreens this time. So I needed to place a patch on the skin or (better) edit the skin image (plus: Editing a JPG is necessarily decreasing image quality). Here it would have been a help to edit the original files.

Releasing the source files together with the final JPGs might be worth a thought in the future.

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Michael


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The skins offered by and included in Tourweaver I would suggest have been outsourced by Easypano and they are only supplying what they have access too.

Making your own skins and importing into Tourweaver is quite easy and the new button maker in Tourweaver 2.0 helps with this need.

Finally, if you are not capable of making your own skins then you can do as Easypano likely did and outsource the task to a graphic designer.

Let me also say there is nothing worse than someone butchering a professionally designed skin by attempting to modify it when they don't have the skill to do so.

Perhaps a good video tutorial supplied with Tourweaver on creating your own skin would be a good idea?

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Well Smooth, why make these skins public at all? You can always start from scratch, eh? I'm talking about minor changes like adapting text not "butchering" a professionally designed skin.

In the end you are right, that this skin issue is not so important anyway, since you will want to use your own skins in most cases.

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Michael
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The skins are so newbies have something to start with and perhaps inspiration for your own designs. You get to play straight away once you purchase the program. I don't think it's right to complain about the fact you can't have access to the .psd files. Still I don't think it was wrong to ask either! But just because the answer wasn't what you wanted to hear doesn't mean they shouldn't be there in the first place (surely you don't think that?) As for adapting or butchering, until I see the result I'll reserve judgment. I see plenty of bodgie efforts.

In the end you "should" be using your own skins for professional work. If for no other reason it never looks professional using a default skin/template. Just like a website. people see it and go (off the shelf - seen it before, yawn!)

Regards, Smooth 

 


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First thing that came to my mind was... back off.  You are forgetting the primary purpose of displaying your clients product..... its the product not the skin.. or fancy whatzagitit display....  create some type of display that will be background to your clients product.  Your clients product is what is important... not the fancy butttons or frames.... make your display clean... in the backgound as far as importants.... make your clients presentation the most important ... read visible...

 

I have looked at those Easypano skins.... they appear to be steam engine.. factory type buttons... not at all desirable.  Make your own


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2007-06-23
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The best suggestion that I see in this discussion is that a good tutorial would be beneficial. I haven't had time to check recently, but the last time I queried the TW2 "Help" files I was sadly disappointed.
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I have just been told by easypano that the .psd files does not exist.
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2007-06-13
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you can convert it into psd yourself in photoshop,but you need to convert it back to jpep before you import it into Tourweaver. Thank you.
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